The country house which links a private Yorkshire school to an exiled 19th century Railyway King

A MAN WHO was expelled from school and his village before becoming an exiled bankrupt does not sound like an ideal role model for school pupils.


Yorkshire academy chain defends spending more than £300,000 on IT deal with firm run by its own boss

AN ACADEMY chain in Yorkshire has paid close to £450,000 to companies belonging to its chief executive and his daughter, figures reveal.

Caroline Gorski  meets pupils at Horizon Community College , Barnsley

Barnsley pupils learn about ‘the internet of things’

PUPILS FROM a Barnsley school have been learning about the technology of the future - known as the Internet of Things.

Saci Lloyd keynote speaker at Educated Yorkshire .

Top-selling author to give speech on creativity at conference

WRITER AND teacher Saci Lloyd will discuss how creativity can be used to train and teach when she delivers a keynote speech at a
major education conference taking place in Yorkshire next month.


Ofsted says maths work was at primary school level at Yorkshire secondary going into special measures

AN OFSTED report which placed a North Yorkshire secondary school into special measures found too much teaching was weak and that some maths work seen by inspectors was at primary school level.

15 Sept 2015........Doncaster skyline. Picture Scott Merrylees SM1005/04a

Doncaster ‘must become a university city’ to raise education standards, commission finds

IT IS vital that Doncaster becomes “a university city”, according to a new report which focuses on the educational needs of the town.

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New technical school in Leeds hailed as “huge step forward” for city

A NEW technical school in Leeds which aims to help produce a new generation of skilled engineers will be officially launched later this week .

Stop demonising international students, says Professor Sir keith Burnett.

Sir Keith Burnett: Universities will never shut doors on a world of talent

AT last, it seems the country is waking up to the news that international students have been given a hard time for no reason. It appears the Government has been sitting on a report showing that international students don’t all stay in the UK after they graduate. This, I’m afraid, is nothing new.

What can be done to support teachers?

YP Letters: The rise of red tape in our classrooms

From: Alec Denton, Guiseley.

Retired teacher Anne Young offers a fresh perspective on education.

YP Letters: Looking back on teacher’s life over the decades

From: Anne Young, Kenwood Court, Sheffield.

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Student and singer Megan Gray. Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe.

New awards to celebrate talents of Leeds students

The diversity of talent shown by students in Leeds will be recognised at the city’s first Specialist Institution Awards next month.


Charity having big impact on children’s reading age in Yorkshire

A CHARITY which sends mentors into schools to help children in Yorkshire to read says that 10 hours of its one-to-one support is helping to raise the reading age of the pupils it works with by 15 months.

Convicted in Rotherham: Mohammed Whied, Waleed Ali, Asif Ali, Sageer Hussain, Ishtiaq Khaliq

Police failures could let Rotherham abuse happen again says schools watchdog

Police failures to take child protection seriously could lead to a repeat of the horrifying abuse scandals seen in Rotherham and Oxford, the chief inspector of schools has claimed.

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The hour and pay of teachers is in the spotlight.

YP Letters: Bureaucracy and long hours ruin teaching

From: Jo Conway, Adaptaboard Limited, Harrogate.

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Town halls and Whitehall clash on school improvement

TOWN HALLS are better at raising education standards than Government-appointed officials and should be given more scope to help improve failing schools, it has been suggested.

Kings Science Academy. Pic James Hardisty.

Union chief raises question over chair of governors at Kings Science Academy

A UNION chief has questioned how Ministers were able to mistakenly think a senior figure in the Tory party was the chairman of governors at one of the country’s first free schools for 12 months.

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The former Kings Science Academy building in Northside, Bradford. The school is now called Dixons Kings.

Questions over £6m land deal at controversial Bradford free school

MPS ARE being urged to look into how the Government agreed a land deal for the Kings Science Academy which involved paying £6m to the company of a man it believed to be the school’s chairman of governors.

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Should more money be spent on libraries?

War of words as pressure grows over future funding of libraries

CULTURE Ministers have rejected claims that Government austerity cuts are to blame for library closures – and said the service is more popular than Premier League football.

Former Prime Minister David Cameron and the Kings Science Academy's founder and former principal Sajid Hussain Raza in 2012 during the school's first year. Photo : Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Exclusive: MPs urged to mount probe into Bradford school fraud scandal

A PUBLIC spending watchdog is being urged to investigate the Government’s handling of the Kings Science Academy scandal after three former staff members were jailed for fraud.

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David Cameron during a visit to Kings Science Academy in 2012.

YP Comment: Academies and their integrity – calls for Kings Science inquiry

THANKS TO the persistence of this newspaper’s education correspondent John Roberts and others, the Kings Science Academy scandal leaves the Government with many difficult questions to answer. Three former staff members of the troubled Bradford free school are in jail for fraud – including its founder and former principal Sajid Hussain Raza whose work and vision was lauded by David Cameron amongst others.

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