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Art school admits ‘poor communications’ after Mack fire

Image copyright Andrew Cowan Image caption Muriel Gray gave evidence before Holyrood’s culture committee Glasgow School of Art has expressed regret over its “poor communications” with the local community following the Mackintosh fire. But despite…

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Expensive designer coats ban at Merseyside school

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Several brands including Canada Goose are covered by the ban A school in Merseyside has banned pupils from wearing expensive designer coats in a bid to stop “poverty-shaming” among…


Holyrood committee to examine standardised school testing

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The inquiry will evaluate the benefits of standardised testing A cross-party group of MSPs is to hold an inquiry into standardised assessments in Scotland’s schools. The education and skills…



School delay call for summer-born pupils in Wales

Image copyright evgenyatamanenko/Getty Images Parents are calling for more flexibility over when summer-born children can start primary school in Wales. Campaigners say they should be allowed to start reception classes later than aged four to…


Port Talbot school bus windows smashed by bricks

Image copyright Karen Ganz Image caption Two of the bus windows were smashed A school bus with students on board has been targeted by vandals in Port Talbot, leaving children “shaken”. Students from Ysgol Cwm…



School isolation rooms: ‘It was like I didn’t exist’

The BBC has learned that more than 200 school children spent at least five consecutive days placed in school isolation booths last year. Isolation facilities are used to remove pupils from classrooms when their behaviour…



Glasgow School of Art bosses hit back at fire criticism

The board of Glasgow School of Art has hit back at claims it failed to look after the A-listed Mackintosh building. A submission to a parliamentary inquiry strongly defended its record following two devastating fires…


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