Education

'Press reset' to win back overseas students

Image copyright Getty Images Overseas student numbers are “flatlining” and the government must “press reset” to tempt them back, says a cross-party group of MPs and Lords. International students bring huge benefits, but restrictive policies mean they increasingly go to the US, Canada or Australia, says the report. A key recommendation is to remove students […]

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Teaching ban for two salaries Perry Beeches head

Image caption Liam Nolan resigned from Perry Beeches in May 2016 A head teacher who paid himself two salaries totalling £280,000 has been banned from teaching. Liam Nolan was executive head teacher, CEO and accounting officer at Perry Beeches The Academy Trust in Birmingham until he resigned in May 2016. Nolan, who was found guilty […]

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Parenting advice: 'Mum and dad like it when I eat broccoli'

Advice about “positive parenting techniques” has been published by the Welsh Government as it prepares to introduce legislation that would ban the smacking of children. Some have labelled its advice, including that parents should not bite their children, “patronising” and “dangerous”. Others support the idea but claim it is inaccessible. The Welsh Government said it […]

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Views sought on proposed Scottish smacking ban

Image copyright Getty Images A proposed Scottish ban on the physical punishment of children is being put out to consultation. A committee of MSPs is asking for the public’s views on whether smacking children should become illegal. The Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill has been introduced by Green MSP John Finnie. The Scottish […]

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Teachers' pay offer letter 'misleading'

Image copyright PA Image caption Thousands of people took part in a march in Glasgow calling for a 10% pay rise for teachers A letter sent to teachers explaining their pay offer has been condemned by Scotland’s largest teaching union. The EIS described the communication from the Scottish government and council body Cosla as “misleading” […]

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Teacher sexually assaulted colleague, panel hears

Image copyright Google Image caption Helen Evans worked at Llanishen Fach school A primary teacher sexually assaulted a colleague and called senior staff “dumb and dumber”, a hearing has been told. Helen Evans ripped open the shirt of a male teacher and grabbed his testicles, heard the Education Workforce Council on Thursday. The panel was […]