School pupils given strategies to help develop life skills

Pupils aged 11 to 16 are to be given strategies for "coping with modern life" as part of a new programme in schools.

University of Manchester

Manchester University lecturers to vote on strike action

Lecturers at a leading university are to be balloted for strikes in a dispute over jobs.

Staff and children at Brooklands Childcare in Hindley

Praise for ‘outstanding’ nursery

Staff at a borough nursery have been described as “excellent role models” by an education inspector.

The emails aim is to dupe students into giving up personal information

Rise in reports of student loan scam email

First-year and returning university students have been warned of a phishing scam where emails claim to be sent by the student loan provider.
Pupils lined up at Houghton Kepier

School pupils ‘lined up in the rain’ to colour-match trousers – with children sent home if clothes were from the wrong shop

Pupils at a Sunderland school were forced to “line up in the rain” while teachers colour-matched their trousers to make sure they had been bought from the right shop.

80% of young people think social media companies should do more to tackle cyber bullying

Young people want social media companies to act on bullying, poll shows

Around 80% of young people think social media companies should do more to tackle cyber bullying, according to a study.
Girls are more likely to have concerns about their appearance than boys

Looks among biggest worries for children going back to school, says survey

Many youngsters say one of their biggest worries about heading back to the classroom is how they look, a poll suggests.
Nursery workers' wages could have to be slashed

Nursery workers' pay 'may have to fall to cover free childcare scheme'

Nursery workers' wages could have to be slashed to pay for the Government's 30 hours of free childcare scheme, according to new research.

A pupil with an iPad

Pupils carrying a fortune in gadgets

Next month children will go back to school carrying £2.5bn worth of valuables in their backpacks.

Emily Baulf (17), an editorial assistant at teen magazine, Future Mag and 2nd year student at a large 6th form college

A teenager's guide to surviving their first day at college

We’ve been there, don’t panic.

In England, the overhaul saw traditional A* to G grades replaced with a 9 to 1 system in both core subjects.

Sample questions from new higher-tier maths papers

The changes to GCSE English and maths are aimed at making the exams "more challenging", according to Government policy objectives.

St Mary's pupil Kristian Wade

School celebrates top results in new GCSE grade system

Students, parents and staff at St Mary’s Catholic High School are celebrating achieving some excellent results in this year’s GCSEs.

Celebrations as students get their GCSE exam results at Standish Community High School

Teenagers get their GCSE results

Around 50,000 English and maths GCSEs were awarded the new highest grade this summer, as the impact of the biggest shake-up of exams for a generation began to be felt.

Here's how you can support your child today

Four ways in which you can support your child after GCSE results day

Results aren’t always as good as expected, so supporting your teen with emotional and practical support can really help them with the next steps in their academic career.

Nearly a quarter of parents have moved house to be within their desired school catchment area

24% of parents have moved home to be in school catchment area

Nearly a quarter of parents have moved house to be within their desired school catchment area, a survey has found.

GCSE results day is almost here

GCSE Result Day 2017: A survival guide

The climax to years of hard work and high expectations for 16 year-olds nationwide is nearly here.
Applied subjects appear to have created a gender divide, prospects-wise, a report claims

Boys go further on vocational courses

Teenage girls who study more vocational GCSEs rather than traditional academic courses may be putting themselves at a disadvantage, research suggests.

Winstanley College students Sophie and Ellie celebrate

Teenagers across the borough celebrate A-level success

Hundreds of borough teenagers were celebrating today as annual A-levels day came round again.

There has been a sharp rise in the number of counselling sessions for 16-18-year-olds

Exam worries lead to increasing numbers of young people looking for help

Rising numbers of young people are seeking help due to worries about getting their exam results.

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