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Why Muslim Parents Are Sending Children To Church Of England Schools

PA for HuffPost UK | By Alison Kershaw, Press Association Education Correspondent | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Parents

Muslim parents are choosing Church of England schools for their children because they believe they prepare youngsters for “life in modern Britain”...

Julia Bradbury Calls Term-Time Holiday Ban 'Child Tax' And Urges Parents To Go Anyway

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Parents

Julia Bradbury has said if families can’t afford to go away with their kids during school holidays, they should just take them out of school in term...

Test Yourself: The Homework Questions That Parents Can’t Even Answer

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Parents

Last time we checked, homework is meant to consolidate what children are learning at school, not test the brains of parents who are several decades ol...

Children Aren't Getting Enough Mental Health Support In School, According To Headteachers

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Parents

Children aren’t getting enough support for mental health issues, leaders from primary and secondary schools have said. More than half (56%) of the 1...

Parents Who Found Out Their Child Was A Bully Explain How They Felt

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Parents

Every parent likes to believe that their children are always kind and compassionate, but sadly that sometimes just isn’t the case. With Childline gi...

Dad Receives Hilarious Note From Teacher Questioning Son's NSFW Name For Imaginary Friend

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Parents

When a dad received a teacher’s note about his son’s imaginary friend, he wasn’t expecting it to be the “funniest thing I’ve ever read”. P...

Why I Will Be Taking My Children On Holiday During Term Time

Emily Higgins | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Parents
Emily Higgins

As this is the first year that our children are in full time school, it's never been an issue before, but now that it is, I've found myself on the side of those who want to be able to take their children out of school during term time to go on holiday.

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.

Kids Smash Online Gaming Gender Stereotypes With Their Own Character Creations

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Parents

A teacher who became increasingly concerned about the gender stereotypes portrayed in online games for kids decided to do something about it. Faye Ell...

Overcoming School Anxiety

Gemma Bailey | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Parents
Gemma Bailey

Typically (though not always) school anxiety occurs after a transition. That transition could be from nursery to primary school, from primary to secondary school (most common) or after a change of schools as a result of a change of circumstances (such as moving house to a new area for example).

Last Year, We Promised All Syrian Children An Education - So Where Is It?

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK

Exactly one year ago today, more than 40 countries pledged $1.4bn to ensure every Syrian child refugee would be in school by the end of the 2016/17 ac...

These 3 GCSE Questions For Teens Are Baffling Adults

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Parents

If you’re ever been stuck while helping your children with their homework, rest assured you’re not alone. Distance learning provider Oxford Open ...

Best Teacher Ever Has Personalised Handshakes For Each Of His Students

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

One teacher has gone above and beyond to make sure his students are pumped to learn. Barry White Jnr, who teaches fifth grade (the equivalent of year ...

Why I'm Grateful I Was A Loser At School

Rosie Leizrowice | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Leizrowice

Being unpopular made me tough as hell. I got used to incessant criticism, of myself and everything I did. It stopped bothering me to the same degree. When you are the class whipping girl, every aspect of your existence is a problem to someone. It taught me to pay attention to the misfits, the people on the fringe, the purple cows. After all, I was one of them. I still am.

Gary Lineker Thinks Homework Should Be Banned Because Kids Get Stressed

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Parents

Gary Lineker thinks homework should be banned for kids. The 56-year-old ‘Match of the Day’ host, who is dad to George, 24, Harry, 22, Tobias, 20, ...

This Note Is What Every Parent Wants For Their Child On The First Day Of Term

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Parents

Every parent hopes that their child’s teacher will be kind, supportive and go the extra mile for their students. And mums and dads with children at ...

Wearing The Wrong School Uniform Can Ruin Your Education!

Emily Higgins | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Parents
Emily Higgins

Now I understand the importance of a school uniform policy. I really do, but I think there has to be some flexibility with it too and more importantly some common sense on behalf of the teachers and school who help to enforce these policies.

I Want To Talk About Sex With Simon Hoare MP

Sam Fraser | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Politics
Sam Fraser

No, no, no! Let me make it clear; I have not had sex with Simon Hoare, Conservative MP for North Dorset. I shall leave that to Mrs Hoare. I want to talk about why Simon Hoare MP voted against an amendment which would make Sex and Relationships Education in schools mandatory.

How Inclusive Is School?

Joshua Hepple | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK
Joshua Hepple

There is very little that I would specifically recommend to student teachers, but I would remind them that the way in which row interact with disabled students will be copied by other students. Students learn far more than just the curriculum from teachers and a nervous teacher will lead on to an isolated pupil

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...