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Parents in the North should learn from pushier mums and dads in the South

Parents in the North of England could learn from pushier mums and dads in the South to help their children achieve the best grades, the children’s tsar has said.

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Inspectors tell school it needs improvement

Inspectors tell school it needs improvement

A Dewsbury junior school has been ordered to improve after the quality of its teaching was criticised.

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Pioneer House.

Council to sell supermarket site for college campus

A derelict former supermarket site is to be sold as part of plans to build a new college campus.

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The proposed plan for the Littletown School area

5p bag charge could help Littletown School

A school in Liversedge is hoping to transform its field with the help of the 5p carrier bag charge.

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Healey Junior and Infant School, Batley

Inspectors slam school for putting children at an ‘unacceptable’ level of risk

A primary school placed its children at an “unacceptable” level of risk by failing to check whether staff were suitable to work there.

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Education alliance celebrates 50th anniversary

An education organisation with 14,000 members celebrated its 50 year anniversary today.

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Three quarters of parents think mobiles have negative effect on children’s learning

Three quarters of parents think mobiles have negative effect on children’s learning

Three quarters of parents are worried that using phones, tablets and games consoles is affecting their children’s performance at school.

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Mark Parry, Claire Reisis, Gemma Stephenson and Michelle Holmes.
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Parents help raise cash for forest school

Fieldhead Primary has thanked the community and parents for raising funds to help extend its forest school.

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Just one of two photos from Warwick Road Primary School that will be in this week's paper.

Find out which school starters are featured in this week’s paper

Has your child started school this term?

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Parents call for ‘racist’ immigration request policy to be scrapped from schools

Parents call for ‘racist’ immigration request policy to be scrapped from schools

Parents are boycotting a “racist” new government policy that requests the nationality and country of birth information for children between ages two and 19 in England.

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The new UCAS Tariff - 10 things university applicants, teachers and parents need to know

The new UCAS Tariff - 10 things university applicants, teachers and parents need to know

The UCAS Tariff has been changed for students applying now to start higher education courses from next year.

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Back to the classroom for new headteacher

Back to the classroom for new headteacher

When Roxanne Taylor left St Paulinus’ Catholic Primary School aged 11 in 1995, little did she imagine that one day she would become its headteacher.

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Making all schools academies ‘will cost taxpayers £320m’

Converting all schools to academy status will cost council taxpayers £320 million, the Local Government Association (LGA) has warned.

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One of those facing closure is the Flatts & Eastborough Children's Centre on Westgate, Dewsbury.

Children’s centres to be axed in re-shuffle?

Children’s and youth centres could close as part of a shake-up of council services for families.

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Universities clamping down on freshers’ week hedonism

Universities clamping down on freshers’ week hedonism

Students starting university this term could find hedonism is no longer on the curriculum for freshers’ week.

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How many of these classics have you read?

Survey finds few children read during holidays

Shocking research has revealed that over two-thirds of children did not read a single book during the summer holidays.

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Nick Clegg to talk about his new book Between the Extremes

WIN: Nick Clegg tickets for Sheffield's Off The Shelf this Friday

Nick Clegg, the former Deputy Prime Minister, is a guest speaker at this year's Sheffield Off The Shelf book festival on Friday and we have TEN tickets to be won.

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Minister confirms grammar school plans being considered

Minister confirms grammar school plans being considered

Education Secretary Justine Greening has confirmed the Government believes academic selection “can play a role” in the future of state education, amid widespread expectations that Theresa May is set to launch a new generation of grammar schools.

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UPDATED: GCSE results for Kirklees schools and colleges

UPDATED: GCSE results for Kirklees schools and colleges

It’s GCSE results day when thousands of youngsters will be finding out their grades.

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New college campuses are planned at the old Safeway site and Pioneer House (pictured).

Former supermarket could be transformed into college

An overgrown former supermarket site could be transformed into a college building if planning permission is granted.

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