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French Muslim student Maryam Pougetoux hits back over headscarf claims

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Maryam Pougetoux received abuse on social media after appearing on TV while wearing her headscarf A French student union leader who has been accused by ministers of using her headscarf for political gain has hit back, calling the claims "pathetic".France's interior minister has personally criticised Maryam Pougetoux, who is Muslim, for being interviewed while wearing her headscarf."It's my faith," the student told Buzzfeed
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‘Sharenting’ puts young at risk of online fraud

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images "Sharenting" - where parents share personal information about their children on social media - is the "weakest link" in risking online fraud and identity theft, warns Barclays.The bank says parents are compromising their children's future financial security with so much online sharing.Barclays forecasts by 2030 it could cost almost £670m in online fraud.The bank's security specialists say social media means identity fraud has "never been
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School delay does not help summer-born, study shows

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Delaying a summer-born child's entry to primary school has little impact on attainment, research suggests.Children born in England between April and August, whose start in Reception was put back a year, did only marginally better in Year 1 tests, according to a government study.The number of applications to councils for delayed entry has risen sharply.Head teachers' unions want clearer guidance on whether delayed school entry
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Exams: How do the new 9-1 GCSE grades work?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images It's that time of the year again and thousands of teenagers across England, Wales and Northern Ireland are revising hard as they sit their GCSEs. But, in England, there have been major changes to these exams, with a new 9-1 grading system being phased in to reflect a more demanding curriculum. So what's the new grading system all about? What are the new grades?The new
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Sharing of school pupils’ data put on hold

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The national pupil database compiles data from school censuses The government has halted researchers and others from accessing personal information about UK schoolchildren, it has emerged.The Department for Education said the step was a temporary move to modify the national pupil database's approval process.But a spokesman was unable to provide further detail.The action comes ahead of the introduction of tougher data privacy rules
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Rich families use ‘privilege to opt out’ of child services

[ad_1] Image caption Goldsmith's University found wealthy households used social contacts to "opt out" of the child protection system Rich families are using "privilege" to disrupt or avoid child abuse investigations, a report has found.Goldsmith's University found wealthy households were effectively "opting out" of the child protection system.Social workers had uncovered cases of sexual exploitation and emotional abuse, but found children's services were biased towards poorer families.Professor Claudia Bernard, who
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Sharp rise in mentally ill children aged under 11

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images There has been a sharp rise in the number of children under 11 referred for mental health treatment by schools in the last four years, figures show.Data obtained by children's charity the NSPCC shows that schools in England have made a total of 123,713 referrals for specialist help since 2014-15. But more than half of these came from primary schools. The youngest child referred for
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Students register 100 abuse cases on Cardiff Uni system

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGwyneth Sweatman, of NUS Wales, said research showed the problems on campuses in the UK were "very worrying". Students at all universities should have the opportunity to report incidents of assault or violence, the National Union of Students in Wales has said.It has welcomed a new online system run by Cardiff University which has seen 101 students report incidents since October.A
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NUS: ‘Very worrying’ harassment on campuses

[ad_1] Students at all universities should have the opportunity to report incidents of assault or violence, the National Union of Students in Wales has said. It has welcomed a new online system run by Cardiff University which has seen 101 students report incidents since last October. A significant proportion were cases of abuse within relationships. But students also registered over 30 cases of rape and 40 sexual assaults.Gwyneth Sweatman, of
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School pencil cases banned to stop ‘stigma’

[ad_1] Image caption Pauline Johnstone has banned pencil cases at St Wilfrid's Primary School in Blyth A school has banned pencil cases in a bid to stop pupils from poor families being stigmatised.St Wilfrid's Primary School in Blyth, Northumberland, said it had taken steps to get rid of any "designer goods".Head teacher Pauline Johnstone said pencil cases have been banned "so there's no comparison on the tables and children are