More than 200 schools, including 42 in the South East, are using CCTV cameras in toilets or changing rooms. Is it sensible or intrusive?
Ten million pounds is being spent by Hampshire County Council to create much needed primary school places in Winchester.
Thirty two schools from our region will be rebuilt or have emergency work done through the Priority School Building Programme.
Major reform is on the way for GCSE exams. But amid constant change and uncertainty, are a growing numbers of independent schools set to turn their backs on the qualification?
Christine Alsford has been investigating whether Schools in the South could soon be devising their own courses and exams.
Able Seaman Michaela Fell, from Portsmouth, who is on her first deployment with the Royal Navy, was one of the group who went to the school.
12 men and women from the Portsmouth based warship HMS Richmond stopped by to help tidy and paint the South African primary school. 1,500 school children aged up to 15 years old squeeze into the small classrooms just outside Cape Town.
Kent County Council is calling on all parents to encourage their children to try a school lunch for a day as part of National School Meals Week. Thanks to campaigns like Jamie Oliver's to improve the quality of food, the council says school lunches are the best they have ever been.
For less than a cup of coffee on the high street, the council says a child can get a nourishing, tasty meal. Some of the meals on offer include, roast turkey with stuffing and roast potatoes, sweet and sour chicken with rice, pasta bolognese with homemade garlic bread and delicious desserts.
Roger Gough, cabinet member for education, said: 'I am sure my own experience of school dinners is very different to how it is today. If a child eats a healthy balanced main meal at lunchtime they are better able to concentrate for the rest of the day.'
Schools are being warned about the potential dangers of using World War One gas masks for educational purposes.
North Thanet`s MP, Sir Roger Gale, is forwarding the warning which was issued by the Chairman of the All-Party Group for Occupational Health and Safety, Jim Sheridan, MP.
The warning indicates that the antique masks can release asbestos fibres when they are pulled over faces or handles.
– Sir Roger Gale MP, North Thanet
In commemorating the anniversary of the commencement of the first World War we are encouraging schools, colleges and history societies to put together exhibitions of WW1 material. Inevitably, the surviving artefacts will include items such as “tin hats” and, of course, gas masks.
Nobody wants to deter enthusiasm or to act as a killjoy but we are advised that there are inherent risks in the handling of antiquated technology that, with greater understanding, would not be acceptable today. “Handle with care” or, preferably not at all, would seem to be the order of the day!”
This week a multi million pounds free school has opened in Reading creating 50 additional places for children with autism. Our social affairs correspondent Christine Alsford has been given exclusive access to the school, to talk to families whose lives it will change.
There's disruption on the way for families after teachers in the region today announced strike action later this term. Our Social Affairs Correspondent Christine Alsford has the details.
Tens of thousands of 11-year-olds start a week of tests today to show what they've learned in primary school. This year there's a controversial new exam in grammar and punctuation which pupils sit for the first time tomorrow.
Our correspondent Christine Alsford put Fred and Sangeeta to the test!
More parents in Kent have been fined for keeping their children off school than anywhere else in the country. Latest truancy figures reveal that 3,455 penalty notices were issued in the county last year. Tom Savvides talks to Headteacher Nigel Utton and Sean Tipton from ABTA.
Ofsted has released a report into the quality of education at some schools in Portsmouth. Ofsted inspectors visited the city last month to find out why it had a disproportionate number of under-performing classes.