Education

  

Private school to carry out a ‘forensic review’ of policies following sexual harassment allegations

A private school in Wimbledon will carry out a “forensic review” of its policies following shocking allegations of misogyny, harassment and abuse. King’s College School was named at least seven times on Everyone’s Invited – a website where people can anonymously share experiences of sexual, harassment, abuse and assault.

  

Website creator that exposed Dulwich College ‘rape culture’ allegations warns of pornography dangers

Parents need to be aware of the dangers of online pornography and must teach their children about consent early, the creator of a website which has published thousands of allegations of sexual assault from students said today.

  

The Polka Theatre in Wimbledon creates free workshops for children’s well-being

After a year of uncertainty, loneliness and fear, both children and adults are experiencing a rise in mental health problems – dubbed “the silent pandemic”. But arts organisations in South London are combatting this, using art and theatre to explore negative feelings and stay connected.

  

Students and staff protest over school’s ‘racist’ uniform policy

Sixth formers are protesting against their central London school’s uniform policy after it was branded “racist”. Tensions between Pimlico Academy’s senior leadership and its parents and pupils began in August 2020 when a new uniform policy was imposed.

  

Ofsted review safeguarding policies after allegations of ‘rape culture’ at a Dulwich private school

Planned protests at a Dulwich private school have sparked national outrage after allegations of  ‘rape culture’ within the school were published on an online forum and in an open letter.

 

Empower Young Lives with Chance UK

Award winning early intervention charity, Chance UK, is looking for volunteer mentors to help build brighter futures for children across London.

  

Hammersmith private school reports sexual abuse allegations to police

The allegations – including of rape, sexual assault and coercion – refer to incidents at Latymer Upper School in Hammersmith that were allegedly committed by pupils.

  

Bexley and Dartford rotary clubs launch free workshops to help unemployed

Rotary clubs in Bexley and Dartford are launching a series of free workshops run by volunteer professionals aimed at helping the unemployed put themselves in the best position to find employment (or self-employment). 

  

Bromley school sets up food bank to support families experiencing hardship

Ravensbourne School in Hayes Lane, Bromley, has had donations from local businesses including Bromley Football Club, generous members of the public and West Kent’s Provincial Grand Lodge.

  

Bexley schools open food banks to support the community during the pandemic

Three schools in Bexley, all part of The Primary First Trust, are running their own food banks to support the local community during the Covid-19 pandemic. The three schools, Mayplace Primary School, Lessness Heath Primary School and Barnehurst Infant and Junior School, have created food banks to support their pupils and families who are finding it difficult to make ends meet through lockdown.

  

Low paid school staff risk being made redundant as head teachers plan for a radical restructure

Low paid school staff could be made redundant as head teachers plan for a radical restructure. Hundreds of teaching assistants, learning support workers and midday meal supervisors in Lambeth primary schools may be axed in a borough wide shake up devised by headteachers. 

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