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Ofsted to visit English schools where sexual abuse was reported

Wed, 04/07/2021 - 16:45
Inspectors will attend "a sample of schools and colleges" to see how well they support pupils.

Where are Britain's loneliest places in lockdown?

Wed, 04/07/2021 - 14:50
Loneliness in the pandemic has been more intense for young people in poor, urban areas.

Mobile phones should be banned in schools - Gavin Williamson

Wed, 04/07/2021 - 13:08
Phones should not be used or seen during the school day, the education secretary says.

Schools 'a lifeline to many students' in past year'

Wed, 04/07/2021 - 01:11
School staff helped families struggling financially during pandemic, says the National Education Union.

Food poverty: MPs call on government to step up help

Wed, 04/07/2021 - 00:00
A report calls on the government to create a food security minister to protect the vulnerable.

Secondary school pupils to keep wearing masks after Easter

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 16:56
Face masks in classrooms in England will remain at least until May, says education secretary.

Covid: New Wales curriculum 'must be delayed' to aid pupils

Sun, 04/04/2021 - 21:52
Implementing the changes in 2022 does not give schools sufficient time post-pandemic, a union says.

School abuse: Teachers face sexualised insults in class, says union

Sat, 04/03/2021 - 17:29
A union conference hears staff are subjected to "derogatory sexualised" language and violence.

'Inadequate funding' is school Covid risk, says union

Fri, 04/02/2021 - 01:22
A teachers' union warns a lack of funding during the pandemic is placing staff and pupils at risk.

Simon Woolley: First black man appointed head of Oxbridge college

Thu, 04/01/2021 - 12:59
Lord Woolley, an equal rights campaigner, says his new job is a "must-have role".

Students 'forgotten' in lack of uni return date

Thu, 04/01/2021 - 12:32
University leaders want students back for campus teaching from 12 April rather than 17 May.

Autism diagnosis delays in Coventry and Warwickshire 'are horrendous'

Thu, 04/01/2021 - 12:30
Parents say having to wait up to three years for an assessment "lets down children".

Covid: Many students say their mental health is worse due to pandemic

Thu, 04/01/2021 - 00:27
A poll of UK students finds almost two-thirds say their mental health is worse due to the pandemic.

Schools abuse helpline and review launched

Wed, 03/31/2021 - 17:57
Watchdog Ofsted will also review school safeguarding policies after many reports of sexual harassment.

Tackling sexual abuse not just for schools, say heads

Tue, 03/30/2021 - 16:14
Wider society - not just schools - must play a role in preventing sexual violence, say head teachers.

School abuse: Raped schoolgirl 'ignored by teachers'

Tue, 03/30/2021 - 12:34
Allegations of sexual abuse are swept under the carpet as private schools prioritise their reputation, pupils claim.

School abuse: 'Rape culture' allegations are 'shocking', says Williamson

Mon, 03/29/2021 - 19:07
The education secretary says he will take 'appropriate action' and urges victims to report abuse.

Everyone's Invited: School abuse claims could be the 'next national scandal'

Sun, 03/28/2021 - 21:27
A police helpline is to be set up for pupils to report complaints, after claims posted on website.

Everyone's Invited: Sex abuse claims 'not limited to private schools'

Sat, 03/27/2021 - 14:35
The Met is investigating allegations of abuse published on the Everyone's Invited website.

Batley school protests: Petition calls for teacher to keep job

Sat, 03/27/2021 - 14:04
The petition says the Batley Grammar School teacher "does not deserve such large repercussions".