UK Lessons

Lessons of Loss

Leah Gasson | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Leah Gasson

I will always miss Nanny Carol, who gate-crashed weddings and fed her dog caviar and who danced in the kitchen and used words without caution, but I'll always have had her in my life, and her wonderful madness is etched, eternally, into my genes.

Life Has Lessons for Us Every Day

Maggie Currie | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

I have learned a tremendous amount since training to be a coach and being a coach. I have learned a lot about me in the process. I learned so much about myself that I didn't know, or if I did know I was not aware of it. A lot had been stuffed down inside somewhere, and I have managed to excavate and find it.

'Total Chaos' Or 'A New Chapter In Education'?

PA | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A new "rigorous, engaging and tough" national curriculum is critical to Britain's future economic success, David Cameron said. The Prime Minister d...

WATCH: Teacher's Chemistry Experiment Takes A Turn For The Worst

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education

It's embarrassing enough when you accidentally set off the fire sprinklers during a chemistry class, and even more so if you're the teacher. It a...

Is Gove Trying To Airbrush Climate Change Off The National Curriculum?

PA | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Education Secretary Michael Gove is trying to "airbrush" climate change from the national curriculum, shadow climate change minister Luciana Berger ha...

Real World Tips for Genealogists/Family Historians: Second in the Series

Scott Phillips | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Scott Phillips

Hi everyone! This is edition number two of my four-part series on my 'Real World' tips for those of us who love and enjoy working on our family history, ancestry, and genealogy. My goal is to keep my tips easy and inexpensive!

41 Things I Have Learnt From Shaving My Head

Amisha Ghadiali | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK
Amisha Ghadiali

At first it didn't even occur to me to shave my head. Instead I most of my 21 inches inches off it, which were donated to The Little Princesses Trust to make wigs for kids with cancer, leaving just half an inch of hair.

Pain By Numbers: Maths Really Does Hurt Your Brain

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Scientists have proved what students have long suspected: Maths equations can actually trigger physical pain. Regions of the brain linked with the...

Mythical Creatures That Might Actually Exist

Posted 25.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education

So, Louisana in the US are going to be paying for children to learn about the Loch Ness monster, in a bid to disprove evolution. Their argument goe...

'Criminal' Not To Teach Children To Appreciate Culture, Says Hunt

PA | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt said it was "criminal" not to teach children "an appreciation of culture" and announced the publication of a national cu...

Back-To-Basics Lessons Branded As 'Boring'

PA | Posted 11.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Ministers have unveiled proposals for a back-to-basics curriculum focusing on times-tables, spelling, reading and arithmetic but a union leader warned...

Give All State School Students Debating Lessons, Says Twigg

PA | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

State school pupils should be given lessons in debating and interview techniques to improve their speaking skills, the shadow education secretary said...

Queen Lessons For Clueless Kids

Posted 23.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Pupils are being taught lessons on the Queen after their knowledge about the royal family was described as "shocking". Students from Tower Hamlets,...

Put Teenagers In Charge Of The Class, Urge MPs

PA | Posted 01.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Teenagers should be put in charge of lessons to encourage them to train as teachers, MPs said on Tuesday. "Teaching taster classes" should be offer...

What About Preparing Children and Young People for Life Not Just the Workplace?

Sarah Brennan | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Sarah Brennan

A positive wellbeing agenda within schools is not only good for pupil's health it is good for having content and happy pupils engaged in the curriculum. Sadly OFSTED no longer inspect for a pupil's wellbeing, instead focusing almost solely on academic performance.

Get Out Clauses Give Schools 'Licence To Promote Bigotry', Says Gay Rights Group

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 12.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Campaigners for LGBT issues have accused the government of refusing to abolish "get out clauses" from discussing homosexuality with children, which th...

Headteacher Defends 'Fake Kidnapping' Staged In Front Of Primary Pupils

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 24.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The headteacher who staged a kidnap hoax in front of his primary school pupils has defended his actions, saying the incident was "sensationalised" by ...

RE In Schools Is Underfunded, Warns Professor

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Most state schools spend just £1 per pupil each year on religious education, a new study claims. The statistics were released as a preclude to the...

Noisy Children 'Nine Months Ahead' Of Quiet Classmates

PA | Posted 02.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Children who shout out in lessons are more likely to do better in maths and reading than their quieter classmates, research suggests. The study fou...

ICT Lessons Are 'Inadequate', Says Ofsted

PA | Posted 11.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The teaching of information and computer technology (ICT) is inadequate in a fifth of secondary schools, according to the education watchdog. Pupil...

Motivating Your Child In Lessons

Naomi Richards | Posted 29.11.2011 | UK
Naomi Richards

It is not uncommon for your child to hate at least one of their lessons or one of their teachers. Children generally hate the lesson because they feel...

Boys With Learning Difficulties Given A Voice - Called Stuart

PA | Posted 14.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

A synthetic male voice called 'Stuart' has been launched to help boys in Scotland with speech and learning difficulties. 'Stuart' joins 'Heather', ...

A Fifth Of Primary School Children Find Lessons 'Too Easy'

PA | Posted 05.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Many children could be finding their school work is not challenging enough, research suggests. A study concludes a fifth of yo...

What Will Your School Do? The After-Math and After-English Lessons

Marcus Moore | Posted 24.10.2011 | UK Universities & Education
Marcus Moore

GCSE exam results this time. Miss being there to shake hands, pat backs, offer hugs. A sort of doors-shut-others-open day, what with the autumn term beckoning. Sod the national curriculum. I'd want everyone to be examining recent events.

Barking Mad? Charity Wants Children To Have Dog Lessons At School

BBC | Posted 22.10.2011 | UK Universities & Education

A Cornish charity wants dog education to be added to the school curriculum to cut down on dog "ignorance". K9 Crusaders said it had seen a big rise...