Press Catch-Up

5th October 2012 at 01:00

Teacher faces jail for child sex photos

The Courier

- A Tayside IT teacher is facing jail after being caught with a vile haul of child sex abuse photos. Monifieth High teacher Angus Neil McCormack had 7,600 images and more than 10 hours of video of children - mainly boys - being abused. The material was uncovered by police, who took the 50-year- old out of class to execute a search warrant in February. McCormack admitted various charges when he appeared at Forfar Sheriff Court this week; sentence has been deferred until November 15.

Students give Edinburgh worst marks for teaching

The Times

- The University of Edinburgh has been ranked the worst in Britain for its quality of teaching, despite having a reputation as one of the world's best universities. Student complaints about lack of feedback and support put it bottom of The Sunday Times University Guide.

Jimmy Savile `abused girl aged 14' at BBC

Sunday Times

- Three women who attended Duncroft, an approved school, in Staines, Surrey, in the 1970s have spoken publicly for the first time about being sexually abused by Sir Jimmy Savile when they were minors. One claims that the entertainer abused her when she was under 16 in his dressing room at BBC Television Centre.

Sir in extradition plea

The Sun

- Runaway teacher Jeremy Forrest wants to be extradited to Britain to face child abduction charges - so he can be near 15-year-old pupil Megan Stammers. Scots-born Forrest, 30, is in a French jail after he was arrested following eight days on the run with Megan. His French lawyer said: "His only crime is to have fallen in love with a 15-year-old."

Squeeze on size for cheap new schools

The guardian

- The UK government is to unveil blueprints for a new generation of shrunken schools and has told builders they will be about 15 per cent smaller than those built during Labour's spending boom. The proposals expected this week will set the template for 261 replacement schools.

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