Education

Colleges instructed to not dismiss sexual harassment ‘as banter’

Picture copyright Getty Pictures Picture caption Academics ought to concentrate on the chance that that harassment can unfold on social media Sexual harassment or violence in school ought to by no means be dismissed as “banter”, new Division for Schooling steering to varsities and faculties has confused. “Sexting” express pictures and movies of under-18s is prohibited, it says, and women are the more than likely victims. Colleges nonetheless have an

College attendance and absence: The information

Picture copyright Getty Photos The general pupil absence fee is four.5%, based on the newest figures from the Division for Training. One in 10 of these faculty youngsters are classed as “persistently absent”. A persistently absent youngster is one who misses faculty for not less than 10% of the time. Secondary colleges had the next fee of persistent absence than major colleges. And total, unauthorised absence, whether or not persistent

I ought to be home-schooled, however I spent 10 months on Xbox

Mohammed spends his days taking part in laptop video games and taking care of his granddad. He is solely 14, however he hasn’t been to high school since December. The thought was to residence college him – however issues did not fairly work out like that, studies the BBC’s Sue Mitchell. He lives in a spotlessly clear Bradford semi-detached home, with pale wooden flooring and deep, comfy sofas. His mom

‘I did not say no, however I remorse that’

A 24-year-old secondary college trainer advised the BBC she was shocked by the tales she heard from teenage pupils about their sexual exercise. Her frank account prompted many readers to share their issues. Catherine: I am shocked by what I learn. The precise factor occurred to my 15-year-old daughter two years in the past. The trainer might be speaking about her expertise. It was devastating. On the time she did

Ladies associate with intercourse acts, says instructor

Are kids turning to pornography to coach themselves about intercourse? Are boys coercing ladies to do issues they later remorse? A 24-year-old secondary faculty instructor tells the BBC she’s shocked by the tales she hears from her teenage pupils. Warning: This private account comprises some frank language. “The language boys use to debate intercourse and sexual acts is degrading and exhibits a lack of expertise of consent and the precise

I used to be an fool, says excluded boy trying again

Picture copyright The Limes Because the variety of pupils being completely excluded from England’s colleges has risen by a 3rd over three years, Ben, who was expelled at 13, tells his story in his personal phrases. Warning: A few of them are a bit impolite. “I used to be a bit shit again then, once I was youthful. “I used to be excluded from class every single day, I by

Transgender woman says it was change intercourse or die

Media playback is unsupported in your gadget Media captionEllen says she knew she was completely different from an early age One week she went to high school dressed as a boy, the following she returned in a gown. Ellen was one of many first main college youngsters to transition within the UK. However her story runs far deeper than merely sporting the correct garments. For her, transitioning was a matter

‘We could not get our adopted son to highschool’

The pressures of faculty life will be powerful for lots of youngsters, however for a kid who’s skilled abuse, neglect and years in care, the pressure will be even larger. When Evelyn and Tony adopted Ryan on the age of seven, his particular instructional wants weren’t instantly obvious. Ryan is wise, brilliant and desirous to please – each instructor’s dream. However the trauma of his early years meant the day-to-day

The youngsters in care left with no faculty place

Picture copyright Shutterstock They’re a few of society’s most weak kids – these taken into care. And but some faculties are failing of their duty to provide them locations when requested. These deprived kids are supposed to be positioned earlier than all others relating to faculty admissions. However politicians and officers from Oxfordshire are highlighting how greater than 30 so referred to as “looked-after kids” within the space have been

Does Cambridge College must widen a ‘whitewashed’ studying listing?

A bunch of 100 Cambridge college students have known as for the college to incorporate extra black and ethnic minority writers in its English Literature curriculum, resulting in a row over race. However the college has condemned the backlash and says it helps debate over its studying listing. The literary row started with a letter written in June by the scholars to the college’s English school, asking it to “decolonise”