Proud parents have been attending nativity plays right across the South. Here's footage filmed at Barns Green Primary at Horsham in Sussex.
A year on from the shock closure of a school for deaf children in Kent, former pupils and staff have held a 'reunion walk' around the site.
Many remain angry more was not done to save the Royal School for Deaf Children in Margate.
John Ryall has been speaking with former teacher, Neil Fletcher, and former childcare worker, Anna Barrowcliffe.
Redbridge Community School is transforming the lives of its pupils with a series of pioneering initiatives.Read the full story ›
Social Affairs Correspondent Christine Alsford rounds up the Every Day Counts series on the work of Redbridge Community School with Fred and Stacey in the studio.
Last year Peter had a school attendance record of just over 60 per cent. This year he's been in lessons every single day. He tells Christine Alsford why he stopped playing truant - and how he's turned his life around since a minibus that tours the locality chasing up absent pupils came to call.
For the last few days we've been featuring the work of an inspiring secondary school in a challenging part of the South. We've been out on their attendance bus, chasing up truants - and we've seen how a special unit at Redbridge Community School helps pupils at risk of exclusion. Tonight our Social Affairs Correspondent concludes her series Every Day Counts with a report on the headteacher - and finds out why he keeps a pot of stones on his desk.
The number of pupils being excluded from school is on the rise with last year's figures up by more than 10%.
A school in a part of Southampton has been bucking that trend and achieving remarkable results by running a special unit aimed at turning life around for some of its most challenging students.
Our social affairs correspondent Christine Alsford was given exclusive access to the unit and its groundbreaking work.
Here is the second of her three special reports about a school working hard to ensure Every Day Counts:
Christine spoke to pupils Paige Masters and Mikey McCann along with teacher Laura Streeter from Redbridge Community School.
Click here for Christine's first special report.
Nine in 10 primary schools in the Thames Valley have experienced head lice outbreaks.
Yattendon School in West Berkshire is doing all it can to avoid the itchy problem with a 'Nit Buster Weekend'.
Each child will be given a special pack containing a free nit comb along with official information on detection and treatment.
Parents will be encouraged to check their children's hair to prevent the problem.
A Hampshire school is taking drastic measures to encourage students not to play truant.
The headteacher and his assistant drive around in a mini bus, confronting teenagers who should be in class - and trying to persuade them to accept the offer of a lift to school.
Attendance has long been right at the top of the government's education agenda.
Statistics point to the strong link between being in lessons and achieving well. Pupils with the lowest absence rates are nearly five times more likely to get at least five good grades including English and Maths at GCSE.
Our social affairs correspondent Christine Alsford was given exclusive access to a school's attendance bus and its groundbreaking work in Southampton.
Here is the first of her three special reports about a school working hard to ensure Every Day Counts:
Hampshire Fire and Rescue are carrying out a car crash cut-out exercise today in Winchester to highlight the dangers of texting behind the wheel.
The event at Peter Symonds College is part of the college's week long Stay Safe at Christmas campaign.
Additional activities will include beer goggle basketball and Scalextric text racing.