The Learning Renaissance

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

How to say no – and not feel bad about it | BBC Teach

Many of us are uncomfortable saying no because we don’t want to disappoint, or be thought of as uncooperative. However, being realistic about what you can do, whilst knowing when … Continue reading

June 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

Broomlands Primary: Does a ‘stunning school’ help learning? | BBC News

At first glance, it looks like a giant crown sitting on top of the grass or a spacecraft that has landed in a traditional Borders market town. Whatever it might … Continue reading

May 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

BBC Bitesize Exam Survivors | BBC Radio

Worried about exams? Dr Radha and regular guest Dr Alex George have you covered in this podcast from the BBC! Listen online here, or on the BBC Sounds App: BBC … Continue reading

May 24, 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

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

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

10 Global Megatrends Facing Education | BBC News

The OECD’s head of education forecasts the biggest questions being asked of schools around the world. Unfortunately I’d say these challenges were pretty accurately outlined here. We should have overcome … Continue reading

March 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

Crossing Divides: The friends who are good for your brain | BBC News

Why mixing with a diverse group of people can do a lot to make us more creative. Source: Crossing Divides: The friends who are good for your brain – BBC … Continue reading

March 10, 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

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

Biggest winners and losers from degrees | BBC News

Women studying maths at Oxford and men taking economics at Bristol get the biggest increase in earnings from going to university, says an analysis of salaries at the age of … Continue reading

December 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Life Lessons | Seven life-changing tips from the new generation | BBC Radio 4

Young guests from the Life Lessons podcast offer their wisdom. Source: Life Lessons | Seven life-changing tips from the new generation | BBC Radio 4

November 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

Seven charts on the £73,000 cost of educating a child | BBC News

A The amount spent on schools is a source of frequent controversy. So, where does all the money for educating the country’s children go? School spending is watched closely – … Continue reading

November 21, 2018 · 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

Children with problems or problem children? | BBC News

There’s nothing pleasant about being on the end of a child’s angry or aggressive outburst – whether you’re a parent or a teacher. And if that outburst happens in a … Continue reading

October 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

Going back to school in a war zone | BBC News

It’s back to school – but for millions the prospect of another school year will not mean new books, bags and subjects. It will be a struggle to get an … Continue reading

September 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Reading – The Foundation for Learning

Considering they have been in power for eight years, it is a bit disingenuous for a Tory Education Minister to find that there are children who struggle with basic literacy … Continue reading

August 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

Making a drama out of a TB crisis | BBC News

In National Capital District, one of the worst affected areas in Port Moresby, 62-year-old Rodney Kove is using drama to teach children about TB. Having studied dance and theatre at … Continue reading

August 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Too hot? In 1858 a heatwave turned London into a stinking sewer

Suffering in the hot weather? Spare a thought then for the population of London back in 1858, a year of sky-high temperatures and the Great Stink. That year, the London … Continue reading

August 5, 2018 · Leave a comment
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