Thousands of children are taking part in World Book Day.
A teacher has been suspended at Danesfield School at Williton in West Somerset after claims that she taped up the mouths of some children
Pupils from Malmesbury School in Wiltshire have spent a day at Selfridges in London. Not shopping but having some hands-on science lessons
It's World Book Day and children across the West have been dressing up as their favourite characters. Our reporter, Jonty Messer, has been to Mere School in Wiltshire, where a teacher has just had her first book published.
Following the suspension of a teacher at Danesfield School in West Somerset, after reports that some pupils had tape stuck over their mouths, ITV News West Country spoke to one concerned parent, Sarah Gower
Ian Bradbury, Executive Head Teacher of the Quantock Federation said: “We take all allegations concerning the well-being of our children very seriously. An incident happened yesterday which we are investigating thoroughly.
A member of staff has been suspended whilst the investigation continues. My thanks to the numerous parents who have brought this matter to my personal attention and have given their on-going support to us in this challenging situation.”
A teacher in Somerset has been suspended following claims that tape was put over the mouths of several pupils.
Parents claim that a teacher at Danesfield School in Williton, Somerset, said the pupils were being too noisy.
The school said it was "thoroughly investigating" and that "a member of staff has been suspended whilst the investigation continues".
Avon and Somerset Police confirmed they have spoken to a family involved, but will be taking no futher action.
The waiting is over for thousands of families as they learned today which secondary school their children have been offered for the next academic year.
The biggest fall in people given their first choice has been in Bristol where pressure is growing to find space for more pupils.
Our Education Correspondent Richard Payne followed one family's anxious wait.
Swindon Borough Council says that 94.2% of pupils have been awarded places in their first choice secondary school for the new academic year starting in September. This is slightly down on last year's figure of 97.6%
There were 110 more Swindon pupils applying for places than last year.
Parents could request a place in up to three schools, and 99.1% were offered one of their three preferences, compared to 99.7% last year.
Parents in Bristol and Gloucestershire will find out whether their child has a place at their chosen secondary school today.
In Bristol, 77% of children have been offered a place at their first choice school - down five per cent on last year.
Overall, 92% of applicants have been offered a place at one of their three preferred schools.
Teachers in the South West say that their pupils' behaviour has worsened over the last five years. That's according to research released today by the Teacher Support Network.
53% of the teachers asked said they'd seen a decline, compared with the national average of 49%. It's thought the drop could be to blame for stress, anxiety and depression in teachers.