Tag: Education

Required: The Wisdom Of Solomon

A deaf and blind teenager is refusing to go to school after teachers banned her guide dog from the dining hall. Molly Watt, 17, says she was left to eat lunch alone in a separate room because another pupil who…

What’s Wrong With Healthy Competition?

A headteacher in Thamesmead has been accused of trying to poach pupils… Yikes! … from nearby schools. Whew! A team of advertising professionals has been deployed by Willow Bank Primary School, in Yarnton Way, to recruit pupils. Excellent, a school…

Watch It And Weep…

So, Channel 4 is to launch yet another ‘fly on the wall’ series, this one focussing on an Essex school: Channel 4’s Educating Essex is the most ambitious observational television documentary yet made in a school. The “bog-standard comprehensive” (in…

Points Mean Prizes!

Hundreds of schools have driven up the amount they will be paid under the Government’s “pupil premium” initiative – designed to “reward” them for taking poorer children – by encouraging parents to apply for free school meals (FSM) for their…

Permitted discrimination

We all know that we’re not allowed to discriminate against almost anyone these days, even though discrimination is, when you get right down to it, someone just making a choice. It might well be a choice that I think makes…

How Do Schools Have Time For This?

More than 2,000 schoolchildren chanted and waved banners as they took to the streets in a march against dangerous drivers this morning. Pupils from Mill Hill, Hendon, Cricklewood, Edgware and North Finchley were among tens of thousands of youngsters across…

”If we could talk to the animals….”

…it’d be a horrific abuse of their rights. Apparently…. Monkey World director Dr Alison Cronin has launched a stinging attack on the research of a visiting American academic and has urged students in the south to boycott her lecture. *gets…

Oh, Great, Uniform Wars…Again!

Yes, it’s the return of the young rebel against the system: Chris believes that forcing boys to wear long trousers during the summer affects concentration and their ability to learn. Chris is twelve. I don’t know when he got his…