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Category: Education News

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Schools Are Being Urged To Offer Inclusive Assemblies

Religious schools should now offer inclusive assemblies and suitable secular alternatives, according to campaigners. This comes after a school has conceded in a legal case over mandatory prayers. We’ve previously covered what alternatives were available to children who withdrew from prayer. Now, however, there appear to be some major developments.…
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Jeremy Corbyn Hits Back At Conservative Education Claims

Jeremy Corbyn has made the astonishing claim that teachers are having to buy “uniforms and even mattresses” for students whose parents can’t afford them. The controversial Labour leader made the claim to activists during a speech earlier this week. He went on to say it made him “angry” that schools are having to close early on Fridays, and he had heard from teachers that students are struggling to concentrate because they are so hungry. Read on to get more details!

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General Election 2019: Christmas Isn’t Cancelled!

Last week, it came to light that some school nativity plays and Christmas fairs may not go ahead. This is because of the general election taking place during the penultimate week of term. In a rare show of support, the government are actually stepping in to help schools find (and even fund!) new venues for nativity plays. Read on to find out all of the details!

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School Cost-Cutting: £500,000 For Essential Maintenance Withheld

The government is withholding £500,000 for essential repairs from 17 schools in a school cost-cutting measure. This is because the schools haven’t agreed to a visit from Lord Agnew’s cost-cutters. This comes just days after even more conditions that schools must meet to receive maintenance money. Keep reading to get all the details!

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Christmas Election: Postpone The Nativity & Cancel The Decorations

That’s a pretty bleak title, isn’t it? Well, if the parliamentary debate on having a Christmas election is anything to go by, this is what we can expect come December the 12th. Read on to find out why Nativities around the country might be cancelled!