UK’s top universities urged to act on classism and accent prejudice

Universities must act to eradicate discrimination against working-class students, including the mockery of regional accents, equality campaigners have said. A Guardian investigation has found widespread evidence of students at some of the country’s...

Campaigners accuse Gavin Williamson of using adoption as ‘political football’

Campaigners have accused the Education Secretary Gavin Williamson of using adoption as a “political football” after he said in a speech that local authorities “snobbery” put off potential adoptive parents. Read the full article on this link...

Change: It’s a piece of CAKE

Over the last six months as the world has locked down and battled with the pandemic, we have heard a lot of talk about the need to “Build Back Better”. I have highlighted elsewhere that “local voluntary WhatsApp and Facebook groups are springing up...

Foreign rough sleepers face deportation from UK post-Brexit

Foreign rough sleepers face being deported from Britain under draconian immigration laws to be introduced when the Brexit transition period ends. Under the immigration rules to be laid before parliament and due to come into force on 1 January, rough...

Appeal court quashes UK policy of removing migrants with little warning

The court of appeal has quashed a Home Office policy of removing migrants from the UK without access to justice. In a unanimous decision, three judges found the policy, which allowed the forcible removal of a migrant from the UK sometimes within...

The changing currency of ‘cultural capital’

The English schools inspectors are apparently looking for schools to teach ‘cultural capital’. But what does cultural capital mean, and how is it changing? It’s now a full year since Ofsted, the UK schools inspectorate, incorporated the notion of...

Harmful sexual behaviour

The Welsh Government has published guidance for education settings on how to prevent and respond to peer sexual abuse, exploitation and harmful sexual behaviour, including digital abuse and exploitation taking place both inside and out of the...

Cleaning up fast fashion

At the time of writing, the city and suburbs of Leicester were under local lockdown due to a spike in Covid-19 cases, with allegations that this was linked to some garment factories that had not only continued to operate as the pandemic took hold...