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Complainant Name:
Ms Tina Wilson

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail

Complaint:

Ms Tina Wilson complained to the Press Complaints Commission that an article about schools that had allowed children to finish early in order to watch an England World Cup match had inaccurately implied that Cavendish School in Hemel Hempstead had done so at the expense of teaching time.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following clarification letter:

Children at the Cavendish School who were allowed to watch the World Cup on TV (Mail) didn't miss a single minute of teaching time. The slightly earlier finish was taken from break times. This was done after listening to the pupil's preferences, as recommended by Ofsted, with a view to reducing absence by discouraging pupils from staying away from school to watch the match at home.

Name and address supplied.

Date Published: 24/09/2010



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