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Schools to change term dates to allow families to take cheaper holidays

Families with school-age children could get cheaper holidays thanks to a high majority of headteachers planning to immediately use new powers to change term dates to allow off-peak travel.









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Exclusive: Nearly 2,000 families still without school places for their children

More than 1,700 parents are still without a school place for their children – just days before the start of the new school year.









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VIDEO: Loughton: Strong families really matter

Strong families really matter, says a former minister looking at the challenges for modern children and marriages.
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Families ‘battle with problem debt’

Nearly 2.5 million children are living in families struggling with “problem debt”, a report by the Children’s Society and StepChange charity says.
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Families ‘have less time together’

Family life is increasingly under strain because many parents have to put work commitments before their children, a survey of teachers finds.
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Pupils from large families ‘do worse at school,’ claims study

Children from large families tend to do worse in maths and reading than youngsters with few brothers and sisters, research suggests.









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‘Pay people’ to aid problem families

“Good” neighbours should be given financial incentives to help troubled families in their neighbourhood, the head of Ofsted, Sir Michael Wilshaw, suggests.
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German home school families refugees in US

Will the US deport German home-school families?
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Families ‘hit as child costs rise’

Families are struggling as the cost of bringing up a child has risen to £148,000, according to research for the Child Poverty Action Group.
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Cuts ‘send families to food banks’

More poor families will depend on food banks and doorstep loans once changes and cuts announced on Wednesday take effect, warn children’s charities.
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