Entries by Lucy Sherriff from 07/2012

British Youth 'Fearing Debt And Unemployment'

Posted 07.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Britain's young people are concerned about their futures, with many worried about getting into debt and finding a job, a survey has found. It revea...

Boys Behind On Reading As Teachers Use 'Girly' Books

Posted 07.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Teachers who pick texts that appeal to girls, a lack of books in the home and an expectation that they should be playing outside are all turning boys ...

Charlie Taylor, Behaviour Tsar, Says Teachers Need Body Language Lessons To Control Children

Posted 07.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

It might sound obvious, but trainee teachers need lessons on body language in order to control naughty pupils, the government's behaviour tsar has ann...

10 Ways For Teachers To Discipline Naughty Children (PICTURES)

Posted 07.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Stand up straight and look pupils in the eye, the government's behaviour tsar has told teachers. Yes, that'll teach a six-foot-something burly teenage...

Cambridge Student Isobel Cohen Gets A First Despite Sitting Exam 28 Hours After Giving Birth

Posted 07.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A student has gained a first in English from Cambridge despite sitting her exams, with catheter still attached, 28 hours after giving birth. Gradua...

Camilla, Duchess Of Cornwall, Has A Strange Day Out With A Giant Venus Flytrap At Cornwall School (PICTURES)

Posted 07.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Just when you thought ideas for Diamond Jubilee photo-calls had dried up, along comes a giant Venus Fly Trap and a very dazed looking schoolchild. ...

Teacher John Villiers Struck Off For Telling Students 'All Women Are Sluts'

Posted 07.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A teacher who told students "all women are sluts" and described homosexuals as "poofs" has been struck off the register, it has emerged. John Villi...

MPs Call For Exam Board Reforms To Remove 'Perverse Incentives' Of Dumbed-Down Exams

Posted 07.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

MPs have called for reforms to remove "perverse incentives" for students to take dumbed-down exams at school. Exam boards competing to attract busi...

Teacher Nicola Hibberd Faked Cancer To 'Gain Sympathy From Students'

Posted 07.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Parents have expressed their horror after it emerged a primary school teacher faked being terminally ill with cancer. Nicola Hibberd forged letters...

Are Exams Really Being 'Dumbed Down'?

Posted 07.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The issue over whether exams are being "dumbed down" seems to resurface every year come exam time. But now there are serious questions over grade i...

'Creationist' Free School In Newark Given Go Ahead

Posted 07.16.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A free school said to be run by creationists has been given the go-ahead after revamping its image, according to reports. The Exemplar Academy wil...

Ofsted Chief Michael Wilshaw Opposes O-Level Style Exams

Posted 07.16.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The Ofsted chief inspector is against radical reforms that would see less able pupils sit simpler qualifications or take papers later on, it was repor...

Michael Gove Appointed Chef Henry Dimbleby As School Dinner Commissioner After Marrakech Holiday

Posted 07.16.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Michael Gove has come under fire for mixing business and pleasure after it emerged he sipped Mojitos in Marrakech with the chef he later appointed as ...

Schoolgirl Chelsie Toms, 7, Hallucinates After Overdosing On Travel Pills During School Trip

Posted 07.17.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A seven-year-old schoolgirl started hallucinating and "talking to walls" when she overdosed on travel pills after a teacher handed her the whole packe...

Manchester School 'Asked Subway For Fast Food Store'

Posted 07.17.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A Manchester school has reportedly contacted US fast food giant Subway to initiate talks to open a store at its sixth form college. A spokesperson ...

School Bans Anti-Abortionist Group Lovewise After 'Considerably Controversial' Presentation

Posted 07.20.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A school banned anti-abortion charity Lovewise from further visits after the group caused "considerable controversy" among students, the Huffington Po...

Tom Jones And Jessie J 'Pull Out Of The Voice' Second Series

Posted 07.23.2012 | Huffington Post

BBC bosses could be on the hunt for new The Voice mentors - Sir Tom Jones and Jessie J have reportedly decided not to return for a second series. A...

UK Border Agency Faces Backlog The Size Of Newcastle

Posted 07.23.2012 | UK

The troubled UK Border Agency faces a backlog of cases equivalent to the population of Newcastle, MPs warned on Monday. Missing foreign criminals, ...

Olympics 2012: Severe Tube Delays On Jubilee Line At North Greenwich

Posted 07.23.2012 | UK

There were severe delays on Monday on one of the key Tube lines that will take people to the Olympics. The problem, due to a fault with the platfor...

Boy Seriously Injured After Falling 40Ft From Cliffs On Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall

Posted 07.23.2012 | UK

A teenage holidaymaker suffered serious injuries after falling 40ft from a cliff and landing on rocks. The boy was hurt on Sunday afternoon when he...

Make All STEM Students Study Maths To A-level, Urges House Of Lords Report

Posted 07.24.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Too many students are starting science and engineering degrees without studying maths at A-level, according to a report. Around seven in 10 biology...

Should Sports Science Be Classed As A STEM Subject?

Posted 07.24.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Concerns have been raised over so-called "softer" science subjects being included with overall STEM subjects. A House of Lords report published on ...

More Than 60,000 Bogus Students May Have Entered UK, Migration Watch Claims

Posted 07.24.2012 | UK Universities & Education

More than 60,000 bogus students could have entered the UK last year, campaigners claimed on Tuesday. There is clear evidence of abuse on a major sc...

KFC Launches Fast Food Degree At Leicester's De Montfort University

Posted 07.24.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Fast food giant KFC have launched a degree in partnership with a UK university to train its restaurant general managers. The degree will see 60 KFC...

Bruce Roth, Wellington School Teacher, Found Guilty Of Sexually Abusing Five Boys

Posted 07.24.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Bruce Roth, 46, a teacher at the £30,000-a-year Wellington College public school in Berkshire, was today found guilty of sexually abusing five young ...