UK Education

Students Face Disruption As Strikes Sweep University Campuses

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Students across the country face huge disruption caused by university strikes this summer, with the first day of action due to begin on Wednesday. Und...

Race and Education

Dr Patrick Roach | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK
Dr Patrick Roach

Recently there's been a lot of welcome focus on pupil performance by background, with research now identifying that white British children are falling...

No More Excuses - Provide Education to All Forcibly Displaced People

Aaron Benavot | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Politics
Aaron Benavot

By the GEM Report and the UNHCR Education Section Days before the World Humanitarian Summit, we have jointly released a new policy paper, 'No more ...

The Coates Review Gives Us a Chance to Break the Cycle of Reoffending - We Must Make Sure That We Take It

Sally Garratt | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK
Sally Garratt

ner's chances of getting the training and education they need. There is a direct correlation between getting a decent education while in prison and being able to live a productive, law-abiding life on the outside. We must enable our prisoners to do this or we are failing them and the communities to which they return.

We Need to Become Hate-Conscious: Reviewing Qasim Rashid's 'Talk to Me'

Umar Nasser | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Umar Nasser

I imagine myself sitting in a New York theatre, one with velvet red curtains and a single microphone occupying the stage. Qasim Rashid walks out from ...

AS-Level Maths Exam Leaves Students Wishing They Had A Rich Uncle

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Students have reacted with utter dismay after their AS-level Maths exam left them confused and more than a little irritated, with some declaring the p...

Notes of Caution as We Celebrate Prison Education Reform

Rod Clark | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK Politics
Rod Clark

The route to achieving improvements to prisoner education is hedged with risks and pitfalls. But it is the right journey to be embarking on, and Dame Sally's vision for a prison system with education at the heart is a great way to start. I, and the rest of PET, looks forward to working to support prison governors, officers, teachers and prisoners themselves every step of the way.

There Are 'Disastrous' Delays To Implementing New GCSEs And A-Levels

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Delays in creating new GCSE and A-level exams could prompt "disastrous" consequences, teaching unions have warned. Despite initial assurances that all...

The Religion of Same - Why Britain Must Fall

David Taylor | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK Politics
David Taylor

If we want things to improve then we shouldn't be demanding less of the world and blaming contributing foreign ex-pats. I'd rather give free healthcare and school places to those who pay in than to those who refuse.

Networking: How to Do It Like a Pro

Professor Maurits van Rooijen | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Professor Maurits van Rooijen

When I was teaching in the USA, the message I picked up was that networking is a kind of vitamin for careers: vitamin R, where the "R" stands for rela...

Ofsted Finds Dirty, Unsafe Conditions At 100 'Hidden' Schools

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education

More than 100 suspected unregistered schools exist across the country, inspectors have found. Ofsted, the schools watchdog, says many more children ar...

We Need a Government Who Will Put Future Generations at Its Heart

Tim Farron | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Politics
Tim Farron

In the last year we have seen this Government lurch from crisis to crisis, falling out with everyone from NHS staff, to local authorities, to teachers, and even falling out amongst themselves over the European Referendum. They've been so preoccupied with firefighting, that they have shown us nothing in the way of a vision or a long-term strategy. This Wednesday they have an opportunity to change that when they announce their plans for the next year in the Queen's Speech.

Tuition Fees Could Rise If The Government Doesn't Drop These Proposals

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Universities could soon increase tuition fees above the current £9,000 limit, student groups have warned. The suggestion came as government proposals...

Damian Lewis Is Surprised A State School Felt The Need To Protest Against Him

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 15.05.2016 | UK

Old Etonian actor Damian Lewis said he was "surprised" when former pupils of a state school tried to stop him attending its 50th anniversary celebrati...

Sorry Nicky, I'm Out

Zoë Brown | Posted 15.05.2016 | UK Politics
Zoë Brown

Dear Nicky Morgan, Please accept this as written notice of my resignation from my role as Assistant Head and class teacher. It is with a heavy heart that I write you this letter. I know you've struggled to listen to and understand teachers in the past so I'm going to try and make this as clear as possible. In the six short years I have been teaching your party has destroyed the Education system. Obliterated it. Ruined it. It is broken.

Words Matter - SATs Don't

Kerry Barrett | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK
Kerry Barrett

"If you spell things wrongly and punctuate things incorrectly," my old university lecturer used to say, "people will think you are stupid, even if you...

The Death of the Classroom

Julian Vigo | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK
Julian Vigo

Paolo Friere, a twentieth century Brazilian educator and leader theorist of critical pedagogy is best known for his work, Pedagogy of the Oppressed wh...

Pupil Premium Awards - Celebrating Our Schools' Success in Helping Disadvantaged Pupils

Sam Gyimah | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Politics
Sam Gyimah

Today I have the pleasure of attending the Pupil Premium Awards 2016, and celebrating those schools which have found the most effective ways of using ...

Future Proofing Today's Students Against Tomorrow's Digital Skills Gap

Clare Sutcliffe | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Tech
Clare Sutcliffe

When we talk about educating students to compete in tomorrow's economy, there's a term that always seems to pop up: the 'skills gap'. It's on the UK government's agenda, but what exactly is the skills gap and what do we need to be doing to prevent the UK workforce from becoming victim to it?

10 *Really* Crap Things You'll Remember About Your Crumbling British School

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education

British schools are falling apart and it's affecting pupils' performance, leading architects have said. The Royal Institute of British Architects foun...

Getting Children Ready for School - It Doesn't Just Happen

Kate Mulley | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK
Kate Mulley

A child's life is full of monumental first steps and starting school is one of them. Yet a recent Unicef report on inequality of child wellbeing across the richest countries in the world highlighted the fact that the UK is continuing to let children fall behind in education.

'Poisonous Certainties': Beliefs Successful People Avoid

Cassandra Lee Yieng | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Cassandra Lee Yieng

My known interests aside, I like to investigate how to prime one's life for success. I took the title from Dr George Brock Chisholm, who was the first...

'Body Blow' For Government As 'Rogue Marker' Tries To Leak SATs

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education

An English test due to be taken by year six pupils across the country today has been accidentally published online. Answers to the grammar, punctuatio...

A Glimpse Inside The Hidden World Of Trickery Behind Exam Cheating

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education

As students across the country prepare to face exam season, internet searches for the best cheating strategies are undoubtedly due to spike. But befor...

Parents' Smartphone Habits Blamed For Kids 'Not Being School Ready'

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Parents

Many children are starting school at a disadvantage because they lack the social skills and resiliance to match their peers, a new report has revealed...