Calls for Manchester University vice-chancellor to quit after racism row


Anti-racism campaigners are calling for the vice-chancellor of Manchester University to resign after a student was left “traumatised” after being allegedly racially profiled. Dozens of students took part in a demonstration at the university’s Fallowfield campus on Monday night amid growing anger at its handling […]

Scores of councils in England activate half-term food schemes


More councils in England are offering food support for struggling families over the half-term holiday amid public discomfort over the government’s refusal to offer help and growing support for the footballer Marcus Rashford’s campaign At least 78 councils had announced by Sunday evening that they […]

Ray Whiteley obituary


My father, Ray Whiteley, who has died aged 91, was a headteacher and champion of the comprehensive system based on his belief that opportunities should be open to all children, regardless of income or family background. He was born in Leeds, the son of Albert […]

Should the taxpayer continue to fund free school meals?


Universal free meals for children in key stage 1 are rumoured to be under threat, possibly in tomorrow’s budget. The policy has been controversial since it was introduced in 2014 by the coalition government. Tony Davies headteacher, St Matthew’s primary school, Cambridge YES. I questioned […]