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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Transgender teenager who killed himself ‘was angry at school’ over name change – The Guardian

Posted September 1st, 2017 in change of name, inquests, news, school children, suicide, transsexuals by sally

‘A transgender teenager who killed himself “was angry with [his] school” after it refused to grant him permission to officially change his name, an inquest into his death has heard.’

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The Guardian, 1st September 2017

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Leading grammar school ‘unlawfully’ excludes pupils for failing to get top grades – Daily Telegraph

‘A group of sixth form pupils have hired lawyers to take on one of the country’s leading grammar schools for throwing them out when they failed to achieve top grades.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th August 2017

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Ann Maguire’s family lose legal challenge over inquest evidence – BBC News

Posted August 15th, 2017 in evidence, families, inquests, news, school children, witnesses by sally

‘The widower and children of a teacher murdered by a student have lost their legal challenge against a coroner’s decision not to call pupils as witnesses at a forthcoming inquest.’

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BBC News, 14th August 2017

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English schools excluded 700 children for sexual misconduct in past four years -The Guardian

‘Hundreds of children, including some as young as five, are being expelled or temporarily excluded from school for sexual misconduct including abuse, assault, harassment and watching pornography, according to new figures.’

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The Guardian, 9th August 2017

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Ex-soldier jailed for raping and killing schoolgirl Janet Commins in 1976 – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 17th, 2017 in DNA, homicide, imprisonment, news, rape, school children, sentencing by tracey

‘A former soldier who raped and killed a schoolgirl has been jailed for 12 years, four decades after an innocent man went to prison for the crime.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th July 2017

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Self-employed workers do not have the same rights as employees under EU law, confirms the Court of Appeal – Free Movement

‘In the case of Hrabkova v Secretary of State for Work and Pension [2017] EWCA Civ 794, the Court of Appeal confirmed once again that self-employed individuals do not have the same rights as workers under EU law. The specific question in this case was whether a person with a child at school who had been self employed and ceased work might be entitled to claim Employment Support Allowance.’

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Free Movement, 2nd July 2017

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Term-time holiday legal battle has cost taxpayers almost £140,000 so far – The Guardian

Posted June 23rd, 2017 in costs, education, fines, government departments, holidays, news, school children by tracey

‘The government spent almost £140,000 of taxpayers’ money on a prolonged legal battle against a father who took his daughter out of school for a holiday during term-time, according to new figures.’

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The Guardian, 23rd June 2017

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UK child abuse inquiry: three Catholic schools ‘should form case study’ – The Guardian

‘Three prominent Benedictine boarding schools – Ampleforth, Downside and Worth – should be examined as a combined case study for the UK child sex abuse investigation into the Catholic church, a preliminary hearing has been told.’

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The Guardian, 6th June 2017

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School compensation payouts include blindfold mishap and whiteboard accident – BBC News

Posted April 7th, 2017 in accidents, child abuse, compensation, news, personal injuries, school children by tracey

‘Pupil mishaps including a blindfolded child running into a goalpost and pupil hit by a cricket ball have cost schools £7m in three years, it has emerged. Figures obtained by the BBC reveal an apparent doubling in school payouts from £1.65m in 2014 to £3.45m in 2016.’

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BBC News, 7th April 2017

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Supreme court upholds ban on term-time holidays – The Guardian

‘The ban on parents taking their children out of school for family holidays during term time has been upheld by the supreme court.’

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The Guardian, 6th April 2017

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