School orders parents to buy their children a £600 iPad2
- Longfield Academy claims it will inspire pupils to learn
Experts warn it will lead to an increase in the number of children viewing porn...
The move by Longfield, a school for pupils aged 11 to 18, is the first of its kind in England, but hundreds of schools could follow suit as it has been revealed that some 500 are poised to adopt a similar scheme with digital education charity, e-learning Foundation."
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School reprimands seven-year-old boys for playing 'army game' in Nuneaton, Warwickshire.
"A primary school has been condemned by parents for disciplining two seven-year-old boys after teachers ruled playing army games amounted to "threatening behaviour"...
Staff ... reprimanded the two boys after they were seen making pistol shapes with their fingers."
The school said "the gun gestures were “unacceptable” and were not permitted at school."
Teachers to strike over pupils' bad behaviour - ACCES PAR MOT DE PASSE
"The teachers say pupil behaviour has become impossible to deal with and that students are pushing them, challenging them to fights, and threatening to film their lessons and post them online."
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Britain's pupils are bad losers, survey suggests
"The UK's schoolchildren find it difficult to lose graciously in sport, and their parents can be just as bad...
Sulking, getting angry and crying were some of the commonest antics of sore losers - whether they were parents or children."
Seven out of 10 teachers want to quit, survey shows "because of badly behaved pupils...
More than 90 per cent believe classroom behaviour has worsened during their careers, more than a third took time off work, over 40 per cent tried to move to another school, while 81.2 per cent experienced stress, anxiety or depression."
Government sets out how to establish 'free schools'
"The government in England is setting out how parents, teachers, charities and other groups can apply to set up their own "free school".
Free schools will be independent but funded by central government."
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Pupils 'give feedback on iphones’
"iPhones were handed out at a secondary school in Kent as part of a "quality assurance" week."
Truancy in schools in England reaches record high
Teachers 'lack violence training'
"A union calls for compulsory training on dealing with violence in class as a study suggests new teachers are ill-prepared...
Guidance by the Department for Children, Schools and Families lists the types of force teachers can use on children.
This can include passive physical contact such as blocking a pupil's path and active contact such as leading a pupil by the hand or arm.
In more extreme circumstances, "appropriate restrictive holds, which may require specific expertise or training", may be used, it says."
Curriculum for 'changing society'
"An updated secondary school curriculum, offering skills and languages relevant to modern learners, has been announced.
It will give pupils "social and cultural flexibility" and a "feeling for justice and fairness", says the QCA curriculum watchdog.
+ a VIDEO : Pupils will be taught modern subjects (BBC)
** Albert : school uniforms ** par Albert (Oxford, England) - 3 mai 2011
Albert gives his opinion about school uniforms in England. He is for uniforms at school.
Sorry, you can't come to school like THAT: Haircut that was 'too extreme' for the classroom.
"He's been told he can't go back to class until he shaved his mop off or waited for the patterns to grow out...
The advice which the council gives to schools is that they should follow national guidance, which is "pupils should not be excluded for breaches of
school uniform rules or rules on appearance (for example, relating to jewellery, body- piercing, hairstyles etc) except where these are persistent
and in open defiance of such rules".
Lesson plans :
- Kids in British
Schools (Jürgen Wagner)
It "consists of 10 self-contained tasks that highlight
various aspects of British school life."
School life in an English school -
Truancy & Term-time Holidays -
Mobile phones -
Independent schools -
Healthy Living -
School in Victorian Britain -
School uniform / dress codes / hair-styles -
Child labour :
Victorians - Child
Labour : Work / School / Play (Learning - Games - Worksheets)