Abraham Moss Community School in Manchester are celebrating Christmas with a difference this year. The teachers and staff made a video. It was shown to all pupils during assemblies this week and in turn, pupils were asked to make a donation to charity.
Parents and children in Trafford have been protesting against plans to cut school crossing patrols. Trafford Council says they recognise the value of the school crossing patrols but want to find alternative ways to fund them But parents like Fiona Stiff say this is compromising children's safety.
We're frequently warned that the UK's lagging behind other leading countries when in comes to education, particularly maths.
Only this week a survey of 15-year-olds revealed we're slipping down the international league table, while nations from the Far East forge ahead.
Could it all be to do with the way maths is taught? And what would happen when a visiting teacher from China gave a lesson Shanghai-style to ten and 11-year-olds in Greater Manchester.
Questions Tim Scott's been trying to answer:
A class of Year 6 children in are being taught maths Chinese-style by a visiting teacher from Shanghai.
Its part of a £41m Government scheme called the Mastery project, aimed at enabling kids to ''master'' maths.
The pupils, from Arlies Primary School in Stalybridge, are being taught in the school's main hall with about 100 other teachers sitting at the back of the class.
The staff will be able to see the difference between conventional UK maths teaching and maths teaching Shanghai style, which involves use of visual imagery.
Outgoing Ofsted head Sir Michael Wilshaw said the gulf in standards was particularly felt at secondary schools.Read the full story ›
Speeding motorists in Wirral could be brought before a court of schoolchildren. It's part of Road Safety Week in the borough. Instead of being reported for an offence drivers may be escorted to a local school and questioned by pupils. Children at Avalon School in West Kirby have been keen to help get the message across about road safety.
Safe Skills' is a scheme on offer to schools on Merseyside to give children the knowledge and ability to stop older people trying to groom them online and in person.
England could be facing a shortage of up to 19,000 school leaders by 2022 if action is not taken to plug the gap, it has been claimed.Read the full story ›
A campaign designed to reduce drunkenness in Liverpool is targeting students to try to make nightlife in the city safer.
The scheme aims to persuade 18 to 30 year olds to drink less by telling bar staff to refuse to serve anyone who is "clearly drunk."
Watch Andy Bonner's report