Education

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Four year olds taught about sexual assault at ‘kindness’ school

Four year olds taught about sexual assault at ‘kindness’ school

Children as young as four are being taught about sexual assault, mental illness and cyber bullying in the UK’s first “kindness” school.

Teachers strike at 'blue water' school over health concerns

Teachers strike at 'blue water' school over health concerns

Teachers strike at 'blue water' school over health concerns

Teachers are striking over health concerns at a school where blue water has been reported coming from taps.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Monday, June 10, 2019

New injunction issued banning anti-LGBT protests from school gates

New injunction issued banning anti-LGBT protests from school gates

A judge has issued a fresh injunction against protesters demonstrating against LGBT relationship education at a primary school in Birmingham.

Parents protesting against LGBT teaching are ‘misinformed’

Parents protesting LGBT lessons are ‘misinformed’

Parents protesting LGBT lessons are ‘misinformed’

Parents protesting over a primary school teaching about LGBT relationships are “misinformed”, a pro-LGBT campaigner has said.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Friday, June 7, 2019

Birmingham LGBT school headteacher: ‘We have never taught sex'

Birmingham LGBT school headteacher: ‘We have never taught sex'

Birmingham LGBT school headteacher: ‘We have never taught sex'

The Headteacher of the primary school facing protests against LGBT relationships lessons has said teachers “have never taught sex here”.

Piers Morgan called a 'fascist pig' by school's Twitter account

Piers Morgan called a 'fascist pig' by school's Twitter account

A tweet posted from the Twitter account of a Swansea primary school called the television presenter a "fascist pig".

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

School calls in police over 'mocking' Instagram account

School calls in police over 'mocking' Instagram account

Essex police have been called in to investigate an Instagram account created to mock teachers at a local school.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Monday, June 3, 2019

Protests against LGBT teaching to continue despite injunction

Protests against LGBT teaching to continue despite injunction

Protests against LGBT teaching to continue despite injunction

Parents protesting against LGBT teaching at a Birmingham primary school have vowed to continue their campaign despite an injunction.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Thursday, May 23, 2019

School teaching LGBT lessons to close early due to protests

Birmingham school teaching LGBT lessons to close early

School teaching LGBT lessons to close early due to protests

A primary school facing protests from parents on Friday over the teaching of LGBT equality is to close early on Friday over safety fears.

Oxford University can retire 'old' staff to boost diversity

Oxford University can retire 'old' staff to boost diversity

Oxford University can retire 'old' staff to boost diversity

Oxford University allowed to force 67-year-old professor to retire in order to boost diversity, a tribunal has ruled.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Comedian Joe Lycett calls out local MP over anti-LGBT voting record

Comedian Joe Lycett criticises local MP over anti-LGBT voting record

Comedian Joe Lycett criticises local MP over anti-LGBT voting record

Comedian Joe Lycett has written to his local MP to call him out over his voting history on LGBT issues.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Vandals deface university sign with ‘snowflakes’

Vandals deface university sign with ‘snowflakes’

Vandals deface university sign with ‘snowflakes’

University officials have condemned vandals after the word “snowflakes” was spray-painted in large letters across the front entrance of the University of Bath.

Protests against primary school’s LGBT lessons to continue

Protests against primary school’s LGBT lessons to continue

Protesters demonstrating against the teaching of LGBT relationships at a primary school have vowed to continue action despite calls from police to stop. 

University's campus cat given high-vis jacket after being hit by van

University's campus cat given high-vis jacket after being hit by van

University's campus cat given high-vis jacket after being hit by van

A cat on Warwick University's campus has been given a high-vis jacket after recovering from being hit by a van in February. 

Monday, May 20, 2019

Monday, May 20, 2019

Labour MP Jess Phillips confronts parents protesting LGBT lessons

Labour MP Jess Phillips confronts parents protesting LGBT lessons

Labour MP Jess Phillips confronts parents protesting LGBT lessons

Labour MP Jess Phillips has confronted protesters outside a school in Birmingham after they took their children out of school to continue campaigning against the teaching of LGBT lessons.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Monday, May 13, 2019

Jeremy

Raising minimum wage for under-18s 'bad news' for apprenticeships

Raising minimum wage for under-18s 'bad news' for apprenticeships

An economist has warned that Labour's £10-an-hour minimum wage pledge for under-18s could be "bad news".

Friday, May 3, 2019

Friday, May 3, 2019

Cambridge Uni criticised as white academic to lead slavery inquiry

Cambridge Uni criticised as white academic to lead slavery inquiry

Cambridge Uni criticised as white academic to lead slavery inquiry

Cambridge University been criticised for appointing a white academic to oversee its study into the institution's historic links with slavery.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Students said Noah Carl's work on race and intelligence "legitimised racist stereotypes"

Toby Young defends academic fired for 'racist' research

Toby Young defends academic fired for 'racist' research

An academic has been fired from a fellowship at a Cambridge University college for allegedly conducting “racist” research, but The Spectator's Toby Young says it was simply because he was a "Conservative".

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

University of Cambridge investigating historic links to slavery

Cambridge University investigating historic links to slavery

Cambridge University investigating historic links to slavery

The University of Cambridge has said it will investigate how it benefited from and contributed to the slave trade in a bid to "acknowledge its role during that dark phase of human history".

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Thursday, April 25, 2019

School claims it was hacked after sharing Easter bunny porn video

School claims Twitter account hacked after sharing porn video

School claims Twitter account hacked after sharing porn video

A secondary school has claimed it was hacked after a porn video featuring a woman performing a sex act on a man dressed as an Easter bunny was shared on its official Twitter account.

Over half of parents worry children lack essential life skills

Over half of parents worry children lack essential life skills

Over half of parents worry children lack essential life skills

Six in 10 parents worry their teenage children lack essential life skills, a survey has found.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Schools to use ‘influencers’ to discourage drug use

Schools to use ‘influencers’ to discourage drug use

Schools to use ‘influencers’ to discourage drug use

Teenagers are to be used as "influencers" in order to discourage their classmates from taking drugs in the UK's biggest trial of a school-based drug prevention programme.

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.

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