TILTING AT WINDMILLS | Admin10

Damian Hinds was appointed as the Secretary of State for Education last week. The smouldering debate over faith schools also flared into flames again last week. The connection? Damian Hinds is a Catholic.

It took Humanists UK, outraged at the appointment of a person of faith to public office, less than 24 hours to get an article in the media claiming that the Catholic church, by supporting an intern, was guilty of ‘pernicious and deeply inappropriate political lobbying’ and that Damian Hinds was guilty of a conflict of interest.

It was a ludicrous claim, easily dismissed and widely…

Continue reading at:

http://ift.tt/2DQgLqX

Advertisements

NEWS | Admin10

Campaigners are urging the Government to pause a new collection of pupil data amid fears it will put sensitive information about vulnerable children at risk. From 18 January, local authorities will record information on the reasons children are transferred from mainstream education – information including mental health issues, pregnancy and youth offences. The data, which can be recorded without the consent of parents, will be connected to the child’s name and stored in the national pupil database, where it will never be deleted. Read more

It was announced on Monday morning that the…

Continue reading at:

http://ift.tt/2DkRhkF

VIEWS | Admin10

Senior Tory MPs have warned Theresa May to go ‘slow and careful’ before allowing faith schools to take fewer pupils from other religions.Robert Halfon, the chairman of the Education Select Committee, said schools must always be obliged to offer places to ‘a significant minority’ of people with different beliefs. Read more

You don’t often think about anorexia in primary schools. For most people, it is something that happens only to teenagers. So it was not surprising, writes a teacher, when a pupil began displaying symptoms of anorexia and they found limited information and advice out there…

Continue reading at:

http://ift.tt/2DMptGF

KNOWLEDGE | Admin10

Working at Aldi is now as lucrative for graduates as being a lawyer or an investment banker, a new report has found. The budget supermarket chain is offering graduates £44,000 and a company car, which is the same salary as many of the country’s top law firms, according to the annual Graduate Market study. Read more

Parents are subsidising a new flagship ‘free’ nursery scheme for three- and four-year-olds in England from their own pockets, a survey suggests. Nurseries are making up losses by upping fees for younger children and charging for meals and nappies, a survey of 1,662 providers…

Continue reading at:

http://ift.tt/2j6F4Yv

KNOWLEDGE | Admin10

Working at Aldi is now as lucrative for graduates as being a lawyer or an investment banker, a new report has found. The budget supermarket chain is offering graduates £44,000 and a company car, which is the same salary as many of the country’s top law firms, according to the annual Graduate Market study. Read more

Parents are subsidising a new flagship ‘free’ nursery scheme for three- and four-year-olds in England from their own pockets, a survey suggests. Nurseries are making up losses by upping fees for younger children and charging for meals and nappies, a survey of 1,662 providers…

Continue reading at:

http://ift.tt/2j6F4Yv

KNOWLEDGE | Admin10

Working at Aldi is now as lucrative for graduates as being a lawyer or an investment banker, a new report has found. The budget supermarket chain is offering graduates £44,000 and a company car, which is the same salary as many of the country’s top law firms, according to the annual Graduate Market study. Read more

Parents are subsidising a new flagship ‘free’ nursery scheme for three- and four-year-olds in England from their own pockets, a survey suggests. Nurseries are making up losses by upping fees for younger children and charging for meals and nappies, a survey of 1,662 providers…

Continue reading at:

http://ift.tt/2j6F4Yv

KNOWLEDGE | Admin10

Working at Aldi is now as lucrative for graduates as being a lawyer or an investment banker, a new report has found. The budget supermarket chain is offering graduates £44,000 and a company car, which is the same salary as many of the country’s top law firms, according to the annual Graduate Market study. Read more

Parents are subsidising a new flagship ‘free’ nursery scheme for three- and four-year-olds in England from their own pockets, a survey suggests. Nurseries are making up losses by upping fees for younger children and charging for meals and nappies, a survey of 1,662 providers…

Continue reading at:

http://ift.tt/2j6F4Yv