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‘Trojan Horse’ school ruling hush ‘exceptional’

‘Trojan Horse’ school ruling hush ‘exceptional’ 2 January 2018 Image caption Tahir Alam was chairman of governors at Park View School in Birmingham from 1997-2014 A decision not to publish details of a tribunal involving a “Trojan Horse” school governor has been described as “exceptional”. Tahir Alam was chairman of governors at a Birmingham school embroiled in an alleged Muslim takeover plot. He was issued with a ban in 2015 after he was found to have engaged in conduct undermining fundamental British values. The ban was upheld at a tribunal in December, the details of which will not be...

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New Year Honours: Knighthood for adult education pioneer

New Year Honours: Knighthood for adult education pioneer 29 December 2017 Related Topics New Year Honours 2018 Image copyright University of Wolverhampton Image caption Prof Tuckett established Adult Learners’ Week 25 years ago A pioneer of adult learning has been knighted in the New Year Honours for services to education. Prof Alan Tuckett, from the University of Wolverhampton, established Adult Learners’ Week in 1992 and is a Unesco adviser on lifelong learning. The ex-president of the International Council for Adult Education said he was “honoured and humbled”. Wolverhampton vice chancellor Prof Geoff Layer said his colleague was the “voice...

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New Year Honours: MBE for carer who fostered more than 100 children

New Year Honours: MBE for carer who fostered more than 100 children 29 December 2017 Related Topics New Year Honours 2018 Image copyright Stella Tomkinson Image caption Stella and Bill Tomkinson (pictured bottom centre) with some of the children they looked after, who are now grown up A great-grandmother who looked after more than 100 children in 50 years has been appointed an MBE for services to foster care. Stella Tomkinson, 79, from Nuneaton, Warwickshire, said she had been told about the honour in November. She said although fostering had its ups and downs, “it is really rewarding”. Mrs...

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MBE for author of ‘instruction manual’ for autism

MBE for author of ‘instruction manual’ for autism By Judith Burns Education reporter 29 December 2017 Related Topics New Year Honours 2018 Image copyright Deborah Brownson Image caption Deborah Brownson says her experiences caring for Jake (second left) inspired her campaign A woman who gave up her job to care for her autistic sons has been made an MBE for a campaign to boost support for autistic children and their families. Deborah Brownson says caring for her boys can be relentless and, too often, professionals are unable to help. She wrote He’s Not Naughty! A Children’s Guide to Autism...

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Brexit could mute Great War centenary

Don’t let Brexit talks ‘mute centenary’ of Great War, historian warns By Hannah Richardson BBC News education reporter 29 December 2017 Related Topics World War One Image copyright Getty Images Sensitivities around the Brexit negotiations could mean the centenary of the Great War is not given due recognition, a historian has warned. Sir Anthony Seldon said there is a danger that “the fear of offending one side or the other on Brexit will lead to the centenary being muted”. The Downing Street historian said the bloodiest war in the history should leave a very significant legacy. He called for...

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