Tag: school

‘Those That Can’t, Teach’ Indeed!

As the government considers a phased reopening of schools, let’s hear it for parents who’ve toughed it out home-schooling their children. Well done, everyone, but you do realise that you’re not real teachers, don’t you? Are you a real journalist,…

The ‘Guardian’ Never Changes…

…not even in the midst of a PandemicPanic:   GCSE and A-level results are expected to be awarded based on predicted grades and teacher assessment after schools were closed and exams cancelled, leading to concerns that minority ethnic and working-class…

Out And Proud…

No, not a Pride-related post. This (actually, like one’s sexuality, which simply is, and isn’t therefore anything to be ‘proud’ of..) is an example of how once-unthinkable attitudes are now on display: Here’s the letter in full, in case this…

Oh, I Beg To Differ….

Pupils at Huddersfield’s largest primary school are not being fully prepared for life in modern Britain, according to Ofsted inspectors. Really? Why not? The Crosland Moor school, which has around 1,000 pupils, ‘requires improvement’ in key areas including teaching, behaviour,…

There Must Never Be Consequences!

Outwood Grange Academies Trust (OGAT) – which runs five Teesside secondary schools – is introducing a new policy from September. It comes after an application to the High Court for a judicial review was launched over the trust’s use of…

Spare The Rod…?

A school secretary has been found guilty of hitting a pupil. …and don’t get arrested! I can’t say I like this modern aphorism. How badly did this elderly woman beat this poor little child anyway? Southampton Magistrates Court heard how…

A Hell Of A Lot Of Words To Say…

….’Go forth & multiply’: A school named after slave trader Edward Colston is to resist calls from activists to change its name. Colston’s Girls’ School, in Bristol, said there was no benefit in ‘obscuring history’ and said instead it wanted…

Where Do They Find The Time?

A primary school will teach children about Islam so they can “learn the facts” following the London Bridge terror attack. Millhouse Primary School, in Tavistock Road, Laindon, has sent a letter to all parents informing them about the planned lessons.…

The State Is Perfectly Happy To Upset People…

…providing they are the right people: It can’t feel particularly pleasant to have that letter drop on your doormat, but the NHS has issued templates to local authorities, stressing that they should be “non-judgmental” and “positively phrased”. The potential to…

Once Again, An ‘Offer’ Means You Don’t Have To Accept…

It’s a concept that people don’t really seem to grasp that often: The founder of an Essex-based anti-knife crime charity which has received funding to deliver workshops to pupils claims schools across Rochford and Rayleigh haven’t taken up the offer.…

Proper Planning Prevents….

….well, we all know, don’t we? Head teacher Mark Elms wrote to parents to say the nursery, reception, year 1 and year 2 pupils would not be able to come in. He said: “Please accept my sincere apologies for the…