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Fears over September school bus plans

Fears over September school bus plans

08 July 2020

As applications open for Travel Saver passes, a Kent MP is demanding answers over pupil bus bubbles to avoid a 'secondary school transport crisis'.

School needs £25,000 to extend cramped classrooms by September

School needs £25,000 to extend cramped classrooms by September

07 July 2020

Two classrooms in a primary school will see "pupils and teachers within inches of each other" if they are not made bigger.

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'He genuinely believed every child mattered'

'He genuinely believed every child mattered'

07 July 2020

Tributes have been left at a school to remember a young teacher who died in an accident.

School praised for dementia café

School praised for dementia café

06 July 2020

Sixth form students have been recognised for an initiative which sees people with dementia invited to regular meet-ups.

Fewer pupils got their first-choice school this year

Fewer pupils got their first-choice school this year

06 July 2020

The percentage of children getting a place at their first-choice school is decreasing, with Kent behind the national average.

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Children display homework at school's new 'Rainbow Library'

Children display homework at school's new 'Rainbow Library'

06 July 2020

A primary school preparing to welcome back pupils has started a colourful project designed to keep children reading during lockdown.

One in four parents say schools fail to tackle bullies

One in four parents say schools fail to tackle bullies

06 July 2020

Almost 25% of parents whose child has been bullied in the county say their school did not deal with the situation quickly or effectively enough.

New education guide launches for Kent and Medway

New education guide launches for Kent and Medway

03 July 2020

As schools plan for a full return to class in September, we've added a new section to our website to bring you the latest news and information.

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Traffic ban in new 'school street'

Traffic ban in new 'school street'

03 July 2020

The county's first 'school street' is being launched which will ban traffic during pick-up and drop-off to keep pupils safe.

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How online lessons have been a blessing in disguise for music teachers

How online lessons have been a blessing in disguise for music teachers

03 July 2020

Music teachers feared the lockdown would destroy their trade, but online teaching has made it better than ever - here's why.

Library opening dates revealed

Library opening dates revealed

01 July 2020

The council has announced when 12 Kent libraries will re-open to the public.

Fashion graduate up for national award

Fashion graduate up for national award

01 July 2020

A 22-year-old's final university project, which reinvents the classic tailored look, has been put forward for a national award.

Past pupils unite to save boarding provision at school

Past pupils unite to save boarding provision at school

01 July 2020

The head teacher at a historic grammar school has refuted claims it is in discussions with developers over the future of its boarding houses.

Pop up school hopes to prepare pupils for September

Pop up school hopes to prepare pupils for September

30 June 2020

A pop up school is planned to go live this summer, offering free online lessons to pupils across the county.

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School place shortage 'should have been addressed 10 years ago'

School place shortage 'should have been addressed 10 years ago'

30 June 2020

A lack of dedicated grammar school provision will force extensions to be "shoe-horned" on smaller sites closer to homes, a resident has claimed.

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Parents fined for school absence next term

Parents fined for school absence next term

29 June 2020

The government has been criticised after saying parents will be fined for school non-attendance from September.

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'We cannot socially distance in secondary schools'

'We cannot socially distance in secondary schools'

29 June 2020

Head teachers across the county do not think secondary schools can return in September under social distancing measures.

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New school's opening on schedule despite Covid-19

New school's opening on schedule despite Covid-19

29 June 2020

School leaders say they're on course to open in September despite challenges to recruit teachers online and complete building during pandemic.

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Winner of school talent show announced by kmfm

Winner of school talent show announced by kmfm

29 June 2020

The winner of a Maidstone primary school's virtual talent show was announced this morning on kmfm Breakfast.

University staff face 20% pay cut

University staff face 20% pay cut

26 June 2020

Universities are proposing drastic cuts to salaries and a year-long pay freeze as they deal with the financial fall-out of the coronavirus pandemic.

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