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Scientific challenges for school pupils

04 August 2013

Firing rockets, making life-size astronauts and broadcasting news from another planet - all in a day’s work for these pupils.

Ex-teacher jailed for fingerprint fiddle

Ex-teacher Samantha Burmis has been jailed for two years

02 August 2013

A woman who used her daughter's fingerprints in a bid to hide her criminal past when applying for a school job has today been jailed for two years.

Mum locked out of son’s graduation

Sheena Rowen with her son James on his graduation day

01 August 2013

A widow travelled 200 miles to see her only son receive his degree - only to be turned away heartbroken at the door because she had lost her ticket.

Head retires after reversing fortunes

Julie Holmes

01 August 2013

The head of a Sheerness primary school is retiring after seven years in charge at a previously failing school.

Mum's the word...parents start fight to stop children's centres from closure

01 August 2013

40 parents demonstrate outside Joy Lane Children's Centre against the proposed closure of Swalecliffe and 22 others across Kent

School parking block leads to child safety fears

30 July 2013

Concerns have been raised about the safety of children when a school’s parking arrangement comes to an end.

'It's like having the money stolen twice!'

Sandra Ross at Maidstone Crown Court

28 July 2013

A school where an ex-employee stole more than £200k has been told it may never get the money back.

Bids for 'new' grammar school move a step closer

Invicta Grammar School

26 July 2013

Two rival plans for a 'new' grammar school in Kent are set to go head to head... with bids sent to the government.

Pop in to pop up

How the new Leigh UTC could look

24 July 2013

A college due to open next year in Dartford has opened a pop-up base to let people know more about it.

Multicoloured carnival is green

24 July 2013

Pupils promoted recycling when Temple Hill primary school hosted an environmentally-friendly carnival with Oakfield primary.

Rose Street set to show other schools the way to achieve

New executive head of West Minster and Rose Street primaries Steven Connors

21 July 2013

A Sheerness primary, which is among the most deprived in the county, has been selected for a role to help struggling schools.

Next stop, The Apprentice!

Pupils from West Minster and Rose Street schools who formed the Viper Extreme team at work during the enterprise week at the Canterbury College Swale Campus

20 July 2013

Pupils from two Sheerness schools took part in a week of activities designed to teach them about business and enterprise.

Not shy about winning coconuts

Sienna Bailey, 11, Ellie-Rose Fitch, 11, and Brooke Berry, 11, with Alison Beckham from Barclays Sheerness at the Elliott Park School summer fair

19 July 2013

A guest at a school’s summer fair left with a lovely bunch of coconuts – after winning a record six at the stall.

Top teachers leave Academy

David Day

18 July 2013

The three top Isle of Sheppey Academy bosses are leaving – as a new sponsor prepares to take over.

Chatham Grammar head disputes 'critical Ofsted'

Ofsted logo

12 July 2013

A grammar school where 100% of pupils met GCSE targets is contesting what is said to be a critical Ofsted report.

Angry head teacher does a Basil Fawlty

Malcolm Hayes, head teacher of Horsmonden Primary School, who is on medical leave

12 July 2013

A furious head teacher destroyed an electric organ by running over it in his car during a school assembly in an outburst like one of Basil Fawlty's.

Pupils rally to the defence of their school

The KM's Mary Graham meets Maple Trees class at Greenfields Community Primary school. Also pictured is teacher Karen Stevens

12 July 2013

Since the KM published a series of articles on Ofsted inspections in Maidstone, one set of pupils have their say

UPDATE: Head teacher admits satellite grammar school talks

Barton Court head teacher Kirstin Cardus

12 July 2013

A Canterbury grammar school head teacher has finally admitted holding talks with developers to expand onto a site in Herne Bay.

Young boy takes knife to school

Sherwin Knight Infants School in Strood

09 July 2013

An infant pupil has been suspended from school after being found with a kitchen knife in his book bag.

Growing demand forces schools to offer more places

Minster Primary School is one of the Island schools that will be creating new places

07 July 2013

Island schools have agreed to take on extra pupils next year after a meeting over places.

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