Schools warned over hackable heating systems

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Dozens of British schools’ heating systems have been found to be vulnerable to hackers, according to a probe by a security research firm. Pen Test Partners says the problem was... Read More

Teachers call for ban on energy drinks in schools

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One of the UK’s largest teaching unions is calling for schools to ban energy drinks from their premises. The NASUWT is warning about caffeine levels in the drinks, describing them... Read More

Pledge to boost mental health support in schools

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Children and young people in England are to be able to access mental health support at school or college under government plans to improve services. The proposals include introducing a... Read More

Fire chiefs call for sprinklers in all UK schools

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All new and refurbished schools in the UK should be fitted with sprinklers, fire chiefs say. Currently, sprinklers are mandatory in new school buildings in Scotland and Wales, but not... Read More

Schools allowed to keep spare allergy pens under new law

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All schools in the UK will be allowed to buy spare adrenaline auto-injectors for use on children with serious allergies in emergencies, following a change in the law. At present,... Read More

Schools issue Snapchat Map warning

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Schools are warning parents that a new location-sharing feature in Snapchat could put children at risk. Snap Map lets users share their exact location with people on their “friends” list... Read More

Grammar schools must serve 'ordinary families'

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Education Secretary Justine Greening wants England’s schools, including a new generation of grammars, to do more to help “ordinary working families”. The school system needs to find ways to support... Read More

Cash for new grammar schools in £320m Budget plan

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Extra money for new free schools and grammar schools in England will be announced by the Chancellor in his Budget on Wednesday. Philip Hammond will confirm a one-off payment of... Read More