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Beckfoot Thornton head resigns over 'family commitments'

THE headteacher of a newly-converted academy school in Bradford has resigned over “family commitments”, it has emerged.<p>Rob Browning, who was the head …

One in four troubled families 'not satisfied' with access to services

A <b>survey</b> of people who took part in the programme, conducted by Ipsos Mori on behalf of the <b>Department for Communities and Local Government</b> (DCLG), …

Bradford company to take on 20 apprentices

BRADFORD has been chosen as one of the first locations for a new apprenticeship scheme by global packaging company Essentra.<p>It has been picked as …

Bradford

Queensbury School plans to close sixth form

A SCHOOL has announced it plans to close its sixth form and will not be taking any post-16 students this September.<p>Queensbury School is currently …

Education

Drop in teacher training recruits revealed

<b>There are fears it could get even tougher to recruit teachers after a drop in the number of trainees on courses in England.</b><p>The latest figures show a 7% drop in acceptances on to teacher training courses for this year.<p>Head teachers' leaders said the drop in recruits would deepen the teacher …

Public Policy

Internet lessons must be part of compulsory PSHE, peers say

A <b>report</b> by the House of Lords select committee on communications concludes that the skills and knowledge to critically understand the internet are …

New college course will help 'NEETS' back into education

A NEW course designed to give potential students, including those who are not in training or employment, a taste of college life has been created by …

Unemployment lower than a year ago, today's figures show

UNEMPLOYMENT across the district rose slightly last month, according to the latest figures released today.<p>But the total number of people in Bradford …

It's full steam ahead for apprenticeship scheme after £622,200 windfall

A BOILERMAKERS society has received a lottery grant of more than £620,000 to train more apprentices.<p>The Boiler and Engineering Skills Training Trust …

Locomotives

Heads 'cut exam courses amid funding squeeze'

<b>Head teachers say they are axing GCSE and A-level subjects, increasing class sizes and cutting support services as they struggle with school funding.</b><p>The Association of School and College Leaders says England's schools have had to make more than £1bn savings this year, rising to £3bn by 2020.<p>The …

Education

Future's bright, predict manufacturers in survey

BUSINESSES in the district are confident of a successful 12 months despite global uncertainty, according to a survey from the West & North Yorkshire …

Chamber of Commerce

We are failing poorer students – school careers advice must step up

News of the class earnings penalty makes it vitally important for schools to support young people with better careers advice<p>Young people need to be better equipped for the world of work. This is something that schools and government agree on, but there have been frequent criticisms of the careers …

Drive to recruit 175 new firefighters across county to start at end of month

THE process of recruiting 175 new firefighters across West Yorkshire will formally begin at the end of this month.<p>West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue …

Fire Fighting

Politics and jobs 'swell youth anxiety' - Prince's Trust

<b>Political upheaval, job worries and low self-confidence have left young people anxious and daunted, suggests a UK-wide survey for The Prince's Trust.</b><p>Over half (58%) of 2,215 16- to 25-year-olds polled said political events had made them fear for their futures, with 41% more anxious than a year …

Mental Health

Online career tips: How to get the job you want

<b>"I've gone from being a 16-year-old waitress to being a business owner and senior executive, and I couldn't have done that without my online network."</b><p>Jess Ratty is a woman with a mission. She wants us all to get better at promoting ourselves professionally online - and creating our own career …

Employment

Harry Arter: Non-league player 'ashamed' over tweets to Bournemouth midfielder

<b>The non-league player sacked after abusing Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter on Twitter has said he is ashamed of his actions.</b><p>Bournemouth lost a three-goal lead to draw 3-3 with Arsenal in the Premier League on Tuesday.<p>Hitchin Town player Alfie Barker, 18, later posted: "Big hype just for a …

Social Media

Government moves to open up apprenticeships to more deaf young people

Many deaf young people for whom signing is their first language have struggled to pass the English functional skills tests that are needed to …

Vocational Education

Top business tips for 2017

<b>With 2017 now five days old, any business leader worth his or her salt has got their plans in place for the next 12 months.</b><p>Be it a strategy to boost sales, a schedule to expand into new territories, or a way to deal with problems, this is the time of year to look ahead.<p>Here, some of the best …

Sri Lanka

Online safety: Internet 'not designed for children'

<b>Youngsters are not prepared for what they are signing up to on the internet, and are frequently giving personal information away, according to the Children's Commissioner for England.</b><p>Anne Longfield said children did not know how their data was being used due to "impenetrable" terms and …

Social Media

£1.6m boost for services helping district's most vulnerable children

A NEW cash boost of nearly £1.6m has been announced to help children in Bradford who are in crisis or have suffered abuse or neglect.<p>And a grant of a …

Social Work

Troubled families turnaround claim misleading, say MPs

<b>The government's claim that a project had "turned around" the lives of 99% of England's most troubled families was misleading, MPs have said.</b><p>Ministers had not taken into account costs when saying the Troubled Families programme had saved taxpayers £1.2bn, the Public Accounts Committee added.<p>It also …

Great Britain

All new police officers in England and Wales to have degrees

<b>All new police officers in England and Wales will have to be educated to degree level from 2020, the College of Policing has announced.</b><p>It said the training would help address changes in crime-fighting.<p>Prospective officers can either complete a three-year "degree apprenticeship", a postgraduate …

Policing

University lowers entry grades for disadvantaged

<b>A leading university is to increase its intake of disadvantaged students by offering places with reduced grades.</b><p>The University of Bristol is to accept lower exam grades from disadvantaged local pupils and applicants from schools with poor A-level results.<p>Vice-chancellor Hugh Brady said this would …

Students

UK unemployment in further fall

<b>UK unemployment fell slightly to 1.62 million in the three months to October, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).</b><p>It meant the unemployment rate held steady at 4.8% in the period, remaining at an 11-year low.<p>Average weekly earnings excluding bonuses rose by 2.6% - a slight …

Labor Economics

Chaotic careers education harms economy, says Ofsted

<b>Chaotic careers education in England's schools could jeopardise the UK's future economic prosperity, says education watchdog Ofsted.</b><p>Lack of an "overarching government strategy" means a generation is leaving school unready for work, it argues.<p>The UK's post-Brexit success depends on harnessing …

Career Development

Careers Report 2016

<b>CASCAID is pleased to announce its latest careers report for 2016. A thorough analysis of the changing career choices made by young people.</b><p>CASCAID …