More than a hundred pupils have been kicked out of Staffordshire's schools this academic year - including 23 in East Staffordshire. The borough is joint-second in a new table ranking the county's districts where students have been permanently excluded. Burton's De Ferrers Academy expelled more pupils than any other school in the borough - four - while JCB Academy, Rocester, permanently excluded three. Six East Staffordshire schools featured in a list of the 32 Staffordshire schools that had excluded the most students in 2017/18. A spokesman for Thomas Alleyne's High School, Uttoxeter, which expelled two pupils, said: "We are not able to share reasons for the permanent exclusion, as due to the number being so low, this could lead to the identification of a child and pose a safeguarding risk. "Permanent exclusions are only issued in response to a serious breach or persistent breaches of the school’s behaviour policy; and where allowing the pupil to remain in school would seriously … [Read more...] about Which schools have expelled the most pupils in Burton and Uttoxeter?
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SYCAMORE – Work is scheduled to begin this week on Sycamore Park District’s ACTION 2020 Phase 1 trail connection from Sycamore Middle School to the Brickville Road parking area. The project is the first phase of the park district’s and DeKalb County Forest Preserve District’s efforts to extend the Great Western Trail across Sycamore, which is part of the DeKalb County Greenways and Trails Plan. Work, which is anticipated to finish by mid to late fall, will begin with crop removal followed by erosion control measures and temporary fencing, tree removal and excavation activities. The 10-foot-wide, half-mile path will run east to west connecting the existing north and south path along the west side of Route 23 to Brickville Road. … [Read more...] about Work to begin this week on middle school bike trail
At least two people have been taken to hospital, and a suspect is in custody, as authorities respond an "active shooter" situation at an Indiana middle school. Indiana State Police public information officer Sgt. John Perrine said that "two victims" - believed to be a teenager and an adult - were taken for treatment the wake of the incident at Noblesville West Middle School. Indiana University Health spokeswoman Danielle Sirilla said the adult victim was taken to IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis and the child was taken to Riley Hospital for Children - although she said she had no information Read more Santa Fe shooting victims named as community mourns another massacre Bryant Orem, a spokesman for the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office said that the suspect is believed to have acted alone and was taken into custody. No additional information about the suspect has been made made public. Noblesville Fire Department … [Read more...] about Indiana school shooting: Suspect in custody and at least two injured after shots fired at Noblesville middle school
These are the local schools achieving top results for their pupils - and those who need to do better. Ofsted inspectors are constantly visiting schools across the North East , with results announced on a rolling schedule throughout the year. Each month, we’ll be updating this page with the results of each school whose inspection result was published in that month, along with a short summary of what the experts had to say. We’ll include reports which assign new grades (or confirm previous grades) to mainstream state schools in Newcastle, Gateshead, County Durham, South Tyneside, North Tyneside, Sunderland and Northumberland. May Outstanding There were no new ratings of ‘Outstanding’ for mainstream state schools in May. Good White Mere Community Primary School, Gateshead: “I observed happy, content and friendly faces throughout the school”, an inspector said, praising head Christopher Boddy for making improvements to the quality of teaching and for … [Read more...] about The latest Ofsted results for North East schools
A Florida teacher accused of espousing white nationalist beliefs has submitted her resignation. After the Huffington Post revealed last month that middle school teacher Dayanna Volitich was hosting the podcast Unapologetic and tweeting under pseudonyms, the Citrus County School District removed her from the classroom. A Citrus County School District spokeswoman confirmed that Ms Volitich has now tendered her resignation but could not offer additional details because the district is still investigating her conduct. The district said last month it had opened a probe into the teacher’s “concerning” podcast. Read more Teachers in Oklahoma and Kentucky strike over pay increases and budget Teachers criticise ‘Islamophobic’ Ofsted approach to hijabs in schools As a former teacher, I know what it’s like to be harassed by pupils In a statement released through her attorney, Ms Volitich said her comments were … [Read more...] about Florida teacher who hosted white nationalist podcast she called ‘satire’ resigns from school