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Teacher banned for claiming extra cash for school trips

Image copyright Linkedin Image caption David Malengela had responsibility for organising overseas trips at St Peter’s School in Huntingdon A languages teacher has been banned from the classroom for claiming extra cash from parents for school trips, a conduct panel has concluded. David Malengela, 41, had responsibility for organising overseas trips at St Peter’s School […]

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Teenagers bombarded by gambling ads ask for help

Image caption Catherine says the dangers of gambling aren’t highlighted “A few years ago, I got an email from a betting website. I was only 12 or 13, so I wasn’t interested. “But for someone who got that email, being contacted personally, it could almost entice them to gamble, like it’s their duty.” Catherine, now […]

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Fears for the future of music lessons in schools

Image copyright Getty Images Music lessons in England schools could be under threat unless central government covers the cost of a pay rise for teachers, councils claim. In July, the government agreed to fund a 3.5% rise for lower-paid teachers and 1.5% and 2% for higher-paid teachers, senior staff and head teachers. But councils say […]

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University of Worcester can keep Brexit emails private

Image copyright University of Worcester Image caption Professor David Green said the Freedom of Information request was “against the public interest” A commissioner has ruled a university should not have to release emails containing the word Brexit. The University of Worcester’s vice-chancellor Professor David Green said the request for emails in his account was “against […]

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Loneliness threatens young as well as old

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The loneliness strategy will be aimed at all age groups, not just the elderly Loneliness is as harmful as smoking or obesity, says Tracey Crouch, the minister about to reveal England’s first national loneliness strategy. “The government can’t make friends for us,” she told a conference in London. But […]

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Sport used as a weapon against Essex gangs

A PE teacher has set up a sports project in Essex to discourage children from joining gangs. David Simmons began Changing Lives in Harlow to provide after-school activities and workshops for young people. He started the project after being threatened with a knife by a six-year-old in London and after seeing a child being bullied […]

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Young people anxious from terror coverage

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Young people had high levels of worry about the risk of terror attacks Media coverage of terror attacks and extremism can leave young people anxious and with an exaggerated fear of becoming victims, say researchers. A study of the attitudes of 11 to 16-year-olds found that terrorism was seen […]