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Abuse of teachers leading to ‘millions’ in compensation

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images UK teachers were awarded millions of pounds in compensation from schools last year after suffering "appalling treatment", a union has claimed.The NASUWT teachers' union said its members had received £14.9m over the past 12 months as a result of attacks, injuries and discrimination at work.One teacher received £10,000 after being racially abused more than a dozen times in 18 months, the NASUWT said.The Department for
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Worsening child poverty harms learning, say teachers

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Increasing numbers of children in poverty find it harder to learn, say teachers Poverty is harming children's capacity to learn and it's getting worse, suggests a survey of teachers. Pupils who go to school hungry from cramped, noisy homes where they can't sleep properly, struggle to learn says the National Education Union (NEU). "I try to teach my phonics group as I am
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Just 15% of new schools fitted with fire sprinklers

[ad_1] Image copyright PA The government has been accused of a "callous disregard" for pupils' safety after admitting just 15% of new schools are being built with sprinklers to tackle fires.Schools minister Nick Gibb said 105 of the 673 schools built and open by February were fitted with sprinklers.The government said sprinklers were installed when "considered necessary".But the Fire Brigades Union said the government was showing "utter complacency" on fire
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Unregistered schools given council funding

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Local authorities are paying for places for children in settings that are not even registered, Ofsted is warning.England's education watchdog has called for tougher rules on tackling illegal "schools" with risks of poor conditions and a lack of safeguarding.Inspectors suggest 6,000 children are taught in such unregulated settings.But the watchdog said councils were subsidising these unregistered alternatives to school, paying up to £27,000 a year
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Oxford University Ruskin College row over tutor’s suspension

[ad_1] Image caption Dr Lee Humber claims he is being victimised by Ruskin College An Oxford University college campus is in upheaval after a tutor was suspended under mysterious circumstances.Dr Lee Humber was told to stay away from Ruskin College shortly after he helped to organise a vote of no confidence against its principal.He told the BBC he was being "victimised" and the uncertainty was causing stress to his students.The
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‘I was the only girl in A-level electronics’

[ad_1] Image copyright Unknown Image caption Khadijah Ismail's unusual A-level choice led to a top apprenticeship As a little girl Khadijah Ismail would spend hours watching aeroplanes through the window of the attic bedroom she shared with her sister near Manchester Airport. She even wrote the airport a letter "on fancy paper and everything", giving her address and asking them to send more planes past her house. The eldest of
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Student reunited with mother after 12 years

[ad_1] Would you be able to leave your child at school knowing you would not see them again for more than a decade?That is the stark choice facing some parents in Nepal’s most remote villages who want a better future for their children. The story of one group of teenagers travelling to meet their parents for the first time in 12 years has been turned into the award-winning documentary, Children
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‘We’re artists that happen to be women’

[ad_1] "Women need to start coming up now and showing what we've got to offer."That is the advice of one Cardiff Metropolitan University art student.It comes as the National Museum Wales admitted its collections "embed historical injustice", after research showed men dominated its recent exhibitions. Temporary exhibitions between 2016 and 2018 featured the work of 83 women compared with 273 men.National Museum of Wales director general David Anderson said he
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Ofsted chief accepted for ‘settled status’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Ofsted's head of research, who had complained of being "rejected" for "settled status" after Brexit, now says his application has been accepted.Prof Daniel Muijs, a senior figure in England's education watchdog, is originally from Belgium but has worked in the UK for more than 20 years.His problems with applying to stay drew protests on social media.But Prof Muijs has now said on Twitter he is
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UWE Bristol students ‘sought help’ before deaths

[ad_1] Image caption The report said eight students had sought help for mental health problems A report into the death of 14 students who had taken their own lives found eight had already sought help for mental health issues.The report, released by the University of the West of England, Bristol, into the deaths were mostly among white male students whose average age was 21.Half of the group had also resat