Education

‘Shortcomings’ in half of Welsh secondary colleges

Picture copyright Getty Photos The college experiences are in – and it’s a case of “may do higher” for Wales’ secondaries, in response to inspectors Estyn. The schooling physique mentioned solely half of secondary colleges have been judged good or wonderful. Wales’ Chief Inspector of Colleges Meilyr Rowlands mentioned these colleges “inflicting concern” wanted extra assist. However Estyn’s annual report mentioned it had seen “encouraging” enhancements in main colleges. The

Racism at college: Inquiry launched by UK’s equality physique

Picture copyright Getty Photos An inquiry into racial harassment at UK universities is being launched. The Equality and Human Rights Fee says there is a “rising physique of proof” that racism is affecting college students and employees at universities. It pointed to racism as a potential hyperlink between the decrease achieved by ethnic minority college students, regardless of extra coming into increased schooling. College students and employees have till 15

Lacking particular wants help ‘a nationwide scandal’

Picture copyright Getty Photos The 1000’s of kids lacking out on key help for identified particular academic wants in England is a “nationwide scandal”, Ofsted has mentioned. Chief inspector of England’s colleges, Amanda Spielman, reveals four,000 youngsters with official schooling, well being and care plans (EHCs) setting out their wants obtain no help in any respect. She additionally raises the problem of kids disappearing from schooling. Some mother and father

Lacking particular wants assist ‘a nationwide scandal’

Picture copyright Getty Photographs The 1000’s of youngsters lacking out on key assist for identified particular academic wants in England is a “nationwide scandal”, Ofsted has stated. Chief inspector of England’s colleges, Amanda Spielman, reveals four,000 youngsters with official training, well being and care plans (EHCs) setting out their wants obtain no assist in any respect. She additionally raises the difficulty of youngsters disappearing from training. Some dad and mom

Water invoice ‘too costly’ to flush bathroom

Picture caption Shirley Widdop says her household has to “ration” the usage of water – in a continuing fear about payments and money owed A disabled mom from Yorkshire says she is so anxious about the price of water that she generally has to overlook out on washing or flushing the bathroom. Shirley Widdop, from Keighley, whose invoice, primarily based on a water meter, has risen by 35%, says: “It

Water invoice ‘too costly’ to flush bathroom

Picture caption Shirley Widdop says her household has to “ration” using water – in a continuing fear about payments and money owed A disabled mom from Yorkshire says she is so nervous about the price of water that she typically has to overlook out on washing or flushing the bathroom. Shirley Widdop, from Keighley, whose invoice, based mostly on a water meter, has risen by 35%, says: “It is outrageous

Plymouth college college students’ union votes to depart NUS

Picture copyright Google Picture caption The union president mentioned there have been “vital issues” by college students about worth for cash A college students union has voted in a referendum to depart the Nationwide Union of College students (NUS). A complete of 519 out of 1,006 members of the College of Plymouth College students’ Union (UPSU) voted to finish its affiliation with the NUS. Supporters mentioned UPSU, which despatched greater

Sixteen grammars win funds to develop

Picture copyright Getty Photographs Sixteen grammar colleges in England have been given permission to create a whole bunch of recent locations. The colleges are receiving a share of the Division for Training’s £50m selective faculty enlargement fund to accommodate as much as four,000 further pupils. The colleges have been chosen from 39 purposes and make up 10% of England’s 163 grammar colleges. The cash has been granted on the situation

Weight problems in faculties: Mother and father ‘should not abdicate duties’

Mother and father shouldn’t anticipate faculties to police youngsters’s consuming and train, or bathroom practice pupils, England’s chief inspector of schooling will say later. Ofsted chief Amanda Spielman will argue that the reply to the weight problems disaster lies within the house, and that folks shouldn’t “abdicate duty”. Neither can faculties be a “panacea” for knife crime or youngster neglect, she’s going to add in her second annual report. Two

College uniform in Wales ‘may turn out to be cheaper’

Picture copyright Getty Pictures Picture caption Uniform coverage is determined by particular person faculties’ governing our bodies College uniform may turn out to be cheaper in Wales underneath plans being thought-about by ministers. Proposed new Welsh Authorities steerage would put a authorized obligation on governors to think about the price of uniforms. It additionally says uniform insurance policies shouldn’t dictate totally different gadgets of clothes on the idea of intercourse