UK Education

The Modern Conservative Party Will Always Unashamedly Back Social Mobility

Nadhim Zahawi | Posted 30.05.2016 | UK Politics
Nadhim Zahawi

I am sure that schools such as Eton continue to provide an excellent education and enable their students to have wonderful careers, and make a real contribution to society. But it would be a grave misunderstanding to view these measures as attacking these schools, or punishing students for choices made by their parents.

Let's Follow Celebrity Suit and Talk

Leslie Sinoway | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK
Leslie Sinoway

This Menstrual Hygiene Day we want to get everyone talking about why #menstruationmatters. And you can help! Share this blog on Twitter and Facebook to start the conversation and help break the taboos about periods that are holding girls back.

From Sunshine to Raspberry Pi

Wendy Kirkman | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Tech
Wendy Kirkman

Children who had never touched a computer mouse now use the Raspberry Pi for Word Processing, spreadsheets etc. Instead of computer theory, they can get hands on experience. Their teachers are gaining confidence and can now properly address the Zambian ICT curriculum.

Parents Can't Answer GCSE Maths Questions: Test Your Skills

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Parents

The majority of parents are unable to answer GCSE maths questions, a survey has revealed. More than half of the 2,000 parents surveyed (55%) said they...

Year 6 Pupils' Open Letter To Nicky Morgan About 'Stressful' SATs

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Parents

A class of Year 6 children have written an open letter to Nicky Morgan addressing this year's SATs reading test. The pupils, from Andoversford Primary...

LGBT+ Inclusion in Education Saves Lives and Must Be Funded

Shaun Dellenty | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK
Shaun Dellenty

Three million pounds can never replace the countless nameless souls we have lost, both in the UK and around the world since formal education began, whose lives were terminally compromised by prejudice, discrimination and hate. It is to these people that I wish to dedicate my recent awards and honours, in addition to everyone who has invited me along to speak or supported my work.

Heads Call On Nicky Morgan To Not Publish 'Risky' Primary Test Results

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Parents

Headteachers have written an open letter to Nicky Morgan asking her to cancel the publication of any primary test results taken this year. The Nationa...

Lecturers Are Striking Today to Save Our Education - As Students, We Must Stand With Them

Bradley Allsop | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Bradley Allsop

Today, those of us that care about the future of education, care about the ethos that our universities run under and care about justice, need to join our lecturers on the picket line. Today, let's jointly raise our voices and demonstrate where the true power lies on our campuses.

Recovery and Relearning to Live

Sophie Harrison | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie Harrison

For those of you in the recovery school - whatever stage - I am there and wish you the strength to keep going, one day at a time. Also remember that you are not alone; mental health affects 1 in 4 individuals. Every step forward, however small, is significant.

For Children in Crisis, Education Cannot Wait

Mike Penrose | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK
Mike Penrose

For the first time in the 70-year history of the UN, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has brought together world leaders and the humanitarian community for the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, with the aim of making bold commitments to reduce the impact of the unprecedented wars and disasters we are seeing today.

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.