UK Education

Encourage Kids to Study by Building Their Own Study Corner

Patricia Evans | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Parents
Patricia Evans

If you want your child to be an achiever and be a stellar student, don't limit him to the walls of the classroom. Extend the learning to your home and turn a small space into a study area that is both vibrant and inspiring.

Business Education Could Reboot the UK Economy

Michael Mercieca | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK
Michael Mercieca

Enterprise and financial education in schools is vital if we're to have a chance of improving our economic prospects. If implemented now, a national initiative for enterprise and financial education could help us to produce future generations of motivated, confident, work-ready young people with the skills to succeed, innovate and increase the UK's productivity. Surely this is an investment worth making.

Your Mind Is Hungry - Feed It

Jared Joffe | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jared Joffe

As you get older you hopefully realise that 'knowledge is power', and the more of it you possess, the greater your ability will be to adapt to the diverse situations that life can throw at you. To put it simply, if you continue to educate yourself you will become a more well-rounded human being.

It's Not Just the Kids; Why Teachers Are Suffering From Cuts to Children's Mental Health Services

Rachel Egan | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK
Rachel Egan

Many argue that the digital age means our young people are more connected than ever before, but there is a flipside to this as young people have their problems follow them home from school, meanwhile growing pressures to look good and look happy online mean that there is a culture of 'false happiness'.

Help Your Child Fill the Techcrunch of Job Shortages

Adam Lipecz | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Parents
Adam Lipecz

The government now wants the nation's kids to not only consume technology but to build it. With it being projected that the country is to have a shortage of 249,000 workers for technologically skilled jobs by 2020*, there's a reason the government has made some significant changes.

Should We Re-elect the Worst British Government for 75 Years?

Dr Simon Duffy | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Simon Duffy

I am not a partisan man. Although I was once, many years ago, a member of the Liberal Democrats, I have since tried to help make the world a better pl...

Could Schools Be Doing More to Build Children's Character?

Julie Booth | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Parents
Julie Booth

Giving children the opportunity to develop abilities such as understanding how their behaviour affects others, learning from their mistakes and trying out new activities would all be considered an important part of character education.

Teach Politics in Schools: Young People Deserve to Have Their Voice Heard, So Let's Help Them Understand the System

Anna Claeys | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Anna Claeys

Let's teach young people about how anyone can go and complain to their MP or visit the House of Commons, about how laws are passed and the role of NGOs and lobbying organisations, about the main political parties and ideologies and how the voting system works.

It's Infrastructure, Stoopid: School's Out (of Town)

Vanessa Olorenshaw | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK Parents
Vanessa Olorenshaw

If politicians are going to promise building new homes, and thereby expand a population in a town, for goodness sake build an extra primary school and require new GP surgeries to cope with any increasing population in a given area.

Teaching: A Dream Job?

Katy Flint | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Flint

When I first started teaching I was full of hope and excitement but after years of school politics, observations and mounting pressure, my chosen profession was ruined for me. I knew that to be the best mother to my girls I would have to give it all up- there is no room for both in my life.

Allowing Children to Languish In Illegal Religious 'Schools' Is the Bigotry of Low Expectations

Stephen Evans | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK
Stephen Evans

This week it was revealed that officials at the Department for Education (DfE) are investigating up to fifty unregulated schools set up by Islamists, including several established by a former teacher at the centre of the so-called Trojan Horse scandal.

The Future of the 11-Plus Exam and How Tutoring Will Be an Answer

James Brinsford | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
James Brinsford

With the 11-plus seemingly here to stay and despite some local authorities looking to make the exams 'coach proof', the need for private tutors will surely grow and with this a pathway to making them affordable for all will need to be sought.

It's Our Future and It's Time to Own It

Darryl Morris | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Politics
Darryl Morris

The future is a funny old thing. That word has been thrown around so often during the tiresome back and forth of this campaign that it's lost all meaning, blending into the dull humming noise that the election has become.

Why UK Politicians Cannot Tell The Truth

David C. M. Carter | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Politics
David C. M. Carter

It struck me today why no politician can ever tell the truth to voters. Why they never answer the direct question interviewers ask them. It's shockingly naïve of me to not have worked it out sooner.

Lib Dems Want To Run The Department For Education

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Politics

The Liberal Democrats should be given the keys to the Department of Education in any future coalition, Nick Clegg said, pledging he will make increase...

Don't Forget the Girls: Breaking Down the Gender Barrier Starts at Home

Olympia Brown | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Tech
Olympia Brown

I can only hope that small changes in perception, attitude and most of all confidence like these, repeated over and over again in homes across the world, will result in more girls feeling more confident about science, and families feeling more positive (and less scared!) of tackling a science activity themselves.

Investing In Arts Education To Create Crime Free Futures

Dr Julie Mills | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Julie Mills

At Milton Keynes College we have a strapline: Transforming lives through learning. It is so much more than a strapline - we really believe in it and ...

Education: We're at a Turning Point We Must Not Miss

Aaron Benavot | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Politics
Aaron Benavot

Every child, no matter whether their country is rich or poor, whether they live in a village or a city, should be going to school today. Yet despite the 2015 deadline to provide 'Education for All' this isn't happening. Our collective failure to reach global education goals means that 121 million children and adolescents are being denied their right to attend school.

Education for All 2000-2015: The #EduVerdict is in!

Aaron Benavot | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK
Aaron Benavot

The 12th GMR report has just been launched: 'Education for All 2000-2015: achievements and challenges.' The Report shows how the world has done in achieving the six Education for All goals set out in Dakar in 2000.

LGBT Inclusive Sex Education in Schools: Why the Dispute?

Anna Tippett | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Parents
Anna Tippett

Gay people exist - young and old, male and female, rich and poor, black and white. So do gay parents and the straight parents and grandparents, siblings, aunties, uncles and cousins of gay children. Should we exclude all of them in the name of faiths that claim to be peaceful, non-judgemental, forgiving and supportive?

Bridging the Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics sector (STEM) Gender Gap Through Apprenticeships

Ian Williams | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ian Williams

The idea that science is better suited to males is not only unfair and outdated, but could potentially damage the future of our energy supply. We need the skills of both male and females to be able to make the breakthroughs necessary to deliver affordable energy sustainably, meaning a diverse workforce is key.

Here's Where The UK's Main Political Parties Stand On Education

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Education is naturally a pretty important policy for young people. After all, it's something which shapes your life. It goes without saying its a b...

Education About Politics Should Start at Primary School

Gemma Joyce | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Gemma Joyce

It's a vicious circle. Young people are increasingly depressed by their dwindling life prospects and they simply don't trust politicians. Meanwhile, their low voter turnout gives politicians little reason to gear significant pledges towards their prosperity.

This Year's Shortage of Primary School Places Was Entirely Avoidable

Tristram Hunt | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK Politics
Tristram Hunt

Two long anticipated events draw closer this Easter - and the chance to remove this useless Tory government is just one of them. The other is parents' anxious wait to get their child into a good local primary school. In a crowded field it surely ranks as one of the most fraught experiences of parenting. With good reason too - evidence repeatedly shows how the first few years of education are absolutely crucial to life-long success. Eighty percent of the GCSE attainment gap - now rising under this Government - is already present by the age of seven.

An Age Old Agreement, The Same Old Story

Helena Eccles | Posted 02.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Helena Eccles

We still live in an education system that is geared towards and favours men; be that reserving a place for an Etonian at King's College, or providing a boy's school with more funding. Now that we have equal educational rights, these age old agreements need to be revised, reformed and ultimately repealed.