Latest Educational News

What it's really like to be a teacher on the front line, by Telegraph readers

by Telegraph, December 18, 2018

Anew report released this week by the Policy Exchange think tank found that two thirds of teachers are currently, or have previously, considered quitting the profession due to poor pupil behaviour.

Poorer children in half of areas across England falling further behind peers for communication skills

by Independent, December 18, 2018

Poorer children in half of areas across England are falling further behind their classmates in vital communication skills during the first year of primary school, new analysis finds.

What stopped you applying to Oxbridge?

by Guardian, December 18, 2018

New research from the Sutton Trust has shown that high-flying pupils from state schools are far less likely to apply to Oxbridge than their peers in the private sector and, if they do apply, are less likely to be successful. We asked talented A-level students what stopped them applying.

East End boy whose family fled Bangladesh conflict wins £76k scholarship to Eton

by Evening Standard, December 16, 2018

Classified as 11 Plus.

A teenager born in Bangladesh who lives in an East End council flat will follow in the footsteps of Princes William and Harry after winning a place at Eton.

Maheraj Ahmed, 15, will take his place in the hallowed halls of Britain’s most famous school on a £76,000 scholarship next September.

Maheraj, who goes to Cumberland School in Plaistow, will join the sixth form at Eton to study for A-levels in history, chemistry, biology and physics next September, after coming through a three-day assessment at the Berkshire school which included three entrance exams, seven interviews and a public debate.

Three rules that teachers need to break

by TES, December 16, 2018

A few years back, I was perusing the cleverly situated bookshelves at Manchester Airport, full of pre-holiday excitement, when I spotted a book that I had to have. Richard Templar’s The Rules to Break appealed to my inner rebel (yes, kids, we break rules too), along with my need to create a life-changing epiphany of some kind each time I go on holiday.

Education is about ‘a little bit more’

by TES, December 16, 2018

I sat in the school hall, rear end enveloping a seat built for someone of, let's say, smaller stature, helping my four-year-old carefully wind shiny gold ribbon through lollipop sticks that had been painted green, then stuck together in advance to form a Christmas tree-shaped frame.

Children in special needs education face £1.6bn cash shortfall

by Guardian, December 16, 2018

A crisis in support for children with special educational needs and disabilities could result in a £1.6bn funding shortfall and a surge in parents resorting to legal action for help, the Observer can reveal.

Could student loans ruling mean the system is redesigned?

by BBC News, December 16, 2018

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) will be announcing the outcome of its review of how student loans are treated in the national accounts.

The Tes Podcast: Ofsted, and how to teach spelling

by TES, December 14, 2018

Join the Tes team as we discuss Ofsted's idea of giving schools just 150 minutes' notice before inspectors arrive at the gates.

Imperial’s Global Online MBA wins award in international education competition

by Imperial, December 14, 2018

The Business School won the award for its pioneering and unique Global Online MBA degree in the Business Education category at a conference in San Francisco.

Primary school league tables 2018: top performing primary schools in London revealed

by Evening Standard, December 14, 2018

Girls leaving primary school in inner London outperformed children from every other part of the country in their exam results, new figures reveal.

Why poetry is always perfect for primary

by TES, December 14, 2018

There was silence in the classroom, save the occasional snort of laughter as they changed for PE. Harrison had decided we needed a poem instead of the countdown timer and it had become a fixed routine. Since it was December, we were watching Benjamin Zephaniah perform Talking Turkeys (which drew nearly as much laughter as Michael Rosen’s Chocolate Cake but provided less time for wriggling out of tights and lacing up trainers).

Why do so few university graduates start their own businesses?

by Guardian, December 14, 2018

Entrepreneurship education has been around for more than 50 years, and is vital for the future economy. Yet data shows that 4.7% of recent graduates are self-employed or freelance, with only 0.6% having actually started their own business. This compares with 8.7% of the general population who have started a business in the last three years. So why are bright young graduates deciding against setting up their own companies?

New primary school data for England has been published by the government

by BBC, December 13, 2018

They are based on the performance of pupils in each school in their end-of-primary national curriculum tests, known as Sats.

Three UK teachers shortlisted for million dollar ‘world’s best teacher’ prize

by Independent, December 13, 2018

Three UK teachers have been shortlisted for the “world’s best teacher” award, in which the winner will take home $1m (£800,000).

Nearly third of phonics 'failures' go on to reading success

by TES, December 13, 2018

Almost a third of children who failed the phonics check at age 5 or 6 – and failed the resit a year later – still went on to reach the expected standard in reading by the end of primary, new statistics show.

Primary school league table 2018: Search and compare the best primary schools in your area

by Telegraph, December 13, 2018

Thousands of primary schools across the country have their results figures published by the Department for Education on an annual basis.

University acceptance rates for students with lower grades on the rise

by Guardian, December 13, 2018

University acceptance rates among students who achieve C and D grades at A-level are on the increase, according to the latest official statistics, revealing that record proportions of English and Scottish 18-year-olds were accepted into university this year.

Female scholars are marginalised on Wikipedia because it's written by men

by Guardian, December 12, 2018

Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia edited collectively by a global community, arguably determines the narrative about who has power and influence in our world. It is the largest global source of information and the fifth most visited website in the world; the English-language Wikipedia had more than 7.7bn page views in October.

'Ofsted must remember that primaries and secondaries operate very differently'

by TES, December 12, 2018

Yesterday saw the release of the latest phase of curriculum research by Ofsted. It’s fair to say that primary schools don’t fare too well in the inspectorate's analysis. In fact, according to Ofsted, only eight of the 33 primary schools visited scored highly for their curriculum, compared with 16 out of 29 secondary schools.

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