Pupil behaviour

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‘Cultural shift’ since pandemic causing attendance crisis in English schools
Teachers say parents are now more reluctant to send children to school or willing to let them stay home

Richard Adams Education editor

13, Jan, 2023 @5:30 PM

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Schools in England warn of crisis of ‘heartbreaking’ rise in hungry children
Headteachers and food aid charities say they are struggling to cope with growing demand from families unable to afford food

Anna Fazackerley

25, Sep, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘I got fed up with my students ending up in prison or dead’: the teacher fighting to end school exclusions
Appalled by the damage of zero-tolerance behaviour policies that see ever more pupils thrown out of class, and often education, Zahra Bei founded a campaign focusing on racial justice

Sally Weale

19, May, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Ban permanent exclusions from English primaries, says ex-children’s tsar
Anne Longfield says ‘exclusions culture’ rewards removal of some vulnerable children from school roll

Richard Adams Education editor

28, Apr, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Up to 10,000 pupils in England missed whole autumn term last year, analysis finds
Figures from education research group estimate 128,000 children withdrawn from state education in year to January 2021 lockdown

Richard Adams Education editor

30, Jan, 2022 @6:13 PM

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Mobile phone ban in schools would hit deaf pupils hard | Letters
Letters: Will the education secretary introduce new technology to help deaf pupils socialise at break times if this vital tool is taken away, asks Mike Hobday

Letters

06, Jul, 2021 @4:57 PM

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Education secretary wants ban on mobile phones in English schools
Gavin Williamson launches consultation on behaviour, but unions say it is an attempt to distract from government’s Covid failures

Sally Weale Education correspondent

28, Jun, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Sexual harassment is a routine part of life, schoolchildren tell Ofsted
Pupils say incidents in school and online are too common to bother challenging or reporting

Sally Weale Education correspondent

09, Jun, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Experts reject claim Covid has worsened behaviour in English schools
Education secretary announces ‘behaviour hubs’, saying some pupils ‘out of control’ after lockdown

Richard Adams Education editor

07, Apr, 2021 @6:48 PM

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Culture of sexual abuse in schools toxic for teachers too, says union
NASUWT leader says some boys’ behaviour not acceptable and no women should feel unsafe in school

Richard Adams Education editor

04, Apr, 2021 @5:23 PM

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Teaching union urges schools to stop 'parent bombing' of online classes
Remote learning has left teachers on receiving end of insults and interference, says NASUWT

Richard Adams Education editor

03, Apr, 2021 @5:54 PM

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The Guardian view on sex abuse in schools: facing up to rape culture | Editorial
Editorial: The testimony of thousands of schoolgirls must serve as a wake-up call both for specific schools and society as a whole

Editorial

30, Mar, 2021 @5:46 PM

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