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Parental backlash as 'Britain's strictest head' shakes up Kent school

Parental backlash as 'Britain's strictest head' shakes up Kent school

16 September 2021

A controversial former head teacher dubbed “Britain’s strictest” has been parachuted in to a Kent secondary to improve behaviour.

Head teacher blasts anti-vaxxers after school protest

Head teacher blasts anti-vaxxers after school protest

15 September 2021

A head teacher has accused anti-vaxxers of spreading conspiracy theories and disinformation during a protest outside his school gates.

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Pupil punished for wearing 'identical' skirt as last term

Pupil punished for wearing 'identical' skirt as last term

15 September 2021

A mum has hit out at a school's uniform policy after her daughter was put in isolation – but the head has hit back saying rules are rules.

Here's where new Scout Squirrel groups will open in Kent and Medway

Here's where new Scout Squirrel groups will open in Kent and Medway

15 September 2021

New Squirrel groups, for children aged four and five, are being launched by the Scout Association and here's where they'll open in Kent and Medway:

Delay to Island’s only special free school

Delay to Island’s only special free school

14 September 2021

Pupils are expected to walk through the doors of Sheppey's new and only special free school a year later than originally planned.

New students risk being the target for tax scams

New students risk being the target for tax scams

14 September 2021

Students looking for part-time jobs risk falling victim to tax scams, warns HMRC, as hundreds of thousands get ready to head off to university.

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Dozens fined for illegal parking outside schools

Dozens fined for illegal parking outside schools

14 September 2021

Newly installed CCTV cameras outside schools saw more than 70 parents slapped with fines.

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School-run woe goes on for residents

School-run woe goes on for residents

10 September 2021

It's a case of new term, same old problem for residents living near a top private school.

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Schools trust sues former trustees over 'missing £2.8m'

Schools trust sues former trustees over 'missing £2.8m'

10 September 2021

The government is helping to fund a legal case to recover 'lost public funds' from the bosses of a trust which once ran a school in the county.

New school library opens after £84k investment

New school library opens after £84k investment

10 September 2021

A school hopes its new library will help get books back in the hands of pupils after so long learning via screens during the pandemic.

Scout Association launches Squirrels for early years children

Scout Association launches Squirrels for early years children

09 September 2021

Children aged just four and five will now be able to join the Scout Association as it launches its first new group for 35 years.

40 children stranded as school bus service cut back

40 children stranded as school bus service cut back

06 September 2021

Pupils have been left stranded and an hour late for school after their bus service was cut following the easing of lockdown restrictions.

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First pupils start at brand new school

First pupils start at brand new school

06 September 2021

The first pupils have started at a brand new multi-million pound secondary school which has opened its doors for the new school year.

Mum's fight for dyslexia-friendly exams

Mum's fight for dyslexia-friendly exams

06 September 2021

A mum has launched a petition for dyslexia-friendly papers after an exhausting battle with exam boards.

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Nursery’s turnaround praised by watchdog

Nursery’s turnaround praised by watchdog

06 September 2021

A previously-struggling nursery has been praised by Ofsted after a remarkable turnaround.

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New school, homes and wedding venue approved

New school, homes and wedding venue approved

03 September 2021

A new academy and 181 homes will be built after councillors gave the plans a hesitant thumbs up – just days after deferring the matter.

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20 things adults miss most about school days

20 things adults miss most about school days

02 September 2021

From conker competitions and skipping to school milk and pink custard - these are the things we hold dear about our time in school.

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Demolition of historic school given go-ahead

Demolition of historic school given go-ahead

31 August 2021

A 223-year-old school which shut under a cloud of controversy is to be bulldozed to make way for a new secondary.

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'Intolerable' classrooms where temperatures hit 38C to be demolished

'Intolerable' classrooms where temperatures hit 38C to be demolished

29 August 2021

Outdated classrooms which reach temperatures of almost 40C are to be demolished and replaced with a new teaching block.

Green light for grammar's huge £6.1m expansion

Green light for grammar's huge £6.1m expansion

28 August 2021

Run-down mobile classrooms are to be demolished and replaced with a new teaching block at a Kent secondary school.

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