School

Monday, July 1, 2019

Monday, July 1, 2019

Lancashire private school closes after travellers occupy grounds

Lancashire private school closes after travellers occupy grounds

A £12,000-a-year private school has told its students it's "unsafe" for them to attend today after a group of travellers pitched up on its grounds overnight.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Four year olds taught about sexual assault at ‘kindness’ school

Four year olds taught about sexual assault at ‘kindness’ school

Children as young as four are being taught about sexual assault, mental illness and cyber bullying in the UK’s first “kindness” school.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Muslim parents protest after LGBT lessons taught at Birmingham primary school

Muslim parents protest after LGBT lessons taught at Birmingham primary school

Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell said it was important for children to learn about same-sex relationships, amid complaints over a Birmingham school teaching pupils about homosexuality.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Moffatt

Teacher under fire for same-sex relationship lessons backed by Ofsted chief

Teacher under fire for same-sex relationship lessons backed by Ofsted chief

Ofsted's chief inspector has backed a gay teacher who has been heavily criticised for teaching students about same-sex relationships.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Elf Murder

Parent claims 'elf murder' school project gave her child nightmares

Parent claims 'elf murder' school project gave her child nightmares

A primary school has faced criticism for staging an 'elf murder' with fake blood and police tape as part of a writing task for Year 4 pupils.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Damian Hinds

MPs draw up a 'bucket list' for schoolchildren

Ministers develop a 'bucket list' for schoolchildren

Pupils will be encouraged to climb trees, knit, stargaze and learn to ride a horse in a new initiative being drawn up by MPs.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Unconditional university offers let students ‘take their foot off the gas’, says University Policy Director

Unconditional university offers let students ‘take their foot off the gas’, says University Policy Director

Unconditional offers let pupils ‘take their foot off the gas’, says Uni expert

Nick Hillman, the Director of the Higher Education Policy Institute has said that “the explosion” of unconditional offers for university places means students make the “mistake” of “taking their foot off the gas”.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Monday, November 5, 2018

David Davies MP: Refugee ‘30-year-old’ pupils will be a ‘fairly common problem’

David Davies MP: Refugee ‘30-year-old’ pupils could be a ‘fairly common problem’

David Davies MP: Refugee ‘30-year-old’ pupils could be a ‘fairly common problem’

Conservative MP David Davies has said the problem of adult refugee ‘students’ is going to be fairly common because they have a “vested interest” in pretending to be young.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Friday, November 2, 2018

School sport

PE should be taken less seriously in schools, claims Professor Allyson Pollock

PE should be taken less seriously in schools, claims Professor Allyson Pollock

The co-author of a report which suggests children and adolescents account for nearly half of A&E attendances for sporting injuries, has claimed PE should be taken less seriously in schools.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Friday, October 12, 2018

Crystal ball

Academy trust spent £4,000 on teacher training workshop with Oscar Pistorius' 'psychic' aunt

Academy trust spent £4,000 on workshop with Oscar Pistorius' 'psychic' aunt

A multi-academy trust spent £3,975 to fly Oscar Pistorus' 'psychic' aunt over from South Africa to deliver a teacher training day on the adolescent brain.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Good exam results are important – but not at the expense of mental health, warns Helen Lowe

Headmaster: Parents putting too much pressure on kids to perform

Headmaster: Parents putting too much pressure on kids to perform

Some parents are putting academic success above their child's health and happiness, Helen Lowe has warned

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Theresa May wants to help a million girls living in developing Commonwealth nations go to school for longer

Government pledges £212m to help education of girls in Commonwealth

Government pledges £212m to help education of girls in Commonwealth

Theresa May wants to help a million girls living in developing Commonwealth nations go to school for longer

Friday, March 9, 2018

Friday, March 9, 2018

Julia said parents can find time for all manner of other things, so why not homework?

'If parents have time for Facebook, they have time to help their kids with homework'

It's nonsense to say parents are too busy to help kids with homework, says Julia

Julia says it's 'nonsense' to argue that mums and dads are too busy to give kids a hand with homework

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Quamar has been arrested on suspicion of multiple offences

Aqib Quamar: Sheffield man arrested for 'crashing BMW into school entrance'

Aqib Quamar: Sheffield man arrested for 'crashing BMW into school entrance'

Black BMW was driven at speed round car park before crashing into entrance, as students arrived for start of day

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Two teenagers charged with murder 'over deadly fire at Islamic school'

Two teenagers charged with murder 'over deadly fire at Islamic school'

Two teenagers charged with murder 'over deadly fire at Islamic school'

The fire at an Islamic school killed two teachers and 21 students aged between 6 and 17 years old

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

12-year-old commits suicide after being punished for starting period at school

12-year-old commits suicide after being 'tortured' for starting period at school

12-year-old commits suicide after being 'tortured' for starting period at school

The girl left a suicide note behind citing the 'torture' she endured at school

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The wearing of hijabs in schools is subject to an ongoing debate (stock photo)

Hijabs in schools: James Whale says 'we're in danger of going back to the stone age'

Hijab in schools: James Whale says 'we're going back to the stone age'

James spoke to Muslim campaigners Gina Khan and Zehra Zaidi, both of whom oppose the permission of the hijab in schools

Friday, March 31, 2017

Friday, March 31, 2017

70 girls 'forced to remove clothes for menstrual blood check at school' in India

70 girls 'forced to strip naked for menstrual blood check' at school in India

70 girls 'forced to strip naked for menstrual blood check' at school in India

The girls were allegedly forced by a warden to sit in a classroom whilst naked at the Kasturba Gandhi Residential School in Uttar Pradesh

Monday, February 20, 2017

Monday, February 20, 2017

At least 14 people die in Philippines bus crash

At least 14 people die in Philippines bus crash

At least 14 people die in Philippines bus crash

Over a dozen students have been killed after a bus carrying college students crashed in the Philippines today

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

'Teaching with body cameras will ruin the relationship between teachers and pupils', says head teacher

Teaching with body cameras will ruin the relationship with pupils, says head teacher

Teaching with body cameras will ruin relationship with pupils, says headmaster

Body cameras are to be worn by teachers in an attempt to stop pupils disrupting classes, two secondary schools are taking part in the pilot scheme for three months.

Family receive compensation after school calls police over toy guns

Family gets compensation after school calls police over toy guns

Family gets compensation after school calls police over toy guns

Two boys aged five and seven were removed from school and quizzed by police over their toy guns, leaving them terrified

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017

'Mobile phones are killing real face to face communication', says headteacher

Headteacher tells talkRADIO why he banned mobile phones in his school

Headteacher tells talkRADIO why he banned mobile phones in his school

The headteacher of Shiplake College in Henley-on-Thames has imposed a ban on mobile phones at the school, after he felt they were causing communication problems

Monday, December 12, 2016

Monday, December 12, 2016

'Teaching young children about identifying with a different gender is a form of child abuse', says director at Christian Concern

'Teaching different genders at school is a form of child abuse', says director at Christian Concern

'Teaching different genders at school is a form of child abuse'

Schools across the country are being sent a guidebook which suggests the term boys and girls should not be used, to ensure they don't discriminate against transgender pupils

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Teacher is banned from teaching after allowing a pupil to sleep at her home

Bolton teacher Clare Griffiths let pupil sleep at her home after Alton Towers trip, tribunal hears

Teacher banned for letting pupil sleep at her home after Alton Towers trip

Harper Green teacher has been banned for a minimum of two years after maintaining inappropriate relationship with female pupil

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Fights, schools and violence - Jon Holmes sends reporter Cornelius out to a brawl

After Bexley brawl, Jon Holmes sends ace reporter Cornelius into a ruckus

After Bexley brawl, Jon Holmes sends ace reporter Cornelius into a ruckus

Jon Holmes finds out more about the Bexley brawl by sending out Cornelius

Mass brawl in Bexley involves 'around 100 schoolchildren'

Bexley battle royale: 100 kids 'armed with knives and bats' brawl in south-east London (video)

100 kids 'carrying knives and bats' brawl in Bexley

The brawl took place In Northumberland Heath near Bexley, and police were called to the scene, two people were taken to hospital

Monday, September 12, 2016

Monday, September 12, 2016

'People won't learn the correct techniques', says former England prop Jeff Probyn on banning rugby tackles at school

Banning rugby tackling in school would make things worse, says former England star Jeff Probyn

Banning rugby tackling in school would make things worse, says ex-England star

Researchers from the Sport Collision Injury Collective have called to ban rugby tackling in schools, over fears that they are at risk of serious injury

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Which celebrity children are going back to school?

Wayne Rooney, Jack Wilshere and Kerry Katona: The stars send their kids back to school

From Wayne Rooney to Kerry Katona, stars send their kids back to school

With many going back to school this week, a host of famous parents are waving their kids off at the gate