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Funding issues leave autistic boy waiting for school place

Funding issues leave autistic boy waiting for school place

04 May 2018

An eight-year-old who has autism and dyslexia has had to wait for six months to get the help he needs at school due to funding problems.

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Shortage of pre-school places in Kent

Shortage of pre-school places in Kent

25 April 2018

Children are struggling to get pre-school places after the government offered to fund 30 hours per child.

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Pupils invited to be paper straw guinea pigs

Pupils invited to be paper straw guinea pigs

19 April 2018

A group of primary school children have successfully convinced their milk provider to trial paper straws after outlining concerns over plastic waste.

Demand for primary school places

Demand for primary school places

16 April 2018

County education chiefs say they expect to see a significant increase in the demand for primary school places in Kent.

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Record numbers get first choice primary school

Record numbers get first choice primary school

16 April 2018

Families across the county have found out where their children will go to primary school - with a record number going to their preferred choice.

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Teachers threaten to strike

Teachers threaten to strike

04 April 2018

Guidelines making four-year-old children sit exams have prompted a backlash among teachers who are considering industrial action.

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School plunged into special measures

School plunged into special measures

29 March 2018

A Kent secondary school is facing a leadership reshuffle after inspectors ruled it failed to give its pupils an acceptable standard of education.

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Uni action to tackle skills crisis

Uni action to tackle skills crisis

29 March 2018

Business owners hope new schools in medicine and engineering will address "slim pickings" in the labour market and avert a Brexit skills crisis.

Grammar schools 'potentially dangerous for society'

Grammar schools 'potentially dangerous for society'

27 March 2018

Academics have branded grammars "potentially dangerous" after research found pupils performed no better than those from non-selective schools.

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Universities to form county's first medical school

Universities to form county's first medical school

20 March 2018

Government funding has been awarded to two universities to create Kent's first medical school in the hope of boosting recruitment.

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Are teachers being paid enough?

Are teachers being paid enough?

16 March 2018

The number of state-run schools falling into deficit has risen dramatically leaving many unable to give their staff a pay rise.

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School’s delight after Ofsted praise

School’s delight after Ofsted praise

14 March 2018

A non-selective is celebrating a turnaround in its fortunes - after a new head teacher 'transformed the culture of the school'.

'Promote celibacy in schools'

'Promote celibacy in schools'

13 March 2018

The Church of England is calling for celibacy and abstinence to be promoted in school lessons.

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University strikes to continue

University strikes to continue

13 March 2018

Kent University staff are to carry on with industrial action after turning down a deal to end a row about pensions.

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Uni backs lecturers' calls for pension talks

Uni backs lecturers' calls for pension talks

12 March 2018

University bosses have joined forces with striking lecturers in a bid to alter plans to change pensions which have caused weeks of industrial action.

School shut as village hit by burst water main

School shut as village hit by burst water main

07 March 2018

A school has had to close after a village was hit by a burst water main this morning.

Water shortage continues into the evening

Water shortage continues into the evening

05 March 2018

Burst water pipes across Kent have left thousands of homes with no water throughout today and into this evening.

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Uni worker's rent worries as strikes continue

Uni worker's rent worries as strikes continue

05 March 2018

A striking member of staff has said he may not be able to pay his rent as walkouts over proposed pension changes resume.

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Outstanding in all areas

Outstanding in all areas

04 March 2018

Sponsored editorial: From academic achievements to engineering accolades and new facilities, Kent College offers students an outstanding school life.

Hackers blamed for head teacher's porn tweet 'like'

Hackers blamed for head teacher's porn tweet 'like'

02 March 2018

A grammar school head teacher has blamed hackers after a pornographic tweet was "liked" from his Twitter account.

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