Education

Tributes paid to ‘visionary’ former Devonport High School for Boys headteacher

A headteacher who provided ‘visionary leadership’ to one of Plymouth’s best schools for almost 20 years has died at the age of 92. Gavin Peck, who was headmaster at Devonport High School for Boys from 1975 to 1993, oversaw the school’s expansion as well as negotiating changes including the change from O levels to GCSEs …

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High school track: Corner Canyon boys, Lone Peak girls lead 6A state

Skyridge’s Seth Wallgren had never won an individual state championship so the motivation was extremely high in his last high school 3,200-meter race on Thursday. As for Herriman’s Addi Bruening, she was the defending state champ and even though she wasn’t wearing the No. 1 bib number she wanted to prove she was still the …

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Post-primary school places Northern Ireland: Guide for parents as outcome to be announced

Nearly 24,000 Northern Ireland pupils will be informed of the outcome of their application for a post-primary school place. Parents will receive notification of their child’s placement via an email on Saturday morning, May 21. Parents will still be able to login to Education Authority ‘s Post-Primary Admissions Portal to view their original application alongside …

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Birmingham primary school ‘forced’ to become an academy following ‘inadequate’ Ofsted rating

A Birmingham headteacher says her primary school has been ‘forced’ to become an academy following an Ofsted inspection. Kings Norton Primary School on Pershore Road South was rated as ‘inadequate’ when it was inspected on September 28 and 29, 2021. The school was found to be ‘inadequate’ in three key areas, including quality of education, …

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Teenage pupils object to their school becoming an academy

Consultation has started on a proposal for a Derbyshire secondary school to become an academy and join the Embark Federation trust. The governing body at Anthony Gell School in Wirksworth, in the Peak Districthas been considering the possibility of becoming an academy for the past five years but only now feel the time is right. …

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Head teacher replaced after Ofsted inspection at struggling Derby school

A new head teacher is to take over the running of a troubled Derby secondary school from next Monday – just days after Ofsted carried out a full inspection. This followed teacher claims that they “were on their knees“because of the ongoing bad behavior of some pupils. Chellaston Academy became part of the Queen Elizabeth’s …

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$ 700M plan to aims to rebuild 5 Detroit schools, reopen 7 previously-closed schools

DETROIT, MI (WXYZ) – The Detroit Public Schools Community District is being reimagined. Last week, the school board unanimously approved a $ 700 million plan that includes rebuilding five schools and reopening seven previously-closed schools over the next five years. One of the schools set to be rebuilt is Pershing High School. It will be …

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Ofsted inspectors visit Derby school where teachers are concerned for their own safety

A troubled Derby school where teachers say they are “on their knees” because of a number of disruptive pupils has been visited by Ofsted inspectors. The inspection of the Swarkestone Road school comes two weeks after Derbyshire Live exclusively revealed that worried teachers had complained to Ofsted about disruptive pupil behaviorincluding damage to belongings and …

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Students at a Georgia high school file civil lawsuit claiming racial discrimination by the school and district

CNN – Five students at Coosa High School in Rome, Georgia, along with their mothers, filed a federal lawsuit against the Floyd County School district claiming continued racial discrimination at the school and continued violations of their first amendment and equal protection rights. “The Plaintiffs, who are African-American, challenge Coosa High’s deliberate indifference to acts …

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