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Creating Body Confident Schools Is The First Step In Tackling Body Image Anxiety

Denise Hatton | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Denise Hatton

It is beyond doubt that for young people in this country today, who are caught up in an increasingly celebrity-idealised culture with 24-7 social media connectivity, that the impact of body image anxiety is incredibly worrying.

Same Sex Schools: Outdated Or The Best Option?

Kadie Eve | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Kadie Eve

My little brother says he's glad he doesn't have girls at school because he can't stand them. I politely informed him that in the workplace he would have to put up with girls. Very few professions provide single sex environments, so boys and girls need to learn to get along and work together. School prepares you for that.

Mum Thought It Was Fancy Dress Day At School, But It Was Actually School Picture Day

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Parents

A mum was pretty chuffed with herself when she spent hours making a homemade Captain America costume for her son’s fancy dress day at school. That w...

Why We Must Teach Our Children To Understand The Difference Between Fact And Opinion And The Role Of Experts

Dr Clare Owen | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Parents
Dr Clare Owen

If it's difficult for us to discern the difference between fact, opinion and outright mistruths, just think how hard it is for our children. They are constantly subjected to this and, given the impact of social media, more intensely than we were at their age

Parents Sign Petition Against Uniform Policy Requiring All Garments To Have School Logo

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Parents

More than 500 parents have signed a petition against a school’s uniform policy, which they’ve branded “ridiculous”. Kids at Redhill Academy in...

What Makes People Happy? Education Policymakers Must Prioritise Emotional Health

Nick Haisman-Smith | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Politics
Nick Haisman-Smith

What is it that makes you happy? For many people, life satisfaction will be influenced by many different factors, including their family and education. For those working in the education world, the aim of achieving happiness for pupils once they leave school and become adults may be a motivating factor, but rarely something they can focus on day-to-day...

Ongoing Workplace Discrimination Of Highly Educated British-Bangladeshi Women

Shahida Rahman | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK
Shahida Rahman

A report by the government's Social Mobility Commission, published on 28 December 2016, has found that British children of Pakistani and Bangladeshi b...

12 Things That Always Happen In Your Child’s First Week Back At School

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Parents

Parents across the country unite, as we prepare for the battle that is the first week back at school. The early mornings, the homework tantrums, and t...

FE Students Neglected By NUS

Emma Jacobs | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Emma Jacobs

Further Education students are the biggest single group within the NUS, but it certainly doesn't feel that way. As a sixth former I felt underrepresented, marginalised and left behind. NUS is seeking to reverse this injustice but there's a long way to go.

How Much Do You Measure Your Self Worth Against The Successes Of Your Children?

Jen Faulkner | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Parents
Jen Faulkner

Every child deserves to be given the same opportunities in life, the same chances to find their unique talent, to enjoy something for them, not because their parents push them into the limelight and then take credit for their achievements. As a parent we are biologically programmed to be proud of our children for any achievement.

This Lollipop Lady Has Been Banned From Giving High Fives To Kids

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Parents

A lollipop lady has been banned from giving high fives to children at a primary school due to “health and safety rules”. Sheila Allen, 58, from So...

Increasing Self-Respect And Self-Belief

Gemma Bailey | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Gemma Bailey

This means that small tensions can easily escalate and in school this takes away from precious teaching time. The impact this has on their longer term attainment is that they may be unable to meet their full potential and can at times hold back other pupils in the class with the distractions they create.

Mum Challenges MP To Try Her Daughter's 'Dangerous' Walk To School

SWNS | Amy Packham | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Parents

A mum is furious at the muddy three-mile walk that council officials allegedly expect her nine-year-old daughter to take to her primary school. Julie...

Do Ofsted's Recent Safeguarding Changes Require Improvement?

Barry Richardson | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK
Barry Richardson

I am not here to bash Ofsted, however, I think that we are often too quick to react to changes in society without considering the bigger picture. Often, failing to foresee the real impact these actions will have on those involved.

What Should We Do About Mobile Phones In The Classroom?

Dr Clare Owen | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Parents
Dr Clare Owen

Everyone wants to stay constantly connected but at what cost? They're so easy to disguise. Slipping a phone out of a pocket to read a text takes a couple of seconds, but it's a significant distraction. There's the issue of the digital divide.

Mum Furious After School Brands Son's Haircut 'Too Extreme'

SWNS | Amy Packham | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has criticised her 11-year-old son’s school after she was sent a letter warning that his short, back and sides haircut was too “extreme”. ...

Should Teachers Be Able To Grade Parents On Their Involvement? Opinions Are Split

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Parents

Mums and dads are debating whether schools should give parents grades based on how they support their children and their attendance at parents’ even...

It's Already Hard Enough: When Teacher Complaints Are Teacher Abuse

Anna-Christina Connelly | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK
Anna-Christina Connelly

If you've ever worked in any school, in any capacity, you will probably have been warned about certain parents. They are the kind who will always q...

Mum Hauled Into School Meeting After 5-Year-Old Kept Cracking Up At Teacher's Name 'Miss Butt'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Parents

A mum was reportedly hauled into a meeting with her daughter’s school after the five-year-old laughed at her teacher’s name - Miss Butt. Annalise...

The Government’s Approach To Sexual Harassment In Schools Is Ignoring One Vital Factor

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

The government’s approach to tackling sexual harassment in schools has further been called into question after leading charity warned smartphones we...

Why This Mum's Honest Post About Parenting Mistakes Is Reminding Us It's Okay Not To Be Perfect

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK Parents

A mother’s post about all her parenting mistakes has reminded mums and dads to stop beating themselves up over the small things. Kara Lewis Newton ...

Mindfulness Classes Introduced For 5-Year-Olds At Boys' School To Support Mental Health

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Parents

Mindfulness classes have been introduced for five-year-olds at an independent school for boys to support their mental health. Bickley Park School in K...

Parents Outraged At School's Introduction Of Unisex Toilets For Kids Over Age Of 8

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Parents

Parents of children at a London primary school are hitting back after unisex toilets were introduced in the building for kids over the age of eight. B...

Is Your Child Starting Primary School In 2017? Find Out The Application Deadline

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Parents

Parents whose children are starting primary school in September 2017 have until 15 January to apply for a place. Applications to apply for school plac...

Duchess Of Cambridge Embraced Teary Mum Whose Son With Autism Shared His Struggle

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Parents

The Duchess of Cambridge embraced a tearful mum who explained how her son who has autism had his life changed thanks to a mental health charity. The ...