[17 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 168 views]
School to us all 5 INSET Days in one week

Telegraph 17th July 2015
A school will take all five inset days in the same week so parents can save money by taking their children away on holiday during term time.
Headteacher Catherine Barnett came up with the back-to-back training days for staff to help parents save up to £500 on their family holidays.
It breaks with tradition where schools are allowed to have five staffing training days – known as inset days – a year but normally spread them out.
Parents at 485-pupil Eveswell Primary School in Newport, South Wales, were told five …

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[10 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 7,206 views]
Gove strikes a blow for British values

Daily Mail
10 June 2014
This was the day the Cabinet spat over hostile media briefings paled into insignificance, as the true nature and scale of the Birmingham ‘Trojan Horse’ scandal emerged in horrifying detail.
What has this country come to, when children at supposedly secular British state schools are indoctrinated into a ‘narrow, faith-based ideology’ inspired by an extremist interpretation of Islam?
How have we reached a point where non-Muslim pupils can be excluded from publicly-funded school trips to Saudi Arabia… or where taxpayers’ money is hijacked to set up an Islamist …

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[16 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 5,327 views]
Crisis in Primary Places

One in seven children fail to win admission to their first choice school .Tens of thousands of children have missed out on their first-choice school this year…

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[23 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 17,526 views]
Surge in admissions lotteries threatens children’s right to place at local school

Parentsoutloud say this was ever thus it nothing new look back on this site and you can read posts on school place lotteries some years ago…