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 […]

Education

Schools fear broken funding promises

Image copyright David JonesImage caption Schools say they feel betrayed over the money they will receive Schools in England have warned they expect to get less money next year than ministers have promised. The government said every secondary school would receive at least £4,800 per pupil in 2019. But councils have transferred money from school […]

Education

University stops making unconditional offers

A London university has said it is stopping making unconditional offers to would-be students, to ensure it maintains its entry standards. St Mary’s University, Twickenham, took the decision after discovering some students, given unconditional offers, did not get their predicted grades. There has been a rise in the number of unconditional offers in recent years, […]