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[4 May 2021 | No Comment | 561 views]

A statement regarding the opening of educational settings, our plans to help children catch up and the arrangements we have put in place for qualifications.
The Prime Minister announced on Monday a cautious road map for the gradual relaxation of our current social restrictions. It isn’t quite the end, but the end is very clearly in sight. As the House is by now aware, the rates of Covid infection have come down enough for us let children go back to school from Monday 8th March. Secondary and college students will …

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[12 Apr 2020 | No Comment | 856 views]
School Opening

Schools should consider opening in some form over the six-week summer holidays to help children catch up with the curriculum – and to provide childcare for families who need to get back to work, the children’s commissioner has said.
Anne Longfield said that when schools are allowed to reopen, they could be vital during the long summer holidays. “Whether they are open to all or not, schools do have a really important role, especially for vulnerable children over the coming months.”
She added: “It would be really valuable, if the scientific advice …

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[19 Nov 2019 | No Comment | 313 views]

Teachers threaten to strike in pay and discipline dispute with Welsh Government
Union says Welsh government has failed to act since pay and conditions were devolved last year
ByAbbie WightwickEducation Editor
walesonline
16:35, 19 NOV 2019
NEWS
The union apologised to parents for the strike action
Teachers at Tonyrefail School went on strike over redundancies earlier this year – one of a number of strikes taken by NASUWT members in recent years. (Image: Rob Browne)
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[10 Feb 2019 | No Comment | 314 views]

Outrage as union backs classroom walkout on Friday
Sunday Express
10 Feb 2019
By Tony Whitfield
THE head teachers’ union has applauded a planned strike by school pupils who will walk out of lessons on Friday over climate change.
The mass action, called UK Youth Strike 4 Climate, is set to see thousands of pupils put down their pens for three hours to demand
action on the environment as part of a nationwide day of protests.
Although individual protests have been held, it is the first time a coordinated day of action has been planned that could …

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[16 Mar 2018 | No Comment | 533 views]

The physical punishment of children is ineffective and outdated and goes against the Welsh Government’s commitment to giving all children the best possible start in life, Children’s Minister Huw Irranca-Davies says .
Wednesday 14 March 2018
Legislative proposal to remove the defence of reasonable punishment
14 March 2018
Speaking at a conference on “Promoting positive parenting to help make the world a more peaceful place” in Cardiff, the Minister will say that the way parents support their children in their formative years is more important than other factors such as social class or family …

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[3 Feb 2018 | No Comment | 496 views]
What is happening to democracy in our School and Universities

Protesters who interrupted a university debate speech by Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg have been condemned by MPs from across the political spectrum after the event descended into a “violent” confrontation.
A string of Labour MPs denounced a group that allegedly broke into the event at the University of the West of England (UWE) in Bristol and hurled insults at the Conservative.
Video footage posted to social media captured the scenes as Mr Rees-Mogg, who has been tipped as his party’s next leader, appeared to step in to separate rivals as onlookers call …

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[28 Feb 2017 | No Comment | 870 views]

The United Kingdom is world-renowned for its top-ranking universities and academic prowess. However, according to the results of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Developments (OECD) international student assessments, published in December 2016, we’re not doing as well as you might think. Although the UK is climbing year-on-year in terms of results, we still rank 15th, 21st and 27th worldwide for science, reading and maths respectively. In addition, according to the European PISA 2015 test results, the UK sits outside the top ten school systems in Europe at #12.
The early …

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[25 Oct 2016 | No Comment | 749 views]
Help needed

BBC Three Counties

Would like to speak with a parent from Hillborough Infant and Nursery School in Luton, who’d be willing to speak live on air with BBC Three Counties Breakfast program with Andy Collins tomorrow morning at 7.15am.
We’d love to know what their opinion is of the nursery banning birthday sweets at Hillborough. Has it worked? Has it been easy to enforce? What do the kids say?
Lotta Haegg | Producer | | Grove Park | Court Drive | Dunstable | LU5 4GP
Twitter – @lottahaegg
Tel: 0044 (0)1582 636 …

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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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[4 Oct 2016 | No Comment | 564 views]

BBC Radio 5 Live is looking for parents to take part in a discussion about secondary faith schools. The live broadcast will take place at 3pm in central Manchester on Tuesday 18 October. With the government consulting on abolishing current limits on selection by faith in new schools we want to know how you feel about the role of faith schools in the secondary system? Has it affected your child’s ability to get into the best school in your area or has it been a valuable option? To take …

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