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Schools Are a Great Place to Support Children's Mental Wellbeing... But They Can't Do It Alone

Catherine Roche | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK
Catherine Roche

Over the past couple of years, we have seen progress and more recognition for children's mental health, along with the vital role that schools play in early intervention.

Invest in Nursery Education for Better Exam Results

Russell Hobby | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Parents
Russell Hobby

Most of the attention in our education system is paid to the older end - exams and universities. Yet much of the action - in terms of making a difference - takes places at the start. Or even before children arrive at school. Put it this way: if you want better GCSE results, you should invest in nursery education.

Stand Up Against Bullying

Kate Elliott | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kate Elliott

I hope that by sharing my story and helping prompt the start of a conversation about bullying, other people may feel empowered to share their own story or make an effort to not turn a blind eye to bullying. One of the greatest maintaining factors of silence, making others aware of what's going on and seeking support can enable individuals to get through being bullied.

This Kid Nailed His Critical Thinking Exam Question

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Parents

We've seen our fair share of witty exam answers by kids recently, and this latest one does not disappoint. When this kid was posed with a critical ...

This Schoolgirl's Use Of Tippex In Her Exam Is Just Superb

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK Parents

The things that go through kids' minds sometimes are just mind-boggling. This pupil decided that instead of trying to tackle a question she didn't ...

9-Year-Old Invokes 'Girl Code' In Sassiest Maths Exam Take Down Of Recent Times

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Parents

A fourth-grader has take a rather fantastic stand against the moral ambiguities thrown up by a maths exam question by invoking the "girl code". Ma...

Schools Are Calling 999 Over Children's Mental Health Problems

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Parents

Schools are calling out the emergency services to help treat pupils who are suffering from mental health problems, according to a BBC report. Headt...

This 11-Year-Old Makes More Than £1,000 A Week With His Sweet Business Venture

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Parents

A budding entrepreneur who started out selling manure before moving onto sweets is now making more than £1,000 per week from his own business, at the...

'Inspirational' Teacher Teaches Class Sign Language With Incredible Dance

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Parents

A teacher has been hailed as an 'inspiration' by the American Sign Language (ASL) community, for finding an innovative way to teach children how to si...

Kid's Exam Answer Is The Funniest Yet Cutest Thing You'll See Today

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK Parents

This child has unknowingly made our day with his answer to a maths question at school. He goes straight in with the most literal answer to the sec...

Autism: Bullying and Loneliness

Bob Morgan | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Parents
Bob Morgan

He has no friends. He thought he had at least one friend at school - until a couple of months ago. This one supposed friend turned on him along with several others and pushed him around and kicked him.

Schoolboy Marked Down On Maths Test Because Multiplication Table From 99p Store Was Wrong

SWNS | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Parents

A schoolboy who perfectly memorised his multiplication tables still managed to get one less than top marks - because the 99p store poster he'd been us...

Term-Time Holiday Requests Should Be Considered With 'Common Sense', Advises LGA

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Parents

Parents' term-time holiday requests should be given individual consideration and acknowledged with a "common-sense approach", the Local Government Ass...

Mum Who Has Cancer 'Livid' At Son's School For Refusing Term-Time Holiday During Chemo Break

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK Parents

A mum has criticised her son's school for refusing to authorise a term-time holiday for her son, despite it being the only time she could take a break...

Are You Spending More Than You Need To On School Uniform?

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK Parents

Some parents are spending a lot more than they need to on their children's school uniform due to exclusive deals between schools and suppliers, the Co...

Dyspraxia In Girls Is Often Unrecognised, Warns Charity

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 11.10.2015 | UK Parents

A charity is urging teachers and parents to be aware of the symptoms of dyspraxia, as a new survey reveals many school-aged girls with the condition a...

My Life On and Off the Rugby Pitch

Chris Neill | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Comedy
Chris Neill

After some careful, serious thinking about England's showing in the Rugby World Cup, even nearly a week later, I'm afraid my opinion hasn't fundamentally changed. I still think it would have been better shirtless.

Help! What Are Phonics? A Confused Parent's Guide

Isabelle Lee | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Parents
Isabelle Lee

Being a linguist, a primary school teacher, and a parent who taught my children to read, here is my breakdown for you, explaining why they are worth the effort, and why your child may become a better reader and speller because of them.

A Trip to the Chemist

Annie Robinson | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Parents
Annie Robinson

It's always a bit embarrassing, bumping into someone you know at the chemist. You try really hard to not look at what they are buying, because it's all quite personal stuff, things you buy at the chemist, not things that are normally in the public domain.

Dad Carries Son With Disabilities Into School Because Of Disabled Parking Bay Row

The Huffington Post UK/SWNS | Amy Packham | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Parents

A boy who has difficulty walking is regularly carried 100 yards into school by his father, because a local resident insists on using the disabled park...

This Boy's Haircut Has Caused A Lot Of Bother At School

SWNS | Posted 04.10.2015 | UK Parents

An 11-year-old boy has been separated from his classmates, because his hair - which he had cut so his sea cadet beret would fit - is considered to be...

This School Has Introduced Skirts That Make 'Hitching Up' Very Tricky

The Huffington Post UK/SWNS | Amy Packham | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Parents

A secondary school has introduced a new type of skirt in an attempt to stop girls hitching them up to show their thighs. Teachers at Moulsham High...

Should All Primary School Children Be Made To Walk Or Run A 'Daily' Mile

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Parents

Researchers are looking into whether all primary school children should be required to walk or run for at least one mile a day. St Ninians school i...

Teachers And Parents Given Power To Issue Parking Tickets Outside School

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Parents

Teachers and parent volunteers have been granted the power to issue fines to anyone parking illegally near the gates of a primary school in Essex. ...

David Cameron On Whether Free School Meals Will Be Cut

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Parents

Free school meals will not be cut in the November spending review, as recent reports suggested. David Cameron has said he is "committed" to contin...