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  • Multinational running England’s catch-up tuition 90% below enrolment target December 7, 2021
    MPs told Randstad contract a ‘false economy’ and talks under way to set up new schemeRandstad, the Dutch multinational company responsible for delivering the government’s flagship National Tutoring Programme (NTP) is under mounting pressure after claims that pupil enrolment for subsidised tuition is more than 90% below target.MPs on the cross-party education committee were told […]
    Sally Weale Education correspondent
  • ‘Loud’ academic wins unfair dismissal case against university December 7, 2021
    Dr Annette Plaut, a physicist at Exeter University, claimed she was victim of race and sex discriminationA senior academic who claimed she was sacked because her bosses could not tolerate her “naturally loud” voice and passionate teaching style has won her case for unfair dismissal.Dr Annette Plaut, who had worked as a physicist at Exeter […]
    Steven Morris
  • School lockdowns risk more cases like Arthur Labinjo-Hughes, says Ofsted head December 7, 2021
    Amanda Spielman warns ‘there is a minority of children who sadly are safer in school than out of it’The head of the Ofsted schools inspectorate has said England risks a repeat of cases such as Arthur Labinjo-Hughes, the six-year-old abused and murdered in his own home last year, if schools and social services are disrupted […]
    Richard Adams Education editor
  • Final Bristol school to shed name of slaver Edward Colston December 6, 2021
    Fee-paying Colston’s school to follow example of Colston primary and Colston’s girls’ schoolA fee-paying school in Bristol named after the slave trader Edward Colston is to change its name after a consultation attracted thousands of responses from the school and wider community.Colston’s school was set up by the Bristol-born merchant in 1710 as Colston’s hospital […]
    Sally Weale
  • Hundreds of calls made to UK helpline about sexual abuse in schools December 6, 2021
    Incidents reported include name-calling, online abuse, unwanted touching, assault and rapeMore than 850 calls, many alleging sexual abuse and harassment in schools, have been made to a national helpline set up after the Everyone’s Invited website revealed widespread sexism, misogyny and abuse in education.A total of 150 were so serious that they have been referred […]
    Sally Weale Education correspondent
  • Three in four girls have been sent sexual images via apps, report finds December 6, 2021
    Study finds over half of teenagers sent non-consensual sexual images via social media apps reported itSchools and parents should do more to support students who are being sexually harassed through platforms such as Snapchat and Instagram, while the tech companies need to clamp down on non-consensual sexual images being sent to young people, according to […]
    Richard Adams Education editor
  • Covid: figures reveal vaccine lottery for children in England December 5, 2021
    South-east is the only region where at least half of 12- to 15-year-olds have been vaccinatedChildren in some parts of England are three times more likely to be vaccinated than others, figures from the House of Commons library show, prompting Bridget Phillipson, Labour’s newly appointed shadow education secretary, to criticise the government for its lacklustre […]
    Richard Adams Education editor
  • Oxford postgrad says sexual assault complaint was met with hostility December 5, 2021
    Open letter condemning Harriet’s treatment has been signed by hundreds of students and supportersStudents at an Oxford University college have accused staff of disregarding their welfare after a postgrad who alleged she was sexually assaulted said she was treated with hostility after making a complaint.Harriet, a PhD student at Balliol, who has multiple disabilities, alleged […]
    Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent
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