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Dumfries education hub opening put on hold

Image caption The opening of The Bridge has been put on hold The opening of an £11m “learning hub” has been delayed after the closure of a nearby new school on safety grounds. The Bridge…

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Apprenticeship courses ‘outdated’ warns education body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copyright Getty Images Most providers of higher level apprenticeships do not manage them well and many courses are outdated, the education watchdog has said.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…


Free childcare scheme ‘closing’ nurseries, education charity says

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The parents of more than 340,000 children aged between three and four have benefitted from the free childcare scheme since it started 12 months ago A scheme offering 30…


University unconditional offers ‘undermine education’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEmile and Lleucu both have unconditional offers but said they still worked hard The education system is being undermined by universities making more unconditional offers, according to…


NI education system ‘under major strain’

Image caption Budget pressures and increasing pupil numbers are putting schools “under considerable strain” Northern Ireland’s education system is under “considerable strain” and faces “severe financial challenges”, according to a senior civil servant. The Department…


Parents set to lose right to veto sex education at age 15

The government plans to let 15-year-olds overrule their parents’ wishes and opt in to sex education lessons they have previously been withdrawn from. Education Secretary Damian Hinds says children should be able to request sex…


Education Secretary Damian Hinds challenged over funding

Education Secretary Damian Hinds is challenged over schools funding in Reading on Question Time. He tells the audience that funding per child in real terms is “holding constant” but is told all Reading schools are…


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