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Gervase Phinn - on why teaching is still a great profession

Despite teachers being under mounting pressure and an education system in flux, Gervase Phinn believes teaching remains a great profession. Chris Bond talked to him.

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Marisa Hyland: University student said she feared for her safety as water entered flat.

Students moved out as flats 
are flooded for second time

More than 200 terrified students at Leeds Beckett University were evacuated from their city centre accommodation on Sunday night after water “gushed” from the ceiling and flooded their rooms for a second time.

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Flooding at The Plaza on Sunday night.

Students flooded out of Leeds flats

More than 200 terrified students at Leeds Beckett University were evacuated from their accommodation on Sunday night after water “gushed” from the ceiling and flooded their rooms for the second time since September.

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COLOUR ME IMPRESSED: Headteacher Chris Dyson in a new-look classroom with volunteers and pupils. PIC: Simon Hulme

Leeds school’s dazzling new look awaits pupils next term

A group of volunteers and businesses have been chipping in over the half-term break to finish a revamp worth thousands of pounds at a Leeds primary school.

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Bottom 10 per cent of constituencies for university application rates

Here is a list of the bottom 10% of constituencies for university application rates in 2017, according to data from Ucas.

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Top ten per cent of constituencies for university application rates

Here is a list of the top 10% of constituencies for university application rates in 2017, according to data from Ucas.

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Teenagers in some parts of the UK are around four times as likely as their peers to apply to go to university.

Revealed: Leeds education gap between city centre and leafy suburbs

Teenagers in some parts of Leeds are nearly three times as likely to apply for a university place as their peers just a few miles away, figures out today reveal.

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Councils are asking for more cash for schools

West Leeds: New plans submitted for double school extension

PLANs to expand a primary school have attracted concerns over car parking and impact on green space.

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Is time running out for Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn?

Tom Richmond: Labour in La La Land under Corbyn - where is the Opposition?

HERE’S a general knowledge question to begin proceedings: Who are Rebecca Long-Bailey, Angela Rayner and Jon Ashworth?

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Praise for Knottingley special measures school

Inspectors have praised a school for getting back on track after being placed in special measures last year.

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A lick of paint for Leeds primary school

A group of volunteers gave up their time to help transform a Leeds school.

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Rise in number of school support staff saying they are ‘expected to teach’

School support staff are increasingly being asked to teach lessons, a poll has found.

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Video:: Inspiring next generation of Leeds United fans

They are the next generation of fans who will one day proudly pull on the famous white shirt of Leeds United.

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The proportion of underperforming secondary schools is lower in Sheffield than on average in England

Fears over free school funding

Campaigning parents fear they may lose out on a new free school in Roundhay as they demand action from authorities over “unacceptable” delays.

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POLL: Should schools introduce the use of body cameras?

POLL: Should schools introduce the use of body cameras?

Two British schools now provide body cameras for staff to record disruptive incidents.

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Leeds schools team up for robots and recycling

Leeds primary school pupils joined forces with children in Mexico, the USA and Norway for a robot-making project with a twist.

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NHS in crisis

Colleges ‘referring more students with mental health issues directly to A&E’

Further education colleges are referring increasing numbers of students with mental health problems directly to A&E, according to new research.

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Pontefract school placed in special measures

A school has been placed in special measures after an inspection by Ofsted.

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Video: US skating sensations roll into Leeds school for stunt-packed performance

A team of skating sensations rolled into a Leeds school for a stunt-packed performance.

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Chance to help research

A major research programme aiming to improve health prospects for older people needs participants.

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