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Parents prepared to pay average fine of £210 for taking children on holiday during school term, survey finds

Half of parents from across the UK are prepared to face fines over the next year after admitting they will be taking their children out of school to go on holiday, according to an online travel agency’s research.












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Children banned from doing handstands and cartwheels during school breaktime following a number of injuries

A primary school in Devon has banned children from doing handstands and cartwheels at breaktimes, over fears students will injure themselves.










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Oxford Union criticised over ‘tasteless’ Colonial Comeback cocktail served during debate on British Empire

The Oxford Union has come under fire after a cocktail called “The Colonial Comeback” was listed on its menu as part of refreshments for a debate about the British Empire.










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One in seven students have full-time jobs during degree course

One in seven students now holds down a full-time job whilst they study at university, according to a survey out today.









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Teacher shows sex tape featuring herself to pupils during class by mistake

A teacher shocked pupils when she showed the class a homemade sex tape featuring herself by mistake.


    








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Parents turn to private tutors during holidays to stop ‘summer slide’

More than one in four parents plan to hire tutors during the summer holidays, according to an organisation that offers online maths tutorials.

    




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Schools excluding hundreds of pupils during Ofsted visits

Hundreds of schools are illegally excluding children – sometimes to get rid of them during Ofsted inspections or having them taken off the school’s roll for high-stakes tests – an investigation by the Children’s Commission for England has found.

    




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Two biggest teaching unions to stage series of strikes during summer term

Teachers are to stage a series of strikes in the summer, two unions announced today.




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Teachers to stage series of strikes during summer term, two biggest unions announce

Teachers are to begin a series of strikes from this summer in a continuing row over, pay, pensions and workload, it was announced today.




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