Education

Dorset school holidays term penaltry

As the school holidays approach, Dorset County Council has reminded parents and carers that taking children out of school during term time, without permission from the head teacher, could result in prosecution.  If …

Lorna Lyons is leaving Gillingham School after 27 years, the last seven of them as headteacher. When she began as Head of Maths all those years ago, the World Wide Web was just …
Paul Nicolson Gillingham new headteacher

The governors at Gillingham School have announced that the new headteacher to replace Lorna Lyons when she leaves this summer will be Paul Nicholson. Mr Nicholson, who will take over his duties at …

Proposed changes in the way rural schools in North Dorset and elsewhere are funded will bring in more money but should not be seen as a ‘windfall’ solution, says a leading teaching union. …
Rick Godley

Rick Godley retired last month after 12 years as handyman at Milton-on-Stour CE VA Primary School. ‘When I started I was employed to do one hour a week and I thought I would …
Wyke primary Olivia Palmer

At the end of her first day at school, aged four, Olivia Palmer told her mother that she wanted to be a head teacher – 34 years later her ambition has been realised; …