UK Education

Academies and the Mental Health Crisis in England's Schools

Craig Thorley | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Politics
Craig Thorley

As the number of academies has grown, so too has the amount of variation in exactly what kind of services schools are required to provide to pupils. This will make it increasingly difficult for the government to respond to calls for things like better mental health provision in our schools.

Cameron Tells Muslim Women To Learn English - After Ditching English Classes

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Politics

David Cameron has been criticised announcing a £20 million fund for women to learn English - despite cutting a £45 million English language programm...

Has School Uniform Gone Too Far?

Chloe-Mai Parfitt | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Chloe-Mai Parfitt

The subject of school uniform is something that had been debated for a long while, and probably will for many years to come. Whilst it's true that having a school uniform has numerous pros, I struggle to see how they outweigh the many cons.

Bowie: The Original Chief Freedom Fighter

Karen Dobres | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
Karen Dobres

I'm not the biggest music fan: so I asked myself why I felt so sad and affected by his exit. His image has been around my whole life and I've always connected it with freedom, and flipping the bird to cultural norms.

Rebuilding the Lives of Children in Liberia After Ebola

Lily Caprani | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK
Lily Caprani

For now, the epidemic is officially over and families and communities are beginning to rebuild their lives, but the work of organisations such as Unicef remains as important as ever. Even before the Ebola outbreak, Liberia had one of the highest child mortality rates in the world, and combatting this continues to be one of our biggest challenges in the country.

Curiosity, Autonomy and a Teacher's Faith Restored

Scott Charlesworth | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK
Scott Charlesworth

I began as a boy from a home broken by divorce and raised within the deprivation of one of the UKs poorest areas, where half the adult population has a primary school level of numeracy. Now I have a PhD from a Russell Group university and teach chemistry in a top independent school - I might be considered a poster boy for the importance of education to social mobility.

Statutory PSHE Gets the Backing of Select Committee Chairs in Time for Bill

Olive Barton | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Politics
Olive Barton

In what has been called an "unprecedented move" by director of the PSHE (personal, social, health, education) association Joe Hayman, four select comm...

It's Time That Mental Health Was Taught on Education

Matt Clifton | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Matt Clifton

I remember back at school, the thoughts continuously just appear in my head now and then. However, what I remember most was that there was little unde...

Survey Reveals 'Scandalous' Pay Position for Teachers

Chris Keates | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Politics
Chris Keates

A new survey by the NASUWT has found that more than half of teachers (57%) across England have not received or had confirmed that they will receive their 1% pay award this year. The survey, which attracted almost 7,000 responses from our members, revealed disturbing results showing that of those eligible for pay progression, 47% had either been refused or had not had a decision made by their school.

Dyslexia

Clive Norman | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Clive Norman

The fact is my intelligence, or lack of, has not changed one jot. I have always had to try to educate myself in other ways and have found I have a very broad spread of knowledge in many subjects. I'm sure that I am no more, or less intelligent than any of my friends with one or two glaring exceptions.

Beautiful Video Of Arabs And Jews Kissing Proves Love Trumps Hate

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK

Videos of strangers awkwardly kissing on camera was one of 2015's most popular video trends. But a new twist on the well-copied theme is genuinely hea...

Student Nurses Aren't Asking for Special Treatment - We Are Asking for Fair Treatment

Kat Webb | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kat Webb

Student nurses are not asking for special treatment. We are asking for fair treatment, something that has not been granted to our registered counterparts... Thank you, Mr Osborne, for mobilising this demoralised workforce, and reminding us to care about ourselves as much as we do our patients.

The Grammar of Terror

Bex Felton | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Politics
Bex Felton

In England, home to the glorious English language, everyone knows that bad grammar is the same as bad thoughts, and bad thoughts are the sure road to ...

Right for All the Wrong Reasons: Times Tables by Age 11

Jonathan Arnott | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Politics
Jonathan Arnott

We're living in a technology-driven world. Calculations can be done in an instant; you no longer even need to reach for your calculator. A tablet, ipad, laptop or mobile telephone will almost certainly have a calculator function - you're never far away from something that will help you to deal with basic arithmetic if you can't do it for yourself...

Why Not Going to University Isn't the End of the World

Arran Rice | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Arran Rice

I would say to people not to rush when deciding what to do with your future - if you need to take a year to figure out your next step don't feel pressured not to do that. And don't go to university just because people expect you to.

The Impact of Single Sex Education

Katrina Vasey | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Katrina Vasey

It is my opinion that single sex education is no bad thing because the gender of your peers is only one part of your school experience: teaching standards, general school environment and the individual's self-confidence and natural ability will also play their part.

For My Daughter on Her 13th Birthday

Sharon Sutton | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Parents
Sharon Sutton

Just be you and never try to be a people pleaser, folks will like and love you for who you are and if they can't accept that then you don't need them in your life. Laugh, be kind and don't ever let boys break your heart. Most importantly bask in what makes you happy and build your worth on experiences and not possessions. Never forget that you can talk to me.

The Importance of Promoting STEM Subjects Across the UK

Coorous Mohtadi | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Tech
Coorous Mohtadi

Whilst science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) have a profound impact on our everyday lives, we continue to see a lack of engagement from students of all ages in these subjects. This is despite STEM subjects being considered one of the accelerating forces for future economic growth across the UK.

The Art of Managing What You Can't Measure

Stephen Carrick-Davies | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK Politics
Stephen Carrick-Davies

Some of my best friends are teachers; gifted, experienced practitioners who have dedicated their lives to nurturing and curating the slow unfurling of...

Nicky Morgan Wants Schoolchildren To Be Taught That Britain Is Mainly Christian

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 28.12.2015 | UK

Pupils in Britain’s schools should be taught that the country is mainly Christian and are free to prioritise the teaching of organised religion over...

Britain Monolingulism Theatened by Foreign Kids

Kate Milner | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK Comedy
Kate Milner

As one bigot explains "All these foreign kids coming into our country and speaking more than one language are giving our kids ideas. They're starting to think that maybe they'd like to speak foreign languages too and not just bellow English at people while sporting a lobster tan."

'Tis the Season for Universities to Be Reminded of Their Third Mission

Professor Maurits van Rooijen | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Professor Maurits van Rooijen

For most universities and colleges, the season of good will lasts the entire year, every year - or at least, that is the idea. It is called the university's Third Mission: the self-imposed task to actively contribute positively to society.

Why the Study of History Is Imperative Today

Amy Licence | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK
Amy Licence

I love studying history. I don't think I will ever tire of it. It's exciting, it's full of drama and passion, heartbreak and victories: it has a better plot than any novel you can buy. There's nothing I love more than rifling through the wardrobe accounts of Edward IV or debating the implications of Richard III's actions.

Santa's Sleigh Is Aerodynamically Useless, So Students Have Built Him A Better One

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK Tech

Santa's sleigh is one of the most recognisable objects in the world and while it's pretty, it's not actually that great at flying. Well students at th...

Women Fight Terror Through Education

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

Ideas are what cause nations to collapse or rejuvenate. It is ideas and ideology that help people to overcome the barriers in front of them. But ideas need good leadership to spread them effectively. Over history, we have seen how ideas can change people's thinking and endure throughout time, being handed down from one generation to another.