Schoolboy, 13, excluded from lessons for breaching health and safety rules by wearing traditional tie instead of clip-on version

Tied in knots by elf 'n' safety: Schoolboy, 13, excluded for wearing traditional version instead of a clip-on Teenager Max Richmond says children need to learn how to wear one Headteacher says clip on ties supports health and safety of youngsters HSE said it was a 'myth' that health and safety bans traditional school ties By Anna Edwards PUBLISHED: 09:24 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 10:50 GMT, 14 February 2013 [headerlinks] Max Richmond was put into isolation for a day after he refused to wear a clip on tie Most children have been scolded by a teacher for their scruffy uniform and told to straighten their tie. But one schoolboy has been punished for refusing to wear a clip-on tie because he wants to wear a smarter traditional one – which breaches 'health and safety rules'.

Nelson Mandela "looking much better" as he is kept in hospital after successful operation to remove gallstones

'There is no crisis': Nelson Mandela 'looking much better' but he is kept in hospital after successful operation to remove gallstones 94-year-old had previously been admitted to hospital with lung infection Doctors say the former South African president will be kept in hospital | UPDATED: 16:53 GMT, 18 December 2012 Recovering: Nelson Mandela is recovering from an operation to remove gallstones, carried out in a private clinic in Pretoria Doctors are keeping Nelson Mandela in hospital but insisted today that there is 'no crisis'.

Supply teacher "waved knife in the air" while teaching children aged 11 and 12 at Catholic school

Supply teacher 'waved knife in the air' in front of children aged 11 and 12 at Catholic schoolThe secondary school ordered him to leave the following morningParents said they were 'stunned' when their children told them about itThe male teacher is now being investigated by Birmingham council | UPDATED: 13:45 GMT, 18 December 2012 A supply teacher at a Catholic school was marched off the premises after reportedly brandishing a knife during a lesson. The male teacher was ordered off St Edmund Campion Catholic School's site a day after the incident in Erdington, Birmingham on Friday

Nelson Mandela undergoes successful operation to remove gallstones

Nelson Mandela undergoes successful operation to remove gallstones as he recovers from lung infection 94-year-old had previously been admitted to hospital with lung infection Wife Graca Machel told reporters husband had been 'fading'Spokesman said that Mr Mandela is now 'recovering' | UPDATED: 20:52 GMT, 15 December 2012 Recovering: Nelson Mandela is recovering from an operation to remove gallstones, carried out in a private clinic in Pretoria Nelson Mandela is recovering in hospital after having an operation to remove gallstones. The 94-year-old, who was South Africa's first black president, underwent the surgery at a private clinic in Pretoria. He had previously been hospitalised last Saturday, suffering from a lung infection

The 320,000 superhead: State-funded academy chief"s salary soars by 31%… and dozens more are also paid six figures

The 320,000 superhead: State-funded academy chief's salary soars by 31%… and dozens more are also paid six figures | UPDATED: 01:58 GMT, 8 December 2012 Inflated salary: Sir Dan Moynihan, who runs the Harris Federation of academies, earned 317,999 last year Heads of state-funded academies are earning up to 320,000 a year as salaries soar. Charities running the schools are paying dozens of senior staff six-figure salaries, with six managers earning at least 200,000

British maths pupils lay behind other countries "because of poor teachers who don"t have a proper grasp of the subject"

British maths pupils lag behind other countries 'because poor teachers don't have a proper grasp of the subject' | UPDATED: 08:00 GMT, 3 December 2012 Pupils are lagging behind in maths compared with other countries because not enough primary school teachers have a proper grasp of the subject, a report claims today. There are too few mathematically competent teachers in primaries, with many achieving only a GCSE grade C.

Bogus teacher who forged her qualifications to get secondary school and exam board jobs is jailed

Bogus teacher who forged her qualifications to get secondary school and exam board jobs is jailedJulia Rawlinson admitted leading 'a carefully constructed sham of a life'Mother, 45, took on teaching roles in Northamptonshire and Devon Teacher claimed she had science qualifications but had fake certificates | UPDATED: 20:45 GMT, 29 November 2012 Bogus teacher: Julia Rawlinson, pictured, forged her qualifications to get two teaching jobs and a role with an examining board A bogus teacher who forged her qualifications to get two teaching jobs and a role with an examining board to improve her 'social standing' was jailed today. Julia Rawlinson admitted leading 'a carefully constructed sham of a life' after almost a decade of deceit which saw her take on teaching roles in Northamptonshire and Devon, as well as with Edexcel. Rawlinson, 45, was described as a 'pathological liar' who concocted stories about her educational career and academic qualifications in order to create a life for herself and her family which commanded respect, Exeter Crown Court heard.