Council officers to answer questions on new Leeds school site proposals

Council officers will meet residents this week in an effort to provide more information on potential sites for the new free school proposed to tackle the primary places “black hole” in Leeds.

Britains first astronaut, Helen Sharman, pictured at the Science Museum with the space suit that she wore for her mission 25 years previously. (PA).

Jayne Dowle: Why we’re failing to help pupils reach for the stars

My son has a friend. Let’s call her Kate. She is 15 and she wants to be an astronaut. OK, you might say. Thousands of kids dream of becoming an astronaut.

MP for Thirsk and Malton, Kevin Hollinrake has welcome the takeover.

MP welcomes Easingwold School takeover after months of uncertainty over future

An MP has welcomed confirmation that a high-performing academy chain will takeover a struggling secondary school in a North Yorkshire market town following months of uncertainty caused by protracted delays.

New free schools have been approved for Leeds to the glee of Tory councillors.

YP Letters: Welcome realisation of need for free schools

From: Coun Dan Cohen, Conservative, Shadow Spokesman for Children and Families, Leeds City Council.

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Warning on ‘brain drain’ of academic expertise

Academics from the EU must be given guarantees over their future to prevent a “brain drain” of talent, MPs have warned.

Horton-In-Ribblesdale School is set to close at the end of the summer term.

Supporters step up fight to save 300-year-old Yorkshire school from closure

Campaigners are stepping up their fight to overturn controversial plans to close a 300-year-old school in the Yorkshire Dales as the battle to save the region’s rural education intensifies.

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Mohamad Khalil with the Leeds City Academy principal Jackie Rose.

Pupil who fled Syria recognised for bravery

A Yorkshire student who fled Syria after he was shot in the leg when his school was attacked has won a string of awards for his “unwavering commitment” to his family and friends.

Should there be more or less school tests?

YP Letters: Obsession with tests distracts from learning

From: John G Davies, Alma Terrace, East Morton, Keighley.

The  Regional Schools Commissioner for  West Yorkshire and Lancashire, Vicky Beer.

‘Stark’ regional differences in nation’s schools

Secondary schools are almost twice as likely to be underperforming than primaries, according to new research.

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Why Britain’s bullied teenagers are so unhappy with their lives

TEENAGERS in the UK are less happy with their lives than those in many other nations, and more likely to face exam anxiety and bullying than many of their peers, an international report has found.

Professor Mike Hounslow

Government funds to continue carbon research at University of Sheffield

A leading energy research centre led by the University of Sheffield has secured £6.1 million from the UK government to develop its work for a further five years.

Lucy Clement and the Fair Access Group demonstrating on the steps of Leeds Civic Hall in 2015 protest to the lack of school places in North Leeds.

Parents’ plea to back new primary as school places struggle continues

PARENTS have warned a critical shortage of classroom places has left pupils unable to get into their first choice primary schools in the wake of emergency plans which were enforced in an 11th hour bid to tackle the education crisis in Yorkshire’s biggest city.

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D-day for Yorkshire parents who have applied for primary places

A bid to tackle a critical shortage of classroom places for pupils across Yorkshire appears to be paying dividends as the number of children getting into their first choice of primary school has increased in the majority of the region.

Easter saw the traditional teaching conferences.

YP Letters: Holidays in term-time a selfish act

From: Brian H Sheridan, Redmires Road, Sheffield.

Is the Living Wage sustainable?

YP Letters: More pay not the answer to society’s problems

From: H Marjorie Gill, Clarence Drive, Menston.


YP Comment: Standards is the critical test

EVEN though Education Secretary Justine Greening has moved to abolish compulsory school tests for seven-year-olds, this doesn’t appear sufficient to assuage those teaching unions who remain on a collision course with the Government.

The  Brotherton Library at Leeds University.

Yorkshire universities raise £600,000 in library-book fines in past three years

Yorkshire universities have raised more than £600,000 from fining students for overdue library books in the past three years.

Easter saw the traditional teaching conferences.

Teachers struggling with relationships and hitting the bottle due to stress

Almost one in ten teachers say the strain of their job has contributed to the break-up of a relationship in the last 12 months, a survey by the NASUWT, the UK’s largest teachers’ union has found.

Queen Elizabeth II at the launch at Buckingham Palace, London of The Queen's Baton Relay for the XXI Commonwealth Games being held on the Gold Coast in 2018. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday March 13, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Commonwealth. Photo credit should read: Toby Melville/PA Wire

Week Ahead: What will make the headlines this week (beginning April 17, 2017)

Getting a handle on the week’s news headlines is no mean feat. Neil Hudson tries to get to grips with current and future trends and attempts not to drop the proverbial ball

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Remains Medieval Priest  found at Thornton Abbey  in Lincs.

Department of Archaeology University of Sheffield

‘Hell on Earth’: Yorkshire academics reveal secrets of medieval grave

HE died 700 years ago today, but the remains of a medieval priest have just been uncovered by Yorkshire archeologists.

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