UK Pupils

What NOT To Do In The Run Up To Getting Your Exam Results

Iwan Williams | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Iwan Williams

For thousands of students exam results day can be a very stressful time. Having helped many young people and their families over the past decade, here are some top tips about what NOT to do on the all-important run up to the day.

Voting For Education

Dr Clare Owen | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Clare Owen

The Conservative Manifesto makes reference to the intake of selective schools, but not to the end result of their re-introduction: a two-tier education system within which different children have access to different opportunities, not the 'Great Meritocracy' claimed. For this election, let's remember what the real problems facing education are and focus on what needs to happen to deliver an education system fit for the 21st century to every child.

Education Critical For Post-Brexit Success

Chris Keates | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK
Chris Keates

Teachers and school leaders from across the country are gathering in Manchester this Easter weekend for the Annual Conference of the NASUWT, the large...

My Job Means I Can Be Many Things - Does Yours?

Mat Galvin | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK
Mat Galvin

Last month, it was fantastic to read about the finalists of the Global Teacher Prize. What a wonderful set of individuals doing amazing things around ...

The Cost Of Education

Dr Clare Owen | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK
Dr Clare Owen

How much further can we go before we are forced to admit that continuously saving money could mean we have to rescue education? The conversation must continue, but its focus needs to change. Let's stop talking about cuts and start talking about investment.

Finding The Time For Kindness

Catherine Roche | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Parents
Catherine Roche

Lives today just seem so busy - so many pressures, so many draws on our time. And in the midst of all this, the very idea of how to go about supporting your child's mental health through a challenging time can sound daunting.

Languages: Key To Future Success

Dr Clare Owen | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK
Dr Clare Owen

Until 2005, all but a few students took a language in Key Stage 4. They were given the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills, improve their...

Top Public School Adds 'Porn Awareness' To The Curriculum

The Huffington Post | Beau Atherton | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK Parents

Tony Blair’s former school in Edinburgh, Fettes College, has invited an internet pornography expert to teach at the school later this year. The emph...

The Schools Consent Project

Emily McFadden | Posted 19.08.2017 | UK
Emily McFadden

I attended training recently with The Schools Consent Project. I'll be going into schools as a volunteer lawyer to present workshops on the issue of c...

Official SATs Results Are 'Higher Than Expected'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Parents

See here for KS2 SATs results 2017 Children who took their Year 6 SATs exams in May 2016 achieved results “higher than expected of them”, the Depa...

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 19.05.2017 | 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 12.05.2017 | 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 28.02.2017 | 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 16.02.2017 | 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 17.01.2017 | UK
Chris Keates

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