Education

Ex-Langley School teacher banned for sexual touching

Image copyright Graham Hardy/Geograph Image caption Mr Brittain left Langley School in February 2016 after entering into a settlement agreement A former teacher alleged to have sexually touched a pupil while giving her physics tuition has been banned indefinitely from the profession. Robbie Brittain, 33, taught at Langley School in Loddon, Norfolk, when it was […]

Education

MPs want hunger minister role introduced

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The MPs are concerned about the impact of hunger on children A group of MPs wants the government to introduce a Minister for Hunger to respond to a growth in food insecurity in the UK – especially among children. The Environmental Audit Committee says 19% of children under 15 […]

Education

Brexit row 'dreadful lesson' for children

Image copyright PA Image caption Head teachers say the Brexit debate has become a terrible example for the young Young people are being taught “dreadful lessons” about behaviour by the angry rows over Brexit, says the head teacher of Gordonstoun – the private school in Moray attended by the Prince of Wales. Lisa Kerr warns […]

Education

University a 'false promise' for too many youngsters

Image copyright Getty Images Up to a quarter of students in England are doing degrees that will not give them sufficient earnings to justify the cost of their loans, a think tank says. The centre-right group urges ministers to cut places on those courses offering little financial return and increase those in post-18 technical education. […]