Minister for Education Norma Foley:   she stressed the “huge potential” identified by teachers  and the community for collaboration between schools. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

A two-year pilot project to support and save small rural primary schools by encouraging them to work together in “clusters” has been launched by Minis(...)

Police and anti-vaccination protesters during a demonstration in Parliament Square, London, after restrictions were lifted. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

More than a million pupils in England were out of school because of coronavirus last week, as rising infections are driving up the numbers asked to se(...)

Education secretary Gavin Williamson told MPs that from August 16th, pupils will not have to self-isolate if they are a close contact of someone who tests positive. Photograph: House of Commons/PA Wire

Boris Johnson’s government has announced the end of classroom bubbles in England after a surge in the number of children off school due to self-isolat(...)

Minister Gavin Williamson, a key aide in Johnson’s personal rise, stays in place. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Nobody puts it quite like Boris Johnson. Last week the British PM told distraught school pupils that their exam results had been “derailed by a mutant(...)

Students protest outside 10 Downing Street in London on Saturday. Photograph: EPA

Tens of thousands of A-level students in England are set to see their grades increased after a humiliating U-turn by the British government. Followin(...)

Sudden withdrawal of appeals procedure has been criticised by students. File photograph: Getty

Education unions in Britain have condemned the UK government for the “political Punch and Judy show” over its handling of issues surrounding A-levels.(...)

Choosing a CAO course in specific subjects for post-primary teaching is a delicate balancing act. Photograph: iStock

I’m a sixth-year student and thinking of becoming a second-level teacher. Some of my friends and family believe other career options are more financia(...)

 Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson with a bull during a visit to Darnford Farm near Aberdeen, Scotland. Photograph: Andrew MilliganAFP/Getty

UK opposition parties have agreed to work together to thwart Boris Johnson’s plan for an October 15th general election, deepening the political paraly(...)

Children from Kildalkey in Co Meath walk to school on Monday accompanied by Sinn Féin TD Peadar Tóibín (left),  FG Cllr Noel French and Sinn Féin Cllr Caroline Lynch.

‘Where’s my seat - I’ve got sore feet,’ was the message on placards to Bus Éireann on Monday morning as a dozen Meath post-primary students walked 10k(...)

The entrance to the Dorchester Hotel in London, where the Presidents Club held its now infamous fundraising dinner last week. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

MPs are to ask police to investigate whether crimes were committed at the men-only Presidents Club dinner in London, attended by billionaires, politic(...)

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