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Anger at fresh plans for housing next to SEN school

Anger at fresh plans for housing next to SEN school

10 December 2021

Parents of pupils at a special educational needs school have blasted a developer for resubmitting housing plans which were quashed in the High Court.

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School to move into multi-million scheme

School to move into multi-million scheme

10 December 2021

Accommodation for pupils of a private school has been given the go ahead at a nearby scheme aiming to revamp a rundown part of a town.

Young maths genius breaks world record

Young maths genius breaks world record

10 December 2021

An eight-year old girl has correctly answered 210 maths questions in only one minute and has broken a world record

'Unprecedented' staff absence at school as Covid spreads

'Unprecedented' staff absence at school as Covid spreads

09 December 2021

A Kent head teacher says his school is experiencing 'unprecedented' staff sickness - and has urged parents to help slow the spread of Covid.

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Concrete degree course launched over fears of dwindling workforce

Concrete degree course launched over fears of dwindling workforce

09 December 2021

A specialist concrete qualification has been drawn-up because of concerns about the number of workers available to fix the UK's roads in future.

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Year 7 pupils told to stay away from one of Kent's largest secondary schools

Year 7 pupils told to stay away from one of Kent's largest secondary schools

08 December 2021

Parents told overnight there would be no school for their 11-year-olds because of staff shortages at one of Kent's largest academies.

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Should children be screened for dyslexia when they leave school?

Should children be screened for dyslexia when they leave school?

07 December 2021

Former Health Secretary Matt Hancock called for pupils to be screened for dyslexia when they leave school, but what does Kent think?

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School expansion bid adds car park to ease traffic woes

School expansion bid adds car park to ease traffic woes

07 December 2021

Plans to expand the facilities at an oversubscribed secondary school have been revised to add a new car park in response to traffic fears.

Top marks for Kent schools, says annual report

Top marks for Kent schools, says annual report

07 December 2021

An annual report has been released by the schools watchdog revealing how primary and secondary schools in Kent compare to the region and nationally.

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School's U-turn over mask-wearing in class

School's U-turn over mask-wearing in class

06 December 2021

A secondary school which dished out detentions to pupils for wearing face masks in class has changed its stance after the story made national news.

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Plans for 900-pupil secondary school axed

Plans for 900-pupil secondary school axed

06 December 2021

Plans to build a new school have been scrapped for a second time - amid far lower than expected pupil numbers.

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Plans for 'desperately needed' special primary school

Plans for 'desperately needed' special primary school

05 December 2021

Proposals have been unveiled for an SEN school for a Kent borough struggling for places.

Plans revealed to turn boys' school into co-ed

Plans revealed to turn boys' school into co-ed

01 December 2021

A school trust has launched a consultation on proposals to accept girls across all years from 2023, at a boys' academy.

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Schools awarded for their green schemes

Schools awarded for their green schemes

25 November 2021

Schools which have put the environment top of the agenda over the last year have been recognised for their efforts in the annual Green School Awards.

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Baroness: Supermarket in a bus is 'just the ticket’

Baroness: Supermarket in a bus is 'just the ticket’

25 November 2021

Former national newspaper editor and food poverty campaigner Baroness Rosie Boycott hitched a ride on a bus to try out its mobile supermarket.

School opens new £5m building

School opens new £5m building

24 November 2021

Pupils and teachers are enjoying a brand new science and design and technology block which has opened at a secondary school.

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'My daughter didn't go to school because I couldn't afford taxis'

'My daughter didn't go to school because I couldn't afford taxis'

24 November 2021

A mum says her 12-year-old daughter had to stay at home for three months because she could not afford the £500 a week taxi fare.

Hundreds raised to help struggling nursery

Hundreds raised to help struggling nursery

23 November 2021

A parent who set up a GoFundMe appeal to help his daughter's nursery replace much loved play equipment has been amazed by the response.

'Don't call our children 'woke''

'Don't call our children 'woke''

22 November 2021

A head teacher has hit out at the 'older generation' dismissing children as 'woke' and using phrases such as cancel culture.

Kent 'facing teaching assistant shortage'

Kent 'facing teaching assistant shortage'

21 November 2021

A education chief says the county is facing a shortfall of teaching assistants in schools.

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