The Learning Renaissance

Half of parents ‘want mobile phones banned in schools’ | BBC News

Just under half of UK parents, 49%, think their child’s school should ban mobile phones, a survey by price comparison site uSwitch suggests. Read the full story on the BBC … Continue reading

September 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

GCSEs: StudyTube revision videos got me through exams | BBC News

How a community of online students on YouTube helped people studying for their exams. Read the full story here on the BBC website: GCSEs: StudyTube revision videos got me through … Continue reading

August 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

New T-level study to be worth three A-levels | BBC News

Students who achieve the very top grade in their T-level qualification will have the equivalent of three A*s at A-level, it has been announced. University admissions service Ucas says a … Continue reading

August 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

A-levels: What subjects are students dropping and why? | BBC News

As students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland get their A-Level results, Reality Check looks at how subject choices are changing. Read the findings here: A-levels: What subjects are students … Continue reading

August 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Why gaming is coming to this school’s curriculum | BBC News

Newsbeat has been to visit the first school in the UK to introduce gaming into its curriculum. See the full story here: Why gaming is coming to this school’s curriculum … Continue reading

August 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

University applications could be after A-levels | BBC News

Universities are considering whether to shift the timetable of the admissions system so that applications would take place after students have their A-level results. A review into the admissions process … Continue reading

July 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

Moon landings: Apollo 11 celebrated in Cambridge University maps | BBC News

Old maps of the Moon and stars are being shared to mark 50 years since the first manned lunar landing. Some will feature in a series of tweets by Cambridge … Continue reading

July 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

Child mental health unit referrals ‘up nearly 50%’ | BBC News

Referrals to child mental health units from UK primary schools for pupils aged 11 and under have risen by nearly 50% in three years, the BBC has learned. Replies to … Continue reading

July 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

England university applications hit record numbers | BBC News

Record numbers of 18-year-olds in England have applied for a place at university, figures from Ucas reveal. The admissions service statistics show 236,350 school leavers – 40% in total – … Continue reading

July 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Autism awareness: ‘Better teacher training needed’ | BBC News

The mum of an autistic 11-year-old has called for better teacher training, saying her son was regularly singled out for displaying symptoms in class. Robbie, from Plymouth in Devon, has made … Continue reading

July 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

School bans students from saying ‘like’ to improve speaking skills | CBBC Newsround

A school in West Yorkshire has banned students from using the word ‘like’ during conversations in order to improve speaking skills. Single-word answers such as ‘good’, ‘nice’ and ‘sad’ have … Continue reading

June 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

Ofsted sounds warning over outstanding schools | BBC News

Ofsted has called for the resumption of routine checks on outstanding schools, after 80% of those it re-inspected due to specific issues were downgraded. England’s schools standards watchdog re-inspected 305 … Continue reading

June 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Re-Examining Success

Artwork for the second of my books for Critical Publishing now complete… now just have to complete the writing!

June 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

School run: How Cardiff primary is transforming pupils’ commute | BBC News

A primary school is leading the way to make the daily commute better for the environment and for pupils’ health. When Ysgol Hamadryad opened in Cardiff, those in charge were … Continue reading

May 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

Careers lessons push up GCSE grades | BBC News

Teenagers taught about the world of work are more motivated to get higher GCSE results, say researchers. A careers charity study found pupils who heard directly from employers about the … Continue reading

May 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

School break times ‘cut short to cram in more lessons’ | BBC News

School break times have been getting shorter over the past two decades, as teachers try to pack more lessons into the day, a long-term study suggests. Infants in England had … Continue reading

May 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

Hinds asks heads how to solve special-needs budget squeeze | BBC News

Schools are facing “knock-on pressure” as demand for special-needs support rises, England’s Education Secretary, Damian Hinds, has admitted to head teachers. Speaking at the National Association of Head Teachers annual … Continue reading

May 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Pupils shut in isolation rooms for hours, teachers say | BBC News

Children are being held in isolation rooms for as long as six hours a day for minor infringements of behaviour policies, a teachers’ conference heard. National Education Union delegates described … Continue reading

April 21, 2019 · 1 Comment

Worsening child poverty harms learning, say teachers | BBC News

Poverty is harming children’s capacity to learn and it’s getting worse, suggests a survey of teachers. Pupils who go to school hungry from cramped, noisy homes where they can’t sleep … Continue reading

April 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Ofsted inspection grades challenged | BBC News

Parents should have more reliable measures than Ofsted grades to compare schools in England, says a report from a new education think tank. The EDSK report challenges the accuracy of … Continue reading

April 6, 2019 · 1 Comment

Climate strikes spread worldwide as students call for action | BBC News

Thousands of school pupils worldwide abandoned classrooms for a day of protest against climate change. India, South Korea, Australia and the US are among the countries where teenagers are already … Continue reading

March 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

Brexit ‘could risk children’s safety’, warn commissioners | BBC News

Child abuse, exploitation and abduction are all “immediate issues”, say UK children’s commissioners. Read the full story on the BBC website: Brexit ‘could risk children’s safety’, warn commissioners | BBC … Continue reading

February 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

Secondary league tables – poor pupils behind for next 70 years | BBC News

League tables go live and BBC News reveals how long it could take for poorer pupils to do as well as the rest. Read the full story here: Secondary tables … Continue reading

January 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

The passing of an old mentor… Sheila Ginn

So sad to hear that my old Head of Department in my first teaching job at Swavesey Village College has died. Sheila Ginn was a legend. The informal interview I … Continue reading

January 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Brexit: Universities warn no deal is ‘biggest-ever threat’ | BBC News

University heads are warning a no-deal Brexit is “one of the biggest threats” the institutions have ever faced. Higher education leaders have written to MPs to say it is “no … Continue reading

January 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

Schools admit informally excluding pupils | BBC News

A dozen schools in England, Northern Ireland and Wales have admitted informally excluding pupils at some stage last year, the BBC has learned. BBC News asked more than 1,000 secondary … Continue reading

November 18, 2018 · Leave a comment
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