Entries by Lucy Sherriff from 01/2012

Sports May Boost Children's Academic Performance, Say Researchers

Posted 01.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Schoolchildren may be able to boost their classroom performance by getting out on the playing field, a study suggests. A review of previous researc...

Prince's Trust: Lack Of Daily Routine Harms Children

Posted 01.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

One in four children with "lower" school grades grew up without a structured daily routine, according to new research. A lack of regular bedtimes a...

Diet Guru Pierre Dukan: Give Extra Marks To Slim Students

Posted 01.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Overweight school pupils should be penalised by giving extra marks to slim students, celebrity diet guru Pierre Dukan has said. In an open letter t...

Richard White, Paedophile Monk Who Abused Boys At Downside School, Jailed For Five Years

Posted 01.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A paedophile monk who abused two boys at a Roman Catholic public school evaded justice for more than two decades after monastic authorities and the pa...

Michael Gove: Academy Opposers Are Obstructive Ideologues

Posted 01.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Michael Gove has hit out at local authorities opposing his plans to replace 200 primary schools with academies calling them "obstructive ideologues" m...

Exam System 'Toxic', Says Professor Mick Waters

Posted 01.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A former government adviser has warned of a "toxicity" in the schools exams system which leads many youngsters towards a "lacklustre" rather than a "g...

David Willetts: Science University Will Make Britain 'Best Place In The World' For Talent

Posted 01.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A new breed of university to focus on science and technology has been touted by David Willetts to make Britain "the best place in the world" in those ...

University Students In Same Situation As Victorian 1890s, UCU Claims

Posted 01.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

It is a return to the dark ages for students as their contribution to university funding will reach the highest level since the 1890s, a report has wa...

Stephen Lawrence Killers David Norris And Gary Dobson May Receive Extra Prison Protection

Posted 01.04.2012 | UK

Stephen Lawrence killers David Norris and Gary Dobson are likely to be given extra protection in prison to prevent them from being attacked by fellow ...

Danny Care Dropped England Squad After Arrested For Drink Driving

Posted 01.04.2012 | UK

Danny Care will be excluded from England's Six Nations squad after being arrested for drink driving, the Rugby Football Union have confirmed. Engla...

X Factor's Kerry McGregor Dies Of Cancer

Posted 01.04.2012 | UK Entertainment

Former X Factor contestant Kerry McGregor has died after a battle with bladder cancer. The 37-year-old, who performed in a wheelchair as a result o...

School Day Should Be Longer To Stop Pupils Joining Gangs, Says Labour

Posted 01.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The school day should be extended to prepare pupils for the workplace, stop them joining gangs and give them a "haven" from chaotic homes, Labour has ...

Matthew Cox Got Labrador Drunk On Vodka And Coke

Posted 01.04.2012 | UK

A man has been banned from having a dog for three years after his six-month-old Labrador puppy got drunk on vodka and coke. Matthew Cox, 26, had be...

Sandringham Murder: Police Investigate Second Disappearance

Posted 01.04.2012 | UK

The disappearances of two young women are among cases being examined by detectives investigating the discovery of a body on the Queen's estate. Det...

Simone Price: Inquest Into Death After Bullied 'Because She Was Pretty'

Posted 01.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

An inquest to establish the cause of death of a schoolgirl who fell to her death after reportedly being bullied "for being pretty" will be held on Thu...

Super Slimmer Of The Year, Alison Purvis-Gisborne, Lost 9 Stone After Teaching Embarrassment

Posted 01.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A sports lecturer has been named Online Slimmer Of The Year after shedding nine stone because she was too embarrassed to teach students about the huma...

Kristy Bamu Witchcraft Murder: Boy Tortured So Horrifically By Relatives He Begged To Die

Posted 01.05.2012 | UK

A teenager begged to die after being tortured by relatives wielding hammers, pliers and chisels who were convinced he was a witch, a court heard on Th...

Education iPad App 'Share My ABCs' Created By Father Sean Connolly For Ill Daughter

Posted 01.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A girl suffering from a brain tumour has inspired her father to create a new education app which he hopes will help millions of children to learn to w...

Schools Trick Ofsted 'By Sending Naughty Pupils To Alton Towers To Pass Inspections'

Posted 01.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Schools are tricking Ofsted by using a range of underhand tactics to pass their inspections, including shipping unruly children off to Alton Towers, t...

Pc Jasbir Singh Dhanda 'Wanted Sex With Prostitute In Return For Drugs', Court Hears

Posted 01.05.2012 | UK

A prostitute has told a court that she feared being arrested if she did not buy drugs and have sex with a police constable. Pc Jasbir Singh Dhanda,...

Teachers Escape Disciplinary Action Due To Abolition Of GTCE

Posted 01.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Teachers are expected to escape disciplinary action due to the abolition of the General Teaching Council for England (GTCE), it was revealed on Friday...

Teacher Stress: Union Warns Of Excessive Workload As Record Sum Paid Out

Posted 01.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A record six-figure financial settlement made as the result of an occupational stress case is part of almost £650,000 paid out to members of a teachi...

Class Sizes Should Be Increased To Save Money, Says Sutton Council Chief

Posted 01.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The government is being urged to increase infant class size limits in order to save money. In a letter circulating among London councils, Sutton Co...

Exam Cheating: Ofqual Confirms No More Papers To Be Withdrawn

Posted 01.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Ofqual has confirmed no further exam papers scheduled for January are to be withdrawn as a result of investigations into cheating allegations. The...

NASUWT Rejects Teachers' Pension Deal Proposed By Government

Posted 01.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

One of the UK's largest teaching unions has rejected the government's proposals for the reform of the teachers' pension scheme. The National Associ...