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Government considers extending the school breakfast programme

Boris Johnson’s government is considering extending its schools breakfast programme beyond the current deadline of July, the children’s ministers has confirmed. Funded by the Department for Education, the programme aims to support children in disadvantaged communities by providing access to free healthy breakfasts during the on-going Covid-19 pandemic. Vicky Ford confirmed that ...

New series of Educating Greater Manchester

The hugely popular Educating Greater Manchester has returned to television screens across the UK. It is the fifth series of the BAFTA award-winning British documentary Educating, broadcast on Channel 4. The documentary follows previous instalments in the Educating series including Educating Essex, Yorkshire, East End and Cardiff. The fifth series was ...

secondary school to switch to four-and-a-half-day week

A high-performing comprehensive will adopt a four-and-a-half day week to create a happier workforce, boost productivity and tackle teacher shortages. From September, students at Forest Gate Community school in east London, rated “outstanding” by Ofsted, will leave just after midday every Friday afternoon. The school will remain open until 5pm for supervised ...

secondary school to ban bikes without number plates

A south London school is forcing children to cycle with number plates on their bikes to crack down on irresponsible cycling. Teachers at Stanley Park High are introducing the scheme so members of the public can report pupils cycling dangerously. Headteacher Amit Amin wrote on the school's website: "Students without a number ...