UK Education

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 08.04.2015 | 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.

Teachers Are Being Trolled Online - But Not By Who You Might Think

PA | Posted 02.04.2015 | UK

A teachers' union says it is "deeply worrying" that the number of teachers facing abuse on social media from the parents of pupils appears to have ris...

Pale, Stale, Male: Why Getting Grime Legend Wiley Commemorated by Our University Is Serious Business

Sean Richardson | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Sean Richardson

Mollah's ideas tie in to a growing complaint from the student movement at the moment - that their education is stuffed to bursting point with white, dead men. Recently, the University of the Arts London addressed this very issue, branding their courses 'stale, pale and male.'

Why Low Confidence at School Can Become a Lifetime of Insecurities

BritChick Paris | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Parents
BritChick Paris

‎We have created a self-esteem vicious circle. Schools don't nurture hobbies and passions that make teens feel worthwhile when their natural confidence is plummeting. It is these very activities - and not just hardcore sport, chess, golf, zumba, violin, that construct enduring self-belief. ‎Instead they are ditched for instagram, selfies and thigh gap comparisons.

Hull Children's University - Learning Experiences Every Child Needs

Becky Hopper | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Becky Hopper

Hull Children's University is a registered charity in of course, Hull. They're an incredible team of amazing people who dedicate themselves completely to giving the children of Hull and the surrounding areas amazing learning experiences.

Now THIS Is How You Carve A Pumpkin

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Tech

Carving a pumpkin can be a slow and time consuming process, it also requires some small degree of skill. Thankfully, this science teacher has found...

Creating a Dementia-Friendly Generation

Beth Britton | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Britton

Children often notice more than adults give them credit for. If a relative is living with dementia, there may be a need to explain to a child about particular symptoms or why that person can no longer do something that they used to do.

Need To Put out A Fire? Use Some Bass

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Tech

Two engineering students at George Mason University in Fairfax, USA, have created an ingenious gadget which can extinguish a fire using nothing but so...

Creating an Enterprise Culture in the Chinese Year of the Sheep‭ ‬- Beware of Sheep Dipping

Michael Mercieca | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK
Michael Mercieca

Sheep dipping is no longer a legal requirement,‭ ‬but for many farmers it remains a vital twice yearly event that protects their flock from diseases.‭ ‬The benefits outweigh the costs because sheep dipping works.‭ ‬For sheep,‭ ‬that is.

The Digital Revolution Is in Safe Hands as Schools Take Technology by Storm

Julie Booth | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Tech
Julie Booth

These changes look set to turn traditional teaching methods on their head, as in many ICT classrooms, there are likely to be students who know more than their teacher about the subject. The upshot of this could be a move to a more collaborative style of teaching, where rather than instructing, teachers seek to bring out creativity and invention in their students.

To Reform, We Must be Conflicted

Ben Greenhalgh | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Politics
Ben Greenhalgh

I need to both understand the impossibility and inevitability of the world of determinism, and yet attempt to widen the constraints by a pure belief in free agency. If I were to fully accept that the dye is cast, my job, and that of any other professional working in reforming or rehabilitating people, would be pointless.