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Reform of exams ‘biggest bugbear’ for Leeds teachers and children

Teachers and children are suffering unnecessary stress as a result of frequent exam reforms, according to the headteacher at the Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL).

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Collect of Daniel Long, 15, who commited suicide at his home in Leeds, South Yorkshire. See Ross Parry story RPYSTRESS; The heartbroken sister of a straight-A student who committed suicide due to exam stress has launched a national campaign to prevent it happening again. 'Brainy' Daniel Long, 15, hanged himself in February 2017 after he developed acute anxiety whilst revising for his GCSEs. He was discovered unresponsive by his heartbroken mum Emma Oliver, 43, who had rushed upstairs when she heard a loud bang coming from his bedroom. Emma desperately tried to save him with CPR while a neighbour called 999, but Daniel was rushed to hospital where he was put on life support.

MP backs bid to get a counsellor for every school

A West Yorkshire MP has given her backing to a campaign started by the family of a Leeds schoolboy who took his own life.

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YEP Says: Parents please listen - Don’t park outside Leeds schools

THERE REALLY can be very few excuses for drivers parking outside schools to drop off and pick up their children.

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Revealed: The number of drivers caught parking illegally near Leeds schools last term

Revealed: The number of drivers caught parking illegally near Leeds schools last term

Drivers parking illegally near schools in Leeds were issued with fines on 288 occasions in just one term, council figures reveal.

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Yorkshire Dales schools saved from closure but will face ‘significant’ change

THREE Wensleydale primary schools that were previously at risk of closure due to financial pressures and low pupil numbers will remain open, securing education in the dale for current and future pupils.

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Leeds council does a u-turn over plans to merge two schools

Leeds council does a u-turn over plans to merge two schools

The proposed merger between a primary and a secondary school in Moortown has been put on the backburner following a council re-think.
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FLASHBACK: Masaru Yoshitake performing in the Leeds International Piano Competition in 2015. Picture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com

Leeds International Piano Competition to go global

The global reach of Leeds International Piano Competition has been extended by a new internet streaming deal.

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CAMPAIGN: Save Our School banners have been put up.

Row over as hopes pinned on Leeds academy decision

A leeds MP embroiled in a row with a headteacher over controversial plans to merge two schools has stressed their divisions have been resolved after discussions spilled over into a public spat.

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Christina Gabbitas was presented with the Achievement in Education award at The Yorkshire Women of Achievement awards in 2016.

‘More action to tackle abuse’, says Yorkshire author

More preventative measures need to be put in place to protect vulnerable young children from abuse, according to a Yorkshire author who held a conference in Leeds to highlight the issue.

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Grammar School at Leeds principal Sue Woodroofe.

Yorkshire principal hopes to see more female leaders

The female principal of one of the UK’s largest independent schools hopes to see more women take up leadership roles in education after describing how she often feels “outnumbered” by male heads.

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Campaigners have put up banners in Boston Spa.

Yorkshire MP and head end row over school future

A Yorkshire MP embroiled in a row with a headteacher over controversial plans to merge two schools has stressed their divisions have been resolved after discussions spilled over into a public spat.

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FILM FUNDING: Leeds Trinity University Students are using crowdfunding to finance their short films.

Students pitch for film funding

Budding filmmakers are making a pitch to the public to help finance their short films.

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VIDEO: Parents gather in Roundhay Park to demand a new school for their children

"Give us a school our children can walk to."

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Parents rally for school places as battle continues

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Parents hit out at Leeds primary academy plan

Parents at a Leeds primary have hit out over a Government policy that will to force it to leave council control and become an academy following a recent ‘inadequate’ Ofsted rating.

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A number of parents living in the Roundhay area of Leeds gathered in Roundhay Park before taking part in a short march to highlight that children in the area do not have a local primary school available and that a proposed expansion of Moor Allerton High and Allerton Grange will have a negative effect on those schools.

Protest in the park: Roundhay parents refuse to give up as battle for school places continues

Almost 100 parents and children marched with banners in Roundhay Park today in an effort to raise awareness of the continuing shortage of primary school places in the area.
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Lord O'Neill, left says northern schools should be a priority for new Education Secretary Damian Hinds

School visits should be a must for employers in North, says ex-Minister

Employers in the North should be morally obliged to go into local schools to make sure young people know about the range of possible jobs available to them, an influential former Treasury Minister has claimed.

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Elmet and Rothwell MP Alec Shelbrooke.

War of words breaks out between MP and Boston Spa headteacher

A row has broken out between an MP and a headteacher who have both accused each other of lying over plans to merge two Leeds schools.
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Youngsters get chance to ask questions when Leeds United stars visit school

Hotshot young journalists from a Leeds primary school really had news to make the headlines – when they welcomed two Leeds United stars to their classroom.

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Pupils from Boston Spa Academy, with their headteacher Chris Walsh (second left) and Sir John Townsley, The Gorse Academies Trust Chief Executive (left).

UPDATED: Headteacher's frank letter to parents about under-threat Leeds school

The headteacher at a Leeds school has criticised shock council plans to close the secondary and sell-off the land and has urged the community to campaign against the proposals.
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