Articles written by Shani Fowler

School considers banning homework to improve mental health

Go-ahead for first new grammar school in 50 years

The go-ahead has been officially given by Education Secretary Nicky Morgan for Britain’s first new grammar school in 50 years. The plans were signed off today for 450 pupil school in Sevenoaks, Kent following months of legal battling and is hailed as a victory for supporters of selective education. Doesn’t alter current stance Mrs Morgan

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Breastfeeding when returning to work

Breastfeeding bullies attack bottle feeding mum of twins

Amanda Ririe, a 39 year old mother was subjected to of an online attack for bottle feeding her twin boys. Amanda says the messages posted online anonymously called her a “terrible mother,” and told her that with her “selfish act” she was “condemning her children to a life of ill-health, obesity and poor school results.”

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Mum complains after school confiscates son’s e-cigarette

Susan Dunn, mother of a 14 year old school boy Mason Dunn, has complained to Kearsley Academy in greater Manchester about the confiscation of her son’s e-cigarette, saying he was using the device in an effort to stop his ten a day smoking habit. We’ve tried everything Ms Dunn, from Bolton says her son started

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Investigation after four year old left at London Zoo after school trip

Ofsted have launched an investigation after a four year old boy was left at London Zoo whilst on a nursery school trip. The outing, organised by KidStuff, a privately run nursery in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire took the children on a trip to London Zoo. Didn’t realise child was missing The child somehow became separated from his carer and did not return to

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Two teachers struck-off for sex at school

Two teachers were ruled ‘reckless’ and struck off for three years at a fitness to practise hearing of the Education Workforce Council in Cardiff, for having sex in school with pupils present. The panel Chairwoman, Jacquie Turnbull, stated that the allegations were “serious and fundamentally incompatible with that of a registered person.” She also added that

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Ofsted close school after abuse claims

A privately run special school near Barnstaple, Devon, has been closed by Ofsted whilst an investigation into allegations of physical abuse is undertaken. The focus of the investigation is the alleged physical abuse of vulnerable boys at the residential school and the restraint methods used by the staff working there. “Like a prison for children.”

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