Katharine Birbalsingh

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Eight glasses of water a day is an urban myth | Brief letters
Brief letters: Katharine Birbalsingh | Red squirrels | Children’s quiz | Crossword proposal | Jair Bolsonaro


22, Oct, 2021 @4:43 PM

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The Guardian view on social mobility: don’t turn it into a culture war | Editorial
Editorial: It is not clear that Katherine Birbalsingh’s achievements as a headteacher have equipped her to address entrenched inequality


11, Oct, 2021 @6:05 PM

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‘Super-strict’ London headteacher in running to be social mobility champion
Right-leaning Katharine Birbalsingh criticised ‘chaotic’ state schools at Tory party conference in 2010

Rajeev Syal

29, Aug, 2021 @2:28 PM

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Marcus Rashford given MBE in birthday honours for school meals campaign
Footballer urges PM to extend voucher scheme after being named on list delayed by Covid

Caroline Davies

09, Oct, 2020 @9:30 PM

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Pupils with behavioural issues failing to meet exam benchmark
Just 1.5% with behaviour issues got grade 4s or higher in the subjects, according to data

Richard Adams Education editor

17, Oct, 2019 @7:21 PM

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Britain's strictest school gets top marks from Ofsted
Katharine Birbalsingh’s notoriously strict Michaela school praised by inspectors for behaviour policy and ‘exemplary’ attitudes to learning among pupils

Richard Adams, Education editor

16, Jun, 2017 @5:11 PM

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'No excuses': inside Britain's strictest school
Katharine Birbalsingh’s Michaela school in north London has a formidable reputation thanks to its emphasis on discipline – but opinion is split on its approach to teaching

Richard Adams Education editor

30, Dec, 2016 @1:58 PM

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UK’s ‘biggest property startup’: the Department for Education
In our diary: Advert reveals new DfE property firm, LocateED; plus headteacher Katharine Birbalsingh partially backs down in row over unpaid dinner money

Warwick Mansell

09, Aug, 2016 @5:45 AM

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Why it’s right for a head to demand lunch money – and high standards | Paul Atherton
Katharine Birbalsingh has been criticised for a lunchtime isolation policy for unpaid bills. But her drive for discipline should be applauded: ask her pupils

Paul Atherton

03, Aug, 2016 @1:19 PM

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What kind of school punishes a hungry child? | Jack Monroe
Poverty and hunger go hand in hand. The head who puts pupils in ‘lunch isolation’ over unpaid bills is making a bad situation far, far worse

Jack Monroe

02, Aug, 2016 @3:37 PM

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Headteacher defends policy of putting pupils in 'lunch isolation'
Katharine Birbalsingh says lunches where children are separated from classmates do not target those on free meals or with money issues

Richard Adams Education editor

29, Jul, 2016 @5:40 PM

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Katharine Birbalsingh: I regret telling Tories education system was broken

Teacher returns with new free school four years after party conference speech she says ruined her life and left her jobless

Sally Weale

05, Sep, 2014 @3:08 PM

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