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#CrapSchoolTrips

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Some schools (we're looking at you private sector) take their kids on incredible school trips - South Africa rugby "tours", skiing in Val Thorens, St ...

How Can a Teacher Treat a Young Autistic Boy in This Way?

Jo Worgan | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Worgan

I happened to read a story, which has now gone viral about an 11 year old boy with autism, living in Michigan who while sat in his classroom got his head stuck in a chair. This in itself is most upsetting but what upset and made me feel both anger and disgust was the teacher's reaction to this incident.

WTF Is School Doing to Your Children?

Chris Ward | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Ward

How many of these questions about your children's schooling can you actually answer positively to? Is the current education system robbing you, your children and the world, of a generation of rounded, sociable, caring, intelligent, grown-ups?

Martin Fowler and the Misappropriated Jacket

Ben Shires | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Ben Shires

A little known fact about me: I once spent an entire school year, Year Ten to be precise, sporting Martin Fowler from Eastenders' jacket (here's Martin's face when he first saw the offending item) The reason it's a little known fact is because I've done everything in my power since then to suppress it. But perhaps now is the time to finally face my coaty demons and then zip it for good.

Robots Versus Humans: The Race for Employment

Chris Jones | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Jones

Research from Oxford University shows that almost half of today's jobs will be automated by the year 2034. This has dramatic implications for our workforce. And the impact is already being felt.

'Bonnie And Clyde' Pupils Found Safe After Midnight Escape To Caribbean

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A pair of lovestruck teens who escaped from their £29,000-a-year school and fled to the Caribbean in the middle of the night are returning home after...

Spring Semester for the College at Chester: an Ode to WAC

George Gabriel | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
George Gabriel

From freshmen to seniors, it seems as though everyone is itching to get back. Sure, it's not all butterflies and rainbows, but this is perhaps the greatest reminder that we should take nothing for granted as students of Washington College.

Weekend Dad Notes: Is it Really So Bad to Take Your Kids Out of School During Term Time?

Shihab S Joi | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shihab S Joi

I never got to do much bonding with my old man but I certainly remember the day he lifted me onto his shoulders to show me the peaks of the Himalayas a darn sight better than the day I might've missed double algebra.

Autism: The Return to School After the Christmas Break

Jo Worgan | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Worgan

This week signals the end of the Christmas holidays and the return to school. I love having my children home for the holidays but I absolutely dread the return to school. For my youngest son who is on the autistic spectrum this total change in routine is very upsetting for him and you can visibly see his anxiety levels rising.

Let's Make Repetitive Lessons History

Laura Blumenthal | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Laura Blumenthal

What do you remember being taught in your history lessons in secondary school? The Tudors, perhaps the Romans, the English Civil War and the two World Wars? For the seven years I studied history I am glad that we studied wars and monarchy but it seems a shame that I know little about the history of medicine, technology or engineering.

Is a Child's Future Determined By Their Background in the UK?

Megan Hughes | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Hughes

In a time of economic austerity it is hardly surprising that public opinion has turned to those receiving benefits from the state, particularly those who do not work. Repeated stereotyping and manipulation of statistics in the media have painted many of Britain's poorest citizens as lazy good-for-nothings living a life of luxury at our expense.

Gay Insults Are So Gay

Jack Rattenbury | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jack Rattenbury

Have you ever heard someone describe someones t-shirt as 'really gay' or someones new hair cut as 'so gay?' I have and I'm absolutely sick of it. They are not gay, they are things. A t-shirt doesn't have the ability to love, let alone love another t-shirt.

Who's A Naughty Beatle Then?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A pair of detention sheets revealing the school day misdemeanours of a 15-year-old John Lennon, renowned as the "class clown", are to go on sale after...

School Leavers Were More Prepared For Work In 1851 Than Today, Study Claims

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Young people leaving school in 1851 were better equipped with skills for the job market than school leavers today, a study is claiming. Victorian s...

Nice Guys Always Finish Last

Bytestories | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Comedy
Bytestories

Nice Guys Always Finish Last By Rahul Kohli, Comedian (@Raztafari666) It's muck up day-eve, the night before the last ever day of school and sixth...

Back to School: The Supreme Court and the Duty of Care to Pupils

Catherine Leech | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Catherine Leech

Parents assume that the schools will look after their children at least as well or better than they do themselves. However, what if something untoward happens during the school day?

A Response to a Response: Feminism

Imogen Beecroft | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Imogen Beecroft

I am still lucky enough not to have the same experiences that many women do: I have not been raped, or abused, or rejected from a job in case I do decide to go and reproduce one day (shock horror). But I do see, on a daily basis, a shocking amount of misogyny.

YOU WOT MATE?

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

An academy in London appears to have banned students from using slang words in an attempt to crack down on the use of urban language. Many have tak...

Education Transforms

Pauline Rose | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Politics
Pauline Rose

People around the world know that education is the key to a better life. Voters from over 190 countries who responded to the United Nations My World survey said providing a good education for all was the best way to build a better world. There's a huge gap between that goal and reality, however: 250million children are still being denied a chance to learn the basics.

Scared of the School Gate?

Anita Naik | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Anita Naik

As you take it all in I've no doubt that, like me, you'll wish you could run to the nearest coffee shop and hide from these parents who you just don't want to know. But here comes the next step...it's time to make friends.

'Young People Should Be Forced To Stay In Education Until They're 21'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Famous TV physicist Professor Brian Cox has weighed in on the school leaving age argument, saying students should have to continue their education unt...

Tory Primary Places Shortage: A Crisis of Their Own Making

Stephen Twigg | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Politics
Stephen Twigg

As pupils began and returned for the start of the new school year, the true extent of David Cameron and Michael Gove's primary school places crisis has been revealed this week. More than three years into this parliament, the warnings have been loud and clear for some time. The responsibility for this crisis rests squarely at the door of this government.

LOOK: Year 7 Pupils Get Harry Potter Assembly In Hogwarts School

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

There's nothing like that first day fear, when you're quaking in your Clarks lace ups at the school gates of doom, clutching your pack lunch and shiny...

The 500m Nature Trail

David Bond | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
David Bond

My children are back at school today. It makes me feel guilty. After a summer of walking and frolicking, suddenly I have to decant them into the car and ferry them around. I know I shouldn't. But it is just too far for them to walk (especially for the 4-year-old).

London Voted 'Best Place to Raise a Family' in UK Mum Poll

Vikki Geary | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Vikki Geary

London has been voted the UK's 'best place to raise a family' in a recent parenting poll... "Many young families that we work with move to London to give their children the best possible work opportunities later on."