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Too many children in mental health hospitals, says report

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Too many children in England are being admitted to mental health hospitals unnecessarily, according to a report.Research for the Children's Commissioner for England found children were often unable to get appropriate support at school and in the community.This was contributing to children ending up in institutions, sometimes for months or years, the report found. Children with learning disabilities or autism were being particularly let down
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Teens in care ‘abandoned to crime gangs’

[ad_1] Image caption Thousands of teenagers are living in supported or semi-supported accommodation, which can often be a house on a residential street Thousands of teenagers in care are being "dumped" in unregulated homes and "abandoned to organised crime gangs", the BBC has been told. The number of looked-after children aged 16 and over living in unregistered accommodation in England has increased 70% in a decade, Newsnight has found.Police forces
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Teens in care ‘abandoned to crime gangs’

[ad_1] Image caption Thousands of teenagers are living in supported or semi-supported accommodation, which can often be a house on a residential street Thousands of teenagers in care are being "dumped" in unregulated homes and "abandoned to organised crime gangs", the BBC has been told. The number of looked-after children aged 16 and over living in unregistered accommodation in England has increased 70% in a decade, Newsnight has found.Police forces
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Broomlands Primary: Does a ‘stunning school’ help learning?

[ad_1] Image copyright Andrew Lee Image caption The new Broomlands Primary cuts a striking figure in the Kelso sky At first glance, it looks like a giant crown sitting on top of the grass or a spacecraft that has landed in a traditional Borders market town.Whatever it might resemble, the spiky design of the new Broomlands Primary in Kelso is certainly distinctive and it is in the running for an
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School run: How Cardiff primary is transforming pupils’ commute

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionIs this the future of school travel? A primary school is leading the way to make the daily commute better for the environment and for pupils' health.When Ysgol Hamadryad opened in Cardiff, those in charge were determined that pupils would walk further than from a car outside the front gate.As well as cycling and scooter lessons, they made local roads unsuitable
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Hadlow College could be put into educational administration

[ad_1] Image caption Hadlow College was brought back from the brink of closure in 2002 A struggling college has requested to be put into educational administration, in the first application of its kind.The Hadlow Group, which runs Hadlow College in Kent, is being investigated over financial irregularities.If the request is granted next week, the college - which has more than 2,000 students and 454 staff - would be the first
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Malvern St James Girls’ School taught wrong exam book

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Image caption The school has apologised "wholeheartedly" for the mix-up Students at a £37,000-a-year independent girls school were taught the wrong text for their exam.Pupils at Malvern St James Girls' School, in Worcestershire, realised the error while sitting the IGCSE English literature exam on 15 May.Headmistress Olivera Raraty apologised "wholeheartedly" for the issue, which affected one section of the exam paper.The exam board said the school
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Careers lessons push up GCSE grades

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Teenagers taught about the world of work are more motivated to get higher GCSE results, say researchers.A careers charity study found pupils who heard directly from employers about the realities of getting a job went on to get better grades.It also seemed to provide the incentive for increased revision.Education Secretary Damian Hinds says it shows the value of telling students how subjects taught in school
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Campus anti-Semitism must be stamped out, says universities minister

[ad_1] Image copyright STEVE BRADING Image caption In February, students at Essex university held a rally in support of a new Jewish Society Universities in the UK must do more to stamp out campus anti-Semitism, says a government minister. In a letter to vice-chancellors, universities minister Chris Skidmore said it was "unjust" that some Jewish groups had been asked to pay up to £2,000 for their own event security. He