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Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has today approved 35 new free school applications, creating more than 22,000 additional school places for children across England. Establishing new schools is a vital part of the government’s plan for education - boosting choice for parents and helping drive up standards across the board. The announcement comes as a survey published today reveals the positive impact free school headteachers say their schools are having on raising the standard of education in neighbouring schools. The representative survey shows how free schools are bringing...Read more
A School Caretaker has died after falling from a ladder on the last day of term. Malcolm Bevan, who was 66, was working at Plymstock School on July 18 when the incident happened. It is believed he had climbed to the top of a wooden ladder to gain access to a loft area in one of the school buildings when it slipped and he fell to the ground. Mr Bevan, believed to be a father, died on July 31 in hospital. But his death has left the school community in shock, with many staff and pupils learning about his death on their return from the summer break earlier this month. Headteacher...Read more
East Sussex County Council was judged ineffective by Ofsted following an inspection during the summer. In a bid to address concerns raised, a budget of £800,000 has been identified to accelerate East Sussex County Council’s Excellence for All strategy which aims to ensure all children are taught in a school rated good or outstanding by Ofsted and reach their full potential. Watch our video with Cllr Nick Bennett, lead member for learning and school effectiveness. The county council’s cabinet has agreed to commit £370,000 to this. “While Ofsted recognised the value and agreed...Read more
School Caretaker charged on suspicion of sexually assaulting underage girl. The Get West London website has a short news item about a School Caretaker at a school in Kingsbury who has been charged with sexually assaulting an underage girl. They tell us: 32-year-old Farrukh Naveed, of Wood Lane, Kingsbury, was arrested on suspicion of engaging in non-penetrative sexual activity with a girl younger than 16. Mr Naveed will appear at Hendon Magistrates’ Court on October 2 after being bailed. There are no further details at this time, but you can follow the story on the Get West...Read more
The Union flag will keep flying outside a Johnson Fold home after a dad-of-five won a patriotic battle with his landlords. Paul Rushton featured was told in August by Bolton At Home to take down flags that had been flying outside his house in Hollin Hey Road. The news prompted outrage after the letter he received was seen on Facebook by hundreds of people. But now Mr Rushton has been told he can keep his flagpole and flags. He said: “The big bosses came down and apologies to me, they said I was the only person to receive the letter. “They did a quick survey of the flagpole and said it was...Read more
A 47-year-old caretaker obsessed throwing extravagant parties has just become the coolest kid in school by building a giant pirate ship in his back garden. Tim Jones can now make troublesome guests walk the plank on his 25ft creation which he built himself and takes up half of his garden. He has been throwing themed birthday parties for years - he has treated friends to a Medieval banquet, Mexican barbecue and 1940s-style ball in the past. But this year he has really had to put all hands on deck. The huge ship comes complete with rigging, a classic Jolly Rodger and a 25ft high...Read more