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Millions of workers across UK ‘are donating unpaid overtime to companies’

WORKERS ARE putting in billions of pounds worth of unpaid overtime, with the problem especially acute among teachers and managers, a new study shows.

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Keith Burnett, who earns over 400,000 a year at the University of Sheffield

Yorkshire university defends 'jet set lifestyle' of its vice chancellor who spent £49,000 on hotels and flights

A Yorkshire university has defended its vice chancellor’s jetset lifestyle after a new report revealed he had spent almost £50,000 on business class flights and hotels.

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Why pushy parents can lead to pupils being wrongly diagnosed

Why pushy parents can lead to pupils being wrongly diagnosed

CHILDREN ARE being misdiagnosed with special educational needs due to pressure from pushy parents, according to a poll.

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Why it’s the brainy teens who are more likely to drink and smoke cannabis

Bright children are more likely to drink and smoke cannabis in their teenage years, a new study has found.

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Should teenagers know how to make their own bed? Columnist Jayne Dowle thinks so.

Jayne Dowle: It should not be a chore to expect our children to make their own beds

OUR Lizzie has returned from her first school residential with a proud badge of honour. She didn’t gain it for her new-found skills at archery, or her bravery on the zip-wire. It was because she was the only girl in her dormitory who knew how to make her own bed.

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Ofsted announces major overhaul of children's services inspections

Ofsted has announced that it will adopt a new approach to the way it tackles children's social care inspections and revealed it will push ahead with plans to overhaul the way children's services are inspected.
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Gervase Phinn believes teachers are struggling with their workload.

Gervase Phinn - on why teaching is still a great profession

Despite teachers being under mounting pressure and an education system in flux, Gervase Phinn believes teaching remains a great profession. Chris Bond talked to him.

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‘Free schools get billions while state schools crumble’

‘Free schools get billions while state schools crumble’

The Government is pouring billions into building new free schools in England while existing state schools are crumbling due to lack of repairs, the Whitehall spending watchdog has warned.

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Horton-In-Ribblesdale School will close at the end of the summer term.

Council attacked as Yorkshire Dales school closure backed

Campaigners have accused councillors of a “callous disregard” as a controversial decision to close a 300-year-old school in the Yorkshire Dales was backed despite a wave of protest.
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Education Secretary Justine Greening officially opens Scarborough UTC.

YP Comment: Quality teaching can change lives. Schools only as good as their staff

SENTENCE one of paragraph one of today’s Parliamentary report on schools policy, and the importance of teachers, could not be more categorical. “The quality of education in England depends on the quality of the teachers in our schools,” it says succinctly.

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Graham School.

Ofsted demands urgent action at Scarborough school where learning ‘disrupted’

Urgent action must be taken at a Scarborough secondary school to address a catalogue of problems including a rise in pupil absences and disruption in lessons, according to Ofsted.
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How Yorkshire’s ‘nan nurseries’ save families millions

An army of grandparents looking after their grandchildren is saving parents more than £16bn a year in formal childcare costs, a report has found.

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From Left to Right: Roger Morton, Construction Manager, Willmott Dixon  Scott Cardwell, Assistant Director of Development at Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council  Jill Guthrie, Senior BIM Manager at Willmott Dixon  Anthony Dillon, Regional Managing Director at Willmott Dixon  Mayor Ros Jones  Andrew Jones MP, Transport Minister  John Austin, British Steel  Clair Mowbray, CEO, National College for High Speed Rail

College on track for tackling rail skills shortage

The renaissance in the rail industry provides a timely reminder of Doncaster’s long history with the sector. Flying Scotsman, built in Doncaster in 1923, found global fame in 1934 when it became the first steam engine in Britain to be officially timed travelling at more than 100mph. It returned to the nation’s railways last year for the first time in more than a decade after a restoration which was mired in controversy and blighted by delays. The cost of the painstaking project escalated to £4.2m - nearly double the initial estimate. The world-famous Pacific A4s were also built in Doncaster - including Mallard which was constructed in 1938.

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From Left to Right: Roger Morton, Construction Manager, Willmott Dixon  Scott Cardwell, Assistant Director of Development at Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council  Jill Guthrie, Senior BIM Manager at Willmott Dixon  Anthony Dillon, Regional Managing Director at Willmott Dixon  Mayor Ros Jones  Andrew Jones MP, Transport Minister  John Austin, British Steel  Clair Mowbray, CEO, National College for High Speed Rail

Doncaster HS2 rail college students set for cash boost

Transport Minister Andrew Jones visited the National College for High Speed Rail - and pledged help for students.

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Teenagers in some parts of the UK are around four times as likely as their peers to apply to go to university.

Miles apart: Yorkshire’s education gap laid bare

TEENAGERS IN some parts of Yorkshire are nearly three times as likely to apply for a university place as their peers just a few miles away, figures out today reveal.

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Marisa Hyland: University student said she feared for her safety as water entered flat.

Students moved out as flats 
are flooded for second time

More than 200 terrified students at Leeds Beckett University were evacuated from their city centre accommodation on Sunday night after water “gushed” from the ceiling and flooded their rooms for a second time.

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Pupils at the centre of the fight to save Horton-In-Ribblesdale's school from closure.

YP Letters: School under threat is the soul of village

From: Joe Dillon, Hammerton Drive, Hellifeld.

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£335m urgently needed for schools, say council bosses

HUNDREDS OF millions of pounds must be pumped into schools to ensure they do not lose out under new funding plans, council bosses have warned.

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Is time running out for Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn?

Tom Richmond: Labour in La La Land under Corbyn - where is the Opposition?

HERE’S a general knowledge question to begin proceedings: Who are Rebecca Long-Bailey, Angela Rayner and Jon Ashworth?

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Skills is the number one issue facing Yorkshire.

Libby Nicholas: Closing the North-South attainment gap must start in our schools

I SPEND my time split between the North and South of England. There are many great advantages to life in the North. More affordable housing than in the South, beautiful countryside, thriving culture, great universities and, some would say, friendlier people – and who are we to disagree? But we all know that life for some in Yorkshire and the rest of the North can be hard.

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