Former public school teacher, 62, is on the brink of death on day 40 of hunger strike

A former public school teacher is on the brink of death on day 40 of hunger strike over an unresolved complaint against Marriott Hotels.   John Shepherd, 62, who is on day 40 of the hunger strike, has been battling Mariott Hotels since 2008 after a car park was built next to his flat in Thailand.     … Read more Former public school teacher, 62, is on the brink of death on day 40 of hunger strike

Jack Whitehall feels like his former posh school treats him like ‘their dirty little secret’

Jack Whitehall and Kate Middleton went to the same secondary school – not that you’d know it. The comedian, 32, has expressed his chagrin at the prestigious ­Marlborough College that they readily advetise the fact that the future Queen of England was a pupil there in her teens, but never mention Jack. In a chat with … Read more Jack Whitehall feels like his former posh school treats him like ‘their dirty little secret’

London’s City University changes name of Cass Business School

London’s City University changes name of its Cass Business School because of Sir John Cass’ slavery links City University business school was named after 17th Century merchant in 2002  The Cass Business School was given a donation by the Sir John Cass foundation However, both the business school and the foundation will change their names … Read more London’s City University changes name of Cass Business School

Ofsted will resume school visits in September to reassure parents it is safe for children to return

Ofsted will resume school visits in September to ‘reassure’ parents it is safe for children to return – but will NOT judge teachers unless there is ‘serious concern’ Schools are preparing to reopen with social distancing measures in September Some schools have been closed for six months due to the COVID-19 pandemic Ofsted will visit … Read more Ofsted will resume school visits in September to reassure parents it is safe for children to return

State school pupils will study just five or six GCSEs as teachers cram to make up for lost learning

State school pupils will study just five or six GCSEs as teachers cram to make up for lost learning – while those in private sector will do nine or 10 State schools could cut number of GCSEs studied from nine or 10 down to five Harris Federation schools look to cut art, music, drama and … Read more State school pupils will study just five or six GCSEs as teachers cram to make up for lost learning

The School that Tried to End Racism

The parents of a boy who was left in tears over discussions on The School that Tried to End Racism have revealed how they felt his emotion was ‘positive’ as it ‘allowed them to understand what he was going through.’ Last Thursday night, viewers of the Channel 4 documentary wept after watching Henry Littell, 13, … Read more The School that Tried to End Racism

Viewers praise Channel 4’s The School That Tried to End Racism

Viewers of ‘The School That Tried to End Racism’ last night said the students gave them ‘hope’ after a three-week experiment revealed a ‘significant drop’ in unconscious racial bias among a class of 11-year-olds. In the Channel 4 documentary series, pupils in Year 7 at Glenthorne High School in South London were split into ‘affinity groups’ of white and … Read more Viewers praise Channel 4’s The School That Tried to End Racism

Coronavirus UK: Top medic says kids more at risk outside school

Hard-pressed parents juggling childcare and work were told to ‘control your teenagers’ tonight as the Government pushed ahead with plans to force schools to reopen fully in September. Deputy chief medical officer Dr Jenny Harries said that schoolchildren, especially older ones, were more likely to contract coronavirus by hanging out with mates than they were … Read more Coronavirus UK: Top medic says kids more at risk outside school

Furious parents demand primary school reinstates star head teacher who was suspended

Furious parents have demanded a school reinstates its star head teacher who was suspended for saying some teachers were ‘sat at home doing nothing’ during lockdown. Pauline Wood, from Grange Park in Sunderland, is under investigation after accusing her staff of bragging that they were spending ‘more time watching Netflix’ at home than they were working … Read more Furious parents demand primary school reinstates star head teacher who was suspended

Primary school is forced to close after year one pupil tests positive for Covid-19

Primary school is forced to close after year one pupil tests positive for Covid-19 and teacher is suspected of having the virus Paganel Primary School in Selly Oak, Birmingham, temporarily closed yesterday Email sent to staff make clear a pupil tested positive and teacher awaits results It is not believed parents have been told of … Read more Primary school is forced to close after year one pupil tests positive for Covid-19