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Children draw their future job ambitions

Friday 19th January 2018

Gender stereotyping for jobs starts at an early age, a survey suggests...

 

What do children draw when asked about their future jobs?

Friday 19th January 2018

A survey of thousands of young people across the world reveal what influences their career aspirations...

 

Parents 'shelling out for free nursery scheme'

Thursday 18th January 2018

The government's 30-hour 'free' nursery scheme is being subsidised by parents, a survey suggests...

 

Our world is changing. It's time for historians to explain why | Cormac Shine

Thursday 18th January 2018

Historians need to ditch their aversion to public discourse...

 

Delhi to put CCTV in classrooms for parents to monitor children

Thursday 18th January 2018

Move follows crimes including murder of boy aged seven and alleged rape of five-year-old girl The Delhi government has announced it will install CCTV cameras in every classroom in the region and give parents access to the feed through a mobile phone app...

 

Outrage over each new education policy does nothing but harm | Richard Russell

Thursday 18th January 2018

The polarised response to the latest Ofsted report is wearing...

 

Why wait to unleash children?s creativity? | Letters

Thursday 18th January 2018

Karen Eslea, Salley Vickers, Rick Hall, Mark Hebert and John Richer on a piece by the National Theatre?s Rufus NorrisRufus Norris says ?During these uncertain times we must feed any golden geese we have, and a steady stream of qualified graduates and school-leavers is the strongest investment for the future we can make? (Why are we squeezing creativity out of our schools?, 17 January)...

 

John Skitt obituary

Thursday 18th January 2018

My friend John Skitt, who has died aged 72, devoted his professional life to further education, and was principal of Barnet College, north London, from 1985 to 2003...

 

Nurseries admit asking parents for voluntary contributions

Thursday 18th January 2018

Parents are subsidising a new flagship "free" nursery scheme for three- and four-year-olds in England from their own pockets, a survey suggests...

 

Creativity can be taught to anyone. So why are we leaving it to private schools? | Rufus Norris

Wednesday 17th January 2018

The UK?s creative industries are world leading. Excluding state-educated people from the arts will throw that excellence awayThe myth goes that the true artist is born, mysteriously fully formed in their own exceptional talent...

 

Bullying is still rife in schools. Here's how teachers can tackle it

Wednesday 17th January 2018

The most effective interventions for bullying involve the pupils themselves ? and build empathy between those affectedRead more Lessons from ResearchMany people will know what it feels like to be bullied...

 

MPs call for overhaul in oversight of England's academy school chains

Wednesday 17th January 2018

?Extent to which failing trusts are stripping assets from their schools? is of particular concernParents are being ?left in the dark? over who really runs schools in England, according to parliament?s education committee...

 

Delhi parents to watch government schools via CCTV

Wednesday 17th January 2018

Parents will soon be able to watch their children's lessons in real-time using their mobile phones...

 

Welcome return of School Prints loan scheme | Letters

Wednesday 17th January 2018

Memories from Professor Terry Gifford of the personal picture loan service run by Sheffield City Art GalleriesIt is good to see that schools in Wakefield will benefit from a renewed School Prints loan scheme from the Hepworth Wakefield (Editorial, 15 January)...

 

Theresa May is preparing for another election with the same old education policies

Tuesday 16th January 2018

Damian Hinds? appointment shows the prime minister has not given up on more grammar schools despite lack of enthusiasm by experts or votersThe new education secretary, Damian Hinds, is an unknown quantity for most teachers and parents, but we do know he is a grammar-educated former strategy consultant who would like to see an ?elite? selective school in every town and reportedly said that only ?mums? can really make a difference to children?s learning in the early years...

 

Ofsted's call for more teaching in reception year prompts backlash

Tuesday 16th January 2018

Robert Winston among signatories of letter warning against moves to increase formal maths and literacy teachingThe TV scientist and IVF pioneer Robert Winston has warned against moves to increase formal mathematics and literacy teaching of four- and five-year-olds, arguing that children will have less opportunity for play which is vital for their development...

 

Proposed tests for reception children ?verging on the immoral?

Tuesday 16th January 2018

Teachers are rebelling and companies refusing to tender for a planned assessment of infants in England that many say will crowd out playIt?s a chill, sunny winter?s day with seagulls soaring on a stiff breeze, and small children wrapped up against the cold are serving from a kitchen in the outside play area at Friars primary school and nursery at Shoeburyness on the Essex coast...

 

Theresa May is preparing for another election with the same old education policies I Laura McInerney

Tuesday 16th January 2018

Damian Hinds? appointment shows the prime minister has not given up on more grammar schools despite lack of enthusiasm by experts or votersThe new education secretary, Damian Hinds, is an unknown quantity for most teachers and parents, but we do know he is a grammar-educated former strategy consultant who would like to see an ?elite? selective school in every town and reportedly said that only ?mums? can really make a difference to children?s learning in the early years...

 

Ofsted?s Bold Beginnings report on reception class curriculum is flawed | Letters

Tuesday 16th January 2018

Educationists and politicians say introducing overly formal teaching practices is a potential disaster for children?s learningWe are deeply concerned about Ofsted?s Bold Beginnings report...

 

Education secretary urged to act over report on abuse at his former school

Tuesday 16th January 2018

Survivors of abuse at St Ambrose College near Altrincham want Damian Hinds to push for publication of independent reviewSurvivors of abuse committed at a Catholic school attended by the education secretary, Damian Hinds, are asking him to press for the publication of an independent review they claim has been hushed up...

 

Late to law: studying another degree first is a sensible option

Tuesday 16th January 2018

An in-depth knowledge of an arts or science subject is an advantage to young lawyers, experts adviseStudying law...

 

Learning through play is plane easy | Letters

Tuesday 16th January 2018

Lin Friend on getting her early-years class to play airports; maths is fun, says Karl SabbaghI was an early years teacher for most of my career (Letters, 16 January)...

 

Bath University panel calls for vice-chancellor to step down immediately

Tuesday 16th January 2018

Glynis Breakwell had been due to take a sabbatical at the end of the academic year and leave her post in February 2019The body that oversees the running of University of Bath has passed a motion calling for the immediate departure of its vice-chancellor following a row about her pay...

 

Bath University panel says vice-chancellor must leave post now

Tuesday 16th January 2018

Glynis Breakwell had been due to take a sabbatical and give up her job in February 2019The body that oversees the running of University of Bath has passed a motion calling for the immediate departure of its vice-chancellor following a row about her pay...

 

Carillion lenders consider appeal to save firm from collapse

Monday 15th January 2018

Despite late rescue bid, administrators prepare to take action, prompting fears for 43,000 jobs, major projects and crucial public services Construction firm Carillion is hoping for an eleventh-hour rescue to save it from collapse amid fears for the future of a host of major government projects and day-to-day services, from schools to hospitals, prisons and the army...

 

Thousands struggle to access childcare on glitchy website

Monday 15th January 2018

Parents are struggling to get subsidised childcare they are entitled to due to continued web issues...

 

Places deadline: Top tips on choosing a school

Monday 15th January 2018

Last-minute tips from experts on seeing past official data to find the best school for your child...

 

Tackling misogyny

Monday 15th January 2018

A Nottingham school is worried about the amount of misogynistic language to which its pupils are exposed...

 

Schools urged to help tackle Islamophobia

Monday 15th January 2018

Young Muslims share their experiences to help schools in Wales teach issues around Islamophobia...

 

What 'Beads of Courage' mean to young cancer patients

Monday 15th January 2018

Children undergoing cancer treatment receive beads to document their journey and one mum wants to expand the scheme...

 

Russia knife attack: Twelve hurt at Perm school

Monday 15th January 2018

A teacher and 11 children were slashed at a school in Perm when two boys ran amok with knives...

 

Bordesley Independent School boss banned from teaching

Monday 15th January 2018

The school was criticised by inspectors over child safety and the quality of its education...

 

Fire services ready to deliver school meals after Carillion collapse

Monday 15th January 2018

Councils prepare to step in to protect vital services at schools, and doubts emerge over construction projectsFirefighters are on standby to deliver school meals to children in at least one area of the country as councils and other public bodies scramble to deal with the collapse of the outsourcing firm, Carillion...

 

'Being a teenage mother is so lonely'

Monday 15th January 2018

New guidelines aim to cut UK teenage pregnancy rates which remain among the highest in Europe...

 

The Guardian view on contemporary art in schools: a joyful idea reborn | Editorial

Sunday 14th January 2018

In the 1940s, School Prints were a visionary notion to bring affordable, adventurous artworks into classrooms...

 

Carillion on the brink as UK government prepares for firm's collapse

Sunday 14th January 2018

Administrators drafted in prompting fears for 43,000 jobs, major projects and crucial public services as last-ditch talks end without dealConstruction firm Carillion is on the brink of collapse, raising fears for the future of a host of major government projects and day-to-day services, from schools to hospitals, prisons and the army...

 

Tony Wingate obituary

Sunday 14th January 2018

My friend Tony Wingate, who has died aged 86, was an inspirational teacher and the founder of Wingate Scholarships...

 

Carillion lenders consider appeal to save firm from collapse

Sunday 14th January 2018

Despite late rescue bid, administrators prepare to take action, prompting fears for 43,000 jobs, major projects and crucial public services Construction firm Carillion is hoping for an eleventh-hour rescue to save it from collapse amid fears for the future of a host of major government projects and day-to-day services, from schools to hospitals, prisons and the army...

 

Dealing with debt: The mini-bankers learning how to save

Sunday 14th January 2018

Schoolchildren from Kirton Primary in Boston run their own bank with its own currency to learn about saving money...

 

Fifty and childless

Saturday 13th January 2018

The childless couple trying to overcome their grief by trying to help others in the same position...

 

Secret Teacher: why can't my school just trust us to do our job?

Saturday 13th January 2018

Strict directives and endless inspections add strain to an already stressful role and rob us of any autonomy...

 

Could an online postgraduate course be right for you?

Friday 12th January 2018

Courses delivered over the internet and part-time study give a degree of flexibility to fit in with students? lifestylesFull-time, part-time, online, or a mix of all three ? the variety of postgraduate study options can be bewildering...

 

The Blue Planet effect: why marine biology courses are booming

Friday 12th January 2018

Thanks in part to the BBC wildlife series, there has been a sea change in the popularity of marine biology courses and the study of the world?s oceansWhen she was just 12 years old, an impressionable Cathy Lucas, now associate professor in marine biology at the University of Southampton, met Sir David Attenborough...

 

Mediation ? the postgraduate course that's never been more vital

Friday 12th January 2018

The art of negotiation and dispute resolution is sorely needed in an age of strife, be it domestic or internationalFrom trade negotiators thrashing out Brexit details, to family mediators helping couples part on amicable terms, conflict and negotiation skills are in demand ? and postgraduate courses are an ideal place to hone them...

 

What makes a good postgrad open day?

Friday 12th January 2018

Attending an open day, on campus or online, is the best way to ensure the university is the best fit for youOpen days have long been the traditional way for undergraduates to decide where and what they want to study...

 

'How skipping helps good behaviour in schools'

Friday 12th January 2018

Pete Thompson holds the record for the most crossovers with a rope in 60 seconds...

 

Overseas students 'significant benefit' to UK economy

Thursday 11th January 2018

A think tank says cities such as Sheffield and Nottingham gain most from international students...

 

Overseas students 'add 20bn' to UK economy

Thursday 11th January 2018

A think tank says cities such as Sheffield and Nottingham gain most from international students...

 

Why teachers in England are suffering from so much stress

Thursday 11th January 2018

Suicide risks for primary and nursery school teachers is higher than in the general population, official figures sayIn recent years a series of surveys have found the increased workload inside and outside the classroom has led to longer working hours for teachers in England...

 

'Epidemic of stress' blamed for 3,750 teachers on longterm sick leave

Thursday 11th January 2018

Policy changes, budget cuts, fewer staff and bigger classes blamed for toll on teachers? mental health revealed by figures compiled by Lib DemsTeaching unions are warning of an ?epidemic of stress? as research revealed that 3,750 teachers were signed off on longterm sick leave last year because of pressure of work, anxiety and mental illness...

 

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