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No Manslaughter Charges for Drayton Manor over Young Girl’s Death

Posted: Tuesday, 12 March 2019 - 3:31pm

11 year old Evha Jannath sustained chest injuries and tragically drowned after she fell from the Splash Canyon rapids ride at Drayton Manor Park in May 2017. 

In a statement, Staffordshire Police said the park will not face corporate manslaughter or gross negligence charges and have handed the case to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), which could prosecute if the park is found to have breached safety and health regulations. Evidence has also been handed to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) for review. 

An inquest is expected to begin in November this year. 

National LOtC Conference 2019: Beyond the Classroom

Posted: Tuesday, 12 March 2019 - 3:27pm

The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (CLOtC) and the Outdoor Education Advisors Panel (OEAP) have joined together to host a national conference, dedicated to learning outside the classroom. The day will involve presentations from keynote speakers, case studies and hands-on practical workshops. Speakers include Mike Hamilton OBE, the founder of Commando Joe’s. 

Government to Fund 2,900 School Exchanges for Disadvantaged Pupils

Posted: Thursday, 24 January 2019 - 3:52pm

Education Secretary Damian Hinds has announced that secondary schools in England will be able to apply for money to take poorer pupils overseas on school exchanges.

The £2.5 million government scheme enables pupils aged 11 and over to “experience other cultures and go to places they wouldn’t normally visit”.

Mr Hinds said: “As Britain leaves the EU, it’s more important than ever to show how much we value international opportunities”.

Teacher Banned After Stealing Theatre Trip Money

Posted: Thursday, 17 January 2019 - 8:36am

A teacher at Dene Community School in county Durham has been banned from teaching after stealing money given to him by pupils for school theatre trips.

Between July 2016 and April 2017, 28-year-old Andrew Cowey falsely recorded that pupils at the school had attended the trips for free or received funding from a charity, but he actually kept the money for himself.

To cover up the amount of money missing, Cowey deleted spreadsheets that contained information about school trip funding and amended letters that were sent home to parents.

Head Teacher Uses School Credit Card to Fund Family Holidays

Posted: Wednesday, 9 January 2019 - 2:00pm

Simon Feasey, a Head Teacher from North Yorkshire, has been banned from teaching after it was discovered that he had been using the school credit card to fund extravagant trips for himself and his family.

In July 2014, Mr Feasey spent £1,900 of school funds on a private trip to Amsterdam with his wife and two children. The Head Teacher was able to disguise the holiday as a ‘pre-visit’ in advance of a school trip arranged for the upcoming September.

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No Manslaughter Charges for Drayton Manor over Young Girl’s Death

11 year old Evha Jannath sustained chest injuries and tragically drowned after she fell from the Splash Canyon rapids ride at Drayton Manor Park in May 2017. 

In a statement, Staffordshire Police said the park will not face corporate manslaughter or gross negligence charges and have handed the case to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), which could prosecute if the park is found to have breached safety and health regulations. Evidence has also been handed to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) for review. 

An inquest is expected to begin in November this year.