Published on 26th June 2017
PSHE (personal, social and health education) has long been a thorny topic for schools. Its importance is unquestionable. We know students need to be the recipients of quality instruction on sometimes difficult, often sensitive subjects, but who should deliver it, what should be delivered and how are questions to which there seems to be little consensus.
Published on 22nd June 2017
The Queen’s Speech stated that ministers will “strengthen the economy so that it supports the creation of jobs and generates the tax revenues needed to invest in the National Health Service, schools, and other public services”.
‘As a society, we don’t support languages as much as we should. For everyone’s sake, this must change.’
Published on 22nd May 2017
Until 2005, all but a few students took a language in Key Stage 4. They were given the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills, improve their future prospects and become more open-minded through the study of a foreign language. Since then, the subject has been faltering.
Published on 4th May 2017
The government should strengthen mental health training and continuing professional development for teachers to ensure they are properly equipped to recognise the early signs of mental illness in pupils and signpost them to the correct support.
Published on 12th April 2017
Schools will be given the flexibility of how best to teach sex education and PSHE classes, it has emerged.
Published on 4th April 2017
A supply teacher found to have groomed a 14-year-old girl for sexual acitivity has been prohibited from teaching.
Published on 9th March 2017
The Budget has been slammed as a missed opportunity to rectify the funding crisis faced by many schools across England and Wales.
Published on 27th February 2017
Children from poorer backgrounds are making less progress at secondary school in comparison to their more affluent peers, research by the Social Mobility Commission has found.
Published on 25th February 2017
The government has been urged to focus on the retention of teachers to tackle a shortage of teaching staff by the Education Select Committee.
Published on 12th February 2017
Almost all head-teachers in primary schools think people underestimate the levels of mental health problems among school pupils, news research has found.
Published on 31st January 2017
Sex education is not being taught to anywhere near the extent it should be, the British Humanist Association has found.
Published on 17th January 2017
Schools have been urged to do more to tackle body image anxiety after research has found that pupils are avoiding activities due to fears about how they look.