UK Education

Investment In UK Grammar Schools Unlikely To Solve Social Mobility Challenge

Dr Franz Buscha | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK
Dr Franz Buscha

Following Philip Hammond's budget reveal that an extra £320m will be made available to fund an extra 140 new free schools (of which many are likely t...

Why This Charity Is Campaigning To Have Mental Health Education Compulsory In Schools

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK Parents

Parents believe that protecting their children’s mental health is a top concern, yet it is not compulsory to be taught in schools. A small-scale Yo...

21st Century Skills For All: UNICEF And Pearson Launch Educational Partnership For Children

Mike Penrose | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK
Mike Penrose

Tuấn Nguyễn lost his vision when he was 19. At the time, he was a sophomore in a Vietnamese university and had to quit school because he couldn't...

New Oxford Portraits Will Celebrate University's Increasing Diversity

Dr Rebecca Surender | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK
Dr Rebecca Surender

Look around Oxford University's corridors and dining halls at the magnificent portraits that hang there, and something may strike you: almost everyone...

A Must For Education

Jaelithe Leigh-Brown | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jaelithe Leigh-Brown

The first physical signs of stress I remember having were on my hands. They were red, itchy and shaking. The irony is that I can't even remember exac...

Managing Test-Related Stress With Your Child

Carey Ann Dodah | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Parents
Carey Ann Dodah

The Wildlife Trusts highly recommend spending time outdoors and around nature and water to relieve stress, so perhaps take time out and visit some local scenery - like your local park or woods. However if there is a timetable in place make sure that it is still possible to cover everything in time.

Am I Doing My Child, And Society In General, A Disservice By Rejecting A Mainstream Education?

Kelly Kemp | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Parents
Kelly Kemp

I am currently having a battle with my conscience. My daughter needs more than the mainstream education (in a very good, very accommodating school) can offer her, but if she goes to special school I am responsible for denying her mainstream peers a fantastic opportunity to learn more about her and her condition, which, eventually, I would hope would lead to greater acceptance as she grows up and tries to make her own way in the world.

We Must Make The Unique Challenge Of Raising Children While In Education Fairer

Angela Alexander | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Parents
Angela Alexander

all women everywhere Whilst there is some support for student parents out there not many recognise the complex needs of each individual family and how one differs from the next. We know that information provision for student parents is poor currently and that's why support for student parents is more than just better funding, it's complex and can change on a case by case basis. From accessing facilities, accommodation, flexible full time studying and robust maternity and paternity policies, we must work towards a fairer system for all student parents.

Encouraging A Competitive Spirit - How To Stretch And Not Strain Your Child

Deborah Fisher | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Parents
Deborah Fisher

'Competition is about looking sideways at what others are doing, whereas aspiration, which is much more healthy, is about looking forwards and concentrating your efforts on what is ahead of you.'

Milo Yiannopoulos' Politics Of Hate Will Never Be Welcome At Glasgow

Aamer Anwar | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Aamer Anwar

In nearly three decades of campaigning, I have learned that those who mount campaigns against injustice can win against overwhelming odds, justice is a right and not a privilege but as Rector I will not be able to do justice to this position unless I have the support of the students. I am determined to be a strong voice, fighting their corner but want the students and staff by my side.

How To Help Your Children Ace The New GCSEs

Eddy Chan | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Parents
Eddy Chan

Exams seem to be emerging as a new battleground not only for children, but schools, government and now seem to be responsible for dragging parents into a new fear spiral. It's a very different world from when we were kids.

Tommy Robinson Could Be Speaking At Your Campus If The Government Has Its Way

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Universities will be compelled to protect free speech on campus and in student unions under new government plans, it has been reported. According to ...

Children Have So Much To Gain From Exploring Language - Let's Help Them Get On The Right Path Early On

Anne Longfield | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK
Anne Longfield

When we talk about children receiving a good start in education there is sometimes an assumption that they all begin primary school on an equal footing. But children can grow up at a very different pace and in particular those who don't develop communication skills early on can face an uphill battle to catch up.

An Open Letter To Teenagers About To Sit Exams

Jaelithe Leigh-Brown | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK
Jaelithe Leigh-Brown

I felt inspired to write to you because I've seen lots of teenagers just like you who are getting stressed and anxious about sitting exams.

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

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.