Education

Pass on your love of reading

Pass on your love of reading

Volunteers are needed this summer to pass their love of reading onto children during this year’s Space Chase Summer Reading Challenge, taking place across all Somerset Libraries. Last year, over 7,400 children took part in the challenge in Somerset and this couldn’t have been achieved without the help of volunteers. Volunteers need to be aged… Read More…

Could children be banned from school if they aren’t vaccinated?

Could children be banned from school if they aren’t vaccinated?

After worrying reports of the number of people receiving vaccinations dropped for the fourth year, despite the number of cases of measles trebling over the last year. The Health Secretary Matt Hancock has called out what the ‘fake news’ surrounding the safety of vaccinations and told reporters that he wouldn’t rule out keeping unvaccinated children… 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…

B&NES headteachers reveal ‘school funding crisis’

B&NES headteachers reveal ‘school funding crisis’

Headteachers from schools across Bath and North East Somerset have described a ‘funding crisis’ which they say is causing problems at their schools. The team of headteachers came together to host an open meeting with parents and the community in which they stated that they are “incapable of giving proper support to their pupils because… Read More…

Free sanitary products for schools in England

Free sanitary products for schools in England

Government funding for free sanitary products in all English secondary schools and colleges has been welcomed as a “huge step” by campaigners. 19 year old Amika George, who started campaigning on period poverty two years ago, said the move would make a “massive difference” to girls who struggled to afford tampons and pads. But campaigners… Read More…

School pupils to be taught about relationships

School pupils to be taught about relationships

From next September, primary and secondary school pupils in England will learn about relationships, keeping safe online and looking after their mental health as part of compulsory lessons. Children in primary school will have relationships education and this will be broadened to relationships and sex education in secondary schools. Health education for all ages will… Read More…

Children in England to be taught CPR

Children in England to be taught CPR

News today has revealed that all secondary school pupils will learn first aid and how to use a defibrillator from 2020. Government plans state that basic lifesaving skills and health education will be provided in every secondary school meaning that all pupils will be taught how to administer CPR, the use and purpose of a… Read More…

Awards ceremony for Healthy Schools Programme

Awards ceremony for Healthy Schools Programme

Twelve schools which have recently achieved Wiltshire Healthy Schools status were recognised at a special event yesterday (Thursday 6 December) at County Hall. At the event, schools were presented with a special plaque marking their achievements. The programme recognises schools that have provided evidence to show how their provision supports the health and wellbeing of… Read More…

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