Public Schools

Is School Uniform More Important Than Education?

Emily Moor | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Moor

As a young woman who has experienced both school life and University, I can honestly say that I have grown a lot intellectually since leaving school, where I can wear whatever I feel fit and it has by no means interrupted my learning. In fact, it has helped me distinguish myself from others and become the person that I want to be. Hang in there all those who are being given a hard time! It will get better and you'll soon have the freedom you desire!

The Grassroots Movement Revolutionising Education

Sophie Christophy | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK
Sophie Christophy

By stepping through the doorway of home education to new connections and communities both virtual and in real life, we find a grassroots movement that will lead the way to revolutionising education as we know it. And believe me, it's already happening.

PTSD And Me

Rosie Burnham | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Burnham

As I look in the mirror, I don't remember the person looking back at me. I am trapped in a world of trauma. I start to run the cold tap, splash my face trying to retrace the old me. The young, joyful and innocent child but she was taken away, that day will never fade in my mind.

Can Grammar Schools Help Our Education Divide?

Steve Spriggs | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Politics
Steve Spriggs

So it's back to school and back to the latest education debate, which is all about grammar schools. I approve of selective education, by which I mean selective by merit not means.

A-Level Results Day - Now What?

Alex Dyer | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Dyer

The countdown to A Level results day is approaching, and if you are waiting for your exam results it can be a time of excitement and uncertainty. You might be confident you will get the results you need, or be dreading hearing the news.

Getting a Job is Harder for Some of Our Young People

Bob Morgan | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK
Bob Morgan

If only the world worked in such a way that great young people like Susan got good jobs and life opportunities because of their character and determination and ability instead of facing discrimination for all those stupid reasons - gender, ethnicity and where they were born.

Why Is There a Teacher Shortage in England?

Alex Dyer | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK
Alex Dyer

Without a serious re-think about how we encourage new teachers to get into the profession, perhaps coupled with a radical change in approach to the education system as a whole, it is sadly likely that the shortage of teachers England will only become more of a problem.

Don't Let British Pupils Be Disconnected From the Digital Classroom

Patrick Hayes | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Tech
Patrick Hayes

This survey of a representative sample of 1,204 schools across the UK found that 30 per cent of primary schools were under resourced when it comes to having a basic broadband connection, and almost half didn't have sufficient Wi-Fi. In secondary schools the picture is a little better, but not by much.

It's Time That Mental Health Was Taught on Education

Matt Clifton | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Matt Clifton

I remember back at school, the thoughts continuously just appear in my head now and then. However, what I remember most was that there was little unde...

Does the UK Education System Promote or Suffocate Creativity in Students?

Alex Dyer | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Dyer

Creativity should be celebrated within schools. Creative people invent, problem-solve, discuss and communicate in fresh, exciting ways, we don't want this to be lost during school. Whatever the industry whether it's medical, science, engineering, academic research, technology, business, entrepreneurial; they all require creative thinkers to progress.

The Future of Education

Anna Moody | Posted 17.09.2016 | UK Parents
Anna Moody

Don't our children need to know how to 'give', how to assess risk, how to support each other, how to solve environmental concerns, how to work in teams, evaluate their strengths and weaknesses?

When BASIC Is Good

David Levy | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Tech
David Levy

The word "basic" has a variety of connotations, and allegedly thanks to Kate Moss it is the more negative ones that became fashionable early this summer. But now, as the new school year starts up, BASIC has suddenly found itself being thrust into the headlines in a much more positive way - the computer language that can enable every child to learn to code.

Educating Britain

Danielle Wood | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK
Danielle Wood

School days are the best of your life preaches every parent, everywhere. But, such wisdom is not valuable until you walk out of the school gate for the very last time and shed a tear for your youthful mathematical days.

An Age Old Agreement, The Same Old Story

Helena Eccles | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Helena Eccles

We still live in an education system that is geared towards and favours men; be that reserving a place for an Etonian at King's College, or providing a boy's school with more funding. Now that we have equal educational rights, these age old agreements need to be revised, reformed and ultimately repealed.

Wounded by D-Day? What's Wrong with Paying for the Education you Want?

Ian Hunt | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK
Ian Hunt

It may well be that the option many parents choose - that of moving, and employing expensive tutors is not the best for the family. Whilst it is not an option for all, the alternative of an independent education is one that many parents are increasingly turning towards.

Inequality: Let's Get Creative

Thomas Kemp | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Kemp

Inequality is everywhere at the moment. Scarcely a day goes by without a new take on an age-old story. Inevitably, much of this has focused around money - the super rich, multinationals, bonuses, the wage gap, housing, Swiss bank accounts, tax - all have been under the media spotlight in articles that generate anger and jealousy in equal measure.

Why Making Tutoring Available to All Can Provide the Missing Link in Education Shortfalls

James Brinsford | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK
James Brinsford

The problem that our teenagers face when they build up to exam day is that the weight of expectation can bring them to their knees and if there was the opportunity to have that extra time with a tutor, it could just make all the difference.

Why 'Britain's First Gay School' is a Terrible Idea

Josh Marshall | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK
Josh Marshall

Being gay is not different, it is not wrong , it is not 'alien' - It is perfectly normal and just another wonderful colour on the spectrum of love.

Mollycoddling Children in School Will Not Prepare Them For the Real World

Meliha Hayat | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Meliha Hayat

Perhaps separating the boys and girls is not enough; a lot of it comes down to the parents as well. It seems nowadays, particularly in western countries, many parents tend to mollycoddle their children and avoid placing 'too much pressure' on them once they get home from school.

The Rise of ADHD, Autism, Aspergers in Our Children

Anna Moody | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Moody

I've been investigating this phenomenon lately, asking teachers what barriers they face, parents what frustrations they encounter and generally observing so called 'problem children' in schools, homes and how they interact with others.

State School to Pick Pupils on Rowing Ability - Why Your School Should Do the Same

Nathaniel Reilly-O'Donnell | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Sport
Nathaniel Reilly-O'Donnell

I encourage any school to dare to be, be that school that offers challenges for their pupils to conquer, the school that prepares children for the world as well as their GCSEs. Creating the employees and employers you want to work with won't be solely done in the isolation of a classroom, nobody said "go work for her, she was great at GCSE physics".

Keeping Dyslexia Relevant - How the Government Can Give More Support to Schools and Teachers

Alex Dyer | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alex Dyer

Finding out your child has dyslexia can be an overwhelming experience, and the importance of trying to learn, understand and empathise with the condition should not be underestimated.

A Letter to My Eleven-Year-Old Self

Danny Bowman | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Bowman

Over the next couple of months things will become a little harder, your 11th Christmas will not be all cheer. And you will be full of fear due to your mental illness, you won't understand till early next year that it is mental illness.

A Devastating Crisis of Confidence Is Holding State School Leavers Back

Andrew Law | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Andrew Law

I would love to believe that we now live in a meritocratic nation in which success depends on talent and hard work rather than connections and class. But it is evidently not so.

Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones, But 'Posh' Is Starting to Hurt Me

Nathalie Gordon | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nathalie Gordon

In the media recently there has been, as their always is, people brandishing the 'public school' iron, tarnishing those of us who went to public school. The media is turning our education into a negative.