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LGBT lessons protester ‘inflamed tensions’ by inviting imam, court hears

Mullah Bahm claimed schools had anal sex and paedophile ‘agenda’ at protest, video showsThe lead protester in the row over LGBT equality teaching has been accused of “inflaming tensions” by inviting a controversial imam who claimed anal sex, paedophili…

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Exam board AQA to pay out £1.1m over rule breaches and errors

Watchdog’s reprimand comes after failings such as markers re-marking their own workThe exam board AQA is to pay more than £1.1m in fines and compensation for a string of rule breaches, errors and failings in GCSEs and A-levels that regulators said coul…

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UK to deport academic to Democratic Republic of Congo – which she has never visited

Researcher being sent to country notorious for sexual violence, and second Oxford academic refused visa for young sonFuraha Asani, a young academic at Leicester University, was shocked when her visa application was rejected in August. But real fear set…

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Education sector yet to learn lessons of #MeToo, critics say

Schools, universities and others in public sector urged to do more to fight sexual harassmentSexual discrimination ‘still a real issue’ in City financial firmsMore rapes being reported due to #MeToo but convictions fallingJust over three years ago, a r…

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UK universities’ BME staff less likely to hold top jobs

Study shows minority ethnic staff paid on average £7,000 less than white colleaguesBlack and minority ethnic (BME) academic staff at UK universities are paid less than their white counterparts and are considerably less likely to hold the most senior jo…

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This sham of a Queen’s speech could prove the end for Boris Johnson | Polly Toynbee

The prime minister wanted to shoot Labour’s fox but he has no plans, no vision – just focus-grouped pleasersFolderol, hokum and flapdoodle – the usual absurdities of the Queen’s speech rigmarole were reduced to their ultimate fatuity on Monday. As she …

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Mentally ill students risk academic penalties for missing classes

Leading British universities have no support policies in place, Guardian findsStudents missing classes because of mental health problems risk being penalised with academic sanctions at some leading British universities, while others have no standardise…

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New London play shines light on perils of school exclusion

Intermission’s theatre production features youths who have experienced the consequences of isolation first-handIn a Victorian Gothic church behind Harrods in west London, a group of young people from troubled backgrounds have gathered to rehearse a pla…

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‘It’s got out of hand’: parents split after protest over Carlisle school’s strict rules

Police were called to heated protest by students and parents who threw missilesA secondary school in Carlisle where police were called to a protest by parents and students outside the school gates after missiles were thrown has insisted staff are worki…

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Former Chetham’s headteachers accused of ignoring abuse

Victims’ lawyer tells inquiry three music school bosses failed to disclose key evidenceA lawyer for some of the victims in an inquiry into child sexual abuse has attacked the evidence given by three former headteachers at a prestigious music school.Pet…