Education

Good with schools

Image caption The school in Manchester now has one of the best attendance rates in the country How does a school go from having one of the worst truancy records in the country to having one of the best attendance records? “No nonsense and no excuses.” That’s the message that you keep hearing from staff […]

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Australia to stop religious schools rejecting gay students

Image copyright EPA Image caption Prime Minister Scott Morrison clarified his policy on religious schools amid fierce debate Australia’s prime minister has promised to ban religious schools from discriminating against gay students. Scott Morrison said new legislation would “make it clear that no student of a non-state school should be expelled on the basis of […]

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Teacher banned for claiming extra cash for school trips

Image copyright Linkedin Image caption David Malengela had responsibility for organising overseas trips at St Peter’s School in Huntingdon A languages teacher has been banned from the classroom for claiming extra cash from parents for school trips, a conduct panel has concluded. David Malengela, 41, had responsibility for organising overseas trips at St Peter’s School […]

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Teenagers bombarded by gambling ads ask for help

Image caption Catherine says the dangers of gambling aren’t highlighted “A few years ago, I got an email from a betting website. I was only 12 or 13, so I wasn’t interested. “But for someone who got that email, being contacted personally, it could almost entice them to gamble, like it’s their duty.” Catherine, now […]

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Fears for the future of music lessons in schools

Image copyright Getty Images Music lessons in England schools could be under threat unless central government covers the cost of a pay rise for teachers, councils claim. In July, the government agreed to fund a 3.5% rise for lower-paid teachers and 1.5% and 2% for higher-paid teachers, senior staff and head teachers. But councils say […]

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University of Worcester can keep Brexit emails private

Image copyright University of Worcester Image caption Professor David Green said the Freedom of Information request was “against the public interest” A commissioner has ruled a university should not have to release emails containing the word Brexit. The University of Worcester’s vice-chancellor Professor David Green said the request for emails in his account was “against […]