Bosses at one of the country’s largest school academy chains spent public funds on “large drinks bills, business lunches and first-class travel”, according to a new report.
THE planned high-speed rail line linking Yorkshire to London is facing a £3.3bn funding shortfall according to a hard-hitting report which questions the project’s business case.2 comments
OFSTED inspectors are targeting the East Riding in a week-long crackdown because of concerns over the number of under-performing schools in the district.
A YORK University academic has helped carry out ground-breaking experiments to investigate the atomic structure of astatine – the rarest naturally-occurring element on Earth.
STUDENTS are only getting an extra 20 minutes with their lecturers a week despite a nine-fold rise in tuition fees, according to new research.
A TOP university has been criticised for spending £1.4m on art including works by Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol while it charges students £9,000-a-year and pays hundreds of staff less than the living wage.
A NEW grammar, spelling and punctuation test being sat by thousands of pupils for the first time misses the purpose of communicating, according to a head teachers’ union.
The latest stage of a bid to breathe new life into a former Dales primary school has won support despite parish councillors’ concerns.
THE Government’s overhaul of GCSEs could lead to exam results “varying more than normal” for several years, and becoming less predictable in the future, it is warned.
A LEADING teaching union has backed a report which claimed Ofsted inspections need to be scrapped to stop a toxic target-driven culture harming schools.
A NEW studio school specialising in both food and tourism has appointed a new director with a successful track record in both education and catering.
A FUND set up to allow graduates to support students at a Yorkshire university has reached a major milestone after receiving its 10,000th donation.
AWARDS established in the memory of a lawyer from Yorkshire will give four Leeds University law students the opportunity to join solicitors’ firms for work placements.
TINKERING by Ministers with school league tables is undermining vocational education, a report claims today.
AN AIRCRAFT carrier has been invited to visit the Yorkshire city where civic leaders hope she will make a permanent home.
Ofsted inspections should be axed in a bid to stop a “toxic” target-driven culture in schools, a study suggests.
England’s teachers have lost confidence in GCSEs amid major concerns about marking, grading and standards, a report by the exams regulator Ofqual has found.1 comment
ALMOST six years ago a small private school on the North Yorkshire coast took the “bold move” to scrap A-levels in favour of a qualification which many of its parents knew nothing about.
Rising numbers of school leaders are taking home six-figure salaries, official statistics show.
THE moorland landscape above Holmfirth was a classroom with a difference as artist Ashley Jackson became teacher for a day.1 comment
Halifax MP Linda Riordan has welcomed moves to put plans for a new free school on hold in the interests of “community cohesion”.1 comment
THE Government has launched an investigation into claims of extremism surrounding a proposed new free school in Yorkshire.2 comments
GCSE English will contain less coursework in the future under new proposals to overhaul the qualification.
EDUCATION bosses were accused of “pure humbug” today over moves that could see a ban on birthday sweets from school lunch boxes.
Schools should be fined thousands of pounds for illegally excluding pupils, the Children’s Commissioner for England suggested today.
A LEEDS hotel is offering schools free meeting rooms to allow children to gain early experience of life in the boardroom.
THE Duchess of Cambridge was yesterday greeted by a wave of St George’s Day flags from cheering schoolchildren as she arrived to launch a counselling programme.
Andrew Lloyd Webber has launched an educational programme which will allow every child at participating schools to learn to play a musical instrument.
The proportion of jobs requiring a degree has reached an all-time high, according to new research.
Failing nurseries and pre-schools are to face closure if they do not rapidly improve
England’s schoolchildren should have shorter holidays and spend more time in the classroom, Education Secretary Michael Gove has urged.
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