I always knew that I would be a scientist. As a child I loved exploring the world around me; I was fascinated by fossils and had a voracious appetite for any science books, documentaries or experiments.
The countdown to A Level results day is approaching, and if you are waiting for your exam results it can be a time of excitement and uncertainty. You might be confident you will get the results you need, or be dreading hearing the news.
Grammar schools won't improve anything. Indeed, it's more likely that they will widen the differences that already exist and label a whole generation of children as failures. The Prime Minister knows this because the evidence is clear but it would seem that, once again, we have a leader more concerned with currying favour than making a difference.
As an employer I don't want people who can recall stuff because I've got computers to do that, I want people who can make stuff. And that might be making ideas, it might be making value, it might be making physical objects, but that's what we need.
Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Education from 2010 - 2014, saw the fallacy of the claim that knowledge had only instrumental value and took the opportunity to give a Conservative answer to the question 'what counts as knowledge' which is now, sadly, entrenched in Britain's educational policies and structures.
Teenagers really don't know it all. We think that because they spend all day on the computer that they understand tech, but many leave school with an insufficient understanding of basic security measures or what software or "code" even looks like - let alone how to write it
Rachel was fifteen today. She has been told at school that her country- one of the rich, English-speaking nations of the world- is highly privileged, ...
If Brexit is to be a new beginning, not the beginning of the end, then a radical reformation of education must be a part of the new Cabinet's thinking. I look forward to hearing more from the government in the coming weeks.
We all remember our days at school - our teachers, our friends, the moment the bell rang for break time. As children it's where we spend most of our time, the place where we build not only our academic skills but our knowledge of life and how to live it. But for some children and young people this experience is not quite the same.
Experience of the countryside is all about opportunity for me. It's a chance to look at life boiled down to its simplest form and better still, see things from a different view. Whether a career in the countryside is for you, or you just want to eat great food, one thing is for sure, understanding our environment is a good thing for everybody.
The brief trending of #ThankYourMP on social media in mid-June highlighted how often we fail to appreciate and thank those around us. Thankfulness is ...
Without trusted information from schools, young people will turn to less reliable sources such as the internet or their peers as they navigate life outside the classroom. We must end this silence and make age-appropriate SRE mandatory in all schools if we are to tackle this safeguarding crisis. Young people have now told us loud and clear what kind of SRE they want. In our report, 99% of young people wanted SRE to be taught in all schools. 97% wanted it to be LGBT inclusive. The government must listen and act, and give our young people the tools to make positive and informed decisions, and to have healthy relationships, which they are ready for and want - wherever they go to school, and whatever their sexuality.
So, Nicky Morgan is to push ahead with her choice of OFSTED Chief Inspector, despite the misgivings of the Parliamentary Select Committee chaired by h...
Yesterday morning I sat in a classroom with 30 kids - all 13-year-olds. They were uncannily silent. Along the corridor, in two other rooms, the situ...
A few hours after the referendum result we concluded an analysis of the implications for schools with the following statement: "The ultimate antidote is to be found in the young people you work with. We face a different future: how will you help them prepare for it? How will you help them do better than we did?"
Careers advice and work experience opportunities offered to young people as they progress through the school system have been ineffective for decades. With the issue receiving fragmented interest from successive Governments, schools have been ill equipped to provide the appropriate balance of guidance and experience that our young people need.