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.... PFIs have produced more fleecing than Millets. A PFI primary school in Middlesbrough, only opened in 2006, was demolished in 2015 because its foundations had been built on “defective fill material” – literally, dodgy ground. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Yes, I wanted to have my own business from a young age. When I was at primary school, my father used to sell flowers at Wolverhampton market and I’d go with him. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Charles Tyrwhitt founder, Nick Wheeler: 'I'm allergic to bureaucracy' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of July 2017 06:00:42 AM
....Yes, I wanted to have my own business from a young age. When I was at primary school, my father used to sell flowers at Wolverhampton market and I’d go with him. ...
Lidl and Aldi go head-to-head offering cheap school uniforms image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of July 2017 11:00:37 PM
....75 – the cheapest on the market. Lidl said the package of four primary school essentials – two polo shirts, a sweatshirt or jumper and trousers or pleated skirt – would go on sale for £3. ...
Threats, bullying, lawsuits: tobacco industry's dirty war for the African market image
....Africa’s growing numbers of children and young people, and its increasing wealth, represent a huge future market for the tobacco industry. The companies deny targeting children and cannot sell packs smaller than 10, but a new study carried out in Nairobi by the Johns Hopkins school of public health in the US and the Kenya-based Consumer Information Network found vendors selling cigarettes along the routes children take to walk to primary schools. ...
Brexodus has begun. We EU nationals know staying on is too big a gamble | Joris Luyendijk image
.... Why not take that job with us back to the EU? And why risk investing in a country that could turn on you at any moment? This question is even more urgent for those from Austria, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Estonia or Lithuania: countries that make it very difficult for their citizens to acquire a second nationality. Do we really want to sacrifice our EU citizenship for a life in Britain? For EU parents of children in primary school, this is also a huge gamble. ...
Private schools to save £522m in tax thanks to charitable status image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 11th of June 2017 05:06:19 PM
.... It also said academies, foundation schools and voluntary-aided schools automatically qualified for charitable status, while insisting that state-school funding accounted for the cost of business rates. In the run-up to the election, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn announced plans to charge VAT on private school fees to fund free school meals for primary school children. ...
Still waiting  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 11:02:34 PM
....Unesco's Global Monitoring Report says that despite warnings about the importance of raising education standards, international aid funding is falling behind. The UN agency says there is a $39bn (£30bn) annual shortfall in the financial support needed to reach education targets set for 2030, such as ensuring a primary school place for every child. ...
Could you cut out plastic from your weekly shop? One family tried image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 27th of May 2017 05:59:20 AM
.... We’re not even able to recycle black plastic,” says Siobhan. The McCreadies, who have two primary school-aged sons, took the plastic challenge for two weeks in May. ...
More Pritt Stick than Pippa  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 11:00:06 PM
....Katherine Varley, 33, married husband Josh, 31, in a dress she bought for £40 from Brixton market. The couple met at the primary school where they worked. ...
General election 2017: Lib Dems would end public sector pay squeeze image
.... Living standards are falling, prices are rising and nurses are going to food banks - but Theresa May doesn't care. Analysis by the party suggests a new nurse will be £530 a year worse off by 2021 if the cap remains, thanks to rising inflation, while a primary school teacher would lose £550 and an army sergeant £830. ...
Corbyn needs to find £10bn a year to make good on tuition fee pledge | Phillip Inman image
....The shadow education secretary, Angela Rayner, has not ruled out Labour making good on the pledge – although the party has yet to spell out how it would be funded. It is unlikely that it could be paid for by raising corporation tax to 26%, since much of that revenue is already earmarked, including £8bn for schools, educational maintenance grants and free school meals for all primary school pupils. ...
Labour corporation tax hike could help schools but dent economy, says IFS image
....4bn. Labour has previously pledged to provide free school meals for all primary school children, which the IFS has estimated will cost between £700m and £900m. ...
Where oil rigs go to die image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 04:30:18 AM
....” When I called to book a room at a B&B, the proprietor asked if I’d like “a room with a rig view”. In a Lewis primary school, pupils made cardboard models of Winner, and Tervoort was invited to visit and judge them. ...
Duke of Westminster's £12bn property firm hit by London slump image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 05:00:42 PM
.... He had kept largely out of the limelight, until he came to the attention of the world’s media when he became the youngest and wealthiest of Prince George’s godparents. The new duke, who went to a state primary school and studied countryside management at Newcastle University, was two years younger than his father was when he took on the fortune aged 27. ...
Let’s move to Crediton, Devon: ‘Its day will come again’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of April 2017 03:30:00 PM
....”. Sue Brown “Amazing primary schools, fabulous station (with free parking), great arts centre. ...
Fawlty language image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 11:15:15 PM
....When the Kyoto Board of Education asked middle school English teachers to take the TOEIC, fewer than one in four teachers reached the threshold for language skills good enough for most social demands and limited work requirements. Ms Tada said that although the government has now introduced English in primary schools, most of the teachers in these schools are not qualified to teach the language. ...
More than exams image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:38:55 AM
.... . "Character scorecards" and "reflection journals" have become the staple in many primary schools, to allow parents to follow the social and developmental progress of their children. ...
Education in India - why it's such a costly business image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:38:25 AM
. In India's big cities, about 85% of primary school children and up to 95% of high school kids attend extra classes after school to help lift their chances of getting into university. ...
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Schools with solar panels face £1.8m bill due to business rates rise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 11:54:42 AM
....”. Children from Eleanor Palmer primary school in Camden, north London, handed in a Greenpeace-organised petition with 200,000 signatures to the Treasury on Thursday, calling on ministers to rethink their plans. ...
‘We didn't even have room for a table’: meet the 30-somethings fleeing London image
.... “When people reach the life stage where they have children, they want to trade up in the housing market – and in London, the gap between a two-bed property and a three- or four-bed property has widened as house prices have gone up. The cost of childcare in the capital is high, and it can be more difficult to get your child into your first-choice primary school in London. ...
The cost of living is easing. So why doesn't it feel that way? | Greg Jericho image
....A quick look at the price rise of essential items suggests that this vibe is correct – the price rises of essentials have mostly outpaced the rise in wages:. Thus it’s probably not much solace to people to be told that cost of living is rising at almost record lows when the price of utilities (such as gas and electricity), primary school education costs, medical and hospital services, insurance and child care has risen faster than have wages. ...
Nursery schools: ‘What society gives children less chance than their parents?’ image
....Newspapers and websites across the country have been reporting the threat facing nursery schools for weeks, from Lancashire to Birmingham and beyond. In Leicestershire, a consultation is under way about plans to close Countesthorpe Nursery and replace it with a bigger, governor-run nursery at a nearby primary school. ...
Gender pay gap starts early with 20% disparity in pocket money – study image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of January 2017 12:01:31 AM
....Looking at children’s and young people’s use of mobiles, 31% said they had to check their devices every few minutes, rising to 42% of 17- to 18-year-olds, while a quarter of nine- to 16-year-olds admitted to turning off or getting round parental safety controls online. Even among children at primary school, the survey found that mobiles were taking over from tablets. ...
The Guardian view on the housing crisis: right to rent | Editorial image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 8th of January 2017 07:21:18 PM
.... Private builders maximise value by preferring fewer, larger homes, unaffordable to first-time buyers. It is rational to keep prices up by releasing new builds slowly, and there is little incentive, once planning permission is granted, to fulfil commitments with community value such as primary schools, parks and GP surgeries. ...
Dhaka's Dickensian workhouses should shame us all image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of December 2016 04:00:03 PM
....Bangladesh has a good record on human development. Poverty levels have fallen and it is close to getting every child in primary school. ...
Children's online junk food ads banned by industry image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 12:08:44 AM
....While the CAP acknowledged the impact of the rule changes could be small, it said they demonstrated the industry was putting "the protection of children at the heart of its work". Recent figures showed a third of children in the UK were overweight or obese by the time they left primary school. ...
Teach yourself image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of November 2016 12:34:33 AM
....It also wants to change how technology is used. In another nearby primary school, I saw pupils busy in the school's computer lab trying to draw something with a software package and writing answers to questions in a paper workbook such as "Describe what the tab key does. ...
Teenagers 'ill-prepared' over finances image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 14th of November 2016 12:46:07 AM
...."In order to find a lasting solution to the problem of the UK's stubbornly low levels of financial capability, we need to help parents be better role models, build their confidence in speaking to their children about these matters and support schools to deliver effective financial education," said David Haigh, director of financial capability at the service. The service is calling for "just-in-time" financial education, before youngsters become financially independent, alongside more consistent financial education from primary school age, and greater support for parents to talk to their children about money. ...
Sports Direct accused of secretly recording MPs during warehouse visit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of November 2016 01:54:08 PM
....The retailer has suffered a stream of criticism over its working practices, with officials from the Unite union campaigning against a strict culture in the warehouse that has made workers afraid to speak out over low pay and conditions in case they lose their jobs. Last year, primary schoolteachers told the Guardian that parents working at Sports Direct were too frightened to take time off work, resulting in pupils attending school while ill or returning home to empty houses. ...
Your own boss?  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of October 2016 05:31:39 PM
.... So while her income dropped, it was because she was working fewer hours. The mum-of-two from Northampton decided to work for herself because she and her husband found it difficult to arrange flexible childcare for their primary school-aged children. ...
Waiting to learn image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of October 2016 11:24:07 PM
....The study highlights the importance of the quality as well as the quantity of teachers. In countries such as Niger, Ghana, Sierra Leone and Liberia, fewer than 60% of teachers in primary school have been trained. ...
Dear Jeremy – your work problems solved image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of September 2016 05:59:23 AM
....In 2012 I completed a PGCE. After some time on the supply circuit and being unable to obtain a full-time teaching post, I worked from 2014 to this last academic term as a higher-level teaching assistant at a primary school to get some stability and guaranteed pay. ...
I'm looking for an education role in the arts and heritage sector, but to no avail image
....In 2012, I completed a PGCE to train as a teacher. After some time on the supply circuit and being unable to obtain a full-time teaching post, I worked from 2014 to this last academic term as a higher-level teaching assistant at a local primary school, just to get some stability and guaranteed pay. ...
Hertfordshire is best place to raise a family, says uSwitch image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of August 2016 11:01:14 PM
....Researchers noted that as well as having less sunshine, Ayr locals said they slept less than anywhere else in the UK, getting just six and a half hours sleep a night on average. uSwitch said families living in the east of England benefited from close proximity to local amenities: it took residents an average of just nine minutes to get to their GP and just under 10 minutes to reach their local primary school – compared with the average of almost 12 minutes. ...
The ‘graduate job’ gravy train is shuddering to a halt image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of August 2016 06:00:23 AM
.... But that will be pointless and deeply unfair if the “graduate” jobs don’t exist in sufficient quantity. It is worth remembering that the growth in such jobs in the past was fuelled by incorporating the education of most healthcare and primary school teachers into the graduate economy. ...
Offer made on West Heslerton village put up for sale for £20m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 22nd of August 2016 03:18:09 PM
.... When her father died in 1964, she inherited the estate. The unmarried eccentric kept rents low and, with some clever social engineering, ensured that it retained a vibrant community supporting a host of amenities, including a primary school and football, cricket and bowling teams. ...

Top St John Ambulance staff ‘tried to distance themselves from abuse case’
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....But the papers reveal that senior staff knew at the time of the suspicions that there could have been up to 10 victims. Details of their strategy emerged in legal papers disclosed to one of the two victims, now in his mid-30s, who was of primary school age when the abuse began. ...

Jo Pavey reveals she came last in son's school sports day race as she aims to become Team GB's oldest ever track medalist
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. Earlier this summer, Jo Pavey entered a running race at her son’s primary school sports day. ...

Anger as council disposes of irreplaceable books donated to village after WWII air disaster
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....The pilot of an American air force Liberator bomber lost control of his aircraft as he tried to land at Warton airbase. The bomber crashed into Freckleton primary school killing 61 people including 38 children in the classrooms. ...

Who is the new Duke of Westminster? Hugh Grosvenor becomes Britain's most eligible bachelor
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....Even though Hugh was born to huge wealth, and was brought up amid the splendid surroundings of Eaton Hall, the family’s 10,872-acre Cheshire estate, his parents tried to endow him with as normal a childhood as possible. Along with his three sisters he was - unusually for the child of hereditary peers - educated at a state primary school on The Wirral, close to their home, before attending a private day school, Mostyn House. ...

Bride given away by the man who received her father's donated heart
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of August 2016 06:14:41 AM
....”. Miss Stepien, a primary school teacher, told The New York Times, as she was about to board a plane for her honeymoon, that she was overwhelmed by the emotions of the day. ...

Rio 2016: Chinese fury over 'flawed' flag on display at Olympics
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 8th of August 2016 08:34:59 AM
....“I am not nit-picking because of obsessive compulsive disorder, but this is the national flag,” said Cui Yongyuan, a Chinese television presenter. “It is a principle that even primary school students would understand,” he added on Sina Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, where he has nine million followers. ...

Schoolchildren on trip to France find migrant stowed away inside coach
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 7th of August 2016 03:36:55 PM
. A group of primary schoolchildren found an illegal immigrant stowed away inside a coach during a "treasure hunt" on a trip to France, it has been revealed. ...
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Parents are paying the price for raising Olympic stars image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 6th of August 2016 06:00:26 AM
.... Swimmers at the top, on the whole, are from middle-class backgrounds. Government-funded organisations such as charity SportsAid and Sport England pump money into schemes to get kids active, and the Department for Education invests £150m a year through PE lessons and the ring-fenced primary school sport premium. ...

Children's fitness levels 'wiped out' by lazy summer holidays, study finds
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of August 2016 09:00:00 PM
....Under the initiative, children are told to drop their pencils, and head out for 15 minutes’ exercise, dressed as they are, come rain or shine. The idea, which began in one primary school in Scotland, four years ago, has now spread to more than 600 schools. ...

'Visionary' £7m eco-school to be demolished because of leaky roof
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of August 2016 02:10:03 PM
....More than 300 pupils at Dartington Primary School have been taught in temporary classrooms for the past two years due to the award-winning new complex suffering leaks shortly after opening in 2010. The school was meant to be one of the first zero carbon primary schools to be built in the country. ...

Top universities send teachers to primary schools to 'raise aspirations of pupils'
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Are England’s academies becoming a cash cow for business? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of June 2016 08:00:18 AM
.... Sources close to schools run by ALAT and Bright Tribe said that headteachers were given “no choice” but to use support services provided by the trusts, and thus the companies that Dwan controls or in which he has an interest. In one case, a source said, one small primary school had to pay more than £10,000 a month to Knowledge Network, and more than £3,000 a month for premises support to Blue Support. ...
Questions Mike Ashley should answer on Sports Direct work conditions image
....3 How many teachers and community leaders did Sports Direct speak to during the review?. Local primary school headteachers alleged that Sports Direct warehouse workers were sending their children to school while sick because they feared the sack for taking time off work. ...
Accrued interest in academics’ pensions | Brief letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of June 2016 06:04:31 PM
....Graeme GardenEnstone, Oxfordshire. • As someone who was called Titty for a year and a half after we read Swallows and Amazons at primary school, I was delighted to hear that they are changing the name (Letters, 1 June). ...
How parents spend £100,000s to get their children into the best 'free' schools image
....Alex Gosling, chief executive of HouseSimple. com said: “One of the most valuable gifts we can give our children is a good education, and many parents will go to great lengths to get their children a place at the best local state-funded primary school. ...
DBS: the safety check backlog that means nurses, carers and teachers cannot work image
....Meanwhile, many teachers’ applications submitted last June were not ready before the school year began in September. One primary school in north London said that 10% of its staff are unable to fulfil their roles because of the delays. ...
Bank of England's chief economist calls for more simple pension system image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of May 2016 11:01:18 PM
....Haldane said some people found financial issues difficult because they had been put off maths by poor teaching methods that failed to make the subject relevant. “Research by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills suggests there are an incredible 17 million adults in the UK whose standards of mathematics are no higher than those of a primary school child,” he said. ...
Brexit minister accuses Bank of England of 'dangerous intervention' image
....She said that “to get involved in what might happen, that’s just not in their remit”, adding: “They are not there to promote financial instability but that is what they’ve done. “It is institutional ganging up on the poor British voter who is trying to get a decent primary school place and doctor’s appointment. ...
Startup of the Year 2015-16 competition entry: Progressive Sports Derbyshire image
.... Having had six years’ coaching experience, he felt it was time to spread his wings and realise his dream of owning his own business. Progressive Sports Derbyshire specialise in delivering high quality PE lessons to primary schools in the area. ...
Dear Jeremy – your work problems solved image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 2nd of April 2016 05:59:01 AM
....• I am a qualified solicitor no longer in practice. I originally thought I wanted to retrain as a primary school teacher. ...
Children’s rights in the digital era: action must come from the top of business image
....As Collymore says, “Many kids in Kenya will probably not see a computer or laptop until adulthood so the major benefit of handheld devices is that it gives them access to the internet and access to knowledge. We’re working with the government, for example, to provide free internet access to government primary schools. ...
The aggressive, outrageous, infuriating (and ingenious) rise of BrewDog | Jon Henley image
.... On a tour of the cavernous and gleaming BrewDog plant in Ellon, just north of Aberdeen, Dickie happily batted around terminology – IBU, ABV, pH, haze, present gravity, headspace oxygen – with PhD-level microbiologists working in the lab. The son of an oil industry personnel manager and a primary school teacher, Dickie had not followed most of his school friends into engineering, but studied brewing and distilling at Heriot-Watt university in Edinburgh, where he shared a flat with an old classmate from Peterhead Academy in Aberdeenshire, James Watt. ...
The inspector calls – and house prices jump  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 21st of March 2016 03:53:39 PM
.... . New research presented to the annual conference of the Royal Economic Society, taking place in Brighton, suggests that an upgrade in the Ofsted rating of the local primary school could add up to £4,500 to the value of an average house. ...
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley snubs call to face MPs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of March 2016 03:13:47 PM
....The inquiry by the committee, which has threatened Ashley with being in contempt of parliament if he fails to attend a hearing on 7 June, follows a Guardian investigation last year that found workers at the sportswear group’s Shirebrook warehouse were receiving, in effect, rates of pay below the minimum wage. Undercover reporters employed at the Derbyshire facility discovered thousands of workers were subjected to an extraordinary regime of searches and surveillance, while local primary schoolteachers told the Guardian pupils would remain in school while ill – and return home to empty houses – as parents working at the depot were too frightened to take time off work. ...
Drinks makers consider legal action against sugar tax image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 20th of March 2016 06:16:45 PM
....However, the government defended the tax, claiming the chancellor was putting the next generation first, and that the soft drink makers had two years to cut the sugar content in their products. A HM Treasury spokesperson said: “He introduced a new levy on the soft drinks industry to pay for a doubling of dedicated sport funding for every primary school in the country, a huge expansion of breakfast clubs to ensure that every child gets the best start to the day, and new funding for a longer school day. ...
Rainwater harvesting and rooftop solar: world's greenest shopping centre could be Australian image
.... That means it needs to be net zero water, treating as much water as is used onsite, or exporting cleaner water to surrounding sites, have zero construction waste, and offset all building emissions, amongst other requirements. A separate competition is also running for primary school children in the Whitehorse area, asking them what they think the most sustainable shopping centre in the world would look like. ...
Budget 2016: magical thinking from charmed world of the chancellor | Jonathan Freedland image
.... Nor was there any help on the issue which currently vexes young lives most: housing. Children will be in school for longer each day, but primary schools, turned into academies, will be denied the local authority support many have come to rely on. ...
Osborne puts £500m towards national funding formula for schools image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of March 2016 08:18:23 PM
....Related: What the 2016 budget means for you. He further announced that a £520m levy from a sugar tax on soft drinks would be used to double funding for PE and sport in primary schools from £160m to £320m from September next year “to help schools support healthier, more active lifestyles”. ...
The Guardian view on the budget: a poorer country, a diminished chancellor | Editorial image
....Against this testing political backdrop, the chancellor was tasked with coming to the House of Commons to concede that the economy he has presided over for six years, and about which he was boasting only four months ago, is now performing materially less well than he had claimed. With his customary chutzpah and some artful media management, he made it through the day in one piece, with the help of a distractionary but welcome fizzy drink tax, a few giveaways, most disgracefully for executives with the ability to transform their income into capital gains, and a disruptive revolution in governance for England’s unfortunate primary schools. ...
From first-time buyers to pensioners – who will benefit from the 2016 budget? image
....Cowley, 61, was born in 1954, which means she is in the worst-affected age group: the biggest losers from this shakeup are said to be the estimated 500,000 women born between 6 October 1953 and 5 April 1955. She is a retired primary school head who worked in Surrey and now lives in Northumberland with her husband, Clive. ...
Sugar tax unveiled as growth forecast cut image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of March 2016 12:03:21 AM
....Key Budget announcements include:. The £530m raised by a tax on the sugar content of soft drinks - the equivalent of about 18-24p per litre, the government says - will be spent on primary school sports in England, with the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland free to decide how to spend their share. ...
The British umpire: how the IFS became the most influential voice in the economic debate | Simon Akam image
.... (When I asked former IFS staffers for examples of the worst questions journalists had asked them, the wince-making responses included “How do you work out a percentage?”) The explosive calculation, last July, that Osborne’s proposed tax credit cut could cost some families upwards of £1,000 per year was made simply by taking the government’s projected saving and dividing it by the number of people who would be affected. That was primary school arithmetic – but it became potent only when it was stamped with the IFS imprimatur. ...
Sports Direct boss threatened with contempt of parliament image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of March 2016 11:51:41 AM
....”. Last year, undercover Guardian reporters employed inside the retailer’s warehouse found that thousands of workers were subjected to an extraordinary regime of searches and surveillance, while local primary schoolteachers also told the newspaper that pupils could remain in school while ill – and return home to empty houses – as parents working at the depot were too frightened to take time off work. ...
Sports Direct falls out of FTSE 100 following Guardian investigation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of March 2016 04:45:51 PM
....In December, a Guardian investigation revealed how thousands of temporary Sports Direct warehouse workers were receiving hourly rates effectively below the minimum wage. Undercover reporters employed inside the retailer’s warehouse in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, found how thousands of workers were subjected to an extraordinary regime of searches and surveillance, while local primary schoolteachers also told the Guardian that pupils could remain in school while ill – and return home to empty houses – as parents working at the depot were too frightened to take time off work. ...
Plans to freeze benefits for four years 'will hit 7 million children' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of February 2016 12:01:21 AM
.... Young parents and families with disabled children claiming universal credit for the first time are also likely to be hard hit. Looking at families making new claims, the Children’s Society calculates that a 23-year-old primary school teacher and single mother-of-two renting the family home could be worse off by £239 a month or £2,868 a year. ...
I launched a social enterprise after becoming a mother, widow and HIV positive image
.... I have two businesses: a marketing agency, Yello Story, which is a collaborative team of freelance creatives that I project-manage, and Think2Speak, a social enterprise working with young people and schools to tackle difficult conversations. When my child started school, I struggled to find any resources or training to help her primary school support her in growing up without a father. ...
The businesses going above and beyond to protect children online image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of February 2016 12:22:50 PM
.... Last year, Twitter launched a new safety centre and ASKfm revamped its safety resources, for example. As well as developing innovative safe search tools, Google’s recent education work includes supporting an online safety campaign in Kenya and working with Parent Zone to tour UK primary schools. ...
Why a tax on fizzy drinks would help tackle the UK's £10bn diabetes epidemic image
.... The global obesity crisis is far more complex than sugar alone. Food Foundation research shows that almost half of the diet of a typical primary school child is made up of foods which are high in fat, sugar and/or salt. ...
Family holidays – would staggered school terms help keep the cost down? image
....However, Tipton says an ad hoc approach by individual schools and councils is not the solution. “Stagger school holidays in a structured way by region – as they do in Germany – and the date changes are less likely to be a problem for parents who work at different local schools to the ones their children attend, and also parents with one child at primary school and another at secondary school. ...

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