Secondary schools

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Boy, 14, who collapsed at school in West Lothian died of natural causes
Parents say Hamdan Aslam found to have pre-existing heart condition and call for online speculation to end

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

09, Jun, 2023 @2:14 PM

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West Lothian mosque calls for compassion after schoolboy’s death
Bathgate mosque warns against speculation over death of 14-year-old at St Kentigern’s academy

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

08, Jun, 2023 @1:58 PM

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Children’s enjoyment of writing has fallen to ‘crisis point’, research finds
Only one in three UK children now enjoy writing in their free time – including text messages – with those on free school meals most likely to do so

Sarah Shaffi

05, Jun, 2023 @2:19 PM

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Low pay ‘forcing teaching assistants out of UK classrooms’
Three quarters say they feel undervalued and are thinking about quitting, charity warns

Anna Fazackerley

14, May, 2023 @8:00 AM

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When Ofsted got a taste of its own medicine | Letter
Letters: Our school’s strategy was to openly record any interactions with inspectors – and it paid off, writes Anne Johns


10, May, 2023 @4:46 PM

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Don’t talk to pupils about misogynist Andrew Tate, government urges teachers in England
Advice comes despite charity’s warning that social media figure is fuelling shocking growth of misogyny in schools

Anna Fazackerley

29, Apr, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Children read almost 25% more books last year, UK and Ireland study finds
What Kids Are Reading report found communities on sites such as TikTok helped stimulate interest in reading

Jamie Grierson

24, Apr, 2023 @11:01 PM

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The ex-headteacher: school leaders need support, not punitive Ofsted judgments
My colleague describes the buildup to inspection as ‘a form of prolonged torture waiting for public trial and execution’

Ruth Luzmore

24, Mar, 2023 @5:30 PM

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The inspector: Ofsted is vital – but not its culture of hitting targets at any cost
Inspectors understand the pressures schools are under but the same can’t be said of Ofsted’s chief and her advisers

Adrian Lyons

24, Mar, 2023 @5:30 PM

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West Midlands school criticised after death threats to gay Muslim speaker
Report says Wood Green Academy failed to teach controversial issues in a safe way after Khakan Qureshi challenged by students

Jessica Murray Midlands correspondent

22, Mar, 2023 @11:52 AM

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The superiority complex of grammar schools is misplaced | Letter
Letter: Vocational and academic education should be valued equally, says Yvonne Williams

19, Mar, 2023 @4:19 PM

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The Tories keep bottling their push for more grammar schools. Is it because they know they don’t work? | Lola Okolosie
England’s existing grammars cream off the most able students from privileged backgrounds, yet their results are only marginally better, asks English teacher and writer Lola Okolosie

Lola Okolosie

16, Mar, 2023 @10:47 AM

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