Education

When your dad decides to do the identical apprenticeship as you

Picture copyright RSA Picture caption ‘We’re neck and neck however nonetheless within the very early phases of the curriculum’ “We tried to maintain it a bit low key… I did not wish to say ‘Oh my dad’s in the identical firm as me,’ I did not need all the eye – nevertheless it bought spherical fairly rapidly,” says Dominic Foster. Dominic left college in Peterborough in 2018 after A-levels and

‘I am mixed-race, is Cambridge College proper for me?’

Anoushka Mutanda Dougherty has been provided a spot at Cambridge College, however she’s mixed-race and from a state faculty – and solely three% of scholars who began at Cambridge in 2017 have been black, or mixed-race with black heritage. So is it one of the best place for her? At this level, she’s undecided. Cambridge is the second-oldest college within the English-speaking world. Cambridge is the fourth-oldest surviving college on

All faculty music classes ‘ought to be free’, MSPs say

Picture copyright Getty Pictures Music tuition ought to be supplied freed from cost in faculties, Holyrood’s training committee has beneficial. Some councils nonetheless give pupils particular person classes without cost, however others have launched prices of as much as £524. MSPs mentioned they “respect the democratic proper of native authorities to take choices about native expenditure and acknowledge the alternatives they face”. However they mentioned that “in precept, music tuition

Lancashire faculty’s ‘£1,000 vacation advantageous’ warning denied

Picture caption At present penalty notices of £60 may be issued for unauthorised absences A faculty’s warning to folks that they may very well be fined £1,000 for taking their baby on vacation throughout time period time has been dismissed by the council. The headteacher of Balladen Group Major College in Rawtenstall instructed mother and father the penalty may very well be launched as a part of a pilot scheme.

‘Landmark’ overhaul for home abuse legal guidelines

Picture copyright Getty Photographs Home abuse victims will obtain a variety of recent measures to guard them in what ministers say shall be landmark laws. New legal guidelines will for the primary time create a authorized definition of home abuse, to incorporate financial abuse and management. The long-awaited laws may also ban abusers from cross-examining victims in household courts. Campaigners say the measures are a “as soon as in a

Authorities to fund 2,900 faculty exchanges for poorer pupils

Picture copyright Getty Photographs Secondary colleges in England will be capable of apply for cash to take poorer pupils abroad on faculty exchanges The £2.5 million authorities scheme will allow pupils aged 11 and over “to expertise different cultures and go to locations they would not usually go to”. Schooling Secretary Damian Hinds mentioned: “As Britain leaves the EU, it is extra essential than ever to point out how a

Pupils in hospital after ‘drug-related’ incident at Dunfermline Excessive Faculty

4 pupils have been taken to hospital after turning into unwell throughout a suspected drug-related incident at a faculty in Fife. Emergency companies together with 5 ambulances had been known as to Dunfermline Excessive Faculty at lunchtime on Friday. 4 pupils had been taken to Victoria Hospital, in Kirkcaldy, with six others handled on the scene. The college stated it believed some pupils might have taken tablets exterior the varsity

English-medium training to place extra emphasis on Welsh

Picture caption Pupils at English-medium Llysfaen Main College in Cardiff do some topics like maths utilizing Welsh Welsh will not be classed as a second language in English-medium faculties, below new proposals. All pupils will observe the identical curriculum for the language from 2022, however English-medium pupils won’t essentially be anticipated to fulfill the identical customary as Welsh-medium college students. Different reforms embody introducing “worldwide” languages in primaries. The Welsh

Essex instructor banned for all times for intercourse with feminine pupil

Picture copyright Archant Picture caption Suzanne Harrison pleaded responsible to 4 intercourse offences in 2011 A geography instructor who had a four-year sexual relationship with an underage feminine pupil has been banned from the classroom for all times. Suzanne Harrison, 46, grew to become associates with the household of certainly one of her pupils whereas instructing at a Colchester faculty. Whereas minding the pupil and her sister in 2006 Harrison

Periodic desk discovered at St Andrews College ‘is world’s oldest’

Picture copyright College of St Andrews Picture caption The chart was discovered amongst outdated chemistry gear A periodic desk discovered throughout a laboratory clear-out on the College of St Andrews is believed to be the oldest on the earth. Specialists have dated the instructing chart as being printed between 1879 and 1886. Work has been going down to authenticate and protect the delicate chart because it was discovered amongst outdated