UK Pupils

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 18.08.2016 | 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 05.07.2016 | UK Parents

Children who took their Year 6 SATs exams in May 2016 achieved results "higher than expected of them", the Department of Education has said. The pupil...

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 21.11.2016 | 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.

Choosing GCSE Options: A Parent's Guide

Parentdish UK | Liat Hughes Joshi | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Parents

It might seem like no time at all since your child first set foot in secondary school and yet here they are in Year 9 having to select their GCSE opti...

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...