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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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[11 Sep 2015 | One Comment | 2,138 views]
Audacious plan for east London secondary to become Britain’s biggest – dramatic expansions expected elsewhere to meet demand for places

Sarah Cassidy Independent
Friday 11 September 2015
The growing crisis over the shortage of school places could see “titan” secondary schools swell to cope with thousands of extra pupils, despite concerns over the impact on children’s education.
As local authorities try to cope with a surge in demand as a result of earlier increases in the birth rate, with those children now moving from primaries into secondaries, one east London council has drawn up proposals for a single secondary school to take in 16 forms of new pupils each year.
The council, …

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[17 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 1,429 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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[11 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 3,400 views]
£60 fine for habitual lateness

daily Mail
Thousands of parents to be hit by £60 school fines if their children are repeatedly late for class
• Councils have issued warnings to parents to be punctual or face penalty
• Fines double to £120 if not paid within 21 days or parents face prosecution
• Almost 500 schools in Hampshire will implement rule from this September
• Council will impose fines if a child is late more than 10 times in one term
Thousands of parents are set to be hit by £60 fines if their children are repeatedly late to school
Schools are to fine parents …

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[29 Mar 2015 | 4 Comments | 1,769 views]
Headteachers have warned parents that they will report them to the police

Nadia Komami Guardia Julie Henry Sunday Times
Sunday 29 March 2015
A scene from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Photograph: AP

Headteachers have warned parents that they will report them to the police and social services for neglect if they allow their children to play computer games rated for over-18s.
Group of 16 schools in Cheshire say allowing children to play games containing unsuitable levels of violence and sexual content is neglectful
The warning was issued by the Nantwich Education Partnership, a group of 15 primary schools and one secondary …

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[20 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 1,213 views]
Parents hinder school reform, international expert claims

William Stewart TES
Parents are a major obstacle to the global school reforms needed for world prosperity, one of the most influential figures in international education claimed today.
Andreas Schleicher, education director for the OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development), was speaking as he launched the first report from a new drive by the organisation to analyse education policy reforms around the world.
It identifies policy “overload” and a failure to engage teachers as being among the factors that sometimes prevent reforms from working.
But when asked about the importance of good …

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[6 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 2,315 views]
SCHOOLBOY’S EDUCATION IDEA

Business superstar and government adviser Doug Richards of BBC TV Dragons’ Den fame championed Creative Writing Magic Money Cards highlighting that they offered a pioneering advantage in the teaching of writing skills and admiringly declared, “I can clearly see that these will work.”
Delivering a detailed description of schoolboy Crawford’s Johnston’s educational idea to delegates at a recent Education and Enterprise Programme seminar Doug Richards stated that it was a clear example of an “innovative”product with a unique advantage, one of the proven key elements for success, and he pronounced, comparing …

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[24 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 1,595 views]
Free Meals for all primary

Wonder how many parents are very grateful to lose the cost of school meals every week, it is a great help to at least one family I know with 5 children, three in primary.
Much complaining about space and time , not so much grateful thanks for Government which we should be hearing

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