Education (UK)

Teachers left 'in tears' after claims Transatlantic trip was a 'reward' for staff

Teachers were left “in tears” after they made headlines on the world’s biggest news website - for what they say was a visit intended to improve their …

Education

Headteacher abolishes school reports because they make pupils insecure and are filled with 'politician-like' phrases

A headteacher has abolished school reports, saying they only serve to cause insecurities among pupils and cause unnecessary stress to teachers, who …

Education

Want to get a promoted in a university? Learn the art of self-branding

Self-selection to the university promotions process prioritises those academics who put their own careers first. We need a more collegial approach<p>I’ve been in my post for the best part of a decade now. Despite improving my reputation with papers, books and keynote presentations at major …

Education

The UK’s hidden one-child-per-family university policy

, Money Saving Expert<p>Parents with more than one child be warned. If two go to university consecutively, you will effectively be penalised. I suspect …

Chose

Teach physical education everyday because it boosts the brain, say scienitsts

Physical education should be taught every day at school because exercise boosts brain size and improves academic performance, a study has shown for the first time.<p>Researchers from the University of Granada found that youngsters who took part in exercise for at least three nights a week had more …

The Brain

Could you pass a GCSE exam today? Try our quick quiz to find out!

Teenagers across Birmingham, Solihull and the Black Country do it - but could you pass a GCSE?<p>These questions have been taken from past papers and …

Birmingham, UK

Siberian pupils go to school as temperatures hit -50C

<b>Pupils in a Siberian town are still going to school after outdoor temperatures plunged to -50C (-58F), it's been reported.</b><p>Oymyakon in Russia's Sakha Republic of north-eastern Siberia might be in a deep freeze but it's not too cold to prevent children heading to the classroom, local news portal …

Climate Change

Hull students awarded unprecedented £100k scholarships in Barcelona

Two Hull students have been awarded unprecedented scholarships in Barcelona worth £100,000.<p>Archbishop Sentamu Academy Sixth Form students Corey …

Education

China kindergarten sex abuse and 'needlemarks' claims prompt police probe

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese police are investigating claims of sexual molestation and needlemarks on children at a Beijing kindergarten run by RYB Education Inc, the latest case in a booming childcare industry to spark outrage among parents, sending the company’s New York-listed shares …

China

End of segregation in schools could increase risk of radicalisation, Birmingham council chief warns

The end of segregation in schools could raise the risk of radicalisation, the council leader parachuted into Birmingham in the wake of the Trojan Horse scandal has warned.<p>Colin Diamond, corporate director for children and young people in Birmingham city council, said that an increasing number of …

Education

Head of Newcastle High School for Girls announces plans to step down

The head of a well-known Newcastle independent school is set to stand down.<p>Hilary French, headmistress of Newcastle High School for Girls (NHSG), in …

Education

REVEALED: Vision of new 'modern and larger' primary school

IMAGES have been revealed showing how a new primary school will look when building work has finished.<p>The replacement for Chorley New Road Primary …

Manchester

Languages graduates are now the least employable in Britain, new figures show

Languages graduates are now the least employable in Britain, new figures show.<p>Data released by the Office for National Statistics shows that recent graduates who have studied languages have an employment rate of 84 per cent, the lowest of any degree subject, and their average annual salary has …

Education

Is It Time To Replace Religious Studies With Politics In Our Schools?

If we remain politically illiterate, then politics will only ever be something that simply happens to us<p>Currently, we assume that once we hit 18 …

Education

Pupils asked: 'Would you live next to a black person?'

<b>A school asked pupils to rank potential neighbours based on who they would most like to live next to - from a list which included "a black person" and a "gay man".</b><p>Parent Naomi Davis complained to Bristol Free School when daughter Chayse told her about the exercise.<p>She said the exercise had been …

Education

PICTURES: New reception class at Belmont Primary School

THIS year we have re-launched our popular First Class feature.<p>Our photographers will be taking pictures of reception class children who have just …

Manchester

Vice-chancellors should take a pay cut if their universities perform poorly, Office for Students chair suggests

Vice-chancellors should take a pay cut if their universities perform poorly, the chairman of the Office for Students has suggested.<p>Sir Michael Barber said that the new regulatory body for higher education will bear down on excessive pay levels for university chiefs.<p>He said the OFS, which was …

Education

Don’t let the staffroom bullies drive your star teachers away

There is one in every class: a star pupil who models good behaviour and supports the whole group with thoughtful contributions to lessons. But this …

Leadership

This Hull school is one of the top ten in the north of England

A Hull school has been named as one of the top 10 in the north of England.<p>Hymers College is the only school in our area that has made it onto the …

Education

What went wrong at South Shields School, which inspectors have branded 'inadequate'?

Pupils’ futures were affected by poor GCSE grades at a school ordered to improve by Ofsted inspectors.<p>South Shields school has plunged from ‘good’ at …

Education

These are the Teesside schools among the 'best' in the North-east

A prestigious poll’s ranked two Teesside state schools among the 10 best in the North-east.<p>And Yarm School has been voted the region’s second best …

Education

School in Bolton among the top 10 in the North West

BOLTON School girls' division is in the top ten best school in the North West.<p>It is ranked ninth in the Parent Power, The Sunday Times Schools Guide …

Manchester

Teacher recruitment ‘a pipeline leaking at both ends’

Teacher recruitment is “a pipeline leaking at both ends”, the NAHT heads’ union has said, after it published a survey laying bare the scale of the …

Education

These are the 21 Bristol schools set to lose lollipop people

Dozens of schools are set to lose their lollipop men and women due to council cuts.<p>Some 21 nursery, primary and secondary schools from across the …

Education

Eton headteacher to face MPs' questions over exam malpractice

Simon Henderson to appear before education committee after Guardian reported exam questions had been leaked<p>The headteacher of Eton college will appear before a House of Commons select committee next week to be questioned about exam malpractice at the school.<p>Simon Henderson, Eton’s head since 2015, …

Education

Pupils given glimpse behind the scenes at Hull Royal Infirmary

School pupils have been given a glimpse into life behind the scenes at Hull Royal Infirmary at a special event.<p>Year 8 students from three secondary …

Education

These are the North East schools with the best GCSE and A Level results - did yours make the list?

A Durham school has been named best in the North East for its top exam results.<p>The Sunday Times on Friday released its ‘Parent Power’ list of the top …

Education

College among top 20 per cent in country according to new survey

BRADFORD College is in the top 20 per cent of colleges in the country in a new survey.<p>Out of 202 colleges nationally, the College came joint 28th in …

Education

Funding holds up Dumfries schools overhaul

<b>The second phase of a multi-million pound schools overhaul in Dumfries is being held up while a financial package is put in place.</b><p>A report on school enrolment in the region revealed that a funding model for the project had not been confirmed.<p>It said that meant the anticipated timeline for the …

Education

Hull University students smash fundraising record during charity week

Students at Hull University smashed their fundraising record during an annual charity week earlier this month.<p>The University’s RAG (Raising and …

Education