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Parents urge government to back ‘much-needed’ special needs school

Parents urge government to back ‘much-needed’ special needs school

Plans to build a special needs secondary school have been blocked and sent to the secretary of state over the loss of playing fields.

‘Anxious’ wait for parents over September school places

‘Anxious’ wait for parents over September school places

Parents who should be excited to start the school holidays face an anxious wait to find out where their children will be going to school in September.

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Special needs school rated outstanding - 10 years after getting top marks

Special needs school rated outstanding - 10 years after getting top marks

A special needs school has maintained its top Ofsted grading for ten years, following a recent inspection.

School shuts early for summer after bomb found in roof

School shuts early for summer after bomb found in roof

A head teacher says her school of more than 400 pupils will not reopen until September after a bomb was found in the roof.

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More than £340k amassed in ‘school holiday fines’

More than £340k amassed in ‘school holiday fines’

A Kent council has handed out thousands of fines for unauthorised pupil absences in the past three years, it’s been revealed.

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‘This will only increase the divide’: Princess Royal’s boarding school head slams Labour’s VAT proposals

‘This will only increase the divide’: Princess Royal’s boarding school head slams Labour’s VAT proposals

The head of Princess Anne’s former Kent school is among leaders condemning Labour’s bid to end tax breaks for private education.

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‘Her legacy is felt far beyond these walls’: Headteacher retiring after 25 years

‘Her legacy is felt far beyond these walls’: Headteacher retiring after 25 years

After a quarter of a century leading the way at an ‘outstanding’ school, a headteacher has reflected on her time at the top as she steps down.

Investigation after alleged ‘safeguarding’ incident involving after school club

Investigation after alleged ‘safeguarding’ incident involving after school club

Worried parents have been made aware of a potential “safeguarding” issue following an alleged incident at an after school club.

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New secondary school head promises to ‘get it right’

New secondary school head promises to ‘get it right’

A secondary school has appointed a new head teacher who says he has ambitious plans to move it on to “greater success”.

School for children with autism celebrates ‘good’ Ofsted

School for children with autism celebrates ‘good’ Ofsted

Pupils at a school for children with autism said they are very happy and enjoy learning there following an Ofsted inspection.

Head of Kent’s ‘best secondary school’ reveals why he is quitting

Head of Kent’s ‘best secondary school’ reveals why he is quitting

The head of a grammar ranked by a school directory website as Kent’s top secondary has revealed why he is stepping down after almost eight years.

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School says ‘life won’t be the same’ without ‘larger than life’ pupil

School says ‘life won’t be the same’ without ‘larger than life’ pupil

A school has paid tribute to a 15-year-old boy who has been put on end of life care after a jump from a pier left him brain damaged.

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Village parking war as 'petty' ban leaves school-run parents fuming

Village parking war as 'petty' ban leaves school-run parents fuming

Furious parents fear a “petty” parking ban near a primary school will put their children’s lives at risk.

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‘A lack of cash is turning education and our schools into a business’

‘A lack of cash is turning education and our schools into a business’

A lack of cash is turning education and schools into businesses, fears our columnist, when they should be in nothing but the business of education.

‘Parents who can afford a holiday will just pay the fine’

‘Parents who can afford a holiday will just pay the fine’

A head teacher has said fines aren’t enough to stop families from going on holiday in term time, as stats reveal the number of parents being fined.

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‘There’s too much focus on going to uni - there is another way’

‘There’s too much focus on going to uni - there is another way’

Apprenticeships have long been a way into skilled professions - so why are numbers dwindling so dramatically?

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Euros lay-in for schoolchildren

Euros lay-in for schoolchildren

A number of schools across the county have told parents children can arrive late if they stay up to watch England’s Euro 2024 final clash.

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‘Learners here develop skills employers need’

‘Learners here develop skills employers need’

An independent training provider that delivers BTEC courses at two sports clubs in Kent has been rated ‘Good’ in all areas by the education watchdog.

Former school boss to set up mobile coffee shop in woodland

Former school boss to set up mobile coffee shop in woodland

An ex-school boss is swapping classrooms for a retro van and opening a mobile coffee shop in a community woodland.

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School boss speaks out after trespasser scaled fence ‘sparking lockdown’

School boss speaks out after trespasser scaled fence ‘sparking lockdown’

School bosses have sought to reassure parents and addressed social media speculation after an intruder scaled a primary school’s fence.

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