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Parents from Bristol and South Glos to join SEND rally

Parents from Bristol and South Glos to join SEND rally

Parents from South Gloucestershire and Bristol have said they will be among those attending a rally in London at the end of May to raise awareness of the failures of the current system for children and young people with special educations al needs and disabilities, known in schools as SEND. SEND National Crisis is a… Read More…

Palace Welcomes New Pair of Swans to Historic Moat

Palace Welcomes New Pair of Swans to Historic Moat

Exciting news at The Bishop’s Palace in Wells today, as a new pair of swans is welcomed to the famous Moat. Tourists and locals had been disappointed since October last year, when Wynn, the brave widow who outlived her lifelong mate Bryn, and raised her final brood at the Palace, took flight along with her… Read More…

School class sizes are highest in a decade

School class sizes are highest in a decade

The number of children being taught in so called ‘super sized’ primary school classes has been revealed to be at its highest in a decade. The figures published by the Department of Education have shown that more than one in ten pupils are taught in classes of 31 or more, the largest proportion since 2007.… Read More…

Free sanitary products to be introduced to primary schools

Free sanitary products to be introduced to primary schools

The Government has said that free sanitary products will be offered to girls in all primary schools in England from 2020. This announcement follows the Chancellor Philip Hammond’s pledge to fund free sanitary products in secondary schools and colleges.   Campaigners have welcomed this news saying they are glad that the government had extended the… Read More…

Nearly 3 million children are in poverty says report

Nearly 3 million children are in poverty says report

The latest figures published by the Department of Work and Pensions has revealed that a record 2.9 million children from working families in the UK are living in poverty after housing costs have been paid. This means that 70% of all ‘poor’ children were from working families, which is up from 67% on last year.… Read More…

Quicker, more direct and more reliable buses coming to North Somerset

Quicker, more direct and more reliable buses coming to North Somerset

Bus operator First West of England will be making improvements to its North Somerset services from Sunday 28 April.  The changes include route and timetable alterations to improve reliability and punctuality and provide quicker, more direct routes for the majority of customers across North Somerset. The changes have been introduced after a series of customer roadshows,… Read More…

New skills programme to get more women into digital careers

New skills programme to get more women into digital careers

A new skills programme to help and support women to find jobs in digital roles has been announced. The West of England Combined Authority has secured £238,000 funding from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) for the new Women into Digital Jobs, Education and Training (WIDJET) programme. Bath College; digital training businesses Mayden… Read More…

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