Thinktank says Wednesday’s spending review will amount to boost of £9bn, with £4.5bn already accounted for
The Treasury will need to find an extra £5bn from next year to fund the government’s spending promises, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), which warned the increase could undermine the ministry’s commitment to reduce borrowing.
Boris Johnson said on Monday that Wednesday’s Whitehall spending review, which will set out department funding for 2020-21, will be the “most ambitious spending round for more than a decade.”Continue reading...
As new guidance is issued, expert says less than a quarter have adequate procedures
Internet safety experts say less than a quarter of UK universities have adequate procedures to deal with harmful or illegal online behaviour by students and staff, including the possession and sharing of child abuse images.Continue reading...
School and university students call for democracy after weekend of violent clashes
Thousands of students in Hong Kong have boycotted the first day of the new term in a fresh wave of protests, after a tense weekend of violent clashes between police and demonstrators.
On Monday, university and secondary students marked the end of their summer break by skipping classes and holding rallies to call on the government to withdraw a controversial extradition bill, among other demands.Continue reading...
Life for the postwar baby boomers has been full of opportunity and change. But the fight for freedom and a better world continues
In 1942, aged 18, my mother was running for her life with her father, mother and siblings, heading for an air-raid shelter as bombs pulverised Portsmouth, turning the city into “a tomb of darkness” as one diarist recorded. During the war the family were to lose their home twice as the city and its docks became a prime target. My mother was wearing a new coat so when her father ordered everyone to hit the ground, she refused. A bomb splinter gouged one side of her back. A female ambulance driver risked her life to drive my mother to hospital through the raid.
I was born in 1948. My mother and father lived in a bedsit and saved a few shillings a week for her confinement. And then, like millions who had endured six years of war, they had their just rewards. “The destruction is so awful and the people so wonderful, they deserve a better world,” wrote the future Queen Elizabeth to her grandmother, Mary. On 5 July, the NHS was born. It no longer cost a couple dearly to have a baby. I came along a few weeks later, a citizen of the new “cradle to the grave” welfare state. As historian Asa Briggs said: “War has necessitated welfare.”Continue reading...
Announcement is part of plans to increase recruitment and improve profession’s status
Starting salaries for new teachers in England could rise to £30,000 within four years, the government has confirmed, as part of its plans to increase recruitment and improve the status of the profession.
The announcement by the Department for Education (DfE) that it will push for higher pay for newly-qualified teachers was revealed by the Guardian last week as part of the government’s “back to school” policy rollout, including increased funding for state schools.Continue reading...
Streng und strapaziös - manche Schüler überfordert das japanische Schulsystem. An Waldorfschulen herrscht weniger Leistungsdruck - doch die sind im Land eine Rarität. Eine Reportage aus der ältesten Japans.
Zur Schule hat jeder was zu sagen. War ja jeder da. In unserem Fragebogen hat der Ministerpräsident von NRW etwas über Pausenkicker und Sitzenbleiben verraten.