Schools warned over invitation to Katie Hopkins

Teaching union officials and the Scottish Government have issued a warning to schools after it emerged that controversial TV personality Katie Hopkins has been booked to address pupils at Scottish state schools as part of a nationwide public speaking tour.

The former LBC host and right-wing newspaper columnist, who left her job at the radio station after making comments in the wake of the Manchester bombing, has apparently secured bookings for her talks at schools in Scotland, as well as in Wales, where she will discuss the “political and media landscape” with high school students.

Writing on Twitter, Ms Hopkins said she waited with “baited breath” for education secretary John Swinney’s view on whether she was “too unkind” for Scotland. Mr Swinney corrected her: “It’s ‘bated’ breath, as anyone hoping to educate our youngsters should know.”

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3 thoughts on “Schools warned over invitation to Katie Hopkins

  1. Meanwhile, in Derbyshire, a primary school invites Tesco to come in and sell Halloween tat to the children (at the start of Octoberand without consulting all the Senior Leadership Team, to boot)


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