‘You need to see yourself’: tackling the national curriculum’s overwhelming whiteness
“Put yourself into their shoes for a moment.” Aisha Thomas, the assistant principal at City Academy in Easton, is explaining how the national curriculum is...
Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Sam Williamson, head teacher on education in one of the UK's most deprived areas
Children's futures almost stolen, inequality made worse by algorithm and education in the time of COVID-19 in some of the UK's most deprived neighbourhoods.
Exclusive: Special needs school to close amid police probe into care home
St Christopher’s residential home closed last year amid a child cruelty investigation. Now the much-criticised day school will shut its doors in March.
This feels like prison’: we need to talk about school exclusions
Too many children in Bristol are subject to exclusions, which disproportionately impact those from BME and working-class communities, and have been linked to rising youth violence. The system needs to change.
Too many Bristol teachers are leaving the profession. They tell us why.
Amid funding cuts and increased pressure to produce high grades, teachers are leaving the profession, while pupil numbers grow.
The initiative shaking up sex-ed in Bristol
Sex education in schools is limited in its breadth and awkward in its delivery. Could a circus TROUPE with a 12 ft silken labia be the answer?
Music learning is fading out from schools. We’ll lose more than the screech of recorders.
Music lessons were some of my fondest moments of school. But in a city renowned for live music and across the country, music learning is under threat.
Revealed: Thousands of kids are being put in isolation, fuelling schools debate
A Bristol Cable investigation can reveal Bristol schools are sending children to isolation 1,000 times a week, shedding light on the controversial form of discipline where children are removed from class.
Investigating private schools: Not just the fees that are unfair
While state schools are at breaking point, Bristol’s private schools get millions in tax breaks as ‘charitable institutions’ – do they deserve it?
Taking the council to court over cuts
Parent power wins radical overhaul of special needs services Two Bristol families have taken a stand against cuts – and won. The anonymous parents have...
Wellfest: Celebrating results day whatever your results
A-Level results day is here and young people all over Bristol are celebrating, commiserating and considering their options. Wellfest aims to help students celebrate the work they’ve put in this year.
WATCH: Searching the natural world for new antibiotics
Could the deep sea help us fight antibiotic resistance? Sam Williams, Phd student at the University of Bristol’s School of Biochemistry, explains how his work...
Hartcliffe Children’s Centre: staff numbers halved, parents worried
Staff cuts have hit children’s centres across Bristol under the council’s new model. Hartcliffe, one of the most deprived parts of the city, is no different.