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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Schools bomb hoaxes: Teenager jailed for nationwide threats – BBC News

Posted December 7th, 2018 in bomb hoaxing, children, news, school children, sentencing by tracey

‘A teenager who sent thousands of hoax bomb threats to schools and triggered an American airline security scare has been jailed for three years.’

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BBC News, 7th December 2018

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Payout over schoolboys’ sex assaults on girl, 6 – BBC News

Posted November 22nd, 2018 in assault, compensation, local government, news, school children, sexual offences by tracey

‘The parents of a girl sexually assaulted at the age of six by boys in her school playground have won compensation from the local authority.’

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BBC News, 21st November 2018

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School which taught that only Muslims were saved on Noah’s Ark is first to be fined for opening illegally – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 25th, 2018 in education, fines, Islam, news, school children by tracey

‘An Islamic school which taught that only Muslims and animals were saved on Noah’s ark has become the first to be successfully prosecuted for operating illegally.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th October 2018

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Child abuse inquiry: School ‘reputations put before victims’ – BBC News

Posted August 10th, 2018 in child abuse, clergy, news, reports, school children, sexual offences by sally

‘Two leading Roman Catholic schools “prioritised monks and their own reputations over the protection of children”, a report says.’

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BBC News, 9th August 2018

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Parents set to lose right to veto sex education at age 15 – BBC News

Posted July 20th, 2018 in age of consent, news, parental rights, school children, veto by tracey

‘The government plans to let 15-year-olds overrule their parents’ wishes and opt in to sex education lessons they have previously been withdrawn from.’

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BBC News, 19th July 2018

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Back to school for UK judges in bid to raise courts awareness – The Guardian

Posted June 13th, 2018 in education, judiciary, news, school children by sally

‘Traditionally, judges issue summons to court but the lord chief justice of England and Wales has decided to allow judges to be summoned to the classroom.’

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The Guardian, 12th June 2018

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Can you run in school? – The duty of care owed to school children after Pook v Rossall – Zenith PI

Posted April 27th, 2018 in duty of care, news, personal injuries, school children, teachers by tracey

‘The shouts from teachers of “don’t run”, “slow down” and “keep to the left” echo around the corridors of schools up and down the country. Whilst chalk boards have given way to SMART boards these commands have stood the test of time but are they still applicable today? What standards are expected of schools to protect students especially in the giddy excitement of a PE lesson? The High Court appeal in Pook v Rossall School [2018] All ER (D) 113 (Mar) considers the issue.’

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Zenith PI, 27th April 2018

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Ofsted school hijab ban stance challenged by teachers’ union – BBC News

Posted April 4th, 2018 in Islam, news, school children, teachers, trade unions by sally

‘Ofsted chief inspector Amanda Spielman risks splitting communities by backing head teachers who may wish to ban the hijab, says a teaching union leader.’

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BBC News, 30th March 2018

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Parents fined £24m for children’s truancy and term time holidays – BBC News

Posted March 15th, 2018 in education, fines, holidays, news, school children, truancy by tracey

‘Parents across England and Wales have been fined about £24m for failing to send their children to school during the past three years, it has emerged.’

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BBC News, 15th March 2018

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Unregistered Jewish schools prompt call for new laws – BBC News

Posted January 8th, 2018 in education, Judaism, news, reports, school children by sally

‘The government must act to help up to 1,500 ultra Orthodox Jewish boys going to unregistered schools in the London borough of Hackney, says a report.’

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BBC News, 5th January 2018

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Pupils’ diaries convict Hampshire sex assault teacher – BBC News

‘Teenage girls’ diaries have been used to help convict a former PE teacher of sexually assaulting five pupils.’

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BBC News, 1st December 2017

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Separate but not equal? – Rajkiran Barhey – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted December 1st, 2017 in gender, news, school children, sex discrimination by tracey

‘Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills v The Interim Executive Board of Al Hijrah School [2017] EWCA Civ 1426. This fascinating judgment, delivered by the Court of Appeal on 13 October 2017, found that a policy of gender segregation in a co-educational school amounted to unlawful gender discrimination.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 30th November 2017

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Ofsted accused of racism over hijab questioning in primary schools – The Guardian

Posted November 29th, 2017 in Islam, news, racism, religious discrimination, school children by sally

‘Ofsted’s recommendation for inspectors to question Muslim primary school girls if they are wearing a hijab has been condemned as “kneejerk, discriminatory and institutionally racist” by more than 1,000 teachers, academics and faith leaders.’

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The Guardian, 28th November 2017

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Yet more on hijabs in primary schools – Law & Religion UK

Posted November 22nd, 2017 in education, Islam, news, school children by sally

‘In September, we posted an item on the controversy over small girls wearing the hijab in British nurseries and primary schools. There were various reports (eg in The Sunday Times and the Evening Standard) that “Children as young as three are being allowed to wear the hijab in British nurseries and primary schools.” The ST reported that its own survey had found that a fifth of 800 primary schools, including Church of England schools, list the hijab as part of their uniform. The Department for Education said that uniform policies were for schools to decide, adding: “If a school decided to allow a pupil to wear a burqa, that would be up to the school.” ‘

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Law & Religion UK, 20th November 2017

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Teacher who filmed up schoolgirls’ skirts will not face prosecution as judge rules it’s not illegal – The Independent

‘An assistant headteacher who used his mobile phone to film up schoolgirls’ skirts will not face prosecution after a judge ruled his actions were not illegal.’

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The Independent, 7th November 2017

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Al-Hijrah School: Gender segregation as direct discrimination and other lessons – Cloisters

Posted October 20th, 2017 in judicial review, news, school children, sex discrimination by sally

‘Rachel Barrett and Siân McKinley consider the recent Court of Appeal judgment on gender segregation, HM Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills v The Interim Executive Board of Al-Hijrah School, and the broader implications for discrimination law.’

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Cloisters, 19th October 2017

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Islamic Faith School’s Gender Segregation Ruled Unlawful – RightsInfo

Posted October 16th, 2017 in education, equality, gender, Islam, news, school children, sex discrimination by sally

‘An Islamic faith school which has a policy of separating girls and boys has been told the rules are unlawful.’

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RightsInfo, 13th October 2017

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Spot cream advert banned after it suggested children with acne were more likely to be bullied or ridiculed at school – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 27th, 2017 in advertising, bullying, complaints, news, school children by tracey

‘A spot cream advert has been banned after it suggested children with acne were more likely to be bullied or ridiculed at school.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th September 2017

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Do You Have a Right Not to be Expelled From School? – RightsInfo

Posted September 21st, 2017 in education, human rights, news, school children, school exclusions by sally

‘If you’re a conscientious and polite pupil, the chances are you’ve never even thought you could get expelled from your school. However, just when is a school allowed to show you the door?’

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RightsInfo, 20th September 2017

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