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Best friends become first to co-parent in Canada

Best friends become first to co-parent in Canada

James March 21, 2017 0

Natasha Bakht and Lynda Collins are best friends who fought a two-year-long legal battle to be officially recognised as co-parents to Natasha’s disabled son, Elaan. It’s the first time in Canadian history that two

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News story: UK families will soon see bills cut as date announced for the launch of Tax-Free Childcare

News story: UK families will soon see bills cut as date announced for the launch of Tax-Free Childcare

HM Government March 21, 2017 0

Millions of parents can pre-register from today for the government’s new childcare offers, with the launch of a new Childcare Choices government website. The introduction of the government’s Tax-Free Childcare scheme will begin on

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UK's most deprived state schools could face further cuts thanks to new government funding formula

UK's most deprived state schools could face further cuts thanks to new government funding formula

Rachael Pells March 21, 2017 0

State schools in England are to face spending cuts of up to 7 per cent per pupil, a new in-depth report into government funding reforms has revealed, with children from the most deprived areas

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New Zealand school abolishes gendered uniforms

New Zealand school abolishes gendered uniforms

RACHEL ROBERTS March 21, 2017 0

A primary school in New Zealand has abolished gendered school uniforms to avoid stereotyping, following in the footsteps of dozens of British schools. The move comes after some girls at Dunedin North Intermediate School

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Northern Education Trust academies criticised by watchdog

Northern Education Trust academies criticised by watchdog

James March 21, 2017 0

An education trust which runs schools across the north of England is failing to improve standards, the education watchdog has said. The Northern Education Trust took on “too many poorly performing schools” and had

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Should your school serve local food?

Should your school serve local food?

James March 21, 2017 0

Seasonal menus, bake-offs and an army of ‘Jamie Olivers’ are helping more UK schools offer locally sourced lunches. But what’s the secret to making the switch? At a state school in Harrogate, Steve Ashburn

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Heads increase pressure over school funding

Heads increase pressure over school funding

James March 21, 2017 0

Head teachers representing some 3,000 schools in England have written to their local MPs and ministers calling for a rethink on school finance plans. They say a new national funding formula, which should give

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Pupils need internet lessons to thrive online, say Lords

Pupils need internet lessons to thrive online, say Lords

James March 21, 2017 0

Learning to survive in a world dominated by the internet should be as important for children as reading and writing, says a House of Lords report. Lessons about online responsibilities, risks and acceptable behaviour

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Pupils need internet lessons to thrive online, say Lords

Pupils need internet lessons to thrive online, say Lords

James March 21, 2017 0

Learning to survive in a world dominated by the internet should be as important for children as reading and writing, says a House of Lords report. Lessons about online responsibilities, risks and acceptable behaviour

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Good social workers are invaluable. So let’s give them proper support | David Brindle

Good social workers are invaluable. So let’s give them proper support | David Brindle

James March 21, 2017 0

Research reveals that some think social workers are there to pop to the shops for you. It’s time to restore some prestige About three in every 10 people in Britain think social workers help

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