It would be more effective to make social responsibility part of an inspection, says independent school principal, Tricia Kelleher
Tristram Hunt, the shadow education minister, has declared class warfare on independent schools that fail to fulfil their obligations to their community.
If independent schools want to keep their business rates relief, according to Hunt’s plan, they’ll need to form “genuine and accountable partnerships” with their state colleagues. As Hunt says: “We want to see more private schools running summer schools, sponsoring academies, assisting state boarding schools and assisting professional exchange.”Continue reading...
An interesting perspective on those Ofsted reports claiming that independent Muslim schools in Tower Hamlets were failing to safeguard their pupils and rendering them prey to extremist views and radicalisation.
Natalie Bennett, leader of the Green Party, has set out proposals to pay for higher education with enforced taxation on multinational companies.
It is, impressively, one of the oldest established schools in the country – dating back to 970AD, before the Norman Conquest.
Growing numbers of teenagers are suffering from eating disorders and self-harm due to the pressure of exams, leading child psychologist Professor Tanya Byron has said.