Category Archives: Education

Thousands sign 10-year-old’s Falmouth Library petition

From BBC News: A 10-year-old boy is to hand in a petition of more than 5,000 signatures to Cornwall Council to try to save local libraries. Leon Remphry from Falmouth has collected the signatures in favour of his “Write to … Continue reading

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Devon council seeks £7m from Dartington school developers

From BBC News: A £7m claim has been launched against two firms involved in the design and building of an “eco-school” that developed leaks. Devon County Council is demanding the money from architects White Design and main contractors Interserve over … Continue reading

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14 academy chains barred from running more schools

From The Independent: Fourteen academy chains have been barred from running more schools because of concerns over, among other things, the standards and financial management in the ones they run now, MPs have been told. The 14 chains, which include … Continue reading

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Boy 14 excluded for leading 40 pupil protest

From BBC News: A 14-year-old schoolboy from Blackpool has returned to the classroom after being excluded for two days for leading a protest to get more homework. Aaron Parfitt reported Bispham High School to Blackpool Council and Ofsted and then … Continue reading

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Teachers’ union vote of no confidence against Gove

From BBC News: The NUT is the latest teachers’ union to pass a motion of no confidence in Michael Gove The National Union of Teachers’ conference has unanimously passed a motion of no confidence in the Education Secretary, Michael Gove. … Continue reading

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Free schools ‘in areas of surplus places’, says NUT

From BBC News: The National Audit Office recently highlighted the school place shortage Free schools are being opened in parts of England where there are surpluses of places, a teachers’ union says. The National Union of Teachers says this is … Continue reading

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Skegness Academy pays for trip to New York for 40 pupils

From BBC News: The trust which runs the schools insists the trip to New York is educational. An academy has defended spending £32,000 on a trip to New York as a reward for pupils with good attendance. Skegness Academy is … Continue reading

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MPs call for compulsory relationship education

From BBC News: The inquiry calls for relationship education to become part of the curriculum A cross-party inquiry into Britain’s high levels of unplanned teenage pregnancy is calling for compulsory relationship classes in schools alongside citizenship, BBC Newsnight has learnt. … Continue reading

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