Education

Trojan Horse inquiry: Lecturers’ bans quashed

Picture caption Inamulhaq Anwar was one among two males banned from educating in February Lifetime bans handed to 2 academics after the so-called “Trojan Horse” inquiry have been quashed. Inamulhaq Anwar and Akeel Ahmed have been banned from educating in February. It adopted allegations the previous staff at Park View secondary college in Birmingham had imposed “an undue quantity of spiritual affect in pupils’ training”. A Excessive Court docket decide

Historical past of artwork lecturers devastated as A-level axed

Picture copyright Thinkstock Picture caption The place it’s supplied, artwork historical past A-level is usually over-subscribed, say lecturers Historical past of artwork lecturers say they’re “devastated” after the final examination board to supply the topic at A-level determined to axe it. Examination board AQA has described the choice as “tough”. In a letter to lecturers, the board mentioned it was struggling to recruit “adequate skilled examiners” to mark and award

Retake examination blunder after 11-Plus leak

Picture caption GL Evaluation stated it took “full accountability” for the error Pupils who needed to re-sit an 11-Plus examination after claims some college students had seen the examination earlier than discovered a query which had appeared in a mock paper. The error was noticed by ladies retaking the English examination in Plymouth. Examination board GL Evaluation stated it was “all the way down to human error” and stated an

Critical NSPCC instances leap in wake of Savile scandal

Picture copyright Thinkstock Picture caption Because the Savile scandal, the NSPCC has seen a major rise in calls severe sufficient to refer on “She regarded sad and was very dishevelled. She had grime on her naked legs – it was a build-up of grime and he or she regarded like she hadn’t been washed shortly.” Brad, a phone engineer from Gateshead, was shocked when he realised a toddler was residing

Failing academies ‘not being taken over quick sufficient’

Picture copyright Highwaystarz-Images Picture caption Academies are privately run colleges funded by the state Failing academies aren’t being helped to enhance quick sufficient in England by the federal government officers overseeing them, a committee of MPs has heard. Simply 84 of the 277 academies rated as insufficient between 2010 and 2015, had been discovered new academy sponsors, the Commons Schooling Committee heard. Ian Mearns MP additionally stated the oversight of

Heathrow accused by cleaners over dwelling wage deal

Picture copyright EPA Picture caption Cleaners at Heathrow say that low pay is damaging their households’ lives Cleaners at Heathrow have complained to the airport’s boss they don’t seem to be getting a dwelling wage for London, agreed as a part of plans for a 3rd runway. The airport, which is ready for an imminent determination on growth, agreed to pay £9.40 an hour. However the airport staff say that

Safety for at-risk youngsters ‘unsatisfactory’

Picture copyright Thinkstock Authorities makes an attempt to enhance safety for at-risk youngsters in England have been criticised by the Nationwide Audit Workplace. The spending watchdog says assist for at-risk youngsters is “unsatisfactory and inconsistent”. It urges the Division for Training (DfE) to “present a way of urgency and willpower” in delivering change by a promised goal date of 2020. The DfE says youngsters’s security is an “absolute precedence” for

Heseltine: Industrial technique ought to begin in faculties

Picture caption The Tory politician and businessman helped form David Cameron’s pondering on trade and enterprise Lord Heseltine says the UK’s expertise scarcity is a significant issue – and if it was as much as him he would begin industrial technique in main faculties. He instructed MPs the UK would by no means be a world-beating economic system except younger individuals had been higher educated. And he known as for

Oxford reveals interview questions and suggests solutions

Picture caption Interviewer Helen Swift says she needs to see a capability to assume flexibly It is the college utility season – with the primary wave of deadlines, together with Oxford and Cambridge, coming this week. The anxious course of can have seen youngsters visiting college open days and worrying about private statements on their utility kinds. For a number of the best programs there are additionally interviews. Oxford, eager

Funding for academy belief axed

Picture copyright Durand Academy Picture caption The Training Funding Company has written to Sir Greg Martin, who chairs governors An academy chain is going through closure after the Training Funding Company (EFA) introduced it was terminating the group’s funding settlement. The Durand Academy Belief (DAT) runs an toddler and junior faculty in Stockwell, south London, and a boarding faculty for older pupils in Midhurst, West Sussex. The EFA mentioned it