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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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[4 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 2,044 views]

JASON GROVES, DEPUTY POLITICAL EDITOR, DAILY MAIL
PUBLISHED: 12:55, 3 February 2015 | UPDATED: 07:37, 4 February 2015
Party plans to introduce subject to primary school curriculum in bid to tackle homophobic bullying
Tristram Hunt warns homophobic language is ‘damaging life chances’
Shadow education secretary promises tougher training for teachers
Primary and secondary school staff to be trained on homophobic bullying
Labour would also make sex education compulsory in all schools
Ofsted has defended asking pupils if they call each other ‘gay’ or ‘lesbo’
Shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt, pictured today, warned the use of homophobic language is …

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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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[20 Nov 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,902 views]
Middle Rasen Primary School in Market Rasen, Lincs

Ofsted was accused of “political correctness” after downgrading a top rural primary school for effectively being too English …..

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[24 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 1,596 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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[11 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 2,738 views]
Emma’s Hangout

Streamed live on Jun 11, 2014
Google+ Hangout: Should you smack your kids?

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[7 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 7,028 views]
Gove to ‘dock parents’ benefits for condoning truancy’

Michael Gove, the Education Secretary, is to announce a new crackdown on problem parents who fail to “face up to their responsibilities” by ensuring children attend school on time
By Graeme Paton, Education Editor
07 Jun 2014
Parents will be punished for failing to ensure children turn up to school “ready to learn and showing respect for their teacher” under plans to be outlined by Michael Gove.
The Education Secretary will say today that hard-line measures are needed to crackdown on parents who fail to “face up to their responsibilities”.
Full details of the reform …

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[25 May 2014 | No Comment | 10,103 views]
Parents who do not have permission for their child’s absence from school face a potential three-month jail term

Guardian
Campaigners are seeking permission for a judicial review of the government’s crackdown on parents taking their children out of school during term time.
The decision by the Department of Education (DfE) last September to remove the discretion of headteachers in England to approve absences in “special circumstances” provoked an outcry, with many parents arguing they were priced out of enriching overseas trips during peak holiday season.
Parents Want a Say founder Craig Langman said: “For us to only be allowed to take kids on holiday when the government or school say we …

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[5 May 2014 | No Comment | 2,826 views]
Give 10% of places at top schools to pupils on free meals, heads demand

Fury of parents who fear their children will lose out because of ‘anti-middle-class’ social engineering

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[7 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 8,155 views]
Save Childhood Movement launches ‘Too Much, Too Soon’ Campaign

Movement calls for a stop to all developmentally inappropriate policy making in early education
A collaboration of 127 early years experts and concerned supporters has united in signing an

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