Education

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Two thirds of headteachers cutting teachers to save money

Two thirds of headteachers cutting staff to save money

Two thirds of headteachers cutting staff to save money

Nearly 70 per cent of secondary school headteachers have made cuts to teaching staff to save money, a survey has found.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Parental protest

LGBT+ lessons should be compulsory in schools, says teaching union

LGBT+ lessons should be compulsory in schools, says teaching union

The National Education Union has called for lessons about LGBT+ relationships to be compulsory in all schools.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Twelve Institutes of Technology created to ‘address skill needs’

Twelve Institutes of Technology created to ‘address skill needs’

Twelve Institutes of Technology created to ‘address skill needs’

The education secretary has set up 12 Institutes of Technology across the country to “address the skill needs of businesses”.

Damian Hinds says parents should be consulted over LGBT lessons

Damian Hinds: Parents should be consulted over LGBT lessons

Damian Hinds: Parents should be consulted over LGBT lessons

Headteachers have been told consultation does not mean parents have the right to veto parts of the new relationships and sex education curriculum.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Teacher at centre of LGBT education row receives ‘threats’

Teacher at centre of LGBT lessons row receives threats

Teacher at centre of LGBT lessons row receives threats

The teacher at the centre of protest for teaching LGBT relationship lessons has received threats and other "nasty" messages.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Pencil

Compulsory register of home-schooled children proposed

Compulsory register of home-schooled children proposed

A register of all children not attending school is being put forward by the education secretary.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Saturday, March 30, 2019

'Crisis unfolding' for cash-starved schools

'Crisis unfolding' for cash-starved schools

Schools are facing a ‘crisis’ over funding, according to the director of school network Schools North East.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Friday, March 29, 2019

BBC Question Time faces backlash for LGBT education question

BBC Question Time faces backlash for LGBT education question

BBC Question Time faces backlash for LGBT education question

BBC political show Question Time has been criticised for airing a debate over whether it is "morally right" to teach children about LGBTQ+ "issues".

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

knife crime

London schools cannot tackle knife crime alone, Ofsted says

London schools cannot tackle knife crime alone, Ofsted says

The education watchdog has called for "multi-agency partnerships" to help bring instances of knife crime down.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Friday, March 8, 2019

Letter from thousands of headteachers warn of ‘school funding crisis'

Letter from thousands of headteachers warns of ‘school funding crisis’

Letter from thousands of headteachers warns of ‘school funding crisis'

Thousands of headteachers are warning of a "school funding crisis" in a letter reportedly sent to millions of families in England.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Head teacher who let London Bridge terrorist teach gets management ban

Headteacher who let London Bridge terrorist teach gets management ban

Headteacher who let London Bridge terrorist teach gets management ban

The headteacher who allowed London Bridge terrorist Khuram Butt to teach unsupervised at an east London school has been banned from management roles.

Muslim parents protest after LGBT lessons taught at Birmingham primary school

Muslim parents protest after LGBT lessons taught at Birmingham primary school

Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell said it was important for children to learn about same-sex relationships, amid complaints over a Birmingham school teaching pupils about homosexuality.

Schools need more than ‘elastoplast funding’

Schools need more than ‘elastoplast funding’

The chair of the education select committee has called for a “long-term, ten-year plan” to help cash-strapped schools.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Head teacher defends making pupils listen to classical music at lunch

Head teacher defends making pupils listen to classical music during lunch

Head teacher defends making pupils listen to classical music during lunch

The head teacher of a school in Essex has defended the decision to force children to listen to classical music during their lunchtime, describing it as a “win-win” situation.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Stressed teacher

Shorten school week to help stressed teachers, says head

Shorten school week to help stressed teachers, says head

A north London school is letting children go home early on Friday to relieve stress on teachers.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Monday, February 25, 2019

Damian Hinds

New sex-ed guidelines will 'keep children safe'

New sex-ed guidelines will 'keep children safe'

The education secretary accepted there were “understandable and legitimate concerns” about sex and relationship education, but said new government guidelines will “keep children safe”.

Damian Hinds

Education secretary defends adding FGM to curriculum in sex-ed shake-up

Education secretary defends adding FGM to curriculum in sex-ed shake-up

Damian Hinds has defended a decision to add FGM to the curriculum, and revealed it has been 19 years since sex education guidance was last updated.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Universities are 'ripping off' young people, says education expert

Universities 'ripping off' students

Universities 'ripping off' students

The chairman of the Campaign for Real Education has accused universities of “ripping off” applicants over the cost of tuition fees.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Moffatt

Teacher under fire for same-sex relationship lessons backed by Ofsted chief

Teacher under fire for same-sex relationship lessons backed by Ofsted chief

Ofsted's chief inspector has backed a gay teacher who has been heavily criticised for teaching students about same-sex relationships.

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

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