Tag: school

“Shut Up”, He Explained…

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said the county council should stop its “endless grumbling” over free school meals. Taking a leaf out of Obama’s book, there, Nick? ‘You won’, right? The Liberal Democrat leader visited Oxford to promote the…

Well, This Idea Sounds Nuts!

Campaigners are calling for the topic to be included in the national curriculum… Oh, what now? Well, would you believe, mental health? … and for schools to provide counselling and support to any young person that needs it. Around one…

Yet More Wacky Curriculum Requests…

Children should get lessons in prison life to stop them becoming involved in crime, according to the Duke of Westminster’s daughter. Lady Edwina Grosvenor, who has dedicated her life to prison reform, today called for the classes to be included…

“Don’t Look At Me!”

Members of both the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the NASUWT are picketing the entrance to the Littlehampton Academy today (April 17) ahead of further walkouts in the coming weeks. The unions decided on the strike action after “months”…

“Down these mean streets …”

“…a lollipop lady must go who is not herself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid.” Parents are calling for the return of a popular lollipop lady who quit following threats from abusive pupils.Waving their own signs saying “Come Back Jenny” and…

Rules Is Rules, Know What I Mean?

School uniform regulations are always good for a post or two, and often get a good old ding-dong going in the comments between the ‘cherish your individuality!’ crown and the ‘we need standards!’ crowd. Personally, I favour the latter. But…