Education

Teachers tired of pointless emails

Image caption “Why didn’t my child get all As?” is the type of question Lotta Juvin doesn’t want to see in her emails An overload of emails, including in the evenings and weekends, is threatening to leave England’s teachers exhausted, with no off-switch from their working lives, warns the Education Secretary, Damian Hinds. Speaking at […]

Education

Schools failing to report asbestos details

Image copyright Getty Images Nearly a quarter of schools in England (23%) have not told the government how much asbestos they have in their buildings and how they are managing the risks, a committee of MPs is warning. Schools were asked to provide details to the government by 31 May last year. But the Public […]

Education

Girl, 5, raises alarm after mum falls down stairs

Five-year-old Scarlett Neill raised the alarm when her mum fell down the stairs at their home in Glemsford, Suffolk. After phoning her dad, she answered the phone to the East of England Ambulance service and looked after her mum whilst waiting for paramedics to arrive. Her mum, Samantha Neill, who was knocked unconscious for 15 […]

Education

All school music lessons ‘should be free’, MSPs say

Image copyright Getty Images Music tuition should be provided free of charge in schools, Holyrood’s education committee has recommended. Some councils still give pupils individual lessons for free, but others have introduced charges of up to £524. MSPs said they “respect the democratic right of local authorities to take decisions about local expenditure and acknowledge […]