School caretaker earns 50,000 a year which is DOUBLE the pay of a teacher Caretaker receives 38,000 basic pay topped up with extra paymentsHe has been on the same salary for the last FIVE yearsMP Douglas Carswell says Ravenscroft School in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex By Rob Cooper PUBLISHED: 11:12 GMT, 16 April 2013 | UPDATED: 13:37 GMT, 16 April 2013 High pay: Site manager Mr Wootton who was paid in excess of 50,000 by Ravenscroft School in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex A primary school caretaker is being paid 50,000 a year – which is nearly double many teachers' salaries. The worker, identified as Mr Wootton, at Ravenscroft School in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, received a basic package worth 38,000 which was topped up with an extra 14,500 for overtime and groundsman duties. In contrast, primary school teachers in the area start on salaries of just over 25,000
Teacher handed 400,000 in compensation after pupil knocked his arm into a filing cabinetCompensation for teachers broke through the 30million barrier last yearSuccessful claims rose by up to a quarter compared to 2011The payouts have left councils and schools with soaring legal bills .
Headmaster at a 30,000 a year elite school has condemned pushy parents for putting too much pressure on their children Headmaster Richard Harman thinks students are under too much pressureHe argues that pushy parents and teachers cause long term damage Harman, from the Uppingham School in Rutland, said they need to be prepared for the difficulties of life beyond school By Jaymi Mccann PUBLISHED: 02:07 GMT, 3 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:24 GMT, 3 March 2013 The headmaster at an elite public school has called on teacher and parents to stop putting students under too much pressure to get good grades. Richard Harman, from the elite Uppingham school in Rutland, said that teenagers need to be shown how to cope in other areas of their lives, not just in the exam hall. He argues that the pressure they feel put under when young could cause 'long term damage'
Police arrest violin teacher, 57, over historic sex abuse claims at prestigious music school where choirmaster abused former pupil Wen Zhou Li, 57, arrested by police investigating Chetham abusePolice are probing 20 reports of sexual offences reported by former pupils By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 13:05 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 18:04 GMT, 15 February 2013 Held: Violin teacher Wen Zhou Li who came to Britain on the invitation of Yehudi Menuhin has been arrested by detectives investigating sex abuse at Chethams School of Music in the 1970s and 80s A violin teacher who came to Britain on the invitation of Yehudi Menuhin has been arrested by detectives investigating sex abuse at Chetham’s School of Music in the 1970s and 80s.
Teachers at Catholic schools who are gay or remarry face the sack under new rules governing 'life choices'Guidance issued to Catholic schools sets out 'substantive life choices which are incompatible' with the religion's teachingsHead teachers, principals, deputy heads and heads of RE risk being 'removed from office' if rules are breachedNational Secular Society asks Education Secretary to intervene but department insists it is a matter for schools By Matt Chorley, Mailonline Political Editor PUBLISHED: 14:45 GMT, 1 February 2013 | UPDATED: 17:57 GMT, 1 February 2013 Teachers and governors at Catholic schools could be sacked if they are gay, remarry or live with a partner without tying the knot. New advice from the church warns there are ‘substantive life choices’ which are incompatible with the Church's teachings.
British man, 32, arrested in France for sexual assault and murder of mother-of-three who was 'stabbed so many times her face was unrecognisable' British man, 32, arrested over the murder of a mother killed while out jogging in FranceJoudia Zimmat's body was discovered lying on a track in Nimes in the south west of the countryThe 34-year-old, who had three children, had been stabbed, beaten and sexually assaulted, police in France sayArrested man described as 'nice', 'polite guy', who had recently moved to France from Chatham, Kent By Peter Allen PUBLISHED: 11:29 GMT, 29 January 2013 | UPDATED: 12:07 GMT, 29 January 2013 A British man has been arrested in France following the brutal murder of a mother-of-three who was out jogging. The man, who has not been named but who is 32 and originally from Chatham in Kent, lives just a few hundred yards from the scene of last Thursday’s attack on the outskirt of Nimes. Police launched a manhunt in the popular tourist town after the semi-clothed body of 34-year-old Joudia Zimmat was found in scrubland.
Father of private equity firm selling company that makes the Bushmaster rifle LIVES in the Sandy Hook massacre town New York-based company is ditching shares in Freedom Group, which manufactured the .223-calliber Bushmaster AR-15Gunman Adam Lanza, 20, used the horror semi-automatic weapon along with two other guns to slaughter 20 kids and six staff at the Newtown, Connecticut school on FridayFather of Cerberus' boss lives in NewtownRetail giant Walmart and Dick's Sporting Goods have stopped selling the rifle and others like it 'out of respect to the victims and their families' | UPDATED: 03:30 GMT, 19 December 2012 Relative connections: The father of Cerberus boss Stephen Feinberg (pictured) lives in Newtown, Connecticut There is a new connection between the private equity firm Cerberus who owns the gun manufacturer that produced the rifle used by the Sandy Hook shooter. The father of Cerberus boss Stephen Feinberg lives in Newtown, Connecticut, where a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle made by Remington was used to kill 20 children and six elementary school staff. The gun used by 20-year-old Adam Lanza in the massacre on Friday is a ‘civilian’ version of the military M-16.
Republican congressman says Sandy Hook principal should have had a machine gun so she could 'take his head off before he killed those precious kids' | UPDATED: 20:18 GMT, 16 December 2012 A Republican Congressman said that elementary school principals should be armed and have access to assault rifles in order to kill potential shooters.
Cut pay of teachers who work to rule, Michael Gove orders headsEducation Secretary writes to heads advising that a 'robust response' is needed to union actionSome members of the NUT and NASUWT are working to rule, having a 'severe impact' on children's education, minister warns Staff refusing to cover lessons or produce lesson plansUnion leaders say it is an escalation of Mr Gove's 'war on teachers' | UPDATED: 01:19 GMT, 13 December 2012 Enlarge Education Secretary Michael Gove wrote to headteachers, advising a 'robust response' to striking staff, including cutting pay Headmasters were yesterday told to slash the pay of teachers taking industrial action after thousands joined a campaign of disruption. Members of the National Union of Teachers and rival NASUWT have been working to rule complaining about pay, pensions and working conditions
Another thing Thatcher was right about: People even prefer leaders in feminine roles to have a deep voice, new research showsFormer PM had lessons to lower her voice to make it sound authoritative | UPDATED: 22:03 GMT, 12 December 2012 Elocution lessons: Former prime minister Margaret Thatcher was taught to speak in a lower pitch, and now research shows she was right Even women prefer leaders in typically female roles to have a Thatcheresque deep voice, research has shown. Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher famously had elocution lessons to lower her voice and make it sound more masculine and authoritative. She was advised – correctly, in light of subsequent research – that members of the public would find this more appealing.