Post Tagged with: “education”

Children in care in Bradford achieve higher school results than the national average.

Children at modern school facility

By Charlotte Lascelles and Abbey Maclure Children in care in Bradford have shown an improvement in their school results. A report to Bradford Council revealed that school results , from early years to key stage four, showed real improvement despite the challenges that children in care may face. Achievements in reading, writing and maths at Key Stage 1 are higher […]

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York school hosts festive fair to generate funding

Poppy Road Primary School Christmas fair banner

By Emily Smith Poppleton Road Primary School in York held their annual Christmas fair on Saturday November 24 to raise extra money for the school. The fair was run by the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) and raised £2000 which will go towards buying equipment for the school. Steve Wragg, chair of Friends of Poppleton Road School said: “The fair is an […]

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Leeds City Museum opens exhibition on seasons featuring world-famous Leeds artist John Atkinson Grimshaw

Leeds City Museum opens exhibition on seasons featuring world-famous Leeds artist John Atkinson Grimshaw

By Abbey Gray LEEDS CITY Museum is hosting a new exhibition about the seasons, with items from traditional clothing to hand painted Easter eggs – as well as paintings by world-famous Victorian artist John Atkinson Grimshaw. Atkinson Grimshaw is one of the most well-known artists of his time period and worked and lived in Leeds. His artwork featured in the For All […]

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Charity campaigns for mental health lessons to be compulsory in schools

Charity campaigns for mental health lessons to be compulsory in schools

  By Hannah McDonagh CAMPAIGNERS are calling for mental health awareness to be taught in schools after studies showed that one in 10 children and young people aged five to 16 suffer from a diagnosable mental health disorder.

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Teaching union “sympathetic” over extortionate holiday prices, as Supreme Court decides if term-time breaks should be banned

Teaching union “sympathetic” over extortionate holiday prices, as Supreme Court decides if term-time breaks should be banned

By Leonie Stanton A TEACHING union has criticised travel companies for penalising parents by inflating prices of holidays outside of term-time.

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UPDATED: Leeds schools perform less well – but Meanwood Church of England Primary comes top of the league

UPDATED: Leeds schools perform less well – but Meanwood Church of England Primary comes top of the league

By Oliver Lines Leeds schools dropped 10 places in the latest primary school league tables, with just 48 per cent of pupils reaching the expected standard in the three Rs. But Meanwood Church of England Primary was the best performing school in Leeds, with 94 per cent of pupils hitting the standard, something which headteacher Helen Sanderson was very proud […]

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Closer ties forged between University of Leeds and Shanghai Jiao, China

Sir Alan Langlands and Professor Jie Zhang with representatives from both universities

By Sean Gannon A stronger link between the city of Leeds and China will be forged after two leading universities have announced a new partnership The University of Leeds has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Shanghai Jiao University, committing both organisations to closer relations on joint research, publications and activities. The signing of the agreement took place in Leeds […]

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Bradford school wrongly given poor grading ‘galvanised’ to be outstanding

Bradford school wrongly given poor grading ‘galvanised’ to be outstanding

A Principal at a Bradford school that was wrongly given a poor grading by Ofsted has said it has galvanised staff at the school to provide an outstanding education for their pupils. Whetley Academy was given a ‘requires improvement’ grading from the school regulator but later overturned their original verdict, given in June, and issued the academy a good rating. […]

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Countdown’s Rachel Riley wants more school girls to get interested in Maths and Sciences

Countdown’s Rachel Riley wants more school girls to get interested in Maths and Sciences

  The countdown and Strictly Come Dancing star has called on young girls to take up Maths and Science following a new survey that shows a rising interest in these subjects amongst children. The survey, by the Cambridge Occupational Analysts, has found more students are interested in S.T.E.M subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) than others, such as English and […]

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Bradford Muslims concerned there is a ‘witch hunt’ against them

Bradford Muslims concerned there is a ‘witch hunt’ against them

Muslims from across Bradford attended a meeting last night to discuss what impact Birmingham’s Trojan horse investigation has had on them as a religious community.

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