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Driffield headmaster sorry for linking anti-fracking to Islamic State in school newsletter

Campaigners are demanding answers from an East Yorkshire school for its “appalling” reference to ‘anti-fracking’ in the same breath as Islamic State in a safeguarding newsletter to parents.

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Sickness bug shuts Leeds primary

A Leeds primary school has been shut after it was hit by a widespread sickness bug.

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OFSTED: Standards rising in Yorkshire, but improvements needed

Education standards are improving in Yorkshire, Ofsted has found, but there are still grave concerns surrounding secondary school provision.

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Chief Inspector of Schools Sir Michael Wilshaw

Bad and getting worse: This north-south divide in our classrooms

SECONDARY school children in the North of England and the Midlands are falling further behind their peers in the South of the country, the outgoing head of Ofsted has said.

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Children of the plague: Yorkshire experts uncover a terrible secret

IT WAS one of the richest monastic houses in Britain, but behind its enormous and ornate gatehouse, one of the largest in the land, lay a terrible secret.

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Alice Bacon pictured with Clement Attlee.

Rachel Reeves: The passion that drove Alive Bacon and the rise of comprehensives

IN the final extract of a three-part serialisation, Rachel Reeves explores pioneering Leeds MP Alice Bacon’s record as Education Minister.

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Horton-In-Ribblesdale School

School closure will mean ‘death of Dales village’

Residents have described the proposed closure of a historic secondary school in North Yorkshire as indictivie of “the death of the village”.

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Simon Ball

Giggleswick teacher who had sex with teenage pupil on his wife’s wedding dress gets 12 years

A FORMER Yorkshire Dales boarding school teacher who sexually abused four teenage girls and had sex with one pupil on his wife’s wedding dress has been jailed for 12 years.

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LSE's Marcus Stuttard said Leeds University spin offs have had a hugely positive impact on society and the economy

Leeds University spin outs lead the way

“University IP Commercialisation” doesn’t quite roll off the tongue but the concept is relatively simple and the results can have a hugely positive impact on society and the economy.

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Alice Bacon campaigning in Leeds.

Rachel Reeves: On Alice Bacon - From mining community to Westminster

IN the first extract of a three-part serialisation, Rachel Reeves explores the early life of pioneering MP Alice Bacon.

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Eleanor Brazil has been tasked by the Government to turn around Kirklees Council's failing child social care service.

Kirklees Council ‘failing’ its most vulnerable children

Vulnerable children have been “systematically failed” in parts of West Yorkshire where almost one in five children live in poverty.

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Philip Hammond has questions to answer over funding for the North's schools following the Autumn Statement.

YP Comment: Where is North’s missing £10m? Questions over schools promise

PLEASE can Theresa May or Philip Hammond provide a straight answer to a straight question next week: Where is our missing £10m?

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Former chancellor George Osborne

How George Osborne’s £80m for North schools became £70m

IN what would become his final Budget as Chancellor in March, George Osborne set out plans to improve standards in North schools.

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Simon Ball

Guilty: Giggleswick teacher who had sex with pupil on his wife’s wedding dress

A FORMER boarding school teacher accused of having sex with a pupil on his wife’s wedding dress has been convicted of a series of sex offences.

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Ofsted inspection

Support for young people improving, but still room for change, report finds

Support for young people with special educational needs in North Yorkshire is improving, experts have found, but change is needed when it comes to sharing information with carers.

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What will Donald Trump's election mean for human rights?

Clive Stafford Smith: Trump’s election can help reunite liberal America

I AM writing from Trumpland. It is a fairly terrifying place. The OED has just welcomed in its phrase of the year – “post-truth”, coined to mean “circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief”.

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Jayne Dowle: Can a few hours of free nursery help job market?

Jayne Dowle: Can a few hours of free nursery help job market?

THERE was one home truth which Chancellor Philip Hammond did not utter in his Autumn Statement as he came up with various wheezes to help working parents.

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Betty Davidson. Image: North Yorkshire Police

Harrogate school’s catering boss jailed for stealing £98,000 of dinner money

A catering manager at a Harrogate high school has been jailed for stealing nearly £100,000 of dinner money over eight years.

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Poorest children ‘two years behind peers nationally at school’ says study

Poor children in some of the most disadvantaged areas of England make almost two years less progress at school compared to richer youngsters across the country, research has found.

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New Leeds City College campus will put us “light years” ahead for further education facilities

A NEW 11-storey college campus in the heart of Leeds will provide a “light years advance” for further education in the city - and galvanise a string of wider regeneration benefits.

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