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[16 Jan 2020 | No Comment | 881 views]
Primary school begins fining parents

Primary school begins fining parents who are late to pick up children from the school gates. Almost 223,000 penalty fines were issued to parents for taking children on term time holidays in 2017-18.

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[14 Feb 2019 | No Comment | 1,540 views]
Student strike

My views are that if they wish to protest do it on a Saturday so not interfering with school/college time.
Sadly their action reflects on all students many from 5 years upwards are working through their school in the community to make a difference, so let us ask all MPs to meet with their schools and bring forward to Parliament the outcomes in a correct and legal debate in the House.
Not an example for a respected and senior country to set to the world just another attempt by Unions …

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[23 Oct 2016 | No Comment | 3,342 views]
Schools ban pupils sharing birthday sweets

By Stephen Adams, Health Correspondent Mail On Sunday
Schools across the UK are banning pupils from handing out birthday cake
They are also preventing children from dishing out treats including sweets
It comes because teachers are worried about the rise of childhood obesity
Headteachers are banning pupils from handing out sweets because of the growing fears about childhood obesity
Headteachers are banning pupils from handing out sweets because of the growing fears about childhood obesity It has become a favorite playground tradition – children taking a bag of sweets or some cake to school to …

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[3 May 2016 | One Comment | 3,115 views]
Waiting list to join Scouts hits 35,000 as abuse hysteria is blamed for shortage of leaders

Laura Lambert For The Daily Mail

Chief Scout Bear Grylls said 35,000 children unable to join the organisation
Campaign groups said adults are being put off by ‘incredible bureaucracy’
Endless forms and child abuse scandals deterring adults from helping
Waiting lists to join the Scouts are soaring because of hysteria over child abuse, it has been claimed. Chief Scout Bear Grylls said 35,000 children are unable to join the organisation because of a dearth of volunteers.
Campaign groups said adults are being put off by ‘incredible bureaucracy’ regarding child protection, and that volunteers have …

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[25 Jan 2016 | No Comment | 2,673 views]
Government selling off school sports fields in

More than 1,000 lifestyle coaches are being recruited to give ‘couch potato’ primary school children lessons in yoga and cheerleading. Pupils as young as four will have extra-curricular classes in free running, breakdancing and Brazilian martial arts. The government scheme is designed to tackle childhood obesity but was described yesterday as a ‘ridiculous’ waste of taxpayers’ money and a further nail in the coffin of competitive sport. Critics pointed out that Labour has presided over the death of competitive sport in schools and the selling-off of playing fields. …

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[6 Dec 2015 | No Comment | 3,149 views]

By Quentin Letts for the Daily Mail
Unmissable: The acting may not be spot-on, but nothing beats a children’s nativity play
Christmas has its modern rituals, some lovelier than others. There are the emotive telly adverts for John Lewis and there are the drunken office parties. Modern Christmas means Slade on Radio 2, mince pies on the canteen counter, town centre fairy lights being lit by minor soap stars.
But surely the most memorable, moving of Christmas customs in recent decades has been the primary school nativity play. I don’t recall us holding …

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[13 Nov 2015 | No Comment | 1,788 views]
Hackers now targeting all websites – protect your website quickly before it is too late

Don’t let hackers try to steal your website and hold your business or personal site to ransom. Make sure you back up your site now

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[1 Nov 2015 | No Comment | 2,237 views]
Children as young as FOUR being given transgender lessons which encourage them to explore their ‘gender identities’

Sanchez Manning for The Mail on Sunday
1 November 2015
Children as young as FOUR being given transgender lessons which encourage them to explore their ‘gender identities’
• Lessons led by campaigners including ‘trans man’ who was born female
• Up to 20 primary schools per year pay for classes by Gendered Intelligence
• Parents’ groups reacted with concern that pupils might be ‘frightened’
Children as young as four are receiving lessons from transgender campaigners – including a man who revealed to primary school classes that he is a ‘trans man’ and was ‘assigned female’ at birth.
Thousands …

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[29 Oct 2015 | No Comment | 3,407 views]
Sexist Language in Schools

School teachers are being urged to take sexist language as seriously as racist language, according to guidelines to be released to schools on Tuesday.
Phrases such as “man-up” will no longer be acceptable in a bid to counter sexist stereotypes.
The guidelines are based on a government-backed report from the Institute of Physics, which seeks to bridge the gender gap between science-based subjects in schools. The new “gender policies” are currently being trialled at a selection of schools in England before being rolled out.
Clare Thomson, from the Institute of Physics which was …

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[17 Sep 2015 | No Comment | 1,566 views]
Delayed school opening after 10 years of planning

You cold not make this up after 10 years of planning and with the foundation laid Dorset County Council Commissioning Manager – Premises writes to parents to say New Damers School on Poundbury Dorchester will now not open till Spring 2017 , not much chance of that I think. Did he not seal contractors into a price for the job overall and would he not have checked if it had increased 3 years obviously not and now has lost them and has to start all over again . One …

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