Role models project is creating a mosaic of future Yorkshire talent

A network of professionals from across Leeds and West Yorkshire gathered to celebrate a mentoring programme which is transforming the lives of hundreds of young people from disadvantaged or difficult backgrounds.

View overlooking Page Hall, Sheffield. Photo by Dan Hobson.

One in six Roma students excluded from school in Sheffield

A former headteacher has warned Roma-Slovak children in Sheffield are being subjected to ‘unjust’ school exclusions, similar to black communities in the past. Chris Burn reports.

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Dr Christian White runs Modern First Editions in Ilkley. Picture: Tony Johnson

Hard copy: 1 in 10 Yorkshire homes do not hold a single book

After a bed, a set of cutlery and perhaps a TV set, it was once considered the number one item on a shopping list for anyone setting up a home.

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There's much greater awareness of mental health issues now.

YP Letters: Teachers must be equipped to be resilient for pupils’ sake

From: Julian Stanley, CEO, Education Support Partnership, Drayton Park, London.

More than eight in ten Britons think sex and relationship education should be compulsory in schools

‘Give kids compulsory lessons in relationships’

MORE THAN eight in 10 Britons think sex and relationship education (SRE) should be compulsory in schools, according to new research.

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Education Secretary Justine Greening at Scarborough UTC

Minister sees local knowledge as key to raise education standards

Education Secretary Justine Greening spent two days fact-finding in Yorkshire. Political Editor James Reed spoke to her during the visit to Scarborough.

Almost one in 10 secondary schools, collectively teaching more than 200,000 children, are under-performing, according to Government figures.

League tables in full: 1 in 4 Doncaster secondaries under-perform - check rating for YOUR school

NEARLY A quarter of secondary schools in one district of Yorkshire have failed to meet the Government’s new standard for measuring pupils’ progress.

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Experienced teachers are imperative if school standards are to improve.

YP Comment: Teachers and funding matter. Lessons for Education Secretary

AS always, context is critical when interpreting education league tables. Let it be made clear at the outset that more than three-quarters of Yorkshire secondary schools hit the Government’s new benchmark which rewards academic progress over an elongated period and it would be remiss not to acknowledge the solid progress made by students and teachers alike.

Sheffield Park Academy students Zahra Aktar, Jak Bennett, Dekra Kolaib, Sakia Bayle, Sam Draper and Nilda Dos Santos Carvalho with a letter from Schools Minister Nick Gibb

Sheffield school once judged as failing is now best in Yorkshire

AN ACADEMY which was labelled inadequate by inspectors in 2009 emerged yesterday as the top performer in Yorkshire, under the government’s new measurement scheme.

Controlled explosions carried out on chemicals at Yorkshire schools

Controlled explosions carried out on chemicals at Yorkshire schools

Over 40 schools in North and West Yorkshire have been visited by army bomb disposal experts after it was discovered they were storing a potentially hazardous chemical on their premises.

Donald Trump is destined to disappoint Americans, argues Georgia Hudson.

Georgia Hudson: Why Donald Trump is destined to disappoint America

AS a plain-speaking Yorkshire woman who has lived in the American Mid-West, and worked on several political campaigns, including Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, we shouldn’t over-dramatise Donald Trump’s election.

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Dr Andrew Platten

Drug-driver admits running down Leeds academic while fleeing police

A drug-using driver today admitted causing the death of a respected Leeds academic who was killed after being struck by a car which was being pursued by police.

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Hard workers can improve colleagues' productivity, say researchers

Hard workers ‘also drive colleagues’ productivity’

The presence of hard-working staff can improve other employees’ earnings and encourage them to work harder, according to research from a Yorkshire university.

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Greening pledges education help Bradford and Doncaster

YORKSHIRE will be home to four research schools looking at ways to close the academic gap with other parts of the country.

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Halifax and Doncaster primaries in UK’s bottom 10: See how YOUR school rates

TWO councils in Yorkshire have some of the highest proportions of under-performing primary schools in the country.

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Mindfulness: Beverley Wright taking part in a meditation session at Clifton with Rawcliffe Primary School.

Vital lesson in happiness - improving children’s mental health

The idea of promoting happiness in schools and raising awareness about the importance of children’s mental health provision is gaining momentum. Chris Bond reports.

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Doncaster and Bradford gain from education projects

Doncaster and Bradford gain from education projects

THE GOVERNMENT is today announcing two flagship education projects for Doncaster and Bradford.

The Carriageworks Young Theatre Makers rehearse their performance piece Light the Dark ahead of their involvement in the citys civic commemoration held on Sunday 22 January at Leeds Town Hall from 2pm to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY: Leeds event to shine a light on dark times

An event to remember those who were persecuted and died during the Holocaust and other genocides is to be held in Leeds on Sunday.

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Pupils on patrol as traffic wardens outside a Bradford school in a bid to halt irresponsible parking.

Tom Richmond: With the NHS in crisis, Whitehall does not – and must not – have a monopoly on good ideas

ONE of the problems with this country’s governance – or lack of – is that politicians and civil servants believe that they have a monopoly when it comes to the best ideas. They shouldn’t.

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