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Inadequate school where girls brawled ‘showing signs of improvement’

Inadequate school where girls brawled ‘showing signs of improvement’

26 January 2024

A school which was given the worst possible rating after a video went viral after of girls fighting, is showing signs of improvement.

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Teacher banned for looking at indecent images of ‘extremely young children’

Teacher banned for looking at indecent images of ‘extremely young children’

24 January 2024

A 33-year-old computer science teacher who confessed to looking at sexual pictures of children every week has been banned from the profession.

‘We thought phone rules would spark rebellion – but now pupils talk to each other!’

‘We thought phone rules would spark rebellion – but now pupils talk to each other!’

24 January 2024

Even pupils admit life at school has improved after teachers started locking away phones in pouches.

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Parents late to pick up children from school face £6 charge

Parents late to pick up children from school face £6 charge

23 January 2024

A school has launched a crackdown on parents late to collect their children by threatening to hit them in the pocket.

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‘It was a full-time job to get her this school place’

‘It was a full-time job to get her this school place’

22 January 2024

A 10-year-old girl with complex needs has finally restarted school after a year-long wait for a special educational needs place.

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Stink bombs and staff payslips: School time capsule reveals all

Stink bombs and staff payslips: School time capsule reveals all

20 January 2024

Pupils at a secondary school have opened a time capsule from the 1970s.

School to be renamed ahead of move to Trust

School to be renamed ahead of move to Trust

19 January 2024

A school which was forced to become an academy following a poor Ofsted rating is to be renamed this spring.

Quarter of Towns’ residents struggle to read prescription instructions, study shows

Quarter of Towns’ residents struggle to read prescription instructions, study shows

17 January 2024

A new study estimates nearly a quart of of adults in the Medway Towns lack literacy or numeracy skills which are necessary for everyday life.

Neighbours’ concern as 600-home student complex could be built next to school

Neighbours’ concern as 600-home student complex could be built next to school

17 January 2024

Residents are concerned over the possibility a 600-bed student complex could be built on the site of a nearby demolished school.

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School forced to close six times as new £350k heat pump system keeps failing

School forced to close six times as new £350k heat pump system keeps failing

16 January 2024

A school has been forced to close six times in three months because its new government-funded air source heat pump system keeps failing.

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School ‘too focused on exams’

School ‘too focused on exams’

16 January 2024

A once “outstanding” school with more than 1,000 pupils on the roll has been downgraded and told it must improve.

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Plans to cut teachers’ working week by five hours move forward

Plans to cut teachers’ working week by five hours move forward

15 January 2024

Access to counselling and a cut to weekly workloads are among the proposals being put forward to tackle the number of staff quitting the classroom.

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Lack of progress at scandal-hit youth prison ‘unacceptable’

Lack of progress at scandal-hit youth prison ‘unacceptable’

13 January 2024

A troubled young offenders institution where violence is rife and ‘demoralised’ prison staff are leaving in their droves is under the spotlight again.

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New school to open in 19th-century mansion

New school to open in 19th-century mansion

12 January 2024

Plans to open a new school for children with special needs have been given the green light.

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Parents of baby who choked and died launch charity to save lives

Parents of baby who choked and died launch charity to save lives

11 January 2024

The parents of a baby who died after a choking incident at nursery are hoping to provide every school in the county with life-saving equipment.

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New ‘satellite’ school to tackle county’s SEND places shortfall

New ‘satellite’ school to tackle county’s SEND places shortfall

10 January 2024

Plans to create a new satellite school for pupils with special educational needs on an island with a shortage of places have been welcomed.

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‘Ofsted rated us inadequate – but we won’t change anything’

‘Ofsted rated us inadequate – but we won’t change anything’

10 January 2024

A nursery manager says her staff will not be changing anything about the way they operate – despite receiving their worst-ever Ofsted rating.

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Library forced to shut until ‘further notice’

Library forced to shut until ‘further notice’

04 January 2024

A community hub and library will remain closed for another week due to problems with the heating.

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Head of ‘inadequate’ secondary steps down as schools merge

Head of ‘inadequate’ secondary steps down as schools merge

04 January 2024

The head of a troubled secondary has stepped down as two schools rated ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted merge under one head teacher.

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‘Parking charges could close businesses’

‘Parking charges could close businesses’

01 January 2024

A borough council’s plans to introduce parking charges to a town seem to have upset almost everyone.

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