Parents to sign ‘contracts’ for their unruly children
Parents are being given the right to report mothers and fathers of disruptive pupils to education authorities. Ed Balls, the Schools Secretary, yesterday announced plans to bring in contracts for parents, to improve behaviour in the classroom and to encourage families to take more responsibility for their children.
Anger as councils foot bill for Brown’s £1.5billion social housing programme
Hundreds of building projects will be cut to fund Gordon Brown’s £1.5billion social housing programme, The Times has learnt.
Lesbian sex assualt alleged on pupil at City of London School for Girls
A woman teacher at a top private school for girls has been arrested over allegations that she sexually assaulted a pupil during an “inappropriate” relationship, The Times has learnt.
Education spending to be cut by £100m despite Gordon Brown’s pledge
Despite Gordon Brown pledging to safeguard spending on schools and universities, government documents show that the total education budget will fall by £100 million after the next election.