Parents of students 16 and under

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Parents in England no longer see daily school attendance as vital, report finds
Research finds breakdown in parents’ social contract with schools since Covid lockdowns and cost of living crisis

Sally Weale Education correspondent

20, Sep, 2023 @11:01 PM

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Primary school bans parents from sports day for bad behaviour
Headteacher in Cardiff says staff have been threatened and sworn at in front of children

Nadeem Badshah

30, Jun, 2019 @4:45 PM

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Parents using 'dubious tactics' to beat school admissions criteria
Survey finds wealthy UK families renting or buying second homes to secure places

Sally Weale Education correspondent

12, Sep, 2018 @11:01 PM

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Parents rebuke Ofsted for failing to inspect St Olave's pupil welfare
Families say inspectors did not intervene over grammar school’s sixth-form exclusions despite multiple complaints

Sally Weale and Richard Adams

11, Jul, 2018 @7:13 PM

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When schools can’t afford toilet rolls let alone teachers, we must fight | Julie Ferry
With funding cuts hitting hard, I understand the begging letters from schools. But the answer for parents has to be: reach for our placards, not our wallets

Julie Ferry

22, May, 2017 @2:56 PM

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Grammar school is blighting my much better comprehensive
A headteacher writes: Even our higher ability children get better grades, yet parents insist on bussing their children 12 miles to the grammar. What is a comprehensive to do?


08, Nov, 2016 @7:20 AM

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MPs should note local opinion on grammar schools | Letters
Letters: In 1970 the pro-comprehensive lobbying of parents and teachers around the country was so successful that many Conservative areas recognised the folly of continuing the 11-plus


13, Sep, 2016 @5:45 PM

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Parents want Ofsted to inspect schools more frequently, survey finds
70% of parents believe assessments should take place every one to two years regardless of a school’s inspection grade

Sarah Marsh

26, Nov, 2015 @7:00 AM

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Secret Teacher: I can't help but judge on parents' evening
Meeting students’ families offers a fascinating glimpse into their home lives – and helps me understand their behaviour in class

The Secret Teacher

03, Oct, 2015 @6:00 AM

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Five of the best apps that help teachers communicate with parents
From instant messages home to performance data at the touch of a button – here are the best digital tools for getting parents engaged in learning

Nicole Ponsford

28, Apr, 2015 @4:00 PM

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Thousands miss first secondary school choice as demand rises across UK cities
Camerons among families awaiting offer as figures show intense competition for school places in urban areas

Sally Weale, education correspondent

02, Mar, 2015 @8:55 PM

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Camerons among 555,000 families awaiting secondary school offer
Increasing competition may leave many disappointed as parents, including the prime minister, await emails about whether their child achieves place of choice

Sally Weale, education correspondent

02, Mar, 2015 @6:00 AM

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