Monthly Archive:: June 2014

Fine parents who don’t read to children, says schools chief

Parents should be fined if they miss parents’ evenings, fail to read with their children or allow homework to go undone, the chief inspector of schools said. Sir Michael Wilshaw said that teachers must confront “bad parents” who do not support their children’s education as he accused white working-class families of no longer valuing education [&hellip


Parents and police

Charity speaks out on Rotherham Sir, The reader who referred to the Rotherham victims’ parents as “the authors of all this misfortune” in her recent letter (Aug 29) negates the complexity of child sexual exploitation. A child protection model that focuses on identifying risks in the home misses the needs of older children, who often [&hellip