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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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15,000 teachers in England are off sick every day
Ill teachers worry Tories

By politics.co.uk staff The Conservatives have expressed concern over the number of teachers off sick, which they claim reaches 15,000 every day. The Tories” target=”_blank”>text claim that last year, over 300,000 teachers – more than half the workforce – accounted for the loss of almost three million working days due to sick leave. They claim… Read more »

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Many pupils will be left without teachers today
Striking teachers to close thousands of schools

Teachers are going on strike today for the first time in 21 years. The National Union of Teachers (NUT) is holding the one-day industrial action in protest against the three-year pay package agreed by the government in January this year. Teachers will receive a 2.45 per cent pay rise from September 2008 followed by increases… Read more »