Charity says education watchdog has role to play in preventing children being lured into drug dealing
Ofsted should radically change its approach to how it assesses schools to stop vulnerable children from being lured into dealing drugs as part of the so-called county lines crisis, according to a report commissioned by the Home Office.
The education watchdog’s criteria should be reviewed to encourage better “inclusion and support” as well as training for teachers, according to the report, which is due to be published on Thursday.Continue reading...
Schools in Bristol and Frome receive termination warning notices after being rated as inadequate by Ofsted
Two Steiner state schools in the west of England face possible closure or takeover after the Department for Education said it intended to cut off their funding later this year.
The trusts running the free schools in Bristol and Frome have been issued termination warning notices by the DfE after the schools were rated as inadequate and placed in special measures by Ofsted.Continue reading...
Elena Mondal, 14, was found dead at Henrietta Barnett school, north London, in 2017
A 14-year-old girl at one of the UK’s top state schools was found hanged weeks after being taken to hospital after a self-harming incident on school premises, an inquest has heard.Continue reading...
Im Konflikt um den Digitalpakt für Schulen kommen sich Bund und Länder näher, aber immer noch nicht nah genug. Wo sind sie sich einig - und wo hakt es?
Man kann sich das geschwollene Gerede über die Vorzüge des Föderalismus sparen, wenn es Bund und Ländern nicht gelingt, den Digitalpakt unter Dach und Fach zu kriegen. Föderalismus muss sich in der Praxis bewähren, nicht in Festreden.
Tameside head came up with idea after noticing increase in asthma among children
Primary school pupils in Greater Manchester have started patrolling the streets outside their schools as uniformed “junior” police officers, issuing fake parking tickets to parents parked on the pavement or sitting with their engines running.
The junior PCSOs (police community safety officers) were the brainchild of Steve Marsland, head of Russell Scott primary in Denton in Tameside, after he noticed a huge increase in children with asthma. Eighteen months ago he started to use an inhaler after having trouble breathing dangerously polluted air.Continue reading...
More than 200 sign letter to the Guardian saying pupils right to be angry at inaction
More than 200 academics have voiced their support for this week’s school climate strikes, in which thousands of young people are expected to take to the streets in towns and cities across the UK.
The academics, including almost 100 professors, say the “tragic and desperate facts” of the unfolding climate breakdown – and the lack of meaningful action by politicians – leave young people with little option but to take matters into their own hands.Continue reading...
Education : « Contre le harcèlement entre élèves, il est temps de consacrer l’éthique de responsabilité de l’éducation nationale »
The National Union of Students’ Amatey Doku on why the people’s vote campaign proves student activism isn’t dead
For a long time, young people were accused of being apathetic, and student activism was thought to be dead. That changed when student protests against the 2012 tuition fee rises took hold in campuses across the country. But according to Amatey Doku, vice-president for higher education at the National Union of Students, tuition fees were too inward-looking an issue to inspire a genuine student and youth-driven political movement. Instead, a unifying cause has finally arrived: the battle to stop Brexit.
“If we can secure a people’s vote and there’s a campaign, that’ll be the one time we can really get students behind it and with a common cause,” he says. “There is growing momentum.”Continue reading...
Die Länder haben sich dagegen gewehrt, dass sie für jeden Euro, den der Bund für neue Technik an Schulen ausgibt, einen Euro aus dem eigenen Haushalt drauflegen sollten. Diese Mitfinanzierungsklausel soll nun wegfallen.