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[28 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 11,031 views]
Teacher Dies in  School Stabbing

19 years ago Head Teacher Philip Lawrence was stabbed to death I sat with Frances his wife her life and her children’s were destroyed.

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[16 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 6,447 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 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 5,629 views]
Schools celebrate success in GCSE league table of exam results

SECONDARY schools are celebrating after all of them in south and west Dorset saw an increase in the number of pupils…

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[30 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 8,601 views]
Care scandal: Dorset County Council sends vulnerable children to homes hundreds of miles away

30th November 2013 in Samantha Harman, Senior Reporter Dorset Echo
Daily Echo
DORSET children placed in care are being sent to homes hundreds of miles from family and friends.
In 2012/13, 75 children were moved out of Dorset – including one child who was sent 260 miles away to Manchester.
Since 2010, a total of 243 children have been moved to locations including Gloucestershire, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.
Campaigners say they are ‘deeply concerned’ at the numbers, which they deem ‘unacceptable.’ Dorset County Council says it mainly only moves the children for their own safety …

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[30 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 10,358 views]
Schools Urged to Scrap ‘unfair’ admissions rule for siblings

RICHARD GARNER EDUCATION EDITOR INDEPENDENT
FRIDAY 29 NOVEMBER 2013
  
 
Schools urged to scrap ‘unfair’ admissions rule for sibling for younger siblings of pupils who already attend the school, the admissions watchdog has suggested.The intervention last night provoked a hostile response from parents’ groups, who claim it is impossible for mothers and fathers to deliver two children to different schools on time every
The intervention last night provoked a hostile response from parents’ groups, who claim it is impossible for mothers and fathers to deliver two children to different schools on time every …

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[23 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 15,022 views]
Catering company in Nottingham makes ‘ludicrous’ 500 MILE round trip every day to deliver dinners to schools in Dorset

• More than 100 schools in Dorset have their meals prepared 230 miles away
• Cygnet Catering provides 5,140 meals a day at £2.02 per lunch

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[21 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 14,586 views]
Dorset Echo investigates shocking revelation of where the county’s school meals are sourced

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Dorset Echo Rachel Stretton

SCHOOL meals are being transported more than 200 miles across country each day to reach Dorset schoolchildren. Food eaten by children in more than 100 schools across Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole is prepared in a factory in Nottingham, a Freedom of Information request has revealed.
Parents’ groups and school governors have hit out at the ‘ludicrous’ situation which means lorries have clocked up 1,000 miles per week transporting food for schoolchildren. Margaret Morrissey, of national group Parents Outloud, said she …

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[19 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 8,476 views]
State school took children as young as EIGHT on shooting trip to teach them about the countryside

By Sarah Harris
13 September 2013
Pupils from Eastbourne’s West Rise Junior School spent a day shooting Youngsters were given shotguns to shoot live rounds at clay pigeons Head Mike Fairclough wanted the children aged 8-11 to learn self-discipline said they deserved same opportunities as rich children at private schools
Equal chances: Mike Fairclough, head of West Rise Junior School in Eastbourne, sent his pupils to learn how to shoot
A state school sparked a furious row today after admitting it took pupils as young as eight on a day’s shooting trip.
Thirty children …

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[3 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 6,907 views]
Pupils packed in like sardines: Baby boom and migrant influx fuel school places crisis

Mail
One third of councils laying on ‘bulge’ reception classes for start of term Crisis caused by immigration, baby boom and more children in state schools
Some schools renting out office space to cope with increased demand
One in ten children going to primary that was not first choice of family
Thousands of pupils are being squeezed into extra classes at primary schools struggling under a huge influx of children.
Amid a raft of emergency measures, a third of councils are being forced to lay on the ‘bulge’ reception classes for the term starting …

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[29 Jul 2013 | No Comment | 6,463 views]
School Places

29th July 2013
Labour’s Chris Oxlade says parents already struggle to get their children into their first choice school and the situation is only going to get worse. What he forgot to sat is :
Primary schools were initially not included in BSF, although in March 2006 it was announced that a parallel programme – the Primary Capital There were no clear or consistent objectives set down to judge progress, or to establish if this was the best way to spend £45 billion on education. 800 schools most in need had …

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