Education

Jailed moms: The ‘horrible harm’ to youngsters

Picture caption Katie reads a letter she despatched aged 11 to her mom in jail About 17,000 youngsters are separated from their moms yearly by the jail system in England and Wales, which has one of many highest charges of feminine incarceration in western Europe. Now some MPs say the courts could also be denying the human rights of those youngsters. Katie was 11 when her mom was despatched to

Faculty locations change for home abuse

Picture copyright Getty Photos Picture caption When a guardian escapes home violence, it may be troublesome to get their kids into one other college The varsity admissions code in England is to be modified to make it simpler for households escaping home abuse to change faculties, says the Training Secretary Damian Hinds. He desires susceptible kids to get a college place “as rapidly as doable”. Mr Hinds says extra must

Divorce more likely to put weight on kids, examine finds

Picture copyright Getty Photographs Youngsters whose dad and mom are divorced usually tend to get fats than these whose dad and mom keep collectively, say researchers. The load achieve is especially marked in kids whose dad and mom divorce earlier than they’re six, the study found. Researchers from the London College of Economics and Political Science analysed knowledge on 7,574 kids born between 2000 and 2002. The authors say their

Theresa Could requires psychological well being to be precedence

Picture copyright Getty Photos Theresa Could, utilizing a few of her remaining political authority earlier than leaving workplace, has referred to as for enhancements in stopping psychological well being issues. The prime minister needs new academics to be skilled easy methods to spot youngsters with psychological well being difficulties. “Too many people have seen first-hand the devastating penalties of psychological sickness,” says Mrs Could. Labour’s Barbara Keeley stated the prime

Maths paper leak: College students’ fury at examination board ‘shambles’

Picture copyright Getty Pictures College students have been voicing their issues after a part of an A-level maths paper was leaked on-line. Sections of the A-level Maths Paper three examination have been shared on-line forward of scholars sitting the examination on Friday. These affected have advised it was leaked “round 12 hours previous to the examination on a number of social media boards”. The Edexcel examination board has launched an

Edexcel launches investigation after A-level maths paper leaked on-line

Picture copyright PA Examination board Edexcel has launched an investigation into how a part of an A-level maths paper was leaked on-line. Blacked out photographs of two questions have been shared on social media on Thursday afternoon. Pearson, which runs Edexcel, mentioned the photographs have been circulated “in a really restricted manner” shortly earlier than Friday’s Maths Paper three examination. It reassured college students no-one can be advantaged or deprived

Birmingham LGBT college row: MP Roger Godsiff given warning

Picture copyright UK Parliament Picture caption Roger Godsiff has been warned “he should not repeat such conduct sooner or later”, the Labour Get together stated A Labour MP has been warned to not repeat feedback in help of protesters in a row over LGBT instructing. Campaigners had been gathering exterior Anderton Park Main Faculty in Birmingham to argue youngsters have been too younger to find out about same-sex relationships. Corridor

Ofsted sounds warning over excellent colleges

Picture copyright Getty Photographs Ofsted has referred to as for the resumption of routine checks on excellent colleges, after 80% of these it re-inspected because of particular points have been downgraded. England’s colleges requirements watchdog re-inspected 305 colleges rated excellent, after issues have been raised about falling requirements. It stated 256 misplaced their top-level score consequently. In 2011, inspectors have been stopped from finishing up routine inspections of those top-rated

Secondary academics ‘need extra versatile working patterns’

Picture caption Jennifer Hart: ‘After I are available, I am able to go’ Secondary faculty leaders are being urged do extra to accommodate academics who wish to work part-time or flexibly. A report by the Nationwide Basis for Academic Analysis says there may be an “unmet demand” from secondary academics wanting to scale back or alter their hours. It estimates that one in six academics wish to scale back their

College students need dad and mom to be informed in psychological well being disaster

Picture copyright Getty Photos Two-thirds of scholars assist universities having the ability to warn dad and mom if college students have a psychological well being disaster, an annual survey suggests. There have been issues about pupil suicides and the survey indicated worsening ranges of tension on campus. Solely 14% reported “life satisfaction”, on this research of 14,000 UK college students. And most thought though college students have been impartial adults,