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A Leicester company has been prosecuted for failing to install adequate guarding on an electric gate that trapped a young child at a primary school in Stourbridge. Dudley Magistrates’ Court yesterday heard that on 25 September 2012, an eight-year-old boy was injured when his head became trapped between the edge of the closing gate and the gate post. The youngster suffered significant bruising to the right side of his head and ear. His father, who witnessed the incident, tried desperately to hold the gate to stop it closing further and managed to pulled it open enough to release his son’s...Read more
While the Government down plays yesterday's national Strike, Unions are hailing it as an overwhelming success. Despite the government claiming that only 5% of schools were closed, a visit to council websites listing closed schools shows a very different story. The GMB union said: Over One Million Staff In Schools And Councils Joined the Strike Over Pay. There are more people on strike than union members as school and council staff, union members or not, are very angry and it's time someone listened says GMB. Brian Strutton, GMB National Secretary for Public Services said "From ringing around GMB...Read more
The Department for Education today published a film detailing the key education reforms over the last 4 years that are transforming the schools landscape in England. The film - titled ‘The School Revolution’ - features comment by headteachers, teachers, governors and educationalists who have played leading roles in ushering in the reforms or who have been on the frontline and witnessed first-hand the benefits they have already had. The participants tell how great heads and teachers now have more freedom to innovate, spread their excellence and use their energy...Read more
A School Caretaker took his own life after becoming increasingly depressed following the break-up of his relationship, an inquest heard. Adrian Hill, 55, of York Place, Hotwells, was found hanged at his home by police on March 17. Yesterday's inquest at Flax Bourton Coroners Court heard Mr Hill, who had worked at nearby St George Primary School for 18 years, had become depressed following the collapse of his relationship at the end of last year and visited his GP in February, complaining he was unable to sleep and had been feeling anxious. He was offered counselling and started to have...Read more
Tributes have been paid to a much loved wife, friend and long standing member of Burry Port school. Pauline Ridgway died last Saturday at the age of 69 just before her 70th birthday. Pauline, who lived in Burry Port, had spent around 32 years at the Burry Port school as its devoted caretaker and cleaner. Head teacher Alison Williams described her as "very special" to everyone. She said: "Pauline was a most treasured member of staff, with a lively sense of humour and an infectious laugh. She had time for everyone and was a great friend to many. She will be sadly missed by all who knew...Read more