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Supply teachers in Wales set for pay boost

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Teachers' pay in Wales was devolved to the Welsh Government in 2018 Supply teachers in Wales are to be boosted by a government-imposed minimum daily pay rate to help prevent them getting paid just £85 a day with agencies "creaming off" profits.Campaigners say some are quitting over low pay as it emerged directors of the Welsh Government's preferred teaching supplier got nearly £1m
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‘You’re a Gypsy – are you going to leave school?’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Teachers' "entrenched" attitudes could lead them to write off Gypsy, Roma and Irish Traveller children, "enabling prejudice to continue", MPs have said.Throughout her time in education, one woman told the Women and Equalities Committee, teachers had said: "You're a Gypsy - are you going to leave school?" These children were underachieving, it said, and more likely to drop out or be temporarily or permanently excluded.And
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Teachers ‘cleaning schools to raise cash’ in Vale of Glamorgan

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A headteacher in Penarth wants parents to put pressure on politicians over school funding A Vale of Glamorgan headteacher has written to parents saying colleagues are cleaning halls and toilets at weekends so schools can be hired out to raise much-needed cash.The email, sent on behalf of Penarth's headteachers, added some schools were considering closing early on Fridays.It makes a plea to put
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Hackers beat university cyber-defences in two hours

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The attacks were able to get through the cyber-security defences A test of UK university defences against cyber-attacks found that in every case hackers were able to obtain "high-value" data within two hours.The tests were carried out by "ethical hackers" working for Jisc, the agency providing internet services to the UK's universities and research centres.They were able to access personal data, finance systems
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PayPal to reject essay-writing firms

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Payments firm PayPal is going to withdraw services from firms that sell essays to university students.Last month, Education Secretary Damian Hinds called on PayPal to stop processing payments for essay-writing firms, in a bid to beat cheating.Mr Hinds had said it was "unethical for these companies to profit from this dishonest business".PayPal is to begin contacting firms which use its services to sell academic essays
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Last survivor of US slave ships identified

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The last known survivor of the transatlantic slave ships, brought to the US in 1860, has been identified by an academic at Newcastle University.Redoshi, kidnapped from West Africa by slave traders, lived until 1937 in Alabama, staying on the plantation where she had been enslaved.Hannah Durkin made the discovery while researching first-hand accounts, archives and census records.The previous last known survivor had been a former
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Ban painful restraint techniques on children, say charities

[ad_1] Ministers are under growing pressure to ban the painful headlocks, wrist and arm twists that can be used to control children's behaviour in youth prisons.The national inquiry into child sexual abuse (Iicsa) recently concluded "pain compliance" measures were child abuse and should be outlawed.And the Equalities and Human Rights Commission ruled last week that such methods should not be used on children.The government said restraint was used only as
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Legal bid in Birmingham grammar schools entrance row

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Maps Image caption The changes will come into effect at six free grammar schools including King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys Parents with children at grammar schools where entrance criteria has changed are raising funds for a lawyer to look into the lowering of pass marks, and boosting intake among city and disadvantaged children.The King Edward state grammar schools in Birmingham say they want
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Councillors make case for extra school funds

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images More than 1,000 councillors in England have written to the education secretary urging the government to give schools billions of pounds in extra funding.The letter to Damian Hinds calls for an end to spending cuts and for adequate funding for special needs (Send).A report last year by the Institute for Fiscal Studies said total spending per pupil in England had fallen by 8% in real