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Calling in sick to be part of National Curriculum

'Probably just a touch of ebola'‘Calling in sick is something that most people find very stressful,’ said Education Secretary Ed Balls, ‘and millions of working days a year are lost due to stress. It’s a vicious circle.’

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Posted: Oct 15th, 2009
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Schoolboy ‘mortified’ after accidentally dropping condom in front of friends

Someone could get the wrong idea.15-year-old Darren Pilkinton today described himself as ‘mortified’ after accidentally allowing a rubber prophylactic to slip from his wallet while queuing at the school tuck-shop with most of his male friends.

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Posted: Aug 1st, 2009
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Girl convicted of bitching with intent

Court heard that she was 'proper rude'A court on the 8.23am train found Natasha, a 17-year-old student, guilty of ‘being bitchy about Sunita’s new haircut’ and ‘failing to support Desrene over that incident with the fat man in the newsagents’.

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Posted: Jul 20th, 2009
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Ofsted report slams School of Hard Knocks

Educational standards at The School of Hard Knocks are in steep decline according to the latest Annual Performance Assessment report from Ofsted…

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Posted: Apr 16th, 2009
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Balls announces Hindsight to be taught in schools

The Minister of Education, Ed Balls, has announced today that from September 2009, the teaching of hindsight will become a compulsory addition to the national curriculum at Key Stage 3 and above.

‘Clearly, the benefits of hindsight have long been recognised, but schools have provided little or no formal teaching of the subject to date. It is to remedy this deficit that we are moving straight to an expectation that a minimum of an hour per week’s hindsight will be taught to all children aged 11 plus’ from the beginning of the next academic year.’

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Posted: Jan 3rd, 2009
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