Warning over segregation in England’s schools | James

Thousands of state schools across England are segregated along ethnic or social grounds, according to research. More than a quarter of primary and four in 10 secondary schools are ethnically divided, the social integration charity, The Challenge, found. It says almost a third of primary and a quarter of secondary schools are segregated along socio-economic […

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PMQs: May gets personal with Corbyn over grammar schools | James

Theresa May has launched an attack on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for sending his son to a grammar school. At Prime Minister’s Questions she said: “Typical Labour, take the advantage and pull up the ladder behind you.” Mr Corbyn had accused the government of finding money for Mrs May’s grammar school “vanity project” while cutting […

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Teachers’ unions merge to make super-union | James

The members of two teaching unions have voted to merge to form a new super-union, to be called the National Education Union (NEU). The merged National Union of Teachers and the Association of Teachers and Lecturers will become the biggest union of teachers and educators in Europe. ATL general secretary Mary Bousted said with nearly […

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School governors point to ‘diabolical’ budget squeeze | James

School governors have pointed to a “catastrophic” squeeze on budgets, as the government prepares to introduce a new funding formula for schools. A snapshot survey of 4,000 governors by the BBC sheds light on the existing funding pressure in England’s schools. National Governors Association head Emma Knights does however back the principle of the new […

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Everton FC: The football club that teaches troubled children | James

Everton Free School is the first school run by a Premier League football club, taking on students who have not been able to stay in mainstream education. The Victoria Derbyshire programme has been given exclusive access to the school. Life for Liam, aged 15, hasn’t been easy. Liam, whose full name we have not used, […

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Body cams for teachers cannot be dismissed, union says | James

The idea of teachers wearing body cameras in Welsh classrooms cannot be dismissed, the National Union of Teachers has said. Its research shows staff are victims of more than 1,500 physical and verbal attacks by pupils every year. Two schools in England are taking part in a three-month trial where all teachers are wearing police-style […

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Everton Football Club’s free school for troubled kids | James

Take a look inside Everton Free School, the only school run by a Premier League football. It helps troubled children, like Liam, who have struggled in mainstream education. The Victoria Derbyshire programme has been given exclusive access to the school. Watch the Victoria Derbyshire programme on weekdays between 09:00 and 11:00 on BBC Two and […

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