Primary schools

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Children’s laureates campaign for £100m a year to fix primary school libraries
Current laureate Cressida Cowell leads demands to ringfence funds to renew ‘deteriorating’ facilities that fail to appeal to students

Sian Cain

12, Apr, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Why do my children find me so annoying? I fear it is nothing to do with lockdown | Zoe Williams
How much of teenage behaviour is due to the pandemic, and how much is garden-variety adolescence? It’s a difficult knot to tease out, says the Guardian columnist Zoe Williams

Zoe Williams

11, Apr, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Wallball isn’t really a whole new ballgame | Letters
Letters: Readers share memories of games played with a wall and a ball


09, Apr, 2021 @2:52 PM

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While Williamson calls for discipline, our children’s hopes crumble around them | Polly Toynbee
The education secretary’s idea of ‘behaviour hubs’ to teach other schools how to keep order shows just how little he cares, says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee

08, Apr, 2021 @5:27 PM

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Hundreds of schools in England sign up for anti-racist curriculum
Grassroots groups, teachers and councils helping to update syllabus after young people demand change

David Batty, Nazia Parveen and Tobi Thomas

26, Mar, 2021 @3:00 PM

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How George Floyd's death inspired change in two Manchester schools
Two teachers at separate schools decided it was time to act after being shocked by events in the US

Nazia Parveen

26, Mar, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Pupils in England less likely to get special needs support in poorer areas
Study of primary schoolchildren warns inconsistent approaches creating postcode lottery

Rachel Hall

19, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Schools missing out on millions for poorer pupils, say head teachers
Date change means children recently eligible for free school meals will not benefit from pupil premium

Richard Adams, Education editor

18, Mar, 2021 @7:00 AM

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'A community of equals': the private school with no fees, set up by a south London teacher
Lucy Stephens was tired of ‘shoehorning’ pupils through tests. Her new school has no Sats, no behaviour policy – and an idea for a novel funding system

Jess Staufenberg

13, Mar, 2021 @8:30 AM

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'I thought there'd be more mischief': schools return in England
Staff and pupils talk of Covid fears and exam worries but improved face-to-face communication

Alfie Packham and Rachel Obordo

12, Mar, 2021 @6:27 PM

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Mavis Johns obituary
Other Lives: Infant school teacher who was much involved in the musical world of her local community

Cathy Johns

10, Mar, 2021 @5:32 PM

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Shortsighted approach to transforming schools in England | Letters
Letters: Readers react to Gavin Williamson’s proposals for education reform, suggesting ways to bring about real change and highlighting the merits of a five-term academic year


08, Mar, 2021 @5:27 PM

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