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[30 Sep 2010 | 2 Comments | 1,963 views]
Pupils to learn about rape and laws of consent in bid to cut violent crime

Jack Doyle Mail
School children will be given lessons about rape and drunken sex in an effort to cut violent crime, it was revealed tonight. Teachers have been told to spell out to boys that it is a crime to have sex with a girl unless she agrees. They will also be warned they should not take advantage of women who are drunk. The measures are part of efforts by Mayor of London Boris Johnson to cut violent crime in London.But critics said children were already bombarded with messages about sex …

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[17 Sep 2010 | No Comment | 2,313 views]
System Change for School Admissions Are you Affected

The Mail on Sunday has been made aware of a change to the system for school admissions for children moving at an unusual time in their school careers, either mid term or during the summer holidays but at an age when they would not normally be expected to move schools.
The new system means that parents who have moved to a new home in a new area have to apply to the LEA for a place in a school rather than simply asking the school closest to their new home if …

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[14 Sep 2010 | No Comment | 2,239 views]
New scheme to take ‘cruelty’ out of search for London’s primary school places

Anna Davis, Education Correspondent London Evening Standard
14.09.10
Thousands of London families are set to benefit from an overhaul of the primary school allocation system unveiled today. A new applications system is being introduced meaning parents will fill in just one form and all offers will be made on the same day.Under the previous system offers were made on different dates by each authority and parents had to apply to each authority separately. Parents were also able to hold on to offers for weeks until they received results from every authority. This …

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[14 Sep 2010 | 4 Comments | 2,092 views]
Blow for middle classes in shake-up of school admissions

JamesChapman LauraClark Mail
14th September 2010
Social mobility: Education secretary Michael Gove is proposing to allow schools to select pupils on the basis of their family finances. Middle-class families could go to the back of the queue under explosive plans to tear up the schools admissions code. Education Secretary Michael Gove is proposing to allow academies and a new generation of ‘free schools’ to select pupils on the basis of their family finances, with the poorest being given priority. They would be allowed to discriminate in favour of pupils …

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[11 Sep 2010 | No Comment | 1,693 views]
Gove urges parents to compile their own tables

The TES on 10 September, 2010 | By: William Stewart
Goves urges parents to compile their own tables but publication of all Government data would be overwhelming to some, say critics
Parents should create their own bespoke school league tables from exam results and extra data soon to be published on the internet, ministers said this week.
Education Secretary Michael Gove said he wanted to create greater transparency and end parents’ dependence on the measures of school performance that Government decides to use.
But parents groups and teaching unions have given the plan …

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[11 Sep 2010 | No Comment | 1,952 views]
Baby P Boss Sharon Shoesmith To Give MPS Child Advice

Saturday 11th September 2010
By Sarah Wescott Express
Child protection experts were furious last night after it emerged that disgraced Baby P chief Sharon Shoesmith has been invited to give MPs advice on child safety. Ms Shoesmith, whose team repeatedly missed chances to save the little boy from being beaten to death, will give evidence next week.
She is one of five “experts” asked to speak at the Education Committee in a one-day inquiry into safeguarding children.
Angry politicians have branded her appearance at the House of Commons committee as an “insult” …

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[11 Sep 2010 | One Comment | 1,682 views]
Is there hope yet for the Rooneys?

Christian Gysin and Ben Todd 10th September 2010 Mail
Troubled England star Wayne Rooney and his wife Coleen tonight appealed for privacy as the couple tried to save their marriage amid lurid allegations about his private life.The pair released a joint statement saying the ‘last six days have The couple added: ‘It is impossible for us, as it would be for any family, to attempt to resolve any issues in the current media glare and against the backdrop of so many inaccurate and intrusive stories.The disgraced Manchester United striker is hoping …

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[4 Sep 2010 | 5 Comments | 9,415 views]
First Posted 2010 Primary schools short of 350,000 places

Primary schools will have to find an extra 350,000 places over the next four years despite cuts in education spending, ministers have been warned

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[17 Aug 2010 | 5 Comments | 6,520 views]
Don’t follow Emma Thompson and take your child on gap year, parents told

Rashid Razaq London Evening Standard
Parents have been warned not to follow the example of Emma Thompson, who is planning to take her 10-year-old daughter out of school for a year to go travelling.
The actress said she wanted to take Gaia on a gap year and “show her the world” before she starts secondary school. But Thompson, 51, and her actor husband Greg Wise, 44, could be stopped by Camden council. Parents have to convince officials that their child will be educated properly if they are removed from school.
The …

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[16 Aug 2010 | Comments Off on BBC radio 5 Live show – School Staff Accused Of Mistreating Pupils | 1,995 views]
BBC radio 5 Live show – School Staff Accused Of Mistreating Pupils

On the 10th August 2010, Margaret Morrissey from ParentsOutloud was on BBC Radio Five Live show discussing the issue of school staff accused of mistreating pupils in the UK.
Please click on the video below to see this show.

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