Secondary School

The Problems And Potential Of School Uniforms

Dr Clare Owen | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK Parents
Dr Clare Owen

With so many important areas to bear in mind when we think about schools, apparent side issues don't always get the careful consideration they deserve. School uniform is one of those issues.

Isolated In Class: How Can We Make Sure There Are No Invisible Children?

Dr Clare Owen | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK
Dr Clare Owen

Being quiet and well-behaved alone don't make an excellent student, not if that student isn't meeting their potential. Schools want to help every child succeed, but with increasing importance placed on results and rising numbers of unqualified teachers in the classroom, it's more important than ever for us to ensure these children aren't missed.

Voting For Education

Dr Clare Owen | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Clare Owen

The Conservative Manifesto makes reference to the intake of selective schools, but not to the end result of their re-introduction: a two-tier education system within which different children have access to different opportunities, not the 'Great Meritocracy' claimed. For this election, let's remember what the real problems facing education are and focus on what needs to happen to deliver an education system fit for the 21st century to every child.

Finding A Place For PSHE In Schools

Dr Clare Owen | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK
Dr Clare Owen

Time brings depth. With a narrow, exam-focused curriculum, we are doing our children an injustice if we don't invest in PSHE. Its teaching can help remove barriers, improve academic outcomes and help young people make informed choices. It surely isn't asking too much to give them the information they might need to handle difficulties better and the space to consider them.

Why I Left Teaching

Emma Critchley | Posted 25.03.2017 | UK Parents
Emma Critchley

I was good at my job but I was failing my family. The birth of my second daughter made me realise that I couldn't continue as a teacher. I was one of the many teachers leaving the profession but this wasn't for the reasons the media would have you believe.

How Longer School Days Compare To Time Spent In School Around The World

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Parents

George Osborne will announce in his Budget today [Wednesday 16 March] that children in secondary schools will now have longer school days. Secondary ...

Parents React To Plan To Extend School Day: 'Children Need Down Time'

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 16.03.2016 | UK Parents

Parents have shared their views on George Osborne's plan to keep secondary school pupils in school after 3.30pm and to convert every school in England...

National Offer Day: Help And Advice For Parents

Parentdish UK | Glynis Kozma | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Parents

National Offer Day, when over 500,000 children discover what secondary school they have been allocated for September, can be a tense time for parents....

Parents Warned About Shortage Of Secondary School Places On National Offer Day

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Parents

Children across England are learning what secondary school they will be attending from September 2016 today (Tuesday 1 March). Although this is a ...

Primary School Prepares Students For Exam Results With A Wonderful Letter

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Parents

A primary school gave children receiving exam results an encouraging letter reassuring them that attitude and personality are more important than any ...

The Future of Education is Now

Christina Robert | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Christina Robert

In an effort to get out of the house and away from the blood vessel popping effort to keep my mouth shut, I recently went to hear the wunderkind of modern education speak at Portcullis House. In case you are old and backward like me, his name is Salman Khan.

Cash For Failing Pupils

PA | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Secondary schools are to be given extra money to help pupils who are falling behind in English and maths, it was confirmed on Thursday. Under the i...

'We Will not Put Up With Schools That Fail And Go On Failing'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The government will no longer "put up" with failing primary schools. Those are the words of prime minister David Cameron after hosting the sixth Ca...

Gove And Clegg To Launch GCSE Reform Jointly

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Details of a new examination regime to replace GCSEs are to be announced in the biggest overhaul of secondary school testing for a generation. Educ...

Teacher To Undergo Sex Change Op Over Summer

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A teacher has been praised for his bravery after it emerged he will undergo a sex change operation before returning to take classes as a woman. Pup...

One In Seven Children Rejected By First Choice Of Secondary School

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 22.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

One in seven pupils in England missed out on their first choice of secondary school this year, official figures show. The announcement follows pred...

Teachers, Tuck Shop And A Crafty Fag – What are Your Secondary School Memories?

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 07.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Secondary school provides many with some of their best, worst, funniest and most embarrassing times of life. Everyone has a horror story of when a...

Boy Misses School After Father Refuses To Cut Ponytail

PA | Posted 21.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- A schoolboy is missing lessons after his father refused to cut off his three-inch ponytail. Geoff Wallwork told teachers that ...

Schools 'Shutting The Door On Parents'

Lucy Sherriff | Posted 13.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Parents feel they are being shut out of their children's education and given insufficient information about their progression, a new survey has found....

Lucy Sherriff

Schools Are Excluding Pupils Illegally, Says CSJ Report | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 12.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Schools are failing to comply with their child protection duties by unofficially and illegally excluding "difficult children", a think tank has warned...

A Fifth Of Primary School Children Find Lessons 'Too Easy'

PA | Posted 05.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Many children could be finding their school work is not challenging enough, research suggests. A study concludes a fifth of yo...