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Head of Catholic order failed to tell police of sexual abuse at London school

Saturday 23rd February 2019

Abbot ?did not know? if findings at Benedictine school were relevant, national inquiry toldThe head of one of the country?s most powerful Catholic orders was made aware of sex abuse allegations dating back to the 1970s at one of its schools but did not alert the authorities ? contrary to the recommendations of a church commission on which he sat...

 

Head of Catholic order failed to tell police of school sex abuse

Saturday 23rd February 2019

Abbot ?did not know? if findings at Benedictine school were relevant, national inquiry toldThe head of one of the country?s most powerful Catholic orders was made aware of sex abuse allegations dating back to the 1970s at one of its schools but did not alert the authorities ? contrary to the recommendations of a church commission on which he sat...

 

?Gossip and secrecy? fuel Oxford row over suspended dean

Saturday 23rd February 2019

Christ Church college and cathedral divided by ?cruel accusations?Prominent clergy linked to Oxford?s Christ Church cathedral are in revolt over a complaint against its dean which they say is ?surrounded by secrecy and fuelled by gossip?...

 

Bedtime social media use may be harming UK teenagers, study says

Friday 22nd February 2019

Exclusive: a fifth of 13- to 15-year-olds ?spend five hours or more a day on social media?Teenagers in Britain may be putting their health and education at risk by spending too much time on social media at bedtime, according to a major study into adolescent sleep habits...

 

The lessons infantile adults can learn from children go far beyond climate change | Richard Russell

Friday 22nd February 2019

As a teacher, how do I show my pupils the right values when they see so little of it from their adult ?role models??The children?s climate strike has become another lightning rod in the never-ending culture war...

 

Kids are striking over climate change because adults are too infantile | Richard Russell

Friday 22nd February 2019

As a teacher, how do I show my pupils the right values when they see so little of it from their adult ?role models??The children?s climate strike has become another lightning rod in the never-ending culture war...

 

Government faces High Court action over children's rights

Friday 22nd February 2019

A children's charity is seeking a judicial review of government guidance over vulnerable children...

 

School curriculum fails to reflect the urgency of the climate crisis

Friday 22nd February 2019

Informed students are prompting adults to act on the issueI draw three circles on the board as my class watches...

 

Ofsted chief backs teaching about same-sex couples after parent protests

Thursday 21st February 2019

Birmingham primary school assistant head ? shortlisted for prestigious prize ? target of complaintsThe head of Ofsted has backed the teaching of same-sex relationships in primary schools after parents mounted a series of protests at a Birmingham school over lessons about LGBT rights and gender identity...

 

LGBT-row teacher up for $1m global prize

Thursday 21st February 2019

The assistant head at the centre of a row over lessons on LGBT rights is shortlisted for a global teaching prize...

 

LGBT-row teacher on teaching kids about equality

Thursday 21st February 2019

LGBT-row teacher on teaching kids about equality Read full story...

 

Ofsted says schools should teach pupils about same-sex couples

Thursday 21st February 2019

Ofsted's chief inspector responds to protests against LGBT lessons at a school in Birmingham...

 

'Google isn't interested in degrees': is the UK snobby about technical education?

Thursday 21st February 2019

The vice-chancellor of the University of Hertfordshire and the president of Germany?s Hamburg University of Technology on whether vocational training is fit for purposeThe prime minister?s review of post-18 education, set to report next month, is expected to recommend ways of encouraging young people to consider vocational training routes when they leave school...

 

LGBT-row teacher in top 10 award

Thursday 21st February 2019

The assistant head at the centre of a row over lessons on LGBT rights is shortlisted for a global teaching prize...

 

Teacher targeted over LGBT work shortlisted for $1m global award

Thursday 21st February 2019

Birmingham primary school assistant head Andrew Moffat has been the focus of protestsA primary school teacher who has been the target of protests by parents concerned about teachings on LGBT rights and equalities has been chosen as a finalist in a prestigious $1m global education award...

 

Florida schoolboy arrested after refusing to recite pledge of allegiance

Wednesday 20th February 2019

Student, 11, was arrested on 4 February for creating a disruption in the classroom, the Lakeland police department saidAn 11-year-old Florida boy was arrested this month after a dispute with a substitute teacher over his refusal to participate in the pledge of allegiance at his school, it has emerged...

 

Brexit 'could risk children's safety', warn commissioners

Wednesday 20th February 2019

Child abuse, exploitation and abduction are all "immediate concerns", say UK children's commissioners...

 

Poorer families to get text messages in trial to support early learning

Wednesday 20th February 2019

Separate trials will test impact of home visits by experts as well as access to learning appsParents are to be sent three text messages a week offering tips on how to support their child?s early learning at home as part of a government drive to improve school readiness among children from poorer families...

 

Investigation after pupils say they were 'pinched and slapped' at faith school

Tuesday 19th February 2019

Ofsted refers safeguarding concerns after pupils at Talmud Torah Yetev Lev primary report physical sanctionsA safeguarding investigation is under way at a private Jewish primary school in north London after pupils reported being pinched and slapped by staff as punishment...

 

Ofsted refers 'pinching, slapping' discipline claims at faith school

Tuesday 19th February 2019

Jewish school Talmud Torah Yetev Lev, in London, being investigated after inspectionA safeguarding investigation is under way at a private Jewish primary school in north London after pupils reported being pinched and slapped by staff as punishment...

 

'I'm not spending money on that': the rise of the teetotal student

Tuesday 19th February 2019

Universities are seeing an increase in teetotal clubs and alcohol-free accommodation...

 

More Welsh school inspections from 2021

Tuesday 19th February 2019

The proposals aim to give parents assurances on standards as the new curriculum is rolled out in Wales...

 

New curriculum: More school inspections from 2021

Tuesday 19th February 2019

The proposals aim to give parents assurances on standards as the new curriculum is rolled out in Wales...

 

MPs call for 1p clothing tax and darning classes in schools to cut waste

Tuesday 19th February 2019

UK fashion industry bigger source of carbon emissions than aviation and shippingA penny on every shirt, skirt and stocking could fund better recycling and repairing in the fashion industry, according to a parliamentary report that recommends new taxes to end the throwaway consumer culture...

 

A child in a bedsit has more ?character? than a braying public schoolboy, Mr Hinds | Laura McInerney

Tuesday 19th February 2019

The education secretary should come up with policies to help children ? and fund them ? instead of making platitudes about yogaYears ago I taught a young girl who had been diagnosed with muscular dystrophy...

 

Female teachers are ?breaking the glass ceiling to find a conservatory outside?

Tuesday 19th February 2019

Academies have made things worse for women, says the co-editor of a new bookWhen the former headteacher Vivienne Porritt sat down for afternoon tea with four other teachers at a hotel near Bracknell, Berkshire, in 2015, she had no idea they were about to start a global grassroots women?s education movement...

 

New behaviour code for Sir and Miss caught in schools moral maze

Tuesday 19th February 2019

A guide for headteachers in England aims to help them deal ethically with thorny issues like exclusions - and to confront colleagues who do notOne of the most enduring images of recent decades has been that of the superhead: the heroic, league-table topping, entrepreneurial lone-ranger figure, once compared by the former chief inspector of schools, Sir Michael Wilshaw, to a Clint Eastwood figure ?fighting for righteousness?...

 

Royal Academy Schools receives 10m from Tetra Pak heir

Monday 18th February 2019

Hans Rausing gives Britain?s oldest art school its biggest ever donationBritain?s oldest art school, a 250-year-old institution which offers postgraduate students a three-year art course free of charge, has received its biggest ever donation...

 

What a European education project can tell us about Brexit ? podcast

Monday 18th February 2019

When the writer Peter Pomerantsev was a teenager, he was sent to a school that was part of the European Schools network, which counts Boris Johnson among its alumni...

 

'Lessons to be learnt' over older Stoke High School pupil

Saturday 16th February 2019

The man, who posed as a 15-year-old pupil, was found to be an adult after an age assessment...

 

The school climate change strikes are inspiring ? but they should shame us | Jonathan Freedland

Friday 15th February 2019

Greta Thunberg led the way. Children skipping classes to take the moral lead is an indictment of adult complacencySuch is the upside-down, topsy-turvy state of our world, that the children are now the adults and the adults are the children...

 

School pupils call for radical climate action in UK-wide strike

Friday 15th February 2019

Former UN climate chief says it is time to ?heed voice of youth? as thousands join protestAre you taking part? Share your storiesThousands of schoolchildren and young people have walked out of classes to join a UK-wide climate strike amid growing anger at the failure of politicians to tackle the escalating ecological crisis...

 

My generation trashed the planet. So I salute the children striking back | George Monbiot

Friday 15th February 2019

Across the country today, children left their classes to protest against climate change...

 

Climate strike: thousands of students take to UK streets in call to stop global warming ? as it happened

Friday 15th February 2019

Walkouts held in towns and cities across Britain in protest at environmental crisisAre you taking part? Share your experiences 3...

 

Bedford: nicer than you might think ? and with hidden depths

Friday 15th February 2019

So perfect that the ?daughter of God? bought a home in one of the redbrick terracesWhat?s going for it? You might have thought of Bedford, if you?d thought of Bedford at all, as a perfectly respectable place...

 

Thousands of UK students strike over climate change ? video

Friday 15th February 2019

Thousands of school and university students in the UK have walked out of lessons as part of a global movement calling for action on climate changeClimate strike: UK school pupils take part in call for urgent action'The beginning of great change': Greta Thunberg hails school climate strikes Continue reading...

 

Schoolchildren take to streets in UK-wide climate strike - live

Friday 15th February 2019

Thousands of children walk out of class in protest at environmental crisis...

 

Climate strike: Schoolchildren protest over climate change

Friday 15th February 2019

Thousands of people gather in London, as students around the UK miss school to call for action...

 

Climate strike: UK school pupils take part in call for urgent action

Friday 15th February 2019

Former UN climate chief says it is time to ?heed voice of youth? as thousands join protestAre you taking part? Share your storiesThousands of schoolchildren and young people in the UK are taking part in climate strikes with the support of a former UN climate chief, who said it was ?time to heed the deeply moving voice of youth?...

 

Police plea to schools to cut Northamptonshire gang crime

Friday 15th February 2019

Police are working with Northamptonshire schools to prevent teenagers being groomed into gangs...

 

Universities and the NHS must join forces to improve student mental health | Gianmarco Raddi

Friday 15th February 2019

Mental health problems are on the rise in universities, but support is too fragmented In universities, depression and anxiety afflict one in four students, while student suicides have reached a record level in recent years and dropouts have trebled...

 

Climate strike: school pupils prepare to walk out of class across UK

Friday 15th February 2019

Thousands of schoolchildren and young people are to join nationwide call for actionTaking part? Share your storiesThousands of schoolchildren and young people are expected to join climate strikes across the UK in a demonstration of growing concern about the escalating environmental crisis...

 

I am taking part in the school climate strike. It?s the only power I have | Rosie Smart-Knight

Friday 15th February 2019

Today, thousands of students like me will leave the classroom ? and make those in charge listen to us on climate changeToday, Friday 15 February, thousands of students from schools, colleges, and universities all around the UK will be going on strike, and I?m one of them...

 

Parenting in Manhattan is a Darwinian struggle | Emma Brockes

Friday 15th February 2019

A slew of new books treats child-raising like another branch of economics that only the fittest will surviveShould we raise children the way we run businesses? I say we, though I have no idea how to run a business...

 

Black pupils' schooling 'dumbed down over special needs'

Friday 15th February 2019

They were twice as likely to be identified as having social, emotional and mental health needs as white British pupils, a study suggests...

 

The robot helping a seven-year-old boy go to school

Friday 15th February 2019

Seven-year-old Sam, who is being treated for leukaemia, gets to 'be' in the classroom with the help of a robot...

 

'The beginning of great change': Greta Thunberg hails school climate strikes

Friday 15th February 2019

The 16-year-old?s lone protest last summer has morphed into a powerful global movement challenging politicians to actGreta Thunberg is hopeful the student climate strike on Friday can bring about positive change, as young people in more and more countries join the protest movement she started last summer as a lone campaigner outside the Swedish parliament...

 

'I love calling out politicians': meet the student suing Trump over climate change

Thursday 14th February 2019

Eighteen-year-old activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is among those suing the Trump administration for climate inaction...

 

'I love calling out politicians': Xiuhtezcatl Martinez on the teenage stand against climate change

Thursday 14th February 2019

The 18-year-old activist is among those suing the Trump administration for climate inaction...

 

Half of universities in England have fewer than 5% poor white students

Thursday 14th February 2019

Study finds white working-class are less likely to attend prestigious institutionsMore than half of universities in England have fewer than 5% of white working-class students in their intakes, according to researchers...

 

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