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Oak National Academy could collect ‘basic data’ on users, says chair

The Oak National Academy could begin to collect “some basic data” about its users, its chair has said. Ian...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Liberty: ‘Secret’ Prevent database ‘destroys’ trust between teachers and pupils

A human rights charity has warned of a potential breakdown in trust between teachers and pupils after details emerged...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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New headsets monitor pupils’ brain waves to track concentration

English universities are interested in researching controversial headsets that claim to monitor if pupils are concentrating in class, say...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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UTC becomes first school with cameras in every classroom

A university technical college in Birmingham has become the first school in the country to install always-on, 360-degree cameras...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
Opinion

How can schools better support young parents?

The government recently announced they will be collecting data on pregnant pupils transferred from mainstream to alternative schools from...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
Opinion

50 years before we have an equitable school system

We’re making slow progress in closing the attainment gap, claims the Education Policy Institute’s Jo Hutchinson, because the picture...

Tom Mendelsohn
Tom Mendelsohn
Opinion

How should we define ‘disadvantaged’ pupils?

Separating pupils into those who qualify for free schools meals and those who don’t does little to highlight the...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
Opinion

‘Refuse, retract, resist’ school nationality data collection

Parents can choose not to be complicit in building border controls in our playgrounds – and so can schools,...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
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DfE had agreement to share pupil nationality data with Home Office

The Department for Education (DfE) did have an agreement in place to share pupil nationality data with the Home...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker