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Welsh Government loses assembly vote on further education cuts

Image caption The assembly voted 22 to 21 for the motion, which the government had opposed AMs have called for an end to cuts in further education in a vote in the Senedd. Ministers were…

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‘Compulsory’ mental health education call to tackle suicide in Wales

Image copyright Getty Images Mental health education should be compulsory in schools in Wales to tackle the number of suicides among men, according to Samaritans Cymru. The charity is also calling for basic mental health…


Alternative provision schools: ‘We all deserve an education’

Research by the BBC has revealed that the number of fixed-term exclusions in the most deprived areas of England has gone up by over 70% in the last four years – four times the rate…


Education bodies agree plans to boost headteacher recruitment

Measures to encourage more teachers to become heads and tackle headteacher recruitment problems have been agreed. A working group wants action to support existing heads and help teachers who could fill these roles in the…


Education spending now ‘skewed’ to poor following ‘remarkable shift’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The balance of education spending has shifted from giving a bigger share to the poor rather than the rich There has been a “remarkable shift” in poorer children now…



Apprenticeship courses ‘outdated’ warns education body

Image copyright Getty Images Most providers of higher level apprenticeships do not manage them well and many courses are outdated, the education watchdog has said. The number of people taking the qualification since its launch…


That Peter Crouch Podcast: a football education

Prince Harry’s bold opening gambit to Peter Crouch. Peter Crouch – 42 caps for England, scorer of more than 100 Premier League goals, does a funny robot celebration, married to Abbey Clancy. You probably think…


Further education college finances face double whammy

Image copyright UCU Image caption Staff at Hull College went on strike over job cuts earlier this year Amid rising concern about the numbers of further education colleges needing emergency government bailouts, new analysis shows…


Education Secretary John Swinney defends P1 assessments

Image copyright PA Image caption Mr Swinney has strongly defended the assessments Education Secretary John Swinney has said it would be “deeply irresponsible” to scrap controversial tests for primary one pupils. Mr Swinney claimed opposition…


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