Secondary schools

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Curbs on sex education use pupils as ‘political football’, school leaders say
Conservatives criticised over plans to ban sex and relationship lessons for children under nine in England

Richard Adams Education editor

15, May, 2024 @11:01 PM

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Age curbs on sex education topics risk making some children vulnerable
One-size-fits-all guidance will lead to some children accessing information via internet searches

Richard Adams Education editor

15, May, 2024 @11:00 PM

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Sex education in English schools set to be banned before children are nine
Education secretary Gillian Keegan to announce guidelines for phased discussion of topics depending on pupils’ age

Richard Adams and Pippa Crerar

14, May, 2024 @10:59 PM

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Bring back the pleasure of reading in classrooms | Letters
Letters: Ruth Allen says the soul has been knocked out of learning English and maths. Plus letters from Amy Lewis and Mary Smith

08, May, 2024 @3:48 PM

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Proof that teaching’s going down the pan | Brief letters
Brief letters: Teacher troubles | Global Britain | Bald all over | Life-changing app | Books for free

29, Apr, 2024 @4:06 PM

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Prayer rituals in schools remain a divisive issue | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to a news report and an article by Nadeine Asbali on a prayer ban at Michaela community school in London

22, Apr, 2024 @5:27 PM

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London mosque denies it advised school all prayers could be deferred
Statement says it made clear to Michaela community school that ‘in winter it would not be possible to pray later’

Neha Gohil

18, Apr, 2024 @4:27 PM

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High court upholds top London school’s ban on prayer rituals
Muslim pupil loses case against Michaela community school, run by former government social mobility tsar Katharine Birbalsingh

Sally Weale Education correspondent

16, Apr, 2024 @6:18 PM

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Michaela school will keep its prayer ban – but as a Muslim teacher I know it doesn’t have to be this way | Nadeine Asbali
I’ve seen the richness that religious diversity brings to school life, says Nadeine Asbali, a secondary schoolteacher in London

Nadeine Asbali

16, Apr, 2024 @4:40 PM

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The Guardian view on smartphones and children: a compelling case for action | Editorial
Editorial: Regulating new technology is never simple, but the status quo offers inadequate protection

Editorial

10, Apr, 2024 @5:38 PM

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Hunger, homelessness and gang grooming: just a normal week at one London academy
The Guardian spent time at Oasis Academy Hadley, where more than half of pupils are in poverty but ambitions are high

Sally Weale Education correspondent

03, Apr, 2024 @6:00 AM

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Schools in England accused of closing down debate on Israel-Gaza conflict
Government adviser says teachers feel ill-equipped to talk about controversial topics but avoiding debate risks fuelling anger

Sally Weale Education correspondent

30, Mar, 2024 @12:00 AM

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