Entries by Lucy Sherriff from 04/2012

Teachers 'Manipulate' Exam Results Reveals ATL Poll

Posted 04.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Teachers are bowing to pressure to make sure pupils pass exams and are being "forced to manipulate" results, a survey has suggested. One teacher ev...

One In 10 British Children 'Cannot Locate The UK On A Map'

Posted 04.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

More than three-quarters of British children have been abroad but one in 10 cannot find the UK on a map, a poll has revealed. The study, conducted ...

Chuka Umunna: Government Trying To Impose Academy Status On Lambeth Schools

Posted 04.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Primary schools in London face having unwanted academy status secretly forced on them by the government, a shadow minister has claimed. Chuka Umunn...

Thousands Of Kentucky Students Riot After Basketball Game (PICTURES)

Posted 04.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Thousands of students took to their university campus to riot after their basketball team won its match against rivals, leading to more than two dozen...

Priest Martin McVeigh 'Accidentally Showed Gay Porn' During Primary School Presentation

Posted 04.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Parents got more than they bargained for when a presentation given by a priest at a primary school included some rather raunchy slides - of gay porn. ...

Chantelle Firth, Six, Dies After Choking On Food At Teesside School

Posted 04.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A six-year-old girl has died after choking on a piece of food at her school. Chantelle Firth was rushed to hospital after the accident at Pentland ...

Children's School Dinner Prices Rise But Portions Remain Small

Posted 04.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

England's young children are being served "very small" school dinners, and given limited choice despite paying more for their meals, a survey of teach...

Laura Palmer, Mother Who Went Clubbing While Children Left In Squalor, Is Spared Jail

Posted 04.02.2012 | UK

A mother who admitted leaving her young children alone in squalor as she went for clubbing has been given a suspended jail sentence. On Friday, a j...

Schools Will Struggle To Recruit Teachers If Regional Pay Goes Ahead, Claims ATL Union

Posted 04.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Schools could struggle to recruit staff if government plans to introduce regional pay for public-sector workers goes ahead, teachers are expected to w...

Stephen Twigg: Poor Pupils Lagging Behind The Rich Is A 'National Scandal'

Posted 04.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

It is a "national scandal" that poorer pupils are lagging up to a year behind their richer classmates in their schooling, Stephen Twigg will warn teac...

Christian Oikos University Shootings Latest In History Of Murders On Campus (PICTURES)

Posted 04.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The shootings at the Christian Oikos University in California are the latest in America's long history of murders on campus. One Goh, a 43-year-old...

Schoolgirl Mia Foley Doyle Writes Science Fiction Novel

Posted 04.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A 14-year-old schoolgirl has written a full-length science fiction novel in her spare time - without either her parents or teachers knowing. Mia Fo...

From Jane Austen To Stewie Griffiths: The World Of Child Geniuses

Posted 04.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Following the recent success of child novelist Mia Foley Doyle, we decided to take a look at other talented children who have proved their talents at ...

Students: How To Survive Moving Back Home With Your Parents During University Holidays

Posted 04.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

As exciting as the prospect of time off lectures coupled with home comforts and being cooked for sounds, you may be dreading two unavoidable obstacles...

Computer Games Are 'Luring Young Into Violent Fantasy World'

Posted 04.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Violent and addictive computer games are luring youngsters into a fantasy world of drugs, murder and crime, a union leader warned on Wednesday. It ...

Pupils Need Tougher Discipline To Rival Corporal Punishment, Says ATL Member

Posted 04.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Schools need tough behaviour sanctions to rival corporal punishment as a deterrent for naughty pupils, teachers have warned. Current methods, such ...

Ofqual Backs Michael Gove's Call To Let Universities Set A-Levels

Posted 04.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

England's qualifications watchdog has given its support to Michael Gove's proposal that universities play a larger role in A-level exams. In a lett...

School IT Expert Jeffrey Gravell Jailed For Having Nearly 400,000 Child Porn Photos

Posted 04.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A school IT expert caught with so many child porn photos police gave up counting has been jailed for two years. Jeffrey Gravell, 54, of Burry Port,...

Gloucestershire Schoolboy Arrested After Making Porn Video With 14-Year-Old Girl

Posted 04.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A schoolboy has been arrested and given a "final warning" by Gloucestershire police after a pornographic video involving himself and a 14-year-old gir...

The Parents Who Let Their Children Play Violent Video Games

Posted 04.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Parents who let their children play addictive video games have hit back at claims they increase playground violence and lure children into a bloody an...

Schools Segregated Along Class Lines, Says ATL Leader

Posted 04.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Schools are segregated along class lines, leaving the poorest children struggling to achieve against poverty and deprivation, a teacher's leader warne...

Parents Bringing Up Children As 'Little Buddhas', Claims ATL

Posted 04.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Middle class children are turning into "little Buddhas" as parents indulge their offspring and wait on them hand and foot, a teachers' union leader wa...

Teachers Win Millions In Compensation After Accidents, Assaults And Discrimination At School

Posted 04.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Teachers won millions of pounds in compensation last year after accidents, injuries, assaults and discrimination at school, new figures show. In on...

Supply Teachers Used To Cover Naughty Pupil Lessons, Claims NASUWT

Posted 04.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

More than two fifths of supply teachers say they are being used to cover the lessons of naughty pupils, a survey has revealed. A poll released on F...

Michael Gove's University A-Level Takeover Plans Will See Children Suffer, Say Critics

Posted 04.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Children's education is suffering as a result of Michael Gove and his department being blinded by the notion university is the "golden route" of educa...