Teachers: Unions criticise minimum wage internship

Image caption Stranmillis University College told BBC News NI that the internships were primarily support roles under the guidance of senior staff, and not teaching posts. Two teaching unions have strongly criticised a minimum wage internship for teachers run by Stranmillis University College in Belfast. The college is offering two “graduate internships” at Dundonald Primary […]

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Warning over ‘unexplained’ school moves

Image copyright Getty Images There are warnings that some of the 55,000 “unexplained” moves by pupils between schools in England over five years could be driven by schools trying to remove difficult children. The Education Policy Institute has looked at cases where pupils have changed school without moving home. Almost a quarter of these moves […]

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UK universities face ‘gagging order’ criticism

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAnahid Kassabian felt bullied out of her job after she was diagnosed with cancer UK universities are being accused of using “gagging orders” to stop bullying, discrimination and sexual misconduct allegations becoming public. Dozens of academics have told BBC News they were “harassed” out of their jobs […]

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Primary pupils ‘must learn about same-sex relationships’

Image caption Parents protested about equalities education at some Birmingham primary schools Teachers are calling for same-sex relationships education to be made compulsory in UK primary schools. The demand, at the National Education Union conference in Liverpool, comes after protests at several primaries in Birmingham over an equality programme. The protesters said the programme, No […]

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Free sanitary products plan extended to primary girls

Free sanitary products will be offered to girls in all primary schools in England from early 2020. It follows Chancellor Philip Hammond’s announcement last month of funding for free sanitary products in secondary schools and colleges. Amika George, founder of the #FreePeriods campaign, called the latest move “fantastic news”. Children and families minister Nadhim Zahawi […]

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