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secondary school to switch to four-and-a-half-day week

A high-performing comprehensive will adopt a four-and-a-half day week to create a happier workforce, boost productivity and tackle teacher shortages. From September, students at Forest Gate Community school in east London, rated “outstanding” by Ofsted, will leave just after midday every Friday afternoon. The school will remain open until 5pm for supervised ...

secondary school to ban bikes without number plates

A south London school is forcing children to cycle with number plates on their bikes to crack down on irresponsible cycling. Teachers at Stanley Park High are introducing the scheme so members of the public can report pupils cycling dangerously. Headteacher Amit Amin wrote on the school's website: "Students without a number ...

delhi parents to watch schools via cctv

Parents in India's capital will soon be able to watch their children in the classroom in real time, using a mobile phone app. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said CCTV will be installed in all government schools within three months. He said he hoped the move would make schools "transparent and accountable". Each ...