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Leeds students honour organ donor pupil who died last year

More than 1,500 students and staff members have paid tribute to a pupil who died last year by spelling out a special message on their sports pitch. Students at The Grammar School at Leeds honoured 12-year-old Hoshi Naylor, who died after being hit by a car in January 2018. Her organs were donated to four people in need of a transplant after she died. The students stood in formation to spell out the words ‘Be A Hero’, which is the name of the organ donor campaign led by Leeds Teaching…

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Ipswich school triggers inquiry into ‘pupil aged 30’

Image caption The Home Office is investigating how a man, possibly aged in his 30s, could have joined Stoke High School in Ipswich An adult asylum seeker who posed as a 15-year-old student is being investigated by the government. The Home Office confirmed it will be looking into how the man, who could be as old as 30, was allowed to join Stoke High School in Ipswich. An age assessment carried out by the local authority found the individual to be over 18, meaning he could now face deportation. The…

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Primary pupil wins sex assault damages

The parents of a girl sexually assaulted at the age of six by boys in her school playground have won compensation from the local authority. The council has not accepted liability but the undisclosed five-figure settlement could set a precedent. Figures gathered by BBC News show sexual assaults in schools are still being reported to the police. Schools in England have been given new guidelines that recognise peer-on-peer abuse for the first time. The girl, called Bella to protect her true identity, disclosed the repeated sexual assaults to her mother…

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Ipswich school reports ’30-year-old pupil’ to Home Office

Image caption Parents have alleged a pupil attending Stoke High School is an adult possibly aged in his 30s A secondary school pupil is being investigated after parents and classmates claimed he was as old as 30. It is thought he is an asylum seeker who joined Stoke High School, Ipswich, as a new pupil at the start of term. The school said it had contacted the Home Office in relation to the concerns but it was not prepared to comment further. Another pupil shared an image on social media…

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Teacher accused of pupil plane sex ‘told boy of pregnancy’

Image copyright PA Image caption Eleanor Wilson denies four counts of sexual activity with a child under 18 while in a position of trust A schoolteacher accused of having sex with a 16-year-old pupil on a plane said she told the boy she was pregnant because she “wanted someone to feel sorry for her”. Eleanor Wilson is accused of having sex with the boy on a school trip in 2015. She told the court she did not reveal her pregnancy fears to her partner because she was afraid of his…

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Christ’s Hospital School teacher jailed for pupil rape

Image copyright PA Image caption History teacher James Husband raped a 15-year-old girl A former teacher at a top independent school in West Sussex has been sentenced to 17 years in jail for a string of sex offences including rape. James Husband, 68, from York, was convicted of raping a 15-year-old pupil at Christ’s Hospital School in Horsham. He was also found guilty at an earlier hearing at Hove Crown Court of five indecent assault charges on the girl. During the trial, the court heard Husband told the girl: “It’s…

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