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News story: Education Secretary vows to boost vulnerable children's outcomes

Monday 10th December 2018

Read full story. Taken from the Announcements on GOV...

 

Humiliation, homoeroticism and animal cruelty: inside the frathouse

Monday 10th December 2018

Photographer Andrew Moisey uncovered ritual hazing, extreme drunkenness and toxic masculinity on one college campus ? from men destined to be America?s future leadersLast year in the US, four freshman students died as a direct result of hazing rituals during college fraternity initiation ceremonies...

 

How to fix Oxbridge?s biased admissions system | Letters

Monday 10th December 2018

Readers discuss ways to make entry to Oxford and Cambridge fairer to students from state schoolsThe Sutton Trust, when rightly calling for Oxford and Cambridge universities to ?make greater use of contextual data in their admissions process? does not go far enough (Eight top schools dominate entry to Oxbridge, 7 December)...

 

Women and girls less likely to be considered for 'brainy' tasks ? study

Monday 10th December 2018

Research reveals females deemed intellectually inferior, with prejudice present present in children as well as adultsWomen and girls are less likely to be seen as suited to brainy tasks, researchers have found, in the latest study to shed light on gender biases...

 

Oxbridge 'over-recruits from eight schools'

Friday 7th December 2018

More Oxbridge places go to a handful of private schools than 3,000 state schools put together...

 

Grandparents 'key to tackling youth anxiety epidemic'

Friday 7th December 2018

Childline founder says mental ill health epidemic is partly down to the fragmentation of the family...

 

Eton and Westminster among eight schools dominating Oxbridge

Friday 7th December 2018

Research shows pupils from state sector less likely to apply than privately educated peersEight top schools in the UK get as many pupils into the universities of Oxford and Cambridge as three-quarters of all schools and colleges together, according to new research...

 

The teachers asking pupils to make the case for Christmas have a lesson for us all | Gaby Hinsliff

Friday 7th December 2018

Truths long held to be self-evident are under threat by conspiracy theorists and populists, and we are out of practice at defending themChristmas is cancelled...

 

Oxbridge needs to guarantee places for the best state school pupils | Owen Jones

Friday 7th December 2018

Figures show eight top schools feed Oxford and Cambridge...

 

Amy Winehouse on tour as a hologram: Chips with Everything podcast

Friday 7th December 2018

Jordan Erica Webber explores the sometimes controversial world of holograms, from lessons taught by absent academics, to celebrities returning to the stage, even after their deathIn November 2018 Imperial College Business School announced that its students will be the first in the world to have live lectures delivered to them via hologram...

 

When my patient died giving birth, the reality of US maternal mortality and race hit me

Friday 7th December 2018

Pregnancy-related deaths among black women are triple those of our white counterparts I don?t allow myself to remember much about my patient who died...

 

Holocaust memorial: Ex-MPs discuss plans with schoolchildren

Friday 7th December 2018

Schoolchildren: Holocaust memorial at Westminster could help MPs think about decisions...

 

One million children face 'Dickensian poverty'

Thursday 6th December 2018

A children's charity calculates a million children will spend Christmas without adequate food or comfort...

 

Slow rise in university admissions from disadvantaged students

Thursday 6th December 2018

Sluggish progress to close the gap disheartening despite record levels, says Ucas chiefThe number of young people from disadvantaged areas going to university continues to rise at a stubbornly slow rate, while the gap between women and men enrolling as undergraduates has widened, according to the latest data on UK admissions...

 

How working-class children ended up paying for the financial crisis | Owen Jones

Thursday 6th December 2018

From special educational needs funding to youth centres, post-crash cuts have wrought havoc in Britain?s poorest communitiesA decade ago, the banks and their powerful allies tipped much of the western world into crisis...

 

UCL launches inquiry into historical links with eugenics

Thursday 6th December 2018

Staff and students want UCL to remove name of ?father of eugenics? Francis Galton from university buildingsUniversity College London has launched an inquiry into its historical links with eugenics, following pressure from students and staff...

 

Why do dyslexic students do worse at university? | Christopher Byrne

Thursday 6th December 2018

Too many university staff are sceptical about dyslexia diagnoses, and fail to give students the support they needThe proportion of UK university students who are dyslexic has increased markedly in recent years, rising to around 5%...

 

UCL to investigate its historical links to eugenics after outcry over secret meetings

Thursday 6th December 2018

Academics say university?s inquiry must address wider issue of racial equality on campusUniversity College London has launched an inquiry into its historical links with eugenics, following pressure from students and staff...

 

The charity getting young people rowing

Thursday 6th December 2018

London Youth Rowing hopes to encourages young people to be active through the sport...

 

Children from rich families more active than poorer peers ? Sport England survey

Thursday 6th December 2018

Study finds 15% of children from poorest families are active every day, compared with 22% of richestChildren from the richest families are more active than those from less affluent families, figures from Sport England show, prompting calls for a more collective effort to make sport accessible for all children...

 

Third of maintained English secondary schools in the red

Thursday 6th December 2018

Average annual loss has risen to 484,000, while spending per pupil has fallenThree out of every 10 maintained secondary schools had budget deficits of nearly 500,000 last year, according to new figures on local authority spending that shed further light on the funding crunch hitting schools and nurseries in England...

 

Poorer children less active than wealthier peers, survey finds

Thursday 6th December 2018

Sport England survey finds 15% of children from poorest families are active every day, compared with 22% of richestChildren from the richest families are more active than those from less affluent families, figures from Sport England show, prompting calls for a more collective effort to make sport accessible for all children...

 

'Inadequate' Steiner school to be taken over by academy chain

Thursday 6th December 2018

State-funded Steiner Academy Exeter is seeking a new sponsor after damning Ofsted reportA state-funded Steiner school in Devon is to be transferred to a multi-academy trust after it was branded ?inadequate? by Ofsted...

 

?An education arms race?: inside the ultra-competitive world of private tutoring

Wednesday 5th December 2018

A growing number of parents and guardians are paying for children as young as four to receive additional tuition...

 

The private takeover of schools like this is well under way: 7,000 have gone | Aditya Chakrabortty

Wednesday 5th December 2018

Waltham Holy Cross primary school is under threat of forced academisation...

 

Christmas cheer at Lady Lumley's School after ban lifted

Wednesday 5th December 2018

Pupils were previously told Christmas was cancelled unless they could argue a case for it...

 

Parental leave: The good, the bad and the unexpected

Wednesday 5th December 2018

Three parents share their very different experiences of staying home to look after their children...

 

Yorkshire school that 'cancelled Christmas' reinstates it after hundreds of letters

Wednesday 5th December 2018

Lady Lumley?s school told students the festive season had become ?commercialised?A school that threatened to ban Christmas has been persuaded to reinstate it after receiving hundreds of ?thoughtful? letters and emails from pupils...

 

One in 10 children 'often lonely', according to new ONS figures

Wednesday 5th December 2018

Report finds 27.5% of children who received free school meals said they were often lonelyOne in 10 children aged 10 to 15 in Britain are often lonely, according to the first official figures on child loneliness, described by the Children?s Society as heartbreaking...

 

One in 10 children 'often lonely', according to ONS figures

Wednesday 5th December 2018

Report finds 27.5% of children who received free school meals said they were often lonelyOne in 10 children aged 10 to 15 in Britain are often lonely, according to the first official figures on child loneliness, described by the Children?s Society as heartbreaking...

 

Girls 'more likely to face loneliness'

Wednesday 5th December 2018

About one in 10 young people often feel lonely, with fears that loneliness will be seen as "failing"...

 

West Midlands schools 'fuelling violent crime by excluding pupils'

Wednesday 5th December 2018

Police and crime commissioner links growing number of exclusions with knife crime surgeViolent crime is being fuelled by schools that are increasingly using expulsions to protect their league table status, the police and crime commissioner for the West Midlands has said...

 

'Buddy Benches' making playtime less lonely

Tuesday 4th December 2018

Buddy Benches are proving popular in Irish schools, with a mission to improve the lives of adults as well as children...

 

Missing special needs support 'a national scandal'

Tuesday 4th December 2018

Ofsted chief paints a "disturbing" picture of the thousands of children left without special needs help...

 

Smart Christmas presents for children ? as chosen by teachers

Tuesday 4th December 2018

A coding robot for early IT skills; a doll for making friends ? and don?t forget a chess set...

 

'Shortcomings' in half of Welsh secondary schools

Tuesday 4th December 2018

Inspectors Estyn praise primaries - but say there is not enough pupil progress in secondary schools...

 

Thousands of hard-to-teach pupils removed from schools - Ofsted

Tuesday 4th December 2018

Inspectors say pupils are dropping off rolls as schools appear to be trying to boost exam performance illegallyThousands of difficult-to-teach pupils are being removed from school rolls in an illegal attempt to boost exam performance, Ofsted has said...

 

News story: Further intervention on student mental health

Tuesday 4th December 2018

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Ofsted condemns 'disjointed' special educational needs provision

Tuesday 4th December 2018

Thousands missing out on vital support, report says, with pupils being removed illegally The schools watchdog Ofsted has delivered a damning indictment of the education of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), warning that provision is ?disjointed and inconsistent?, with thousands missing out on vital support to which they are entitled...

 

Headteacher leaves primary school after tests investigation

Tuesday 4th December 2018

Three Harris academy staff forced to leave after suspected tampering with Sats testsThe headteacher and two other staff members have left a London primary school after an internal investigation found that Sats papers had been systematically altered and missing answers added...

 

News story: Mentoring schemes and top scholarships for children in care

Tuesday 4th December 2018

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Potty shaming ? why blaming the parents is a political act | Zoe Williams

Tuesday 4th December 2018

Demonising parents for not getting kids out of nappies is part of a wider class agenda at the heart of the austerity programmePotty training is a parent?s job, according to Amanda Spielman, the head of Ofsted, interviewed earlier this week...

 

Ofsted warns teachers against 'gimmicks' such as Brain Gym

Tuesday 4th December 2018

Ofsted chief says schools must get back to basics and not rely on an ?elixir? to raise standardsThe chief inspector of schools in England has warned teachers and policymakers against resting their hopes on the latest educational gimmicks and urged them instead to focus on getting the basics right...

 

Oxfordshire school introduces 50 cap for teacher presents

Tuesday 4th December 2018

The private school in Oxfordshire says extravagant gifts are putting staff "in an awkward position"...

 

Michelle Obama and me: How former US first lady changed my life

Monday 3rd December 2018

Five UK schoolgirls attending the former US first lady's London talk explain what she means to them...

 

P is for pterodactyl, T is for tsunami: the 'worst alphabet book' becomes a bestseller

Monday 3rd December 2018

A picture book dedicated to English?s strangest quirks has made the New York Times bestseller list, with the publisher scrambling to reprint...

 

To thrive in Britain, refugees need our leaders to step up | Nesrine Malik

Monday 3rd December 2018

As we saw last week, school playgrounds cannot be insulated against a hostile tone set at the very topThe hardest thing to come to terms with, watching the video of a Syrian boy being bullied in a Huddersfield school that circulated last week, was the sense of inevitability to it...

 

News story: New guidance to help parents avoid unsafe out-of-school settings

Monday 3rd December 2018

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Sixteen grammars win funds to expand

Monday 3rd December 2018

The schools were selected from 39 applications and make up 10% of England's 163 grammar schools...

 

Did you solve it? An Aboriginal family puzzle

Monday 3rd December 2018

The solution to today?s puzzleEarlier today I set you the following puzzle: Aboriginal groups are divided into subgroups, called ?skins...

 

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