UK Education

Is It Ever A Good Idea To DIY When It Comes To Your Child's Tutoring?

Ash Parsa | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Parents
Ash Parsa

Whether it's SATs, the 11+, GCSEs or A-Levels, there seems to be no end to the tests and exams our children have to work through. There's always something for them to study for, some target to reach, and it brings a lot of pressure.

Do You Know The Agenda Behind Your School's STEM Provision?

Rhianna Louise | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Tech
Rhianna Louise

Does your school take part in Science4Society Week? And does STEM learning there reflect the valuable thinking skills young people should develop, and the just and sustainable world we wish to see?

The 8 Types Of Teachers You Meet At Parents’ Evening

The Huffington Post | Tamsin Kelly | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Parents

Parents’ evenings are weird. On one side of the table you have the parents, keen to seem clued-up and supportive but a teeny bit stressed, possibly ...

The Great Homework Debate

The Huffington Post | Tamsin Kelly | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Parents

Gary Lineker and Kirstie Allsopp are just two of the high profile parents who’ve lamented the amount of homework set for children - and questioned i...

The Elephant In The (Staff) Room - Why We Need To Talk About Teacher Wellbeing

Nick Haisman-Smith | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK
Nick Haisman-Smith

It is impossible to support the social and emotional health of young people, if we as teachers do not attend to our own emotional health.

New Talent Is The Key To Unlocking The Potential Of 3D Printing

Nick Lazaridis | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Tech
Nick Lazaridis

We need new champions of this technology who can help manufacturers understand the impact it can have on supply chain and product design. To create these leaders of the future we need to educate and inspire the next generation of designers and engineers to ensure we have the right talent to continue to grow the industry.

Trying, And Failing, To Assimilate Into Mexican Birthday Culture

Cassie Pearse | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Parents
Cassie Pearse

So then they asked if we were taking our kids home early with us. We looked horrified and reminded them we were paying them to look after them. And then small one cried that she wanted to come home (ah ha, so you do understand Spanish you little beast!) so we took them with us, leaving a mountain of the detestable party bags rammed full of sweets.

How We Write Off A Third Of Kids As Failures

Wendy Jones | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK
Wendy Jones

Here's a question for anyone in the education business. (It's also one for politicians, employers and parents - in fact just about anyone with the fai...

What Should 2017 Be The Year Of? Removing Inequality

Fran Brosan | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK
Fran Brosan

It's funny how true the old adage is, that things are like buses, you wait for ages for one and then they come in threes. A psychologist would no doub...

Rolling Up My Sleeves And Getting My Hands Dirty Is Everything I Thought It Would Be

Marissa Francis | Posted 12.03.2017 | UK
Marissa Francis

I'm 24 years old, I have a four-year-old daughter, and I'm an apprentice engineer at ABM UK. Sometimes people are surprised that a young woman would b...

Exams: What If They All Go Wrong?

James | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
James

Due to the mental health issues I had been dealing with throughout school, I felt very pessimistic and cynical towards myself and the world around me, which is never a good mind set to have through your exams.

Is Theresa May Turning Into Donald Trump?

Robin Lustig | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

Did you go to a grammar school? And if you did, did you get a good education? If the answer to both those questions is Yes, you may very well have welcomed the government's pledge in the budget this week to make extra money available for new schools that will be allowed to choose their pupils according to academic ability...

The Arts: Essential Or Expendable?

Eve Jardine-Young | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK
Eve Jardine-Young

As we confront unprecedented political and economic changes both in the UK and across the world, just how important are the arts to our society? Do we...

Are Young People Really Represented Well Enough?

Louis Sherman | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Louis Sherman

The earlier we start to make change, individually or as a whole, and showing young people the value we place on them and their voices, the more benefits we all get from it in the future. Representation of young voices has never gone far enough and now is our time to make our voices heard thoroughly and truly.

GCSE And A Level Courses Axed Amid Schools Funding Crisis

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Schools are being forced to axe GCSE and A-Level courses in a desperate attempt to tackle severe budget pressures, headteachers have warned. Design a...

How would education suffer without aid from the USA?

Aaron Benavot | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Politics
Aaron Benavot

Last week, White House officials said that President Trump would increase military spending by $54 billion, taking funds from domestic programs and fo...

Lords Vote To Cut Link Between TEF And Fees - A Win For Students And The Movement That We Must Build On

Malia Bouattia | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Malia Bouattia

Our government's policy in education remains one that aims to sell it off to the highest bidder. My union's vision, as I believe that of the majority of people in the UK, is that education should remain a right, to be enjoyed by all, at any time in life. Such a vision is one worth fighting for, and one which we will continue to put forward, with others, until it is achieved.

Why I Have No Life

Farida Ahmed | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Farida Ahmed

This is the story behind the teller. I work 7 days a week. I have four (and a half) jobs. I am an academic mentor at a Sixth Form College, a Private Tutor, a Nanny, a Blogger and a Postgrad Student all in one. Honestly, sometimes it feels like I literally have no life.

Craft Cannot Stand Still

Rosy Greenlees | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK
Rosy Greenlees

There's no doubt that craft and the Crafts Council are in a state of flux. We've witnessed an unprecedented rise in the popularity of making, encapsul...

The Price We All Pay For A World That Doesn't Value Gender Equality

Anita Tiessen | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK
Anita Tiessen

Photo credit: WAGGGS One of the challenges when running a global organisation that counts 10 million girls and young women from 146 different count...

Let's Celebrate Progress... Then Get To Work

Dr Diahanne Rhiney | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK
Dr Diahanne Rhiney

It's finally happened... After years of campaigning for just how vital a compulsory healthy relationships education is for our young people, the gov...

Why I'm Striking To Repeal The 8th

Jenny Killin | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jenny Killin

I was 18 years old, I had just lost my job; no money, no place of my own; and my boyfriend was at college. I wasn't ready to have a child, and I was absolutely terrified. I was lucky though, because I had a supportive partner and family. I was lucky I had a health service which recognised my right to decide what happened to my body and my right to professional support. I was lucky to live in a country where the government did not consider it a criminal offence to choose.

Multilingual teaching does more than just improve learning

Aaron Benavot | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Politics
Aaron Benavot

The most widely read GEM Report publication is our paper last year on language policy in education. Why? Because there are about 6,500 languages spoke...

Peru has a new 'rose-tinted' curriculum

Aaron Benavot | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Politics
Aaron Benavot

The UN congratulated Peru last week for its new education curriculum, in effect since the 1st January this year, which aims to improve gender equality...

The bottom countries for female education.

Aaron Benavot | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Politics
Aaron Benavot

Girls learning in Niger. Credit: Tagaza Djibo/GEM Report It's International Women's Day. As people in different cities rally for gender equality, no...