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‘I was the only girl in A-level electronics’

[ad_1] Image copyright Unknown Image caption Khadijah Ismail's unusual A-level choice led to a top apprenticeship As a little girl Khadijah Ismail would spend hours watching aeroplanes through the window of the attic bedroom she shared with her sister near Manchester Airport. She even wrote the airport a letter "on fancy paper and everything", giving her address and asking them to send more planes past her house. The eldest of
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Student reunited with mother after 12 years

[ad_1] Would you be able to leave your child at school knowing you would not see them again for more than a decade?That is the stark choice facing some parents in Nepal’s most remote villages who want a better future for their children. The story of one group of teenagers travelling to meet their parents for the first time in 12 years has been turned into the award-winning documentary, Children
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‘We’re artists that happen to be women’

[ad_1] "Women need to start coming up now and showing what we've got to offer."That is the advice of one Cardiff Metropolitan University art student.It comes as the National Museum Wales admitted its collections "embed historical injustice", after research showed men dominated its recent exhibitions. Temporary exhibitions between 2016 and 2018 featured the work of 83 women compared with 273 men.National Museum of Wales director general David Anderson said he
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Ofsted chief accepted for ‘settled status’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Ofsted's head of research, who had complained of being "rejected" for "settled status" after Brexit, now says his application has been accepted.Prof Daniel Muijs, a senior figure in England's education watchdog, is originally from Belgium but has worked in the UK for more than 20 years.His problems with applying to stay drew protests on social media.But Prof Muijs has now said on Twitter he is
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UWE Bristol students ‘sought help’ before deaths

[ad_1] Image caption The report said eight students had sought help for mental health problems A report into the death of 14 students who had taken their own lives found eight had already sought help for mental health issues.The report, released by the University of the West of England, Bristol, into the deaths were mostly among white male students whose average age was 21.Half of the group had also resat
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‘Institutes of Technology’ to boost skills training

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The government has announced the locations of 12 "Institutes of Technology" in England, intended to provide high-quality skills training.The aim is to offer young people a vocational alternative to universities.Employers will support the institutes, most of which will be based around existing colleges and universities.The dozen include four based in London, two in the west Midlands and the other six in Milton Keynes, Swindon, Durham,
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Londonderry integrated primary school earmarked for closure

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Image caption The school has a capacity for 74 pupils Plans have been drawn up to close one of Londonderry's two integrated primary schools.The Education Authority (EA) proposal recommends the closure of Groarty Integrated Primary School, which it says is no longer sustainable.The school currently has an enrolment of 32 pupils.A consultation will be carried out before a final decision is made. The EA has recommended
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Italian footballer helps girl who got tuna-and-crackers lunch

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Candreva is a "golden-hearted" midfielder, Inter Milan's fan website says Inter Milan football star Antonio Candreva has stepped in to pay school meal fees for a girl from a poor immigrant family who was given tuna and crackers instead of the normal lunch.Italian media say the girl burst into tears when she was given the reduced lunch, at a primary school near Verona."I'm ready
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School funding ‘down £500 per pupil’ over 10 years

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images School spending per pupil in Wales will have fallen by almost a tenth over 10 years, according to new research.One economist estimates there will have been a cut of 9% or £500 per pupil in real terms between 2009-10 and 2020-21, if spending plans stay the same.In recent weeks, schools in Vale of Glamorgan, and Conwy have written to parents highlighting squeezed budgets. Ministers said
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Ofsted chief not accepted for ‘settled status’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Ofsted's head of research has complained on Twitter of being turned down in his application for "settled status" in the UK after Brexit.Professor Daniel Muijs, a senior figure in England's school watchdog, has held posts in Southampton, Manchester, Newcastle and Warwick Universities.Originally from Belgium, he has worked in the UK for more than 20 years.The Home Office says he has not been "refused", but more