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The examples are contained in new guidance for schools on how they can help prevent violent extremism.The guidance says schools should identify pupils at risk of being drawn into extremism and encourages teachers to allow classes to discuss controversial issues such as terrorism and racism.Schools should also have a named teacher to whom pupils can report any concerns of grooming by extremist groups.Schools Secretary Ed Balls said the new guidance was a direct response to calls from schools...
By Dominic Lawson I wish I could have spoken to Andrew Adonis before writing this article, but he seems unable to return my calls. It's just that the removal of the Schools Minister to the intellectual backwater of the Department of Transport is - how should we put this? - a bit puzzling.
By Jenny Stocks Teachers must be able to take their pupils on school trips without "fear of litigation", according to the Children's Secretary.
HEALTH and safety fears plus red tape deter some schools from organising trips for pupils, inspectors found. And the Ofsted probe discovered primary schools increasingly rely on outside commercial organisations to arrange residential school trips because of all the hassle involved.
The new UK Council for Child Internet Safety will police the web for children, take down illegal sites encouraging harmful behaviour and spearhead an awareness campaign.The council will report directly to the Prime Minister and tackle issues like online bullying and violent video games.Children's Secretary Ed Balls and Home Secretary Jacqui Smith announced that the council will comprise over 100 industry, charity and Government experts.It has been set up in response to a report by TV...
By KATHRYN TORNEY PARENTS have a fundamental role to play in how their children perceive maths, a Northern Ireland principal claimed today. Melanie Houston from Fivemiletown Primary, Co Tyrone, was speaking in the wake of a disturbing report from thinktank Reform.
HEADTEACHERS were urged today to make school dinner times more enjoyable in a bid to increase take-up among pupils. Schools secretary Ed Balls said schools needed to introduce a "proper lunch culture" and treat pupils like "paying customers".
Around 20,000 pupils are expected to take up the first five diplomas this month in engineering, construction, IT, media and health.
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