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‘A lot of work needs to be done’ to turn round school

St Edward's Catholic Primary School, New Road, Sheerness.

30 May 2013

The executive head teacher of a school rated inadequate by Ofsted has vowed to improve things.

Grammar school could set up own 11-plus

Children will sit the test tomorrow, Tuesday, and Wednesday, or Saturday

30 May 2013

A grammar school is considering setting its own 11-plus test in a move that education chiefs fear could place children under more pressure.

£50k trip scrapped as company goes bust

Pupils at Gads Hill training in Snowdonia

30 May 2013

School pupils who raised thousands of pounds to fund a trip to Alaska have been left disappointed after the travel company went into administration.

Former Highsted girl finds key to success at Yale

Laura Tunbridge at her graduation ceremony at Yale.

28 May 2013

A former Sittingbourne pupil has graduated from a top American university – and thanked the teachers who spurred her on.

Departing head bowled over by extension tribute

Executive Head Teacher Alan Bayford opens his surprise gift during the opening of the new classrooms and studio at West Minster Primary School, Sheerness.

28 May 2013

Staff at a Sheerness school surprised their departing executive head teacher by naming a new £1 million building after him.

Parents' fury as boys go missing from primary school

Zeak Harris-Ball, left, and Kane Hallam-Westbury walked out of Chatham's New Road Primary School

24 May 2013

Families of two little boys who were able to climb a fence to get out of school before heading home over a busy road have spoken of their anger

Positive changes made at Dover school, but "much more to be done"

Mike Wilson, Catrina Hamilton, MP Charlie Elphicke, Kim Stoner and Adam Mirams at St Edmund's School, Dover.

24 May 2013

The governing body of a Dover Catholic school that was placed in special measures in January has been replaced with an Interim Executive Board

Rock-star teacher credits parents for awards success

Teacher of the Year Awards,Frank Prior of the Isle of Sheppey Academy is presented with his overall award by Mandy Holdstock from Hempstead House Hotel and Joanna Worby from Brachers

23 May 2013

An educator with a rock star approach has dedicated his success at the Kent Teacher of the Year Awards to Island families.

Free school to open in Medway

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22 May 2013

A free school is to open in Medway in September 2014, it has been announced.

Making a noise about sound problems

Isle of Sheppey Academy students have created a film to promote Noise Awareness Week

21 May 2013

Isle of Sheppey Academy students have made a video about noise pollution.

Mum to launch Kent's first flexi-school for under-achieving pupils

Narinda Algar, with daughter Lucia, 10

20 May 2013

A mum is setting up Kent's first school for under-achievers after helping her own daughter with dyslexia.

New play areas get the thumbs up from pupils

The children enjoying the new equipment at Elms Vale.

17 May 2013

Pupils from Priory Fields School had a break from their lessons on Friday to try out some play equipment which they had helped choose.

Mum sets up 'flexi-school' to help kids with dyslexia

Narinda Algar, with daughter Lucia, 10

16 May 2013

A mum who gave her daughter extra lessons when she struggled with dyslexia is setting up a school to help other youngsters.

'We have no plan B'

KCC to plough ahead with grammar school. Library picture

16 May 2013

Education chiefs say they are ploughing ahead with plans for a satellite grammar school... despite an alternative government scheme.

More than 50 want to run K College

Dover's K College campus

16 May 2013

As many as 50 organisations - including colleges and companies - have expressed an interest in taking over struggling K College when it is broken up.

Stone scouts take on 3 peaks to buy minibus

14 May 2013

Intrepid scouts and their leaders are taking on three of Great Britain’s tallest mountains to raise enough money to buy a new minibus.

Playground equipment for Sholden

14 May 2013

Deal schools have come up trumps again with Sholden Primary School coming second in the KM’s competition to win new playground equipment.

Jobs to be lost at Kent colleges

North West Kent College. Picture: David Gleed

14 May 2013

A group of colleges is to make a second round of redundancies in less than two years, it has been announced.

Principal Colin Boxall to leave the Bishop of Rochester Academy

07 May 2013

Principal Colin Boxall will be leaving the Bishop of Rochester Academy, the school has announced.

Cookham Wood jail slammed for poor education of young inmates

The attack happened at Cookham Wood Young Offenders Institute

07 May 2013

A Rochester youth jail is among the worst in the country for educating inmates. Cookham Wood offered an average of just 10 hours of schooling a week.

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