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Philip Hammond ‘considered quitting over Theresa May spending plans’

Yesterday at 08:54 AM, via The Guardian

Chancellor unhappy with PM binding successor’s hands with big spending commitments

Philip Hammond is so frustrated by Theresa May’s plans to spend billions of pounds on projects to shore up her legacy that he considered resigning, according to government sources.

The chancellor is unhappy with the prime minister’s decision to set out plans to spend up to £27bn on education over three years,...

School Diversity Week founder: ‘I don’t recall a single teacher using the word gay’

Yesterday at 08:15 AM, via The Guardian

Tim Ramsey wants all LGBT children to feel free to be themselves – but says Birmingham shows we have a long way to go

The first mention Tim Ramsey ever heard at school of homosexuality was negative, he remembers. “I was in a year 5 lesson and we were looking at the life of a composer. And one of the boys on my table said, this guy is gay. He’s a faggot.”

Ramsey already knew that he was gay, and...

You’ve set up a successful school. What next? Start a university, of course

Yesterday at 08:00 AM, via The Guardian

Ed Fidoe, co-founder of School 21, is launching the London Interdisciplinary School, mixing arts, science and business skills

Ed Fidoe, co-founder of School 21, an “outstanding” free school in east London, has spotted a problem. To solve it, he’s opening a university.

It all began in 2012 when he, together with Tony Blair’s former aide Peter Hyman, opened School 21 to give pupils “superpower”

Schools ‘need support of government to help grieving children’

Yesterday at 08:00 AM, via The Guardian

Report calls for national bereavement policy as 41,000 children a year lose a parent

There is no government-led national bereavement policy for schools despite the equivalent of every classroom in the UK containing at least one child who has lost a parent or sibling, according to a report into the consequences of childhood bereavement in the British school system.

The report, by the Cambridge...

We’ve constructed a ruthless exam system where bereavement barely matters | Laura McInerney

Yesterday at 07:45 AM, via The Guardian

Even if A-level or GCSE students have lost a parent, their future depends on being poised to perform on a random day

I met a woman on a train last week who told me about her two sons currently sitting their GCSEs and A-levels. Stressed teens are difficult to live with, so I commiserated with her. But these teens have it worse than most, she explained: their father died last November....

Nicholas Sparks defends diversity record at school after emails leak

Monday at 17:03 PM, via The Guardian

Author of The Notebook and school’s co-founder says emails to former headmaster are ‘not news’ ahead of trial in August

Bestselling romantic novelist Nicholas Sparks has rejected claims that he fostered an anti-LGBT environment at a school that he co-founded, after emails between him and a former headmaster were leaked to the Daily Beast.

The author of The Notebook and A Walk to Remember...

Uganda: Minister Wants Yoga Taught in Schools

Monday at 15:59 PM, via All Africa

[Monitor] Kampala -The State minister for Primary Education, Ms Rosemary Seninde, has asked Physical Education teachers in schools to learn Yoga and teach it to students for their physical and mental health benefit.

Damian Hinds: home shapes a child’s future more than school

Monday at 15:47 PM, via The Guardian

Education secretary says arguments and disengaged parents cost nine GCSE grades

Children’s home environments have a bigger effect on social mobility than being born into low-income backgrounds or attending underperforming schools, the education secretary has said.

Damian Hinds described the issue as “the last taboo in public policy”, and added that “what parents do is actually more...

David Lammy says England is failing those who don’t go to university

Monday at 08:00 AM, via The Guardian

Former universities minister warns that the lack of vocational alternatives is entrenching inequality

England’s education system is failing young people who don’t go to university because there are too few quality routes for vocational education, says David Lammy, a Labour MP.

“If you are academic, [England] is still one of the best countries in which to be born, particularly if you’re...

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