News Round-Up – 8th January

A round-up of the past few days education related headlines

Three out of four parents have witnessed aggressive or reckless behaviour from drivers competing for a spot, a study by Allianz Insurance has found. Offences include parking on zigzag lines outside school; stopping in the middle of the road to unload children; speeding to seize a free space; parking on the pavement and double parking. Cllr Peter Box, Chair of the LGA’s Economy and Transport Board, said: “It is impossible for councils to regulate parking by wardens alone. Camera cars are deployed in response to pleas by parents and teachers about cars being parked illegally.”


  • Gove’s maths overhaul ‘risks damaging children’

The Education Secretary, Michael Gove, is wrong to suggest his new maths curriculum is based on those in high-performing countries like Singapore, a new report claims. The reforms introduce children to division and multiplication tables at too young an age, it argues. The report by a manager of an international forum on the teaching of maths, argues that the Coalition’s plans for a new primary school curriculum should be suspended.