Director Withdraws Call for Public Support to Help Stop Ofsted Oversight | offered

A Berkshire headmistress who appealed on social media to support her plan to stop Ofsted inspectors from visiting her school withdrew her request, urging people not to come to school in the interests of children and staff. Flora Cooper, executive director of the John Rankin federation of crèches, nurseries and secondary schools in Newbury, wrote … Read more

John Lewis: Would Ending Team Ownership Help the Retailer and Is Your Boss’s Strategy Failing? | John Lewis

Could breaking the team ownership model be the answer for the John Lewis and Waitrose owner, who is considering bringing in outside investment of up to £2bn as a way to secure his future after reporting heavy losses? The John Lewis Partnership has been owned by its employees since the 1920s, meaning they receive an … Read more

World can still avoid worst of climate meltdown with genuine change, says IPCC | Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

It is still possible to avoid the worst ravages of climate meltdown, and there are “multiple, viable and effective options” for doing so, said the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Hoesung Lee, chairman of the body, made up of the world’s leading climate scientists, made it clear that – despite the widespread damage already caused … Read more

What are AT1 bank bonds – and why were Credit Suisse’s eliminated? | Bank officer

The global banking system is under renewed pressure after the Swiss government took control of Credit Suisse from its biggest rival UBS after the deal wiped out investment from bondholders who held around $17bn (£14bn) in Credit Suisse’s risky debts. What happened? The most recent fears center on a type of bank debt introduced after … Read more

Ai Weiwei’s Lego Reimagining Monet’s Water Lilies for London Exhibition | Oh Weiwei

Claude Monet’s monumental Water Lilies 1914-26 triptych, which depicts the tranquil beauty of nature as part of the French impressionist’s world-famous series, will take on new meaning in a giant re-creation by artist and activist Ai Weiwei at his new London exhibition . Monet’s brushstrokes in his landscapes of water and reflections are replaced by … Read more

Tenants of musty London property face uncertainty as council considers demolition | Social habitation

Tenants living in damp, mold-ridden blocks face months of uncertainty after a council said it was considering demolishing them as fixing the problems was not “the best value for money”. Residents of the Shires estate, Edmonton, north London, have not been given any further information on when work to decommission the estate will begin and … Read more