2:30 pm, Wed 21 Nov 2012
Teacher investigated after filmed feeding wild rat
A teacher from Derbyshire is being investigated after being caught on camera feeding a wild rat near the school kitchen.
The tutor at Springwell Community College in Staveley was filmed by a pupil who uploaded the video onto the internet.
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5:36 am, Fri 18 May 2012 In Other News...
School term consultation ends
Nottingham City Council closes its consultation on the terms and conditions of teaching staff, following agreed changes that create a five-term school year. Teachers have already carried out three days of strike action over the changes.
10:21 am, Tue 08 May 2012 Strike Ballot For Teachers
Union opposes academies move
NUT members at 13 primary schools in Birmingham are being balloted over plans to make the schools academies.
“Forced academies have nothing to do with raising standards of education.
There is no evidence at all to support the notion that changing the status of a school will transform the educational attainment of its pupils.
The majority of the school communities in Birmingham do not support this move."
“Primary academies are a fairly new phenomenon and there is no evidence to suggest that a change in status will automatically raise standards.
"What it will do is take the school further away from the local community and make it accountable only to the Secretary of State in London or a private sponsor or Trust.”
– Christine Blower, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers.