Primary schools

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Headteacher wanted for remote Shetland island’s four-pupil school
Can-do attitude and self-discipline essential for role at primary school on Foula, inhabited by 28 people

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

25, May, 2022 @1:13 PM

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How grasshopper stridulation can become the sound of silence as time goes by | Brief letters
Letters: Listening to insects | Working from home | Stanley Johnson’s French citizenship | Testing children | Rooney v Vardy


22, May, 2022 @4:31 PM

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‘My spelling isn’t that great’: Michael Morpurgo on why teaching kids to love writing is more important than grammar
The author, poet and playwright on why we should move away from Michael Gove-mandated lessons on fronted adverbials and back to unleashing the creative potential of children

Michael Morpurgo as told to Amy Fleming

18, May, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Cecil Poynton obituary
Other lives: Teacher who was born and raised in the town where he went on to spend most of his career

Allan Poynton

18, May, 2022 @11:25 AM

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Younger children most affected by Covid lockdowns, new research finds
Educational progress and social development of four- and five-year-olds suffered severely

Richard Adams, Education editor

17, May, 2022 @11:01 PM

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UK teachers: how is the cost of living crisis affecting students?
We would like to hear from teachers and school leaders about the impact of the cost of living crisis on their students

Guardian community team

17, May, 2022 @9:47 AM

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It’s back to school for the Tories | Brief letters
Brief letters: Improving the school system | Daily Mail use | Waxing lyrical | Dennis Waterman’s roles

09, May, 2022 @3:09 PM

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Why ending school exclusions isn’t easy | Letter
Letter: The only way to reduce exclusions at both primary and secondary level is to ensure earlier diagnosis and more effective interventions for special educational needs, writes Neil Miller


04, May, 2022 @4:40 PM

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Ban permanent exclusions from English primaries, says ex-children’s tsar
Anne Longfield says ‘exclusions culture’ rewards removal of some vulnerable children from school roll

Richard Adams Education editor

28, Apr, 2022 @11:01 PM

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‘They can really fly’: how to teach a refugee child
Children arriving from war-torn countries such as Ukraine often thrive in their new school and go on to be successful. How do teachers do it?

Anna Fazackerley

27, Apr, 2022 @6:15 AM

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Bigger classes? Yes, but pupils have got bigger too, say UK teachers
Union delegates say walking into class is like entering the land of the giants

Sally Weale Education correspondent

18, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

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How to turn a school around with love: ‘People are so very grateful that we care’
Chris Dyson, head of a highly successful Leeds primary, says you can threaten children into behaving in the short term, but change won’t last once they are outside the gate

Liz Lightfoot

16, Apr, 2022 @6:45 AM

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