UK Education

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
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...