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Mum hits out at school bans on fidget spinners

A mum who claims a fidget spinner proved a “miraculous” help to her son’s ability to learn has hit out at schools choosing to ban the gadgets.

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Princes Risborough School students celebrate their award

Princes Risborough School win Young Enterprise awards, and now head to the regional finals

Hot on the back of recent successes at the Wycombe Area finals, a dynamic group of 10 Sixth Form Young Enterprise  (YE) students from Princes Risborough School have just returned  as ‘County Champions’from the YE finals.

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Collect photo of brainbow Mia Golosino. See MASONS story MNMENSA; A  girl was refused her first choice of secondary school - despite being one of the brightest children in the world. Brainbox Mia Golosino had set her heart on going to grammar school in September, only to be rejected even though she has a higher IQ than Einstein. She sat the 11-plus privately but, despite passing with flying colours,  she was turned down for Aylesbury High grammar school when allocation letters were sent out earlier this year. Mia�"s parents, IT manager  Jose and full-time mum Mary, arranged for their 11-year-old daughter to sit a Mensa test to help them  appeal the decision.

Bright spark cannot study at Aylesbury High School despite being smarter than Einstein

A youngster has been refused a place at over-subscribed Aylesbury High School...
despite having a higher IQ than Albert Einstein.

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The top pet hates of parents on the schoolrun

REVEALED: The biggest pet hates of the school run

With school term just restarted, frustrations are already starting to show as parents have revealed their top school run gripes.

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Most students are going to their first choice primary

Most pupils in Oxfordshire to go to first choice primary school

Nearly 94 per cent of children in Oxfordshire have been offered a place at their first-choice primary school.

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Older mums are better mums says new study

Older mums are better mums says new study

Older women make better mums with their children displaying fewer behavioural, social and emotional difficulties, a new study reveals.

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Are you smarter than an 11 year old? Find out by taking the tes

11 PLUS QUIZ: Are you smarter than an 11 year old?

New research has revealed just 16% of parents score full marks in an 11 Plus quiz.

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The de-choking device

Brackley man advocates ‘de-choking’ device for all nurseries and schools as alternative to back slaps

A private nursery director in Brackley is to issue a ‘de-choking product’ to other nurseries and schools in the town.

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Special report: Children tucking into lunchboxes with double their daily sugar intake

Special report: Children tucking into lunchboxes with double their daily sugar intake

Children are tucking into lunchboxes containing more than double their daily sugar intake, a study has found.

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Pupils from all over Buckinghamshire  visited the site of Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland, a trip organised by the Holocaust educational Trust

Bucks schoolchildren visit Nazi death camps for lessons from Auschwitz project

How to try and make sense of the systematic genocide of six million people based solely on their religion?
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File photo dated 24/05/10 of students sitting an exam as teenagers' speaking and listening abilities will no longer count towards their final GCSE English grades, despite widespread opposition to the move. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday August 29, 2013. England's exams regulator Ofqual has confirmed it is pushing ahead with plans to strip the key skills out of the qualifications amid concerns that assessments, which are carried out by teachers, are not being conducted and marked consistently across all schools. Chief regulator Glenys Stacey admitted that the decision would be "unpopular" with many teachers, but insisted it was necessary because the current system is unfair. See PA story EDUCATION English. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire ENGEMN00120130829142758

WATCH: Folks who swapped their careers for teaching encourage others to do the same as recruitment drive launched

A recruitment drive has been launched to find more teachers – just weeks after unions claimed the number of teachers in Buckinghamshire could fall.

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Field House Valentines day 2017

Valentine’s Day Fun at Buckingham Day Nursery

Field House Day Nursery in Tingewick Road, Buckingham has been awash with pinks and reds as the children celebrate love and friendship in time for Valentine’s Day.

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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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£3million cash boost for University of Buckingham project

£3million cash boost for University of Buckingham project

The University of Buckingham is set to benefit from a £3 million grant provided by the Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP), which will be used to fund the Vinson Centre for the study of Liberal Economics and Entrepreneurship.

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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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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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Head teacher Alan Rosen

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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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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