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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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Teachers pressured over special needs classifications
Ofsted questions special needs teaching

By politics.co.uk staff A quarter of all pupils identified as having special educational needs (SEN) may be wrongly classified, schools watchdog Ofsted has said. Its report suggested the classification could be incorrect because teachers are not concentrating on improving educational standards for all. Christine Gilbert, Ofsted’s chief inspector, told the Today programme a “shift in… Read more »

Ofsted inspectors reported high levels of "trauma" in young children
Ofsted finds ‘worrying’ levels of sexual behaviour in young children

By Liz Stephens Schools have repeatedly suspended pupils as young as four for inappropriate sexual behaviour, an Ofsted inquiry has found. Investigating an increase in exclusions from primary schools, school inspectors unearthed high incidences of children touching other children inappropriately and using sexually explicit language as well as swearing, attacking staff and damaging property. The… Read more »