Friday 12 November 2021

Schools across the East Riding excluded pupils for bullying on more than 150 occasions over a 14-year period, new figures reveal. And ahead of Anti-Bullying Week, which begins on Monday, children’s charities warn that though the number of exclusions fell across the country during the coronavirus pandemic, the issue is “stubbornly persistent”. 

Department for Education figures show East Riding schools excluded students 167 times for bullying between September 2006 and July 2020 – all of which were temporary exclusions. Of the exclusions, the vast majority (155) occurred in state-funded secondary schools and 12 in primary schools.

Police have issued a CCTV image following a burglary on Molescroft Park in Beverley. The break-in happened on October 15 and police say the intruder forced entry and carried out an “untidy search” of the property. A spokesman told us: “We have carried out a number of lines of inquiry and are now asking for help in identifying the man in connection with our investigation.” This is the image of the man they want to interview:

And finally, organisers of the East Riding Festival of Words – which saw live events return – have declared this year’s Festival a big success. More than 2,700 people attended either live or on-line events, including those at Beverley Memorial Hall and Longcroft school.

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