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Robert Smyth Academy Principal set to step down by the end of the month

The Principal of Robert Smyth Academy, Sue Jones, is stepping down after 14 years at the school in leadership roles, citing “personal and family reasons”.

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Crowd pleaser...all the students before the 2017 Lock-in at Robert Smyth Academy.
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PHOTOS: Gold medallist at Robert Smyth Academy’s 24- hour sports marathon

Gold medallist Emma Wiggs was in town last week, encouraging local students to raise money for charity.

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English University offering £15k grant to study PHD in chocolate

English University offering £15k grant to study PHD in chocolate

A university is seeking doctoral candidates to undertake a PHD - in CHOCOLATE.

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Robert Smyth Academy hit by shake-up

The shake-up in education in south Leicestershire has led to financial problems at Market Harborough’s Robert Smyth Academy, a report has revealed.

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Champions! Special arrival gives pupils a day they will never forget

Champions! Special arrival gives pupils a day they will never forget

When a special visitor arrives in a heavy weight metal case with its own security guard, you know it is a visitor that these school children will never forget!

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Body cameras: coming to a school near you soon

Body cameras: coming to a school near you soon

The use of body cameras by front line police and other uniformed enforcement agencies is increasing at an unstoppable rate both in the US and UK.

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Latest school league tables show where you live affects your childs education

Latest school league tables show where you live affects your child’s education

The results are in, and the so-called north-south divide continues to separate children’s educational outcomes by geography – as the recently published secondary schools’ performance data from the Department for Education shows

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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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Extra £4.6m for Lincolnshire schools

Government plans to end the ‘historical postcode lottery’ in school funding means Lincolnshire could be in line for an extra £4.6 million.

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Tilton student Ed Farmer, who is believed to have died after a night of heavy drinking with friends from Newcastle University EMN-161219-160546001

Tilton student believed to have died after night of heavy drinking

Tributes have been paid to a Tilton student who is believed to have died following a night of heavy drinking with friends.

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Two schools’ big extension plans

Two schools’ big extension plans

Two schools in the Harborough district have submitted major extension plans to the district council in the last week.

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Harborough district school features in The Sunday Times’s top ten

A school from the Harborough district has featured in The Sunday Times’s top ten independent secondary schools in the East Midlands.

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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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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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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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How the landscaped Magna Park extension might look

Harborough’s newest college plan launched

A plan for the Harborough district’s newest education facility was launched at Magna Park near Lutterworth this week.

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Youngsters make their mark in commmunity

Dozens of youngsters from Hastings and Wealden celebrated their graduation from the National Citizen Service at a glamorous ceremony held at The Hastings Centre on September 24.

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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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Just how unhealthy are your children’s lunchboxes?

Just how unhealthy are your children’s lunchboxes?

Childhood obesity is being fueled by packed lunches, new research has found.

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