Education

Monday, February 11, 2019

Monday, February 11, 2019

 Education committee chairman calls for GCSEs to be scrapped to prepare young people for 'the march of the robots'

Education committee chairman calls for GCSEs to be scrapped to prepare young people for 'the march of the robots'

Education committee chairman calls for GCSEs to be scrapped

Robert Halfon, chair of the education committee, has called for GCSEs to scrapped, saying that the education system needs a radical overhaul to tackle the threat of automation, which he calls "the march of the robots".

Friday, February 1, 2019

Friday, February 1, 2019

Al-Hijrah school

Khalid Mahmood on Al-Hijrah school: I'm 'astonished' gender segregation is happening 'in the name of religion'

Khalid Mahmood: Young women 'should not be oppressed' at school

The Labour MP said he was "astonished" that a Birmingham-based Muslim school was not allowing girls to eat lunch until after boys had finished.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Clarks scheme is ‘not about teaching, it is about modelling good communication’, says National Literacy Trust Campaign Manager

Clarks shoe shop to partake in scheme to improve children's literacy skills

Clarks shoe shop to partake in scheme to improve children's literacy skills

Clarks shoe shop are training 6,500 staff in a bid to improve children’s language skills, but National Literacy Trust’s Judith Parke’s has said it is “not about teaching” children, it is about “modelling good communication between an adult and child”.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Member of staff found dead at Warwickshire school

Member of staff found dead at Warwickshire school

Member of staff found dead at Warwickshire school

A member of staff was found dead at Avon Valley School and Performing Arts College in Rugby, Warwickshire, the school has said.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Monday, January 28, 2019

Classroom

'Let's get more men in the classroom!' says education secretary

'Let's get more men in the classroom!' says education secretary

Damian Hinds has called for more men to become primary school teachers, with figures showing just 14 per cent of the nursery and primary school workforce is male.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Friday, January 18, 2019

Brampton Manor: State school where 41 pupils offered Oxbridge places

Brampton Manor: State school where 41 pupils offered Oxbridge places

Brampton Manor: State school where 41 pupils offered Oxbridge places

A state school in east London has had 41 students offered places at Oxford or Cambridge University.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

RE lessons should be mandatory to stop ‘vacuum of stupidity’, says Channel 4’s ex-Head of Religion

RE lessons should be mandatory to stop ‘vacuum of stupidity’, says Channel 4’s former Head of Religion

RE lessons stop ‘vacuum of stupidity’, says Channel 4’s former Head of Religion

Channel 4’s former Head of Religion Aaqil Ahmed has said Religious Education lessons are important to stop the “vacuum of stupidity”, after it was revealed that parents are removing their children from the lessons.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Private schools ‘cheating the system to boost results’, says Labour MP

Private schools are ‘cheating the system to inflate their results’, says Labour MP

Private schools are ‘cheating the system to inflate their results’, says MP

Private schools have been accused of "cheating the system to inflate their results" as figures laid bare the number of pupils opting for "easier" GCSE exams.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Friday, December 28, 2018

Angelina Jolie to join the BBC to fight fake news

Angelina Jolie to join the BBC to educate about fake news

Angelina Jolie to join the BBC to educate about fake news

Angelina Jolie will join the BBC for a series of special programmes to introduce young people to truth rather than opinion.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Friday, December 7, 2018

‘Depressing but no surprise’ that Oxbridge ‘over recruits’ from eight schools, says Director at education thinktank

‘Depressing but no surprise’ that Oxbridge ‘over recruits’ from eight schools, says director at education thinktank

'No surprise' Oxbridge ‘over recruits’ from eight schools, says education expert

An education expert has said reports that Oxford and Cambridge "over recruited" from eight top schools are “depressing but no surprise”.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

New £50m funding for Grammar schools is a ‘scandal’, says Chair of Comprehensive Future

Grammar schools create ‘educational apartheid', says campaigner

Grammar schools create ‘educational apartheid', says campaigner

The government has announced a new £50m fund for 16 grammar schools in a bid to create 3,000 more grammar school places, but the chair of Comprehensive Future described it as a “scandal”.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Damian Hinds

MPs draw up a 'bucket list' for schoolchildren

Ministers develop a 'bucket list' for schoolchildren

Pupils will be encouraged to climb trees, knit, stargaze and learn to ride a horse in a new initiative being drawn up by MPs.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Unconditional university offers let students ‘take their foot off the gas’, says University Policy Director

Unconditional university offers let students ‘take their foot off the gas’, says University Policy Director

Unconditional offers let pupils ‘take their foot off the gas’, says Uni expert

Nick Hillman, the Director of the Higher Education Policy Institute has said that “the explosion” of unconditional offers for university places means students make the “mistake” of “taking their foot off the gas”.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Children most at risk of being stabbed on their way home from school

Children most at risk of being stabbed on their way home from school

Children most at risk of being stabbed on their way home from school

Children may be more vulnerable to becoming a victim of a stabbing on their way home from school, a new study suggests.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Monday, November 5, 2018

David Davies MP: Refugee ‘30-year-old’ pupils will be a ‘fairly common problem’

David Davies MP: Refugee ‘30-year-old’ pupils could be a ‘fairly common problem’

David Davies MP: Refugee ‘30-year-old’ pupils could be a ‘fairly common problem’

Conservative MP David Davies has said the problem of adult refugee ‘students’ is going to be fairly common because they have a “vested interest” in pretending to be young.

Robert Halfon MP: ‘A mass conveyor belt of people going to university’ is wrong

Robert Halfon MP: ‘A mass conveyor belt of people going to university’ is wrong

Robert Halfon MP: ‘A mass conveyor belt of people going to university’ is wrong

Robert Halfon MP has said that “a mass conveyor belt of people going to university” is wrong and the Government should be investing in skills.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Feminism ‘is a debate among the already privileged’, says co-founder of Men and Boys Coalition

Feminism ‘is a debate among the already privileged’, says co-founder of Men and Boys Coalition

Feminism ‘is a debate among the privileged’, says men's issues campaigner

Martin Daubney, co-founder of Men and Boys Coalition has said that feminism is only an issue talked about by “the privileged”, after new research found that feminism made men more ambitious because of competition for top jobs.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Children excluded from school at 'serious risk' of knife crime, says children charity Barnardo’s

Children excluded from school at 'serious risk' of knife crime, says children charity Barnardo’s

Children excluded from school at 'serious risk' of knife crime, says charity

Children who have been excluded from school may at ‘serious risk’ of being involved in knife crime and youth violence, according to Barnardo’s and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on knife crime.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Monday, October 8, 2018

Watchdog tells education department of ‘serious concerns’ over ‘misleading’ data use

Watchdog tells education department of ‘serious concerns’ over ‘misleading’ data use

Watchdog tells education department of ‘serious concerns’ over ‘misleading’ data

The chairman of the UK Statistics Authority has told the Education Secretary he has “serious concerns” about his department’s use of statistics.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Damian Hinds

Damian Hinds MP: 'I see no reason why Britain should be second to anybody'

Damian Hinds MP: 'I see no reason why Britain should be second to anybody'

Education secretary Damian Hinds tells Julia Hartley-Brewer his hopes for Britain's education system after touring schools in Germany and Holland.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Thursday, August 23, 2018

GCSE pass rates rise despite tougher exams

GCSE pass rates rise despite tougher exams

The rises come after major reforms in England designed to toughen up the qualifications and the introduction of a new 9-1 grading system, replacing A*-G grades.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Thursday, August 16, 2018

A-level results: Do exams teach students life skills needed for work?

A-level results: Do exams teach students life skills needed for work?

A-level results: Do exams teach students life skills needed for work?

Sian Griffiths, Education Editor at the Times, told Julia Hartley-Brewer that being taught to pass A-level exams might not teach other life skills

A-level results: Poll shows fewer students think university is important

A-level results: Poll shows fewer students think university is important

A-level results: Poll shows fewer students think university is important

A poll by Ipsos Mori should 75% of students thought university was important, down 11% from five years ago. A level results are released today

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Damian Hinds: 'Technology could help support early development in children'

Damian Hinds: 'Technology could help support early development in children'

The Education Secretary has told Julia Hartley-Brewer that technology could have positive sides in a child's early development.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Friday, July 20, 2018

The Bristol research found that people who emigrate tend to be more aspirational and take risks

Immigrant children have more positive attitude towards education, says study

Immigrant children have more positive attitude towards education, says study

Researchers suggested that people who emigrate tend to be more aspirational and take risks, and pass their "grit and determination" on to their children

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

The We Are The NHS campaign will highlight professions across the health service, initially focusing on nursing

NHS recruitment drive targets schoolchildren

NHS recruitment drive targets schoolchildren

The health service, which is celebrating the 70th anniversary of its creation this week, ended the last financial year with almost 100,000 vacancies

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Sam Gyimah, a former Oxford student, said the elite universities had not done enough

Minister: Oxbridge failure of black and underprivileged is 'staggering'

Minister: Oxbridge failure of black and underprivileged is 'staggering'

Sam Gyimah, a former Oxford student, said the elite universities had not done enough

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Schoolchildren 'more likely to write a text than a story', poll shows

Schoolchildren 'more likely to write a text than a story', poll shows

Schoolchildren 'more likely to write a text than a story', poll shows

A survey of over 47,000 school-age children showed they preferred writing texts to stories or diaries, and less than half enjoy writing

Friday, May 11, 2018

Friday, May 11, 2018

Government announces £50m grammar school expansion plans

Government announces £50m grammar school expansion plans

Government announces £50m grammar school expansion plans

The new policy will see £50 million in funding being given to the UK's 163 grammar schools if they want to take in more pupils

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

The Crown Prosecution Service is well known in the legal profession as being the knackers yard for the incompetent solicitor If you're not good enough to get a job in private practice you go to the CPS So it’s disorganised and so it needs not only strong leadership but it also needs strong moral leadership Someone who tells the public one thing but privately does the opposite like Alison Levett Someone who is personally criticised for their behaviour in a judge's ruling like Alison Levett is the worst possi

Julia Hartley-Brewer: 'Child poverty suggests failure in parenting, not Government'

Julia Hartley-Brewer: 'Child poverty suggests failure in parenting'

Julia Hartley-Brewer discussed child poverty with author and former teacher Francis Gilbert

Monday, April 2, 2018

Monday, April 2, 2018

'Children are malnourished, grey and in dirty clothes', headteachers warn

'Children are malnourished, grey and in dirty clothes', headteachers warn

'Children are malnourished, grey and in dirty clothes', headteachers warn

Headteachers claim some children put food from the school in their pockets to take home

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The Independent Republic of Mike Graham, March 13: Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump and comedian Patrick Monahan

The Independent Republic of Mike Graham, March 13: Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump and comedian Patrick Monahan

The Independent Republic of Mike Graham: March 13

Mike Graham is joined once more by Rachel Johnson sitting in for Katie Perrior

'Children need to be exposed to risk to make them independent and resilient'

'Children should be allowed to play with fire to make them more risk-averse'

'Children should be allowed to play with fire to make them more risk-averse'

A school is encouraging children to play with fire, bricks, hammers and tools

Monday, March 5, 2018

Monday, March 5, 2018

Teacher suspended in Florida over 'hosting white supremacist podcast'

Teacher suspended in Florida over 'hosting white supremacist podcast'

Teacher suspended in Florida over 'hosting white supremacist podcast'

Social studies teacher Dayanna Voltich has been 'removed from the classroom' over white supremacy allegations

'Children are being pushed down the route of being transgender', says social theorist

'Children are being pushed down the route of being transgender', says social theorist

'Children are being pushed down the route of being transgender'

Dr Heather Brunskell-Evans has warned it's not scientifically clear that it's possible to be born in the wrong body

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Thursday, March 1, 2018

'Students achieve more by receiving comments rather than grades', says headteacher

'Students achieve more by receiving comments rather than grades', says headteacher

'Students achieve more by receiving comments rather than grades'

Putney High School is giving comments rather than grades to years seven, eight and nine

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Millions of university students face disruption as lecturers strike over pensions

Millions of university students face disruption as lecturers strike over pensions

Millions of students face disruption as lecturers strike over pensions

The dispute is over changes to the Universities Superannuation Scheme

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Hundreds of students leave school to march against gun violence

Hundreds of students leave school to march against gun violence

Hundreds of US students leave school to march against gun violence

Pupils left West Boca High School and continued on a 12 mile walk to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Monday, February 19, 2018

Monday, February 19, 2018

Theresa May to announce review of university fees

Theresa May announces review of university fees

Theresa May announces review of university fees

The Prime Minister is expected to say the system is not a competitive market

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Monday, February 5, 2018

Monday, February 5, 2018

'Children grow up thinking cannabis is ok and it ruins their lives', says National Drug Prevention Alliance

'Children grow up thinking cannabis is OK and it ruins their lives', says National Drug Prevention Alliance

'Children grow up thinking cannabis is OK and it ruins their lives'

A primary school has had to ask parents to stop smoking cannabis at the gates

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Faith schools: 'Parents have no right to demand state provides religious upbringing', says campaigner

Faith schools: 'Parents have no right to demand state provides religious upbringing', says campaigner

'Parents have no right to demand state provides religious upbringing in schools'

Jay Harman from the Humanists UK charity says policies around faith schools are not racist, but have that effect

Friday, January 12, 2018

Friday, January 12, 2018

This photo has gone viral and prompted a flood of sympathy

Photo of child covered in ice after walk to school in China sparks donations

Photo of child covered in ice after walk to school in China sparks donations

'Ice boy' has appeared in many news reports and also started a debate on child poverty in the country

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Willcocks Nursery School: Princess Charlotte starts a costly education

Willcocks Nursery School: Princess Charlotte's nursery where you've got to pay £125 just to get on the waiting list

Take a look at Princess Charlotte's new nursery - and its eye-watering fees

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced that Princess Charlotte will be starting nursery in January

'Children as young as 4 need to be taught about pornography', says sex education group

'Children as young as 4 need to be taught about pornography', says sex education group

'4-year-olds need to be taught about pornography', says sex education group

Lynnette Smith, the founder of BigTalk Education, says as soon as children access the internet they need to know about what's not suitable

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

From yacht racing to time changing, the incredible claims made about North Korea leader Kim Jong-un

From yacht racing to time changing, the incredible claims made about North Korea leader Kim Jong-un

From yacht racing to time changing, the incredible claims made about Kim Jong-un

State media in North Korea has recently appeared to say Kim Jong-un can control the weather, but it's not the first outlandish claim

Monday, December 11, 2017

Monday, December 11, 2017

Father complains to 'sexist' school claiming its like travelling through time

Father complains to 'sexist' school claiming its like travelling through time

Father complains to 'sexist' school claiming its like travelling through time

Stephen Callaghan wrote a letter which said his daughter left for school in 2017 'but when she returned home in the afternoon she was from 1968'

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Education and parenting groups call for lessons against LGBT bullying in schools

Education and parenting groups call for lessons against LGBT bullying in schools

Education and parenting groups call for lessons against LGBT bullying in schools

The National Parent Forum Scotland has announced it is backing the Time for Inclusive Education campaign

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Students hold protest 'over punishment for those making racist comments'

Students stage walk-out over racist 'stringing up black people' social media posts

Students stage walk-out over 'stringing up black people' social media posts

Students claim not enough has been done to punish those responsible for social media posts about 'stringing up' black people

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Ines Arrimadas: The Emmanuel Macron-inspired Catalonia election candidate campaigning for unity

Ines Arrimadas: The young anti-separatist who could soon be Catalan president

Ines Arrimadas: The anti-separatist who could soon be Catalan president

Ines Arrimadas is running in the Catalan regional president election for the Ciudadanos Party

Friday, November 24, 2017

Friday, November 24, 2017

'Call for Sleeping Beauty ban shows neurotic approach of some feminists'

'Call for Sleeping Beauty ban shows neurotic approach of some feminists'

'Call for Sleeping Beauty ban shows neurotic approach of some feminists'

Education editor at Spiked Magazine Joanna Williams says if we keep criticising fairytales one day all books will have to be burned

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Budget 2017: Philip Hammond funds maths teaching, but is the UK really the worst in the world at numbers?

Budget 2017: The education crisis which has forced Philip Hammond to channel billions into Maths teaching

The education crisis which has forced Hammond to channel billions into Maths

Philip Hammond has announced a £180 million investment in maths teaching and more funding for A-Level students

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

California is first US state to use LGBT-inclusive textbooks

California is first US state to use LGBT-inclusive textbooks

California is first US state to use LGBT-inclusive textbooks

Ten books have been approved by the California State Board of Education which feature the history of LGBT Americans

Friday, November 17, 2017

Friday, November 17, 2017

'Extra curricular activities for children are not a privilege they are a right', says Steve Coogan

'Extra-curricular activities for children are not a privilege they are a right', says Steve Coogan

'Extra-curricular activities for children are a fundamental right'

Comedian Steve Coogan is calling for more funding for schools

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

'Parents pay the same tax yet funding for pupils is not equal', says headteacher

'Parents pay the same tax yet funding for pupils is not equal', says headteacher

'Parents pay the same tax yet funding for pupils is not equal', says headteacher

Headteachers are taking a letter to Downing Street to call for more funding

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