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New habitat management course woefully inadequate, says sector

The removal of gamekeeping and wildlife management courses from the education syllabus by 2023 has been described by the rural sector as “deeply concerning” in an open letter to the Secretary of State for Education, Nadhim Zahawi. The letter states the removal of the Land & Wildlife course within the new T Level system will… Read more »

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Jersey Assembly votes for humane right to die law

Jersey’s States Assembly today approved a proposal to change the law on assisted dying for adult islanders with terminal or incurable conditions, who have a clear and settled wish to end their lives. Channel Islands Humanists, part of Humanists UK, which campaigns for a right to die for those with terminal or incurable illnesses, praised the debate… Read more »

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Cameron calls for parents to run schools
Cameron tries to claim co-op movement for Tories

David Cameron has encouraged parents to set up their own schools, claiming this would raise standards. The Conservative leader argues it should be easier for groups of parents to form co-operatives to found their own schools. Mr Cameron said co-ops made up of parents or local residents should be able to demand allocated funding from… Read more »

Denham announces uni-school partnership push
Universities to partner schools in participation drive

The government today encouraged more universities to work with schools in a bid to widen participation in higher education. A number of universities have already sponsored academies or agreed to partner new trust schools but universities secretary John Denham today launched a new drive to increase participation. Speaking at University College London, Mr Denham said… Read more »