UK Primary

Might Museums Be The Schools Of The Future?

Deborah Bull | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK
Deborah Bull

Most of us remember school trips to museums and galleries - in some cases, only because of the welcome contrast to the everyday. At best, the museums and galleries - their collections of curiosities rich with cultural history - created memories more enduring than the classroom-based learning they were intended to supplement.

Is Private Tutoring To Blame For Educational Inequality?

Alex Dyer | Posted 04.10.2017 | UK
Alex Dyer

Private Tutoring on the Rise Recent reports have claimed that over 25% of state-educated 11 to 16-year-olds have enlisted the help of a private tutor...

A Writers' Responsibility: How I Get Young People Interested In Reading

Stuart Reid | Posted 29.09.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Stuart Reid

Since 2001 more than two million pupils left primary school without the ability to read well. Reading well, and with enjoyment, is a skill that unlocks opportunities at school and in life. If children do not read well, and enjoy reading, by the age of 11 they are likely to suffer social, economic and cultural exclusion as adults.

Reflections as a New Education Era Dawns

Aaron Benavot | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK
Aaron Benavot

This week the new goal and targets for education from now until 2030 will be set in stone. Here, we present some initial thoughts about the beginnin...

Over the Last Decade, 17million More Children Are Learning in sub-Saharan

Pauline Rose | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK
Pauline Rose

It is troubling that the 9% decline in aid spending to basic education in low income countries between 2010 and 2011 has hit 19 of the poorest countries - Tanzania amongst them. Without donor support to education as promised in 2000 at the World Education Forum in Dakar, these countries will struggle to provide the quality of education that their children deserve.

Poverty Holds Back Learning in Kenya

Manos Antoninis | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK
Manos Antoninis

Margaret, a teacher in Nairobi, is the fifth participant in the EFA Global Monitoring Report's 10-week #TeacherTuesday campaign. She works in Kibera, ...

Education Should Not Be a Postcode Lottery

Shumailla Dar | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK
Shumailla Dar

The answer seems like a straight-forward one to state but difficult to achieve, what we need is a multifaceted approach. Better teachers are not the only solution. We need a fairer system to judge the credibility of schools, and to help improve poorer areas as a whole.

No 'Choice' In School Place System For Unfortunate Few

Caroline Thain | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Thain

It's landmark day - a major milestone. Tots are called pre-schoolers. Everything gears towards this. You picked four schools you wouldn't mind the apple of your eye attending for seven precious years. Three months later, you receive notification... WHERE?

Reductions in Aid Jeopardise Schooling for Millions of Children

Pauline Rose | Posted 09.08.2013 | UK
Pauline Rose

Millions of children may be denied access to school due to reductions in aid, according to new data released today in a new policy paper from the EFA Global Monitoring Report team and the UNESCO Institute of Statistics (UIS).

London Speed Dating For Eight-Year-Olds Branded 'Vulgar'

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 09.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A speed dating event organised for primary school children has provoked mixed reactions with some branding it "vulgar" and "distasteful". The two-n...

Lucy Sherriff

Head Teacher Banned For Watching Porn At Primary School | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 19.10.2011 | UK Universities & Education

A primary school head teacher in London has been found guilty of engaging in a sexual act and watching porn in his office, where he could be seen from...