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Secondary school’s expansion plans to meet ‘pressing demand’

Secondary school’s expansion plans to meet ‘pressing demand’

Education bosses have drawn up plans to expand a secondary school - including two temporary structures - to meet the growing demand for places.

Scout hut, church and youth centre among 20 venues for MMR catch-up clinics

Scout hut, church and youth centre among 20 venues for MMR catch-up clinics

A church and scout hut are among the venues hosting MMR catch-up clinics in Kent as officials try and encourage those not vaccinated to come forward.

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Complete ban on mobile phones in school confirmed – even at break times

Complete ban on mobile phones in school confirmed – even at break times

Schools have been told they should ban mobile phones completely but what exactly do the new rules mean for teachers, parents and pupils?

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Grammar school so cramped pupils being taught in dining hall

Grammar school so cramped pupils being taught in dining hall

An overcrowded grammar school has become so cramped pupils are being taught in the dining hall.

‘We want to help as many people as we can’ says new SEN school head

‘We want to help as many people as we can’ says new SEN school head

A new school plans to help youngsters with special educational needs (SEN) nearby in a bid to stop parents having to travel long distances.

Hundreds of extra grammar school places needed in Kent by end of the decade

Hundreds of extra grammar school places needed in Kent by end of the decade

The county council has warned more grammar ‘satellites’ may be needed to cope with increase in demand and avoid extra costs to the taxpayer.

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Voting open for £5k education competition

Voting open for £5k education competition

Schools, academies and colleges can win a grant to help support science, technology, engineering and maths learning.

Disposable vape ban explained as PM pledges to ‘protect children’s health’

Disposable vape ban explained as PM pledges to ‘protect children’s health’

Disposable vapes are to be banned, under new plans unveiled by the government, but what does the ban mean and when will it come into force?

School ‘too focused on exams’

School ‘too focused on exams’

A once “outstanding” school with more than 1,000 pupils on the roll has been downgraded and told it must improve.

New ‘satellite’ school to tackle county’s SEND places shortfall

New ‘satellite’ school to tackle county’s SEND places shortfall

Plans to create a new satellite school for pupils with special educational needs on an island with a shortage of places have been welcomed.

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