2020 News: Education

27/07/2021: MPs call for national register of home-educated children

A committee of MPs is calling for a national register of home-educated children in England, saying there is an “unacceptable level of opaqueness” surrounding the issue. The Commons Education Committee . . . says it is important to “get a grip” on the number in home education.
Children and Young People Now

23/07/2021: Wave of pupil sex abuse ‘violating’ teachers

The extent of classroom sexual abuse and harassment that some students are subjecting teaching staff to has been revealed by a new Tes survey. More than 1,200 female teachers and teaching assistants . . . responded to the poll, which shows that one in five had been sexually abused or harassed by a pupil in the past year.
Times Education Supplement

23/07/2021: ‘Boys wrote rape threats in books they knew I’d open’

Life is already hard for early career teachers, but there are certain experiences that can make it brutal. One of these is sexual harassment. The issue has been highlighted recently by Everyones . . . Invited and Ofsted in terms of harassment of pupils. However, teachers – often young early career female staff – are also targeted
Times Education Supplement