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[24 Feb 2012 | 2 Comments | 1,923 views]
Parent support workers views

I am a parent with three school-aged children and a practitioner working in the field of education supporting families whose children are experiencing difficulties in education. I am deeply concerned with the Education Secretary’s new ruling regarding the issuing of detentions with no requirement for prior notification to be given to parents.
Given the health and safety issues linked to the location of some inner city schools surely schools will now fail in their duty of care in respect of safety for their students. Particularly in areas where there …


[16 Feb 2012 | No Comment | 2,147 views]
School meals drive ‘short-sighted’

Poorer parents are being let down by some “short-sighted” schools that are encouraging them to sign up for free dinners to gain extra Government funding, campaigners suggested today.
The School Food Trust (SFT) is raising concerns that some schools in England are asking eligible parents to sign up for dinners they do not intend to take in order to boost the amount of money they can get under the new pupil premium. SFT chief executive Judy Hargadon warned that schools are being “short-sighted” and said the Government was …

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[11 Feb 2012 | No Comment | 1,678 views]
Safer Internet Survey Scotland

Safer Internet Day survey reveals Scottish parents are failing to protect their children from the threats posed by new technology Westcoastcloud survey also reveals parents worries about sexual content and online grooming Worrying statistics have emerged about the lack of protection for children in Scotland when they surf the internet at home. Westcoastcloud Westcoastcloud A survey carried out by Glasgow-headquartered web security company Westcoastcloud for UK Safer Internet Day (Feb 7) reveals that although half of parents in Scotland have installed software to protect their children from accessing unsuitable content …