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New education guide launches for Kent and Medway

New education guide launches for Kent and Medway

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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'

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

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

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

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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School closed as staff member tests positive for Covid-19

School closed as staff member tests positive for Covid-19

A primary school has closed until further notice after a member of staff tested positive for coronavirus.

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'Staffroom secrets' revealed in new book

'Staffroom secrets' revealed in new book

A mother-of-three who retrained as a teacher has written a book for parents sharing the top teaching tips she wished she knew before.

Pupils welcomed back to the classroom

Pupils welcomed back to the classroom

Rising to the challenge: How our schools have changed in the last four months

Marquee classroom allows school to fully reopen

Marquee classroom allows school to fully reopen

A primary school is among the county's first to welcome back all pupils after erecting a marquee in the grounds but not all children have returned.

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Kent Test delay 'disappointing'

Kent Test delay 'disappointing'

Delay fails to bridge gap between pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds and those who have been tutored during lockdown says councillor.

Helen Whately slammed for student nurses comment

Helen Whately slammed for student nurses comment

A Kent MP has been criticised by nurses and TV personalities for a letter regarding financial support for students in the sector.

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'Council need to get a grip over school meals'

'Council need to get a grip over school meals'

At least 24 Kent schools have been unable to obtain free school meal vouchers online during the pandemic.

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