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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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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Askham Bryan College has appointed Catherine Dixon as its new chief executive.

Top solicitor appointed new York agri-college chief

Askham Bryan College has appointed the former chief executive of the Law Society, Catherine Dixon, to fill the position vacated by its longstanding leader Liz Philip following her retirement.

10 Jan 2017...Chris MacCormac chief executive of the Morthyng Grroup who has just been awarded an MBE. Picture Scott Merrylees

Troubled teens sent abroad for second chance at success

A Yorkshire charity is helping to transform the lives of hundreds of children from troubled backgrounds. Chris Burn meets the man in charge of changing destinies.

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Glusburn Primary School (Google Maps)

Primary school in Glusburn, North Yorkshire, closed after 70 children fall ill

A PRIMARY SCHOOL has had to close its doors today following a suspected outbreak of the norovirus, infecting a fifth of the children there.

Embargoed to 0001 Tuesday January 10 File photo dated 13/10/15 of a child on the way to childcare. Thousands of new childcare places for young children are to be created under a �50 million scheme, ministers have announced. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday January 10, 2017. The move will help to deliver a Government pledge to offer three and four-year-olds in England 30 hours of free care a week, according to the Department for Education (DfE). See PA story EDUCATION Childcare. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Government creates extra childcare places

Thousands of new childcare places for young children are to be created under a £50 million scheme, ministers have announced.

A group of pupils, parents, and supporters at the school who are fighting against the closure.

Tenacious parents appoint new head for threatened Dales school

Tenacious parents at a threatened Dales school have appointed a new interim headteacher despite it prompting a walk-out from teachers who they say have ‘quit en masse’.

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