National Curriculum

Should Body Confidence Be On The National Curriculum?

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Calls have been made for body confidence to be taught in schools as nearly half of young girls opt out of exercise because they don't like the way the...

Could Your Child's Teachers Be Struggling?

Julie Booth | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Julie Booth

With the new academic year now well underway, children across England will be getting used to a revamped national curriculum, which the government has described as "rigorous, engaging and tough".

Adding Girls Into the Tech Equation

Anne Marie Neatham | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Tech
Anne Marie Neatham

The technology industry constantly pushes boundaries. Unfortunately we have not succeeded in removing the perceived boundaries that stop women from opting to work in technical careers.

Programming for Life

Anne Marie Neatham | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Tech
Anne Marie Neatham

Coding is about so much more than helping children understand the technology they are using - it is about giving them skills for life. Coding improves problem solving and thinking skills, and will play a hugely important role in improving children's future employment prospects.

The New Curriculum: The Implementation May Be Messy But There Is a Definite Need for Change

Carey Ann Dodah | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK
Carey Ann Dodah

This September a new national curriculum will be taught in schools across England. This could lead to testing times for parents, teachers and children alike, as they embark on the challenge of getting to grips with new expectations and new ways of learning.

Mindful Media: How Mindfulness Is Bringing an Answer to Sex and Violence in Media

Jeremy Wickremer | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jeremy Wickremer

You wouldn't let a stranger babysit your child, and you would protect your child against physical danger. Yet every day strangers have direct access to our children's fertile minds, through their mobiles, tablets, TVs, computers and game boxes.

Give the Needle and Thread a Chance

Lisa Comfort | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Comfort

With a needle and thread you can sew on a button, make a beautiful dress and also have rewarding career. So why is it a shrinking part of our national curriculum?

Literature's Resurgence, Rap's Rebranding and Young Londoners Reconnecting the Two

Marvin Williams | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Marvin Williams

Through literature hip hop's viewed beyond the negative preconceptions. Through hip hop, literature's no longer a dreaded GCSE exam but a popular pastime again.

Is It Time for Schools to Tackle Eating Disorders, as Equal to Obesity and the Healthy Eating Agenda?

Sam Thomas | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Thomas

Despite having an eating disorder I'd never heard of bulimia, let alone knew it was a mental illness. Most days I would run out of lessons or avoid lessons completely to escape the torment of bullies. I'd hide in the boys toilets and lock myself in a cubicle as it was the only place where I couldn't be found.

School Leavers Were More Prepared For Work In 1851 Than Today, Study Claims

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Young people leaving school in 1851 were better equipped with skills for the job market than school leavers today, a study is claiming. Victorian s...

'Guinea Pig' Pupils Tested Too Much, Warns Union Leader

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

"Guinea pig" pupils are tested too much and should not be labelled "substandard citizens" if they fail to meet the Government's definition of academic...

Michael Gove's New School Curriculum: What's On It?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Micheal Gove has published a revised national curriculum, to be introduced to schools in England in September 2014. The publication has received s...

Give Students Mental Health Lessons, Urges Charity

PA | Posted 05.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Pupils should be given lessons on mental health, it has been suggested, amid fresh concerns that many youngsters are affected by the issue. Campaig...

'Leftist Fat Cat' or Teachers' Saviour? Interview With NUT General Secretary Christine Blower

Hannah Gal | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK Politics
Hannah Gal

Following my interview with Michael Gove's department, I present the very same questions to Christine Blower, the National Union of Teachers' general secretary.

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...

We Need an Inclusive History Curriculum

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Muhammad Abdul Bari

Compulsory Holocaust Studies and related school trips have contributed to minimising right-wing anti-Semitism in the playground. Positive curriculum material in history could help significantly reduce Islamophobia.

Why Caring for Nature Should Stay in the National Curriculum

Elisabeth Whitebread | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Elisabeth Whitebread

We wrote a letter, which was published this weekend alongside an article in the Sunday Times. It calls on the government to re-instate caring for nature in the primary school curriculum for the benefit of children today and tomorrow. Sir David Attenborough called me up to let me know he would sign our letter.

Teaching Kids to Kill Themselves and Also Their Best Friend: This Sick Madness Must Be Stopped

Melanie Kendry | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Comedy
Melanie Kendry

In love? No one else approves? Clearly, suicide is the solution - but not until you've taken out your wife's cousin then her other cousin - who is also, somehow, her fiancé. No, it's not something the Mormons dreamed up, it's what kids are learning in a school near you, in shameless Shakespeare's rogue tragedy Romeo and Juliet.

Gove's War on the Teaching of Climate Change

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 02.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Anders Lorenzen

Education Secretary Michael Gove has for several years been campaigning for climate change to be removed from the national curriculum for under 14-year-olds in the subject of geography. This has now moved forward and has officially been proposed by Gove's department which has opened a consultation period on the issue.

'Dumbing Down'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.03.2013 | UK

A group of academics have warned that Michael Gove's national curriculum proposal will severely erode education standards by 'dumbing down' teaching a...

Why Is the Education System Failing?

Sam Wood | Posted 24.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Wood

As a first year student working towards a degree in business and law at LCA Business School in London, it could be argued that I am a professional of tomorrow.

How Can Teaching Boys Alongside Girls Better Prepare Pupils for the Realities of Life?

Brodie Bibby | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Brodie Bibby

As a boy in a boarding school myself many years ago, which was single sex until A levels, the arrival of girls in the sixth form was the worst possible distraction to teenage boys about to embark serious exams. Boys and girls perhaps learn differently and approach work in different ways.

Overhaul Needed To Encourage Teens To Take Maths At A-Level

PA | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education

An overhaul of maths education is needed to boost the numbers of teenagers taking the subject after GCSE, research suggests. Just one in five stude...

Michael Gove Is Wrong: Mary Seacole Belongs on the School Curriculum

Greg Jenner | Posted 08.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Greg Jenner

If this Coalition government really is trying to instil more civic pride and individual responsibility in the public, then there are few more compelling icons of altruistic endeavour than a woman who traipsed half-way around the world to support those fighting in her name. Was she a saint? Not at all, and she herself struggled at times to deflect racial taunts by trying to distance herself from those with darker skin, so she might better fit in.

With the Widespread Lack of Knowledge About the EU, Should It Be Introduced Into the National Curriculum?

Amy Packham | Posted 07.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Amy Packham

The EU needs to be brought closer to its citizens. Introducing a basic understanding of its workings in the National Curriculum could bridge the gap between a media-directed view and an actual understanding.