Kerry Katona fined £500 for failing to send her child to school – BBC News

‘Singer Kerry Katona has been fined £500 for failing to send one of her children to school.’

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BBC News, 8th May 2019

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Mediator brought in to resolve Birmingham LGBT teaching dispute – The Guardian

‘A former leading prosecutor has been drafted in to mediate in a controversial dispute over the teaching of LGBT education in Birmingham schools. Nazir Afzal, the Crown Prosecution Service’s former lead on child sexual abuse, confirmed he had been asked by parents and Birmingham city council to help reach a resolution in the longstanding dispute.’

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The Guardian, 6th May 2019

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Appellant ordered to pay £5k costs after acting unreasonably in SEN appeal – Local Government Lawyer

‘A mother has been ordered to pay Hertfordshire County Council costs of £5,245 after being held to have acted unreasonably over an appeal on her daughter’s schooling, a judgment published this week on Bailii has revealed.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 1st May 2019

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Mother crowd funds legal action after autistic son “forced to wear fluorescent yellow bib” at school – Local Government Lawyer

‘The mother of a seven-year-old boy is crowd funding a legal challenge against a council, claiming he was “forced to wear a fluorescent yellow bib at school so teachers and the children in the playground where aware, that he is autistic”.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 8th April 2019

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Mother sues over daughter’s suicide attempt in school isolation booth – The Guardian

Posted April 3rd, 2019 in attempts, autism, detention, mental health, news, school children, suicide by sally

‘A woman whose daughter tried to kill herself while in an isolation booth at an academy school is to take legal action against the government.’

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The Guardian, 3rd April 2019

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Stanhope Castle school abuse claims ‘groundless’, said 1979 report – BBC News

‘Allegations of abuse at a scandal-hit school were dismissed as “groundless”, a report leaked to the BBC has shown.’

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BBC News, 2nd April 2019

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Schools and NHS could be held accountable over youth crime – BBC News

‘Teachers, NHS workers and police officers could be held accountable for failing to spot violent crime among young people under government plans announced on Monday.’

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BBC News, 1st April 2019

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‘Essay mills’ legislation is overdue, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 13th, 2019 in deceit, education, news, plagiarism, school children, statistics by sally

‘New legislation to combat so-called ‘essay mills’ is overdue, an expert in universities law has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th March 2019

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Birmingham primary school in LGBT row cleared by watchdog – The Guardian

‘A Birmingham primary school at the centre of a dispute with parents over lessons about LGBT rights has been cleared of any wrongdoing by Ofsted.’

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The Guardian, 12th March 2019

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Prosecuting Parents of Children Who Have Missed School – Restorative Justice

‘It is a parent’s duty to ensure that from the ages of 5-18 years old, their children are in full-time education and attend school or college regularly. Most parents, of course, want their children to attend school, to be happy to do so, and to benefit from what school offers. But that is evidently not the case for every child. In England and Wales, the offence of truancy is committed by parents or carers of school age children whose children have not attended school regularly. Surprisingly, it is a strict liability offence – Section 7 of the Education Act 1996 sets out a parental duty to secure the efficient education of children by ensuring the child’s regular attendance at school or otherwise. If the child fails to attend school regularly the parent is guilty of an offence. Under Subsection 444 (1) the offence is strict liability; the parent is guilty even if he did not know that the child has missed school. If, for example, the child was living with her grandmother and missed school, the child’s parents would be liable for prosecution for their child’s truancy, even if they did not know she was missing school. Under Subsection 444 (1A) there is a further offence if the parent knew about the child’s absence and failed to act.’

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Restorative Justice, March 2019

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Boy convicted of sex assault on pupil allowed back to school – BBC News

Posted February 20th, 2019 in assault, news, school children, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘A 15-year-old boy convicted of sexually assaulting a girl in a classroom has been allowed to stay at the same school as his victim.’

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BBC News, 20th February 2019

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‘Action taken’ over Rolf Harris primary school incident – BBC News

Posted February 12th, 2019 in child abuse, news, school children, sexual offences by tracey

‘”Appropriate action” has been taken after convicted paedophile Rolf Harris entered the grounds of a school, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has said.’

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BBC News, 11th February 2019

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Rolf Harris primary school incident to be investigated – BBC News

Posted February 7th, 2019 in child abuse, news, school children, sexual offences by tracey

‘The Ministry of Justice has launched an investigation after convicted paedophile Rolf Harris entered the grounds of a Berkshire primary school.’

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BBC News, 6th February 2019

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Rolf Harris: Convicted paedophile ‘pictured in school grounds waving at children’ – The Independent

Posted February 6th, 2019 in child abuse, news, release on licence, school children, sexual offences by tracey

‘Disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris, who was jailed for sex assaults against children, walked onto the grounds of a primary school and waved at pupils.

The Ministry of Justice is now investigating whether the 88-year-old has breached his strict licence conditions.’

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The Independent, 6th February 2019

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Legal action prompts academy to consider isolation unit criticisms – The Guardian

Posted January 30th, 2019 in disciplinary procedures, judicial review, news, school children by sally

‘An academy chain has pledged to look at criticism of its use of isolation units in a review of its behaviour policy, after a student mounted legal action against the trust.’

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The Guardian, 30th January 2019

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Essex teacher banned for life for sex with female pupil – BBC News

‘A geography teacher who had a four-year sexual relationship with an underage female pupil has been banned from the classroom for life.’

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BBC News, 17th January 2019

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Ombudsman upholds 11 complaints against council over SEN provision in two years – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has criticised Norfolk County Council over its provision for children with special education needs after upholding 11 complaints in two years.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 16th January 2019

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Woman ordered not to contact son spared jail for going to parents’ evening – The Guardian

‘A woman under orders not to contact her son has been spared jail for accepting an invitation to attend a parents’ evening at his London school.’

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The Guardian, 14th January 2018

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Teacher jailed for grooming boy with texts and Mr Men figure – BBC News

Posted January 7th, 2019 in child abuse, news, school children, sentencing, sexual grooming, teachers by sally

‘A science teacher who groomed a 15-year-old pupil with sexually explicit messages has been jailed for 14 months.’

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BBC News, 4th January 2019

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Pupil brings legal action against school’s isolation policy – The Guardian

Posted December 12th, 2018 in disciplinary procedures, judicial review, news, school children by sally

‘Legal proceedings have been lodged in the high court against an academy trust for its use of so-called isolation units to discipline pupils.’

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The Guardian, 11th December 2018

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