UK Education

Refugee Week: Female Refugees - The Silent Refugee Community

Lily Beaumont | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK
Lily Beaumont

Refugee week is an important time in which to reflect both upon the issues within refugee communities in the UK and upon how the UK society as a whole...

'Tenacious' Student Graduates In Hospice After Terminal Cancer Battle

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A terminally ill student has been rewarded for his “relentless drive” with a private graduation ceremony in his hospice. Friends, family, nursing...

Reading Isn't Uncool Or Unmanly, It's A Key Form Of Resistance And A Means Through Which To Better Our Condition, Especially At Present

Basit Mahmood | Posted 18.06.2017 | UK
Basit Mahmood

To those who think reading isn't for the likes of us, I have this message. It is a key form of resistance and empowerment for individuals within disadvantaged communities. Not only does reading books enable us to better understand the societies around us, but it equips us with the ideas and tools to challenge the status quo.

Teen Who Escaped Grenfell Fire Explains Why She Sat GCSE Exam The Next Morning

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK Parents

A teenager who escaped the Grenfell Tower fire then took her chemistry GCSE the next morning has said she didn’t want to miss the exam because she...

Steps To Success

Caragh Little | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK
Caragh Little

So they've opened a Museum of Failure, now, and lots of us probably feel as though we ought to be exhibits.

Industries And Professions Such As Law, Medicine, Finance And Journalism Must Seek Out Talent From A Wider Range Of Backgrounds

Andrew Law | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK
Andrew Law

State schools have made great progress in equipping the next generation for brighter futures. However, there are still major hurdles for young people in terms of gaining entry to the workplace.

Mindfulness Matters

Carolyn Savage | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Parents
Carolyn Savage

I first started meditating when I was 15 years old. It helped me find calm in an increasingly stressful world, and enabled me to concentrate for much longer periods of time. That said, I still count those final years of school as some of the most stressful of my life, with teenage angst, body image, fear of failure, exam worry and news from around the world all weighing heavily on my mind.

Number Of Children Missing Out On First Choice Secondary School Highest Since 2010

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Parents

The number of children who have missed out on their first choice of secondary school in the 2017/18 school year is the highest it has been since 2010....

Where To Now With Education?

Dr Clare Owen | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Clare Owen

Education needs better, fairer funding. It needs stability, not change for its own sake and increased uncertainty. It needs recognition of actual problems and innovative thinking in solving them. This can only happen if channels of communication between all those who have a stake in the education community are kept open. Whoever is in office, we must make sure that the education debate continues.

AQA English Language Exam Teaches GCSE Students An Unexpected Parenting Lesson

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Parents

Teenagers sitting the AQA English Language GCSE exam got a rather unexpected lesson about parenting from their source material. The 15- and 16-year-ol...

Students Voted In Droves For Policies That Offered Us A Better Future - Politicians Must Take Heed

Malia Bouattia | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Malia Bouattia

Thousands upon thousands of young people came out to vote, engaging with politics for the very first time. So often alienated and disillusioned with our political process in the past, our generation turned out en-masse: smashing aside conventional wisdom with the kind of irreverent, meme-fuelled fervour that only the millennial generation can. In short, we have claimed a stake in our future like never before.

This School's General Election Shows The Conservatives Need To Do More To Please Kids

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 09.06.2017 | UK Parents

A mock general election at a junior school has shown the Conservative party may need to play closer attention to the needs of the younger generation. ...

When We Two Parted

Nathan Remzi | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK
Nathan Remzi

Nathan, in partnership with his colleague Leon Hady, wants to transform how GCSE students revise for English Literature. With an aim of teaching one million students, the pair - through the TuitionKit platform - have launched a set of hip-hop poetry videos that take on core texts and poems from the curriculum and turn them into rap.

Only Labour Will Create An Education System Accessible For Everyone, Not Just The Privileged Few

Angela Rayner | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Politics
Angela Rayner

Our industrial strategy sets out a game-changing vision for rebalancing our economy and driving up the quality of work across all sectors. But we will have failed workers across the country if we create high-quality jobs but fail to give British workers the skills they need to do those jobs. Only by providing both jobs and skills can we truly transform our economy.

Teaching (In)tolerance In Schools

Christina Easton | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK
Christina Easton

Speaking after the London Bridge attack on Saturday, Theresa May stated that there is "far too much tolerance" of extremism in Britain. Given the stro...

Knowledge And Education Should Be Unbounded And It's The World's Citizens' Responsibility To Ensure This

Sherina Rathor | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Sherina Rathor

I often wonder whether the trials and tribulations of the world go hand-in-hand with a lack of wholesome knowledge and education; that negative sentiments and inhumane choices are the consequences of poor literacy and teaching.

Why Integration Is For All Of Us

Olivia Darby | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK
Olivia Darby

Unity is a constant, worthwhile struggle. Let's try every day to create connections as Raheal did, break through barriers, and have the strength to question, reflect and demand more of ourselves.

Parents' Guide To The General Election: What All The Manifestos Say About Children

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Parents

With the general election looming on Thursday 8 June we’ve been bombarded with political information over the last few weeks. It can be hard to make...

Exam Stress And Emotional Upholstery

Adam Pettitt | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Parents
Adam Pettitt

As an impromptu list of dos and don'ts, it struck me as a pretty serviceable guide to exam preparation and spoke volumes for the resolutely sensible, pragmatic approach of those whose expertise and resilience have been honed over many a season of internal assessments and tests.

How To Help Your Children Through The Exam Process

Julie Lodrick | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Parents
Julie Lodrick

While our children's futures will still be decided by exam grades, it is important that parents, students and teachers see the process in the context of long-term character development. Factors such as how the student sees themselves as a learner and whether they can develop the resilience to engage with challenge and learn from their mistakes, have a big part to play in deciding success.

Rise Of The Robots: Technology Is Moving On But Are Humans Being Left Behind?

Sarah Weir OBE | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Tech
Sarah Weir OBE

As the election looms, the familiar education, education, education mantra is loud and proud - promises of more funding for primary schools, grammar schools and the abolition of tuition fees. But as intelligent machines silently march on and integrate discreetly into the fabric of our workplaces, where is the investment for education and skills for our adult workforce?

The Impending Nursing Shortage And How To Fix it

Danny Bowman | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Politics
Danny Bowman

Whichever political party you support I encourage you to back this approach which could help not only provide social and economic mobility for more people in the future but could play a vital role in maintaining the NHS for this generation and the next.

Voting For Education

Dr Clare Owen | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Clare Owen

The Conservative Manifesto makes reference to the intake of selective schools, but not to the end result of their re-introduction: a two-tier education system within which different children have access to different opportunities, not the 'Great Meritocracy' claimed. For this election, let's remember what the real problems facing education are and focus on what needs to happen to deliver an education system fit for the 21st century to every child.

The Fight Against Radicalisation Is Now An Online Battlefield

Claire Stead | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Tech
Claire Stead

Young people - who are both most exposed to the online world and the most vulnerable - need to be protected and shielded better than anyone. This education, between what is right and just and true, begins at home and in the school.

Young People Inspire Me Each Day - Our Future Leaders

Tina McGuff | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Parents
Tina McGuff

I covered self-esteem, self-awareness, mental fitness, being non-judgmental, resilience, compassion and the power of positivity and the impact of how having all of this can help you through some challenging times in life you may or may not face.