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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...

Trainee Teachers Will Now Be Taught How To Support Kids With Autism

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Parents

Trainee teachers in England will now be taught how to support children with autism following a campaign by national charities and parents. After the i...

Teens' Reaction To GCSE Maths Proves Great British Tradition Lives On

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education

If you were ever in doubt at just how strong post-GCSE Twitter game is, look no further than #EdexcelMaths. Thousands of students followed Thursday mo...

Heads Call On Nicky Morgan To Not Publish 'Risky' Primary Test Results

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Parents

Headteachers have written an open letter to Nicky Morgan asking her to cancel the publication of any primary test results taken this year. The Nationa...

Why Removing Shoes May Do Wonders For Kids At School

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Parents

Children who don't wear shoes at school are more likely to behave better than those who do, a study suggests. Researchers at the University of Bourne...

Decoding Your Child's School Report: The New 'Scaled Scores'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Parents

Parents will be receiving their children's school reports at the end of the academic year and once again the marking system has changed. After the new...

21 People Whose English Literature GCSE Was Anything But Lit

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Hundreds of thousands of students came out of their GCSE English Literature exam with pretty mixed emotions on Monday. Some people had a great time. ...

Primary School Lengthens School Day To Enable 'Term-Time' Holidays

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Parents

A primary school has chosen to extend its school day to enable parents to save money by taking their kids on term-time holidays. Chiddingstone Primar...

Everyone Is Thankful GCSE Chemistry Exam Included Some Chemistry

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Students have responded with unrivaled joy to their GCSE chemistry exam, though some admitted they didn't even see the final question. Thursday mornin...

Watch These Year 13 Leavers Go Bonkers Celebrating The End Of School

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education

An incredible year 13 leavers video has been viewed thousands of times, providing a lesson in how to commemorate the end of your time at school. Dozen...

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, ...

Child Answers Maths Test Incorrectly, But Their Reasoning Is Spot On

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK Parents

A child who put the wrong answer in their maths work made up for their mistake by explaining the reasoning behind their answer in a way that is imposs...

Duke Of Cambridge Is Planning A Big Milestone For His Kids

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK Parents

The Duke of Cambridge has revealed he's already seeking out schools for Prince George and Princess Charlotte. The dad-of-two was asked about his kids ...

Biology GCSE Asks Pupils A Very Unexpected Question

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A GCSE exam has prompted fury online, after students were left dumbfounded by some of the terms it referred to. Tuesday's exam, which covered the stud...

There Are 'Disastrous' Delays To Implementing New GCSEs And A-Levels

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Delays in creating new GCSE and A-level exams could prompt "disastrous" consequences, teaching unions have warned. Despite initial assurances that all...

Ofsted Finds Dirty, Unsafe Conditions At 100 'Hidden' Schools

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education

More than 100 suspected unregistered schools exist across the country, inspectors have found. Ofsted, the schools watchdog, says many more children ar...

PE Haters of the World Unite

Chloe Tomlinson | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Tomlinson

I think I might enjoy these same lessons now, on my own terms. But for a very long time I had an aversion to the whole idea of 'dance' in particular because I associated it with feelings of self-consciousness and unwanted attention, the legacy of being humiliated in many a PE lesson.

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...

Teen's Effort To Raise Awareness Of His Friend's Illness Rewarded With Isolation

SWNS | George Bowden | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A teenager was placed in isolation after he turned up for school with pink hair to support of a friend who is fighting a rare life-threatening blood d...

Dad Wins Landmark Appeal Against Term-Time Holiday Fines

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Parents

A dad has won his appeal against term-time holiday fines in a landmark High Court ruling, which could determine if parents are able to take their chil...

Words Matter - SATs Don't

Kerry Barrett | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK
Kerry Barrett

"If you spell things wrongly and punctuate things incorrectly," my old university lecturer used to say, "people will think you are stupid, even if you...

Kid's Homework Reveals More About Mum Than She Expected

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Parents

A mum learned that her child knew her better than she realised when she checked their homework. The homework, which was later shared on Imgur with the...

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...

Headteacher Claims 'Harry Potter' May Contribute To Mental Illness In Kids

SWNS | Amy Packham | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Parents

A headteacher has urged parents not to let their children read or watch 'Harry Potter', claiming the books could contribute to "mental illness" in kid...