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‘We’re a school on the march’: Aylesbury Vale Academy principal reacts to Ofsted report which grades it as inadequate

Aylesbury Vale Academy principal Roger Burman says he is pleased with the progress he has made at the school despite inspectors grading it as inadequate in a report published today (Monday).

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University students urged to get vaccinated against meningitis and septicaemia

University students urged to get vaccinated against meningitis and septicaemia

Public Health England (PHE) are urging all new university students to get vaccinated against deadly meningococcal disease.

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Double Olympic Gold Medallist Visit to Aylesbury's Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School

Double Rio 2016 gold medallist Max Whitlock took time out of his busy training schedule to visit students at Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School on Friday 9th December.

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Bucks UTC students give Winslow charity a web pressence with latest project

Bucks UTC students give Winslow charity a web pressence with latest project

Bucks UTC IT students, have given a local charity their first online presence, designing a new website as part of their ‘live’ project learning.

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Vale headteachers write to Prime Minster to issue grim warning over funding

Two concerned headteachers have issued a stark warning to the Prime Minister and Education Secretary over cuts to secondary school funding.

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Aylesbury and Amersham college students

Public consultation over Aylesbury College merger plans

Aylesbury College and Amersham & Wycombe College have launched a public consultation on their proposed merger.

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Rotary Club of Aylesbury Hundreds president Roger King with Thornton College students Mya Dowdall, Kaela Williams and Maya John, winners of the Youth Speaks competition

Public speaking success for students at rotary competition

Students from Thornton College for Girls won the senior section of this year’s Rotary Club of Aylesbury Hundreds Youth Speaks competition.

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Bearbrook Pre School celebrate their outstanding Ofsted report!

'Outstanding' Ofsted report for Bearbrook School

The inspection report is packed with positive comments about the school’s work and the improvements that have been made under Sahara and Jane, lead learners at Bearbrook pre-School.
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Schools have installed surveillance software on pupils' own devices, a report has found

Three quarters of secondary schools ‘spying on pupils’ devices

Secondary schools in the UK have installed surveillance software on students’ personal devices, monitoring the kind of websites and apps they are accessing.

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Rehearsal for the Green Dragon Eco Farm live nativity PNL-161114-200912009

Nativity down on the farm with real animals and costumes made by Aylesbury College students delights youngsters

Pupils from East Claydon School have become the first group to take part in a unique nativity event at an eco centre.

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Andria Hanham - The Mandeville School's new head PNL-150112-123702009

The only way is up according to Mandeville School head

After a year at the helm Mandeville School headteacher Andria Hanham is confident that the struggling centre is back on the right track.

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Its true - women really do have better memories than men

It’s true - women really do have better memories than men

In the battle of the sexes, memory – or lack of it – has traditionally played a starring role.

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William Harding school pupils celebrate their Ofsted results

William Harding pupils celebrate their Ofsted triumph

William Harding School pupils celebrate as their school passes the Ofsted examination with flying colours

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Aylesbury College's Tim Keighley will be speaking at the breakfast briefing PNL-160211-125424001

Apprenticeship reforms talk

The first in a series of breakfast briefings focusing on apprenticeships takes place at University Campus Aylesbury Vale on Friday, November 25.

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David and Margaret Sheppherd, from Winslow - Re: School place

Mum’s on-going fight to save son’s education

The mother of a son with special educational needs has been left furious as Bucks County Council vetoed her son’s preferred school option to, she says, save money.

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Three quarters of parents think mobiles have negative effect on childrens learning

Three quarters of parents think mobiles have negative effect on children’s learning

Three quarters of parents are worried that using phones, tablets and games consoles is affecting their children’s performance at school.

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Councils fine parents nearly �7 million over childrens school absences

Councils fine parents nearly £7 million over children’s school absences

Councils in England issued almost £7 million worth of fines to parents in a single year for pupils’ unauthorised absences from school, figures show.

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Students turn to teachers before parents or friends for advice

Students turn to teachers before parents or friends for advice

Most students prefer to seek advice on course options from their teachers rather than friends or family, according to new research.

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William Harding School in Aylesbury, which is opening two days late due to building works over running. Pictured is a classroom minus its ceiling.

School closure ‘not taken lightly’, says head

The headteacher of a primary school that is opening two days late thanks to building work delays made the decision ‘based on pupil and staff well-being’.

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Top 10 things kids think you should have nailed before you turn 30

Top 10 things kids think you should have nailed before you turn 30

Forget fast cars, earning loads of money or even finding love - schoolchildren aged between five and 16 believe the secret to being a successful grown-up is being “happy”.

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