Education

Views sought on proposed Scottish smacking ban

Image copyright Getty Images A proposed Scottish ban on the physical punishment of children is being put out to consultation. A committee of MSPs is asking for the public’s views on whether smacking children should become illegal. The Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill has been introduced by Green MSP John Finnie. The Scottish […]

Education

Teacher sexually assaulted colleague, panel hears

Image copyright GoogleImage caption Helen Evans worked at Llanishen Fach school A primary teacher sexually assaulted a colleague and called senior staff “dumb and dumber”, a hearing has been told. Helen Evans ripped open the shirt of a male teacher and grabbed his testicles, heard the Education Workforce Council on Thursday. The panel was told […]

Education

Stranger Danger

Image caption Say No to Strangers (1981) – a film produced by the Home Office and shown across the UK Many parents remember the “Stranger Danger” message given to children during the 1970s and 80s. Government videos warned children not to talk to people they didn’t know. But a new message is being trialled in […]

Education

Parents asked to pay for books and to attend events

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption The survey quizzed 1,500 parents in England, Wales and Northern Ireland The average monthly voluntary donation parents are making to school funds rose by £2.45 over the past year from £8.90 to £11.35, a survey suggests. The charity Parentkind found parents being asked to pay to attend events such as […]