Jon Platt, who refused to pay a fine for taking his daughter on holiday during term time, took his battle to the highest court in the land.Read the full story ›
Derby school support staff have voted overwhelmingly (nine to one) to accept the council’s latest offer, ending a ten-month dispute over pay and working time, says UNISON.
Derby City Council had imposed changes last June that meant staff lost up to £6,000 a year, as their contracts were reduced from 52 to 44.5 weeks. UNISON said their weekly hours were also increased from 32.5 to 37 with no extra pay.
Since the beginning of the dispute, school support staff staged a series of protests culminating in all out industrial action last month.
UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said:
School support staff can go into work with their heads held high, knowing that the value of the work they do for children and schools has been recognised.
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For the past 10 months Teaching Assistants in Derby have been involved in a series of walk-outs over pay.Read the full story ›
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The new exhibition at The Newarke Houses Museum, uncovers a hidden part of British and Sikh history.Read the full story ›
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A Derbyshire school which hit the headlines for allowing its children to wear slippers has won praise for its achievements in Maths.
Findern Primary has received a letter from the Department for Education congratulating it on being in the top two per cent of schools in the country for its Maths SATs results.
100 per cent of pupils attained the expected or above standard in the tests taken last summer.
In January of this year, the school decided to allow children to wear their slippers in lessons.
Headteacher Emma Titchener introduced the comfy option after finding out about research showing "shoeless learning" can improve behaviour and classwork. Staff will evaluate the success of the scheme in July.
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