UK Pupils

Parents Can't Answer GCSE Maths Questions: Test Your Skills

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Parents

The majority of parents are unable to answer GCSE maths questions, a survey has revealed. More than half of the 2,000 parents surveyed (55%) said they...

Year 6 Pupils' Open Letter To Nicky Morgan About 'Stressful' SATs

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Parents

A class of Year 6 children have written an open letter to Nicky Morgan addressing this year's SATs reading test. The pupils, from Andoversford Primary...

Stop the Comparisons: Teach Your Kids to Focus on Their Own Achievements

Elizabeth Wright | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK Parents
Elizabeth Wright

So how can we teach children to understand themselves, accept their abilities as they are, and then focus on improving their own skills and their own achievements?

School Apologises For Advertising 'Bikini Body' Fitness Class

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK Parents

A school caused outrage by advertising "bikini body" fitness classes for pupils. The Ripley Academy in Derbyshire, that teaches pupils aged 11 to 18, ...

Kid Nails Maths Exam Without Knowing The Answer

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Parents

Although there's been much controversy about the difficulty of SATs questions for kids, it seems this boy had no problem with his maths test. In a pho...

Pupil Premium Awards - Celebrating Our Schools' Success in Helping Disadvantaged Pupils

Sam Gyimah | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Politics
Sam Gyimah

Today I have the pleasure of attending the Pupil Premium Awards 2016, and celebrating those schools which have found the most effective ways of using ...

This Author Failed This Year's SATs Exams, Inspires Kids To 'Dream Big'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Parents

A children's author revealed she failed this year's SATs tests in maths and English in an attempt to stop Year 6 kids worrying about their scores. Abi...

Stressed-Out Kids Inspired By Teacher's Graffiti Desks

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Parents

Children were encouraged to relax during their end of year exams thanks to a teacher who personalised their desks in a wonderful way. Chandni Langfor...

Parents Protesting Against SATs Reveal How Their Kids Are Spending The Day

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Parents

Nearly 45,000 parents have signed a petition to protest over the Year 2 SATs exams by taking their children out of school today (Tuesday 3 May). The L...

Parents Protest Against Year 2 SATs Tests

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Parents

Thousands of parents are calling on Nicky Morgan to drop the SATs tests children take in Year 2. The petition was started by a group of parents who f...

Guide For Parents: 11 Plus Exams

Parentdish UK | Liat Hughes Joshi | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Parents

If you'd like your child to attend one of England or Northern Ireland's selective state grammar schools, it's likely they will have to get through the...

National Offer Day: Help And Advice For Parents

Parentdish UK | Glynis Kozma | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Parents

National Offer Day, when over 500,000 children discover what secondary school they have been allocated for September, can be a tense time for parents....

Parents Warned About Shortage Of Secondary School Places On National Offer Day

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Parents

Children across England are learning what secondary school they will be attending from September 2016 today (Tuesday 1 March). Although this is a ...

Teachers, Parents and Pupils Deserve Better

Chris Keates | Posted 16.02.2016 | UK Politics
Chris Keates

Teachers, who provide one of the country's most vital public services, feel denigrated, demoralised and deprofessionalised.

Growing Disquiet Among Scottish Teachers About Pupil Discipline

Chris Keates | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK
Chris Keates

Maintaining high standards of education and closing the attainment gap are key concerns for schools, parents, the public and politicians.

6-Year-Old's Handwriting Homework Asks: 'What P***** You Off'

SWNS | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK Parents

Parents have criticised a primary school after six-year-old pupils were given homework asking them to write about "what p****s them off". Bishop K...

What Are You Thankful For?

Stacey Hirlam | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK
Stacey Hirlam

I desperately want to see the good in people and the good in the world.  I need it to be safe as my arms for my children and the protection of my classroom walls for my pupils can only stretch so far.  I hope this post is causes no offence or harm.  I just hope it makes you thankful for your lot in life.  I know I am.

Children and Young People Are Being Betrayed

Chris Keates | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Politics
Chris Keates

As teachers gather at the NASUWT Annual Conference over the Easter weekend they will, of course, be concerned about the relentless attacks that the teaching profession has suffered over the last four years, along with other public service workers, on their pay, pensions and conditions of service.

One Simple Step Could Solve Our School Places Crisis

Christine Blower | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Politics
Christine Blower

With more than half of secondary schools now academies or free schools: independent of local authorities and accountable to the Secretary of State, the role of councils in organising school admissions has become more and more unclear.

'Raunch Culture' Behind Beauty Pageants And Pole Dancing Classes

PA | Posted 31.05.2013 | UK

Women's liberation has been turned back 40 years by a new "raunch culture" that has led to "beauty pageants" being staged by student unions and pole-d...

The Arts Prevail: Now Britain's Creative Spirit Must Shine Through in the Classroom

Jeremy Newton | Posted 20.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jeremy Newton

Whilst the initial plans to implement the EBacc were incredibly alarming, the loud and very public backlash also proved that Britain is proud to be the cultural capital of the world. We must now keep this momentum going and ensure that our teachers are delivering the arts in the classroom with as much passion and creativity as possible.

Former Teacher Jailed For Sexually Abusing Young Girls

PA | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK

A former teacher who went on to star in a TV advert has been jailed for sexually abusing three teenage pupils. Adam Gutteridge was sentenced to fou...

Ofqual Urged Edexcel Exam Board To Alter English Grade Boundaries

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Ofqual urged an exam board to alter its GCSE English grade boundaries just two weeks before the results were published. Leaked letters show the reg...

Schools Putting Pupils' Personal Data At Risk

PA | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Schools could be putting pupils' personal data at risk by failing to store it securely, according to new research. The study suggests that schools ...

Slap The Sun Cream On Before Sport, Pupils Urged

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education

As strange as it may seem considering the summer the UK is experiencing, PE teachers are being urged to take more responsibility in protecting childre...