Chelmsford school will cut teaching hours from autumn

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Chelmsford school will cut teaching hours from autumn

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Joe Wincott said the school's budget has been cut by £450,000 since 2011

A secondary school will cut an hour of teaching a week from the autumn in a bid to save £100,000.
Joe Wincott of The Sandon School in Chelmsford, Essex said an extra £1.3bn promised by the government was too late to help it in the next academic year.
The head teacher said cutting lessons from 26 to 25 hours a week would allow him to balance the school budget.
Education Secretary Justine Greening said per pupil funding was set to go up from £4,100 to £4,800 in 2018.

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Mr Wincott said the school raised money by letting out its sport facilities every weekday night

Mr Wincott said the school budget had been cut by £450,000 since 2011 and he had reduced the costs of “everything from power supplies, examination and photocopying”.

He said: “We were down to the situation where we were unable to bala..

Breastfeeding mother made to stand on C2C train

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Breastfeeding mother made to stand on C2C train

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Bryony Esther said a number of men watched and “sniggered” as she stood on the train next to the priority seats to breastfeed

A woman forced to breastfeed her baby while standing up on a packed train says she was left feeling “intimidated and uncomfortable”.
Bryony Esther, 32, from Leigh-on-Sea, was on a C2C service when 15-month-old baby Saffron awoke and needed feeding.
Despite “hovering” near the priority seating area no-one offered to move and instead began sniggering, she says.
Her Facebook post about what happened went viral, the Daily Mail said. C2C urged customers to be considerate.
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Speaking to the BBC, Ms Esther said the incident unfolded as soon as she boarded the train with two of her children.
“I sat my five-year-old down on what was an apparently vacant seat quite near the doors and immediately this man told me 'this seat is taken',” she said.
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