[21 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 14,576 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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[6 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 7,595 views]
Schools should admit children at two, says Ofsted chief

Baroness Sally Morgan, the chairman of Ofsted, calls for a radical drive to raise standards of early education, including enrolling more children in school-based nurseries

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[6 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 22,370 views]
Inspectors to be sent into Muslim school that orders staff to wear the hijab amid concerns about its quality of teaching

• Ofsted investigating claims Al-Madinah School in Derby has replaced lessons with prayers
• Inspection due later this month brought forward ‘as a matter of urgency’
• Female pupils have to sit at the back of class and give up their place in queues for male classmates, it is claimed