Schools will face unannounced snap visits from Oftsted inspectors from 2009 under plans to shake up the system for monitoring classroom standards.
Source:- The Guardian, Thursday 13 December 2007, page 8
Prisoners to spend more time in cells
Prisoners in all 131 jails in England and Wales are to spend an extra half a day a week “banged up” in their cells from next April to achieve a £60m cost saving, prison governors disclosed yesterday.
Source:- The Guardian, Thursday 13 December 2007, page 13
The contraceptive Pill will be available from chemists without a prescription next year in an attempt to tackle Britain’s persistent problem of teenage pregnancy.
Source:- The Times, Thursday 13 December 2007, page 5
Brightest poor children do worse than wealthy but dim classmates
Social mobility has not increased in 30 years and British children are the least likely to escape their background, a report says today.
Source:- The Times, Thursday 13 December 2007, page 9