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[19 Nov 2010 | One Comment | 5,440 views]
Record numbers of parents getting criminal records for allowing their children to skip school

More than 8,000 were convicted last year over their child’s truancy – a five-fold rise in eight years.
Since tougher sanctions were introduced in 2001, nearly 41,000 parent

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[3 Aug 2010 | No Comment | 2,006 views]
Council illegally spied on family during row over catchment area

Richard Garner, Education Editor
Jenny Paton from Poole, in Dorset, with her partner Tim Joyce, after the landmark ruling A family has won a landmark legal ruling that council officials acted illegally in spying on them to check they were living in the right school catchment area.Jenny Paton, her partner Tim Joyce, and their three daughters, were placed under surveillance by Poole Borough Council for three weeks in 2008. Now the Investigatory Powers Tribunal – which deals with complaints against surveillance – has ruled the authority acted illegally.The ruling could have …

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[3 Jul 2010 | 11 Comments | 14,154 views]
Schools ‘break law’ on teaching assistants, NUT claims

BBC TV News 3 July 2010 09:53 UK – Some teachers are comfortable leaving support staff in charge at times
Schools could be breaking the law by asking support staff to teach lessons when qualified teachers are absent, the National Union of Teachers has claimed.
Since September, teachers in England and Wales have only been expected to cover for colleagues on rare occasions.
But some schools are using classroom assistants to fill in, rather than more costly supply teachers, the union says.
Ministers say that if support staff deliver occasional lessons, they …

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[28 Mar 2010 | No Comment | 2,375 views]
ParentsOutloud on BBC

On the 21st March 2010, Margaret Morrissey from ParentsOutloud was on the The Politics Show South about Bob Howitt from Action4Kids and Cllr John Hartley from Reading Borough Council.
Please click on the video below to see this show.

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[28 Feb 2010 | No Comment | 1,668 views]

Anushka Asthana, policy editor
The Observer,
More than one in six pupils are likely to miss out on their first choice of secondary school.
Hundreds of the best-performing comprehensive schools appear to be covertly selecting pupils from more affluent backgrounds and blocking those from more deprived families, it is revealed today. Research commissioned by the Sutton Trust paints a picture of a secondary education system deeply socially segregated and in which large numbers of schools attempt to skew their intake. The study’s early findings have been seen by the Observer in …

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[18 Feb 2010 | 4 Comments | 2,299 views]
One in 10 parents not getting first choice primary school – study

By Caroline Gammell Telegraph
More than one in 10 parents are not getting their first choice of primary school, a new study shows. Some parents are not even applying for a place in what they think is the best school because they believe it is so oversubscribed. Campaigners and opposition MPs claimed the figures were proof that the Government was failing to tackle a problem which was only getting worse. The research also showed degree-educated mothers were less likely to get their child into the school of their choice than a …

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