Tokyo Olympics: Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard’s former male classmates break silence

Auckland’s exclusive Saint Kentigern Boys’ Presbyterian College has produced many star athletes over the years, but none quite as divisive as Laurel Hubbard. The 43-year-old competitive weightlifter was this week selected to represent New Zealand at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics – making her the first transgender athlete to compete at sport’s highest level.  Hubbard transitioned … Read more

Poor pupils are 18 months behind their classmates, report says

Poor pupils are 18 months behind their classmates when they take GCSEs as disadvantage gap grows, report says Education Policy Institute report found the attainment gap has stopped closing  Disadvantaged pupils in England are 18.1 months behind peers during GCSEs Analysis shows gap between poorer and affluent primary school pupils widened  By Faith Ridler For … Read more