UK Education

Do We Need New Disablism Laws?

Simon Stevens | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

No law alone can make one person change their opinion of another person, and just adding law after law to try to will not help anyone, and may actually cause harm and resentment. Instead, we need to get our hands dirty and actually step by step, person by person, create better understanding and behaviour, that could result in better attitudes if we play our cards right.

Mindfulness in Schools

Anna Moody | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Moody

Has anyone noticed that things are a bit 'off' in the world at the moment? How do we set about course correcting? Can anyone come up with a solution?

The Obligation to End Preventable Deaths and a Stunted Childhood Is a Responsibility We All Bear

Dame Tessa Jowell | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Politics
Dame Tessa Jowell

Six out of the world's ten fastest growing economies in the world are in Africa, but their potential will not be realised without long-term improvements to education, health and the opportunity for women to give birth in environments free from violence. The further prize is increased productivity and economic growth.

Learning Disability Week - Why Politicians and Businesses Need to Take Note of the Learning Disability Community

Jan Tregelles | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jan Tregelles

A change in our society's attitude towards people with a learning disability would be a positive change for society in general. However, we all have to work together to achieve this. It's for this reason, that during this Learning Disability Week, we want to show that a person with a learning disability can have the same firsts as anybody else. All we need now is for everyone to listen.

International Day of the African Child 2014

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

We are still fighting for the rights of children to have a free and quality education. It is now over two full months ago that more than 200 girls were abducted from a school in Chibok, northern Nigeria by the Islamist militant group, Boko Haram. This terrible situation is the worst nightmare any parent can experience.

Education is a Security Issue

Charlotte Keenan | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK
Charlotte Keenan

The news that some schools in Birmingham are under investigation by the Department for Education has caused widespread concern about the role educatio...

Aid to Education Has Fallen by 10% Since 2010

Aaron Benavot | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Politics
Aaron Benavot

Humanitarian aid makes up only a small share of the external financing for education: The sector received only 2% of humanitarian appeals in 2013 - a long way from the modest 4% target set by the UN last year.

My Thoughts on 'How Was Your Day Joe?' on BBC Radio 3

Jo Worgan | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jo Worgan

When scrolling through my twitter feed yesterday evening I came across a tweet by the lovely Mike from Talk About Autism, he was sharing the BBC Radio 3 program, "How Was your Day Joe?" that was available to listen to again via the BBC website.

Stop the Sell Off of Student Loans, Education and the Next Generation

Marienna Pope-Weidemann | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Politics
Marienna Pope-Weidemann

After four years as a Soas student, I'm about to graduate with a considerable amount of debt, albeit not compared to those now paying historic £9000 ...

Teaching Children About War: Mum's Not the Word

Megan Brownrigg | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Brownrigg

The 70th anniversity of D-Day the centenary of the First World War pinpoint 2014 as a year of wartime nostalgia. Amongst fabulous stories of rebel veterans absconding from their care homes to Normandy and colourful re-enactment celebrations, one of the quieter questions being bartered around is 'do kids really know what's going on?.'

Teachers: Burnt Out or Burning Brightly?

Kathryn Lovewell | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kathryn Lovewell

Who do you want in front of your kids for over 500 hours of their formative years - a stressed, intolerant screeching banshee or a calm, compassionate and flexible human being with a sense of humour?

Gove Blocked 'No-Notice' School Inspections Claims Ofsted Boss

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Politics

Education Secretary Michael Gove blocked the introduction of "no-notice" inspections of schools two years ago, the head of Ofsted has claimed. The ...

Education Funding Agency Criticised For Being Slow To Intervene In Failing Schools

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK

The government body responsible for allocating billions of pounds of taxpayers' money to schools, colleges and academies has been strongly criticised ...

'Islamic' Primary School Found To Have Books Promoting Stoning, Lashing And Execution

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK

An Islamic primary school has been deemed failing by the education watchdog after it was found with books promoting stoning, lashing and execution. Of...

Did You Know That Sex and Relationship Education Is Not Compulsory?

Jack Fletcher | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Fletcher

Most don't. I'm not surprised as it seems a no brainer right? To tell kids age-appropriate information so they can prepare for certain life events in advance and handle them better. There's been a time for all of us looking back when we would think 'I wish I had known this or that before it happened'...

Work Related Learning: A Model for Inspiring Pupils

Olly MacNamee | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Olly MacNamee

Education needs to think more about what it can offer all their students, but it should be on our terms because if anyone knows their pupils best, it's their teachers. And I have not met many that do not, every single day, try to inspire their pupils.

Film Education: How It Looks to the Under-18s

David Cooke | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
David Cooke

Our research allowed us to ask: Do teenagers feel the same as their parents about big issues facing them? How do they think about representations of drugs misuse, dangerous behaviour, or the sexualisation of younger people in the media? How do young people use the age ratings system (they do!) in a multi-platform landscape?

To Get More Women in IT, Computer Science Must Be as Common as ABCs

Jane Richardson | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jane Richardson

There clearly remains a perception problem around the suitability and attractiveness of IT as a career path for women. In the EU, where women occupy just 11 percent of IT leadership roles, the situation is particularly dire.

Mobile Takes a New Meaning in Physical Education

Brian Bennett | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Tech
Brian Bennett

Technological innovation has been fused with sports both on and off the field for quite some time now. Professional venues are riddled with video equipment to make sure viewers at home and officials on the sidelines have every possible angle of every play throughout the game.

A toast to teachers

Dominic Stevenson | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK
Dominic Stevenson

Teaching isn't easy, and it's getting harder as ministers and parents decide they know best, but teachers will carry on. They'll strive and sweat and do their best and they will change more lives and they'll be remembered in years to come when dreams they helped to build come true.

Michael Gove Is Not Happy When He's Asked About The 'Islamist School Plot'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK Politics

Michael Gove has been forced to deny that the Government has been irrevocably damaged by his public spat with cabinet colleague Theresa May over the s...

We Need to Talk About Consent

Fran Hall | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Fran Hall

Consent is a word we may think we have an understanding of, given its commonplace and importance in the law. But when it comes to sex and relationships we need to clarify and talk far more openly about it, particularly in schools, to help combat the widespread sexual violence against women; a problem that is reaching alarming levels.

Dedication, Not Delegation, Is What You Need Prime Minister

Grant Feller | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Politics
Grant Feller

David Cameron has got me singing an old TV theme tune all morning. It's from the wonderful Roy Castle's Record Breakers: 'If you wanna be the best, if you wanna beat the rest, dedication's what you need...'

Write to Learn

Stephen_Brown | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK
Stephen_Brown

Monday's news that Asia had received top marks in the 2014 global education index was received warmly right across Asia, and by many of us in the development community too.

Reaction to Kirstie Allsopp's 'Ditch University and Have a Baby By 27'

Rose Taylor | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rose Taylor

I am a firm believer in doing whatever is right for you in life with regards to career decisions and when to start a family, there should be no rules or guidelines, and no one should be frowned upon for their choices in life. As a result, it is no wonder that I disagree with Kirstie Allsopp's 'advice' to young girls about having a baby by 27 and ditching university.