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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Liverpool banned from signing academy players and fined £100,000 – The Guardian

Posted April 6th, 2017 in children, complaints, disqualification, education, fines, news, school children, sport by tracey

‘Liverpool have been fined £100,000 and banned from signing academy players from English league clubs for two years after being found guilty of tapping up a schoolboy from Stoke City.’

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The Guardian, 5th April 2017

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More than 100 parents per school day are being prosecuted for taking their children out of school, new figures show – Daily Telegraph

‘More than a hundred parents are being prosecuted per school day for taking their children out of school without permission, new figures have revealed on the eve of the Supreme Court’s ruling on term-time holidays.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th April 2017

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Sex and relationship classes set to be taught in secondary schools after 23 Tory MPs back law change – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 10th, 2017 in bullying, education, indecent photographs of children, news, school children by tracey

‘The ministers are among a group of 23 Conservative MPs who are backing a law change to force secondary schools to make Relationship Education compulsory in the National Curriculum.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th February 2017

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Transgender teenager sues Hereford school for discrimination – BBC News

Posted February 3rd, 2017 in equality, news, school children, transsexuals by sally

‘A transgender teenager is taking legal action against his former school for discrimination.’

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BBC News, 2nd February 2017

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Schools relax term time holiday rules as one father’s case goes to the Supreme Court – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 30th, 2017 in appeals, education, fines, holidays, local government, news, school children, Supreme Court by sally

‘Term-time holidays are now being allowed by schools in many parts of the country after councils changed their policy fining parents.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th January 2017

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Supreme Court to hear term-time holiday case next week – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 24th, 2017 in appeals, education, holidays, local government, news, school children, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Supreme Court will next week hold an expedited hearing in the high-profile unauthorised school absence case involving the Isle of Wight Council.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 23rd January 2017

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Is gender segregation in education discriminatory? – Cloisters

Posted December 1st, 2016 in education, gender, news, school children, sex discrimination by sally

‘Rachel Barrett and Chris Milsom discuss the recent case of Interim Executive Board of X School v Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills [2016] EWHC 2813 (Admin) in this blog.’

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Cloisters, 10th November 2016

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Racist incidents ‘being covered up in schools’ to protect Ofsted ratings, report warns – The Independent

Posted November 21st, 2016 in news, racism, reports, school children by sally

‘Racial discrimination is being covered up by schools in order to protect Ofsted ratings, the British Youth Council has warned, with incidents of racist and religious taunting being readily dismissed as “banter”.’

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The Independent, 19th November 2016

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Segregation in faith schools does not offend Equality Act: High Court – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 14th, 2016 in equality, Islam, news, school children, sex discrimination by tracey

‘The Interim Executive Board of X School v Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills [2016] EWHC 2813 (Admin). The principal issue in this application for judicial review was whether a mixed school unlawfully discriminated against its male and/or female pupils by making “parallel arrangements” for their education in the same building or by applying a regime of “complete segregation” for all lessons, breaks, school clubs and trips. There was no evidence that either girls or boys were treated unequally in terms of the quality of the education they received (in the sense of one sex receiving a lower quality of education than the other).’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 10th November 2016

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Ofsted wrong to penalise Islamic school over gender segregation, court rules – The Guardian

Posted November 9th, 2016 in education, Islam, news, reports, school children, sex discrimination by sally

‘A high court judge has ruled that Ofsted inspectors were wrong to penalise an Islamic faith school because of their “erroneous” view that segregation of boys and girls amounted to unlawful discrimination.’

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The Guardian, 8th November 2016

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Ann Maguire murder could not have been foreseen, review finds – The Guardian

‘The murder of a teacher by one of her pupils during a class at a Leeds school could not have been predicted or pre-empted, an official investigation has found.’

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the Guardian, 8th November 2016

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Theresa May to end ban on new grammar schools – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 9th, 2016 in education, news, parliament, school admissions, school children by tracey

‘Theresa May will set aside decades of cross-party consensus in education policy by ending the ban on the creation of new grammar schools and attempt to head off critics by proposing measures intended to prevent poorer children losing out.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th September 2016

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Home Office approved drug trials on young offenders in 1960s – The Guardian

Posted August 22nd, 2016 in medicines, news, pilot schemes, school children, young offenders by sally

‘The Home Office approved plans to carry out drug trials on children at two schools for young offenders in the 1960s, according to files released by the National Archives.’

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The Guardian, 22nd August 2016

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Woman gets £2m over near-drowning in school swimming lesson – The Guardian

‘A woman who won a judgment against her local authority after she nearly drowned during a school swimming lesson 16 years ago has been awarded £2m in compensation.’

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The Guardian, 21st August 2016

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