20 London Libraries collaborate with acclaimed authors in search of hidden stories and undiscovered talent

20 London Libraries collaborate with acclaimed authors in search of hidden stories and undiscovered talent

As part of a two-year literary initiative lead by Spread the Word, a leading writers development agency, acclaimed authors will be working in partnership with 20 London libraries to inspire Londoners to reveal their stories. Leading writers Irenosen Okojie (Butterfly Fish, Betty Trask Award 2016), Courttia Newland (The Gospel According...

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Rise in exam cheating from students using smart technology

Rise in exam cheating from students using smart technology

Exam cheating through the use of technology is on the rise in schools and universities according to an investigation by The Sunday Telegraph. The investigation has revealed a sharp increase in the number of reported exam cheating cases by schools and universities where students were caught using electronic devices such...

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More than 2,000 weapons seized from schools

More than 2,000 weapons seized from schools

Over 2,000 weapons have been seized from schools in England and Wales, with Freedom of Information requests showing samurai swords, axes, and air guns among the 2,579 weapons. There are approximately 25,850 schools in England and Wales. The weapons had been found in two years to March 2017, according to...

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Kensington Wade School: Investing In The Future

Kensington Wade School: Investing In The Future

Equal parts English, equal parts Chinese, Kensington Wade School opens its doors officially in September and, helmed by principal Professor Hugo de Burgh, is already seeing the admissions flying in.   During a journalistic career that saw his founding of the Chinese Media Centre within the University of Westminster in...

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Pure as the driven snow

Pure as the driven snow

Beyond the fact that Scandinavia is apparently teaming with serial killers hunted by stern emotionally distant detectives wearing sensible jumpers (at least if prestige television is anything to go by) our frozen cousins’ social programs are often looked up to with a kind of jealous awe. There’s a general sense...

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Schools in England ‘to see first real-terms funding cuts in 20 years’

Schools in England ‘to see first real-terms funding cuts in 20 years’

Schools in England are facing the first real-terms cuts to their funding since the mid-1990s, a leading thinktank has warned. Spending per pupil is to fall 6.5% by 2019-20, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), although it added that school funding had been well protected over the past...

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Chelsea children celebrate World Book Day

Chelsea children celebrate World Book Day

Children at The Hampshire School, Chelsea, celebrated World Book Day, dressing up as their favourite book character in celebration of a love for reading. The day was met with enthusiasm from pupils and staff alike, with a wide variety of fancy dress costumes on display. Children in the main school...

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Mayor vows to fight for capital’s schools in the face of Government budget cuts

Mayor vows to fight for capital’s schools in the face of Government budget cuts

Cuts to school funding will significantly hit pupils across the capital, undermining everything London’s teachers have worked to achieve and damaging London’s reputation as an education leader, according to the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. In a keynote address to education leaders and experts from around the globe at his...

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A study in apprenticeships

A study in apprenticeships

In the Middle Ages, apprenticeships were one of the central building blocks of British civilisation. Richer members of the peasant class would dispatch their progeny to live with the families of members of the craft guilds who would teach their children everything they knew. Whilst to modern eyes this might...

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Local school reaches nationwide geography competition final

Local school reaches nationwide geography competition final

St James Senior Girls’ School is delighted to have been selected as one of the ten finalist schools for African Adventures’ nationwide School Geography Challenge Live Final. Two Year 10 pupils from St James, Clemence Blanchard and Isabella Wright, are looking forward to joining their peers from competing schools for...

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