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Pregnant at 14: 'I proved myself by getting good GCSEs'

Monday 20th November 2017

Alex, now 19, says she has a good life - but would she want the same for her own daughter? Read full story...

 

The future is digital, our children are analogue. We?re betraying a generation | John Harris

Monday 20th November 2017

Michael Gove was right to call for greater computer literacy...

 

Soas is bottom of the class when it came to my £340 refund

Monday 20th November 2017

I booked a suitable course at the School of Oriental and African Studies but it was cancelled at the last minuteAfter attending an open day in mid-September I signed up for a 10-week Chinese evening class at the Soas University of London...

 

Inspectors to question primary school girls who wear hijab

Sunday 19th November 2017

Ofsted head says move is to tackle situations in which wearing head covering ?could be interpreted as sexualisation? School inspectors in England have been told to question Muslim primary school girls if they are wearing a hijab or similar headscarf, the head of Ofsted has announced...

 

Kenneth Chambers obituary

Sunday 19th November 2017

My father, Kenneth Chambers, who has died aged 100, was a translator for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and then the Western European Union for most of his working life...

 

Secret Teacher: as a private tutor, I'm guilty of worsening inequality

Saturday 18th November 2017

Private tuition is one the jobs I take to piece together a living, but I?m contributing to the widening attainment gap in our schoolsRead more from the Secret TeacherTeaching is a profession that makes me feel guilty...

 

Losing a child to suicide is devastating. Schools can help prevent these tragedies

Saturday 18th November 2017

At least 200 children take their own lives each year in the UK...

 

Primary school children get elderly pen pals from local care homes

Saturday 18th November 2017

A primary school has teamed up with two local care homes to launch an inter-generational pen pal scheme...

 

Hammond?s budget big five: cuts, pay, housing, roads and students

Saturday 18th November 2017

The chancellor has never faced a trickier budget day: does he upset some by loosening the purse strings, or imperil a government with no majority by wielding the axe? Whatever he decides, some topics will have to be addressedPhilip Hammond will face his toughest test as chancellor on Wednesday when he stands up to deliver his third and most important budget statement...

 

The worst bullies: 'My friends called me Ugly Betty'

Friday 17th November 2017

Bullying by friends is 'really harmful and teachers should take it more seriously', says a victim...

 

Academic colleagues, where was your support for my chronic illness?

Friday 17th November 2017

When I was diagnosed with a rare medical condition, it was my peer network, not my university colleagues, who helped get me through my PhDDuring my part-time PhD studies, I developed a rare degenerative, chronic medical condition...

 

Nurseries ban glitter in pre-Christmas drive for cleaner seas

Friday 17th November 2017

Tops Day Nurseries group cracks down amid fears children?s favourite could be as harmful to environment as microbeadsGlitter, as anyone who has ever worn it knows, has a habit of turning up in unexpected places days later, even after a good scrub...

 

Glitter banned by Dorset children's nursery chain

Friday 17th November 2017

The art material is a "dangerous" microplastic which can enter the food chain, the nursery chain says...

 

Degrees of value

Friday 17th November 2017

Huge numbers of young people are making a big decision about university - and their future income...

 

We enjoy independent thought, they suffer from ?groupthink?

Friday 17th November 2017

How the term ?groupthink? is a classic example of a rhetorical intervention designed to shut down argument before it even startsThere is an intellectual plague spreading among us, and only a few heroic souls are able to spot it...

 

I?m against private schools, but could a new cheap ?no frills? option sway me?

Friday 17th November 2017

A plan to open a school with annual fees of £2,700 sounds superficially appealing ? it wouldn?t be a place just for the richI must admit that I felt a slight, guilty thrill when I heard that an educational foundation in Scotland is trying to pioneer an ?easyJet?-style, no-frills public school, charging £52 week ? about £2,700 a year ? for private education...

 

Ex-pupils criticise St Paul's girls' school over request for abuse stories

Friday 17th November 2017

Invitation to share experiences for drama project causes anger, with some alleging sexual abuse while at the London schoolA leading independent girls? school at the centre of allegations of historical sexual abuse is facing a backlash from former students who have told the Guardian they were outraged to be asked to volunteer their experiences of abuse and harassment for a school drama project...

 

Head of grammar school that forced out A-level students resigns

Friday 17th November 2017

Aydin Önaç quits St Olave?s school in Orpington, where Guardian found policy of culling pupils who were falling below A gradesThe headteacher of a top grammar school has resigned, following weeks of controversy after a Guardian investigation revealed the school?s policy of forcing out pupils who were deemed unlikely to achieve the highest A-level grades...

 

St Olave's Grammar School row head resigns

Friday 17th November 2017

Aydin Önaç, head of St Olave's Grammar School in Orpington, will leave at Christmas...

 

Women?s fashion, periods and trousers | Letters

Friday 17th November 2017

Labour peer Margaret Prosser on fashion photographers portraying women as objects, Mari Peacock on her menstrual art and Clare Hale on school uniformsThere has been much reporting over recent weeks of the disrespect and harassment of women across a variety of workplaces and areas where women are trying to make their way into their chosen careers...

 

The Oxford University college fighting elitism

Thursday 16th November 2017

More than 90% of students admitted to Oxford's Mansfield College this year were from state schools...

 

Cyber-bullying: Prince's 'stop, speak, support' code of conduct

Thursday 16th November 2017

Technology companies, children's charities and parents have come together to support the scheme...

 

Children join people with dementia in interactive light game

Thursday 16th November 2017

The game sees images projected on to a table that residents and children can interact with...

 

Cutting workload isn't enough to stop teachers leaving schools

Thursday 16th November 2017

If we want to convince teachers to stay in the profession, let?s look at what inspired them to join in the first place It seems almost impossible at present to discuss any aspect of the teaching profession without the topic of workload being raised ? and rightly so...

 

School in Theresa May's constituency seeks £1 for pens

Thursday 16th November 2017

The school in Theresa May's constituency says donations would help it through a "funding crisis"...

 

Cyberbullying: Mum's story of loss inspires prince to act

Thursday 16th November 2017

Prince William worked with tech firms, charities and parents to come up with a code of conduct...

 

Speech: Nick Gibb: school business professionals play a vital role

Thursday 16th November 2017

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

 

School counsellors needed to tackle self-harm 'epidemic', minister told

Thursday 16th November 2017

More school counsellors are needed to deal with a rise in emotional problems, the government is told...

 

Should Liverpool University remove Gladstone?s name from its building? | Michael Rosen

Thursday 16th November 2017

The former prime minister might have been an apologist for slavery, but it may be unfair to reduce some historical figures to just one stanceWe are surrounded by monuments, roads, buildings and whole towns that are named after people and organisations...

 

Corrosive effects of the market on universities | Letters

Thursday 16th November 2017

Bernard Porter claims universities have been cheating on a considerable scale to improve their status and thus funding; Michael Carley writes that academics have been sold out by ?a venal and mediocre caste? of vice-chancellors; Jean Goodrick praises Access and Pathway courses at FE colleges for getting more socially disadvantaged people to university; Regenia Gagnier says that Cambridge University does not represent all of the UK when it comes to multicultural English syllabiI?m not surprised at this (Watchdog tells six universities to scrap adverts, 15 November)...

 

Universal credit could mean 50,000 more children get free school meals

Thursday 16th November 2017

Headteachers association welcomes the announcement but expresses dismay that enrolment will still not be automaticAround 50,000 more school children in England could get free school meals next year, after the government announced a switch to means-testing to cope with the roll-out of its controversial universal credit programme...

 

Lawrence Okolie: Boxer talks being bullied at school, losing seven stone and building his confidence

Thursday 16th November 2017

British boxer Lawrence Okolie visits his former school as part of anti-bullying week, as he reflects on how he was bullied for his weight, made changes to his lifestyle and overcame confidence issues...

 

'Vulnerable children have to reach crisis to get help'

Wednesday 15th November 2017

Services to spot early signs of neglect and abuse are being closed as cuts bite, say charities...

 

School children wear odd socks for anti-bullying awareness

Wednesday 15th November 2017

The national campaign wants to empower children who feel odd or different...

 

St Paul's Girls' School sent sexual abuse claims by ex-pupils

Wednesday 15th November 2017

St Paul's Girls' School had asked former pupils to send experiences related to the #metoo campaign...

 

Flagship tax-free childcare scheme delayed

Wednesday 15th November 2017

Ministers announce a delay to the government's tax-free childcare scheme...

 

Heads complain of having to ask parents for school funds

Tuesday 14th November 2017

Head teachers say schools need another £1.7bn in funding from next week's Budget...

 

History in the making: children use clay in class to rejuvenate the Potteries

Tuesday 14th November 2017

As part of the bid to be 2021 UK City of Culture, Stoke-on-Trent students are looking to their industrial legacy and getting their hands dirtyLate morning in Stoke-on-Trent and a class of 11-year-olds are being prepared for public speaking...

 

Take heart ? the monstrous academy system is running out of road | Fiona Millar

Tuesday 14th November 2017

An Isle of Wight academy trust has been driven off the island and its failing school returned to local authority controlIt is becoming hard to find important education news these days; between Brexit, Trump and the latest parliamentary scandals it would have to be a significant storm or reform to break through to the public...

 

School teachers will need licence for minibuses

Tuesday 14th November 2017

New guidance is contained in a letter from the Department for Infrastructure to the Education Authority (EA)...

 

Universal credit: Children's Commissioner calls for pause

Tuesday 14th November 2017

Families 'hard hit' by the welfare changes says Children's Commissioner Anne Longfield Read full story...

 

'We are a force to be reckoned with': voices of newly qualified nurses

Tuesday 14th November 2017

Those entering nursing now are faced with increased responsibility in a challenging NHS environment...

 

James Morwood obituary

Tuesday 14th November 2017

My friend James Morwood, who has died aged 73, was in the vanguard of the teaching of classical languages and literature for decades...

 

News story: Research partner announced for children?s social care project

Tuesday 14th November 2017

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

 

Boys should be free to wear tutus and tiaras, says Church of England

Monday 13th November 2017

Guidance for schools urges teachers to let children ?play with the many cloaks of identity? rather than conform to stereotypes Boys should be free to choose to wear a tutu, tiara or heels, and girls to wear toolbelts and superhero capes, the Church of England has said in new guidance issued to its schools...

 

Let girls and boys wear tiaras, says Church

Monday 13th November 2017

The Church of England issues new transphobic and biphobic bullying guidance to schoolteachers...

 

The Daily Mail?s ?boys in tiaras? story is designed to manufacture rage | Suzanne Moore

Monday 13th November 2017

Reducing attempts to tackle homophobia in education to boys dressing in princess costumes and ?transgender tots? is simplistic and bullyingThe men in frocks have told us that it?s fine for little boys to wear tiaras...

 

Here's what to consider before choosing an online degree

Monday 13th November 2017

With no open days or face-to-face meetings, how do you pick a distance learning course?For most students, choosing a university is as simple as counting up Ucas points, checking a league table or two, and signing up to a few open days to whittle the list down...

 

Share your experiences and solutions to gender-based bullying

Monday 13th November 2017

With the Church of England encouraging its schools to avoid using labels conformed to gender stereotypes, we?d like to hear your experiencesIn new guidance, the CofE has advised its schools that boys should be given the freedom to wear heels or a tutu, and girls to wear a toolbelt or fireman?s helmet ?without judgment or derision?...

 

News story: Healthy eating guidance published for the early years sector

Monday 13th November 2017

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

 

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