Teaching union urges schools to ‘decolonise the classroom’

The contribution of black people to British history and culture should be taught in all subjects at school, a teaching union’s conference has been told. The NASUWT’s annual conference heard that the national curriculum is ‘lacking’ and some teachers have taken it into their own hands to ‘decolonise their classrooms’. A motion passed at the … Read more

Covid UK: Children may only be vaccinated if schools under threat of closure again, says adviser

Professor Adam Finn, from Bristol University, said the decision hinged on whether children would be benefitted by the vaccine British children may only be asked to get Covid vaccines if the spread of the virus threatens to shut schools once again, a Government vaccine adviser said today.  Professor Adam Finn, who sits on the advisory … Read more

Children may only get Covid jabs if schools face the threat of closing again, says adviser

Professor Adam Finn, from Bristol University, said the decision hinged on whether children would be benefitted by the vaccine British children may only be asked to get Covid vaccines if the spread of the virus threatens to shut schools once again, a Government vaccine adviser said today.  Professor Adam Finn, who sits on the advisory … Read more

Fewer than 5% of COVID-19 infections are acquired in schools, Canadian simulation study finds 

A small percentage of coronavirus infections are acquired during the school day, a new study suggests. Researchers conducted several simulations and found fewer than five percent of COVID-19-related illnesses among students and teachers occurred at school and that most cases were contracted within the community. The team, from Public Health Ontario, in Canada, says its … Read more

Soma Sara says rape culture movement is not about ‘naming or shaming’ schools

The founder of a website flooded with pupils’ allegations of sexual harassment has said the scandal should not focus on ‘naming and shaming’ specific schools. Soma Sara instead railed against an endemic rape culture that permeates ‘every school, every university, at home and in society’.  Almost 10,000 people have anonymously posted experiences of misogyny and … Read more

Major Whitehall investigation is launched into ‘rape culture’ scandal at Britain’s elite schools

A major Whitehall investigation involving police chiefs, Government officials and Ofsted has been launched into the handling of the emerging ‘rape culture’ scandal among pupils at Britain’s elite schools. Officials from the Home Office and Department for Education (DfE) are leading a cross-Government response with senior police officers, who are being urged to take claims … Read more

Cartoons of Prophet Muhammad ‘had been on school’s curriculum for TWO YEARS’

Parents at Batley Grammar School say pupils were shown cartoons of the Prophet Muhammed as part of the school’s curriculum. One parent told MailOnline that their teenage daughter was shown the same controversial images in a PowerPoint presentation during a Religious Education lesson two years ago.  In that instance, they said, the lesson was taken … Read more

UK schools’ science and technology curricula ‘not fit for purpose’, say teachers

Science and technology curricula in UK schools are ‘not fit for purpose’ and need to be updated to help pupils ‘change the world for the better’, teachers have warned. Polls taken amid COVID-19 on behalf of the Amazon Longitude Explorer Prize found 47 per cent of teachers think the technology curriculum, specifically, is out of date. More … Read more

Over 200,000 pupils self-isolating from Covid after schools reopened, new figures show 

More than 200,000 pupils are self-isolating at home because they have Covid or have been in contact with positive cases after schools reopened, new figures show Secondary school attendance has risen to 91 per cent since schools reopened But up to 201,000 pupils aren’t in classrooms because of Covid-19 concerns  The figures – up from … Read more

Drama teacher, 34, is suing all-girls schools for £50k after he broke his neck falling off ladder

Drama teacher, 34, is suing one of UK’s best performing all-girls schools for £50k after he broke his neck falling off ladder while adjusting theatre lights Drama teacher Harry Wilkinson, 34, is suing Queen Elizabeth’s Girls’ School He broke his neck by falling 12ft off a ladder while adjusting theatre lights Mr Wilkinson blames school for … Read more