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Conflict resolution programme 'improves wellbeing of pupils'

by TES, November 22, 2018

Schools can significantly reduce the impact of bullying and improve pupils’ wellbeing by using a specialised system of conflict resolution and training, according to a ground-breaking study published in the Lancet.

Nearly one in five pupils getting 25% extra exam time

by TES, November 22, 2018

The number of pupils awarded 25 per cent extra time in their exams increased by more than 11,000 this year, according to new figures published by Ofqual.

Widening participation in higher education: 2018

by FE news, November 22, 2018

Annual statistics on young peoples' participation in higher education, including their social background and occupation after graduating.

New adolescent mental health stats: what teachers need to know

by TES, November 22, 2018

Statistics released by the NHS Digital today suggest that one in eight 5-19 year olds in England has a clinically impairing mental health condition.

Half of university tuition fees spent on teaching

by BBC, November 22, 2018

Less than half of the tuition fee paid by students in England can be spent on the cost of teaching, says research from a university think tank.

Summer-born pupils disadvantaged throughout primary school – study

by Guardian Education , November 21, 2018

The attainment gap between summer-born babies and their older peers gradually narrows during their early education but remains significant even at the end of primary school, according to detailed new analysis.

The truth about screen time, tech and young people

by TES, November 21, 2018

"We are fed a steady diet from the press that screens are bad for kids - if you show people enough of those terrible articles based on terrible research, a proportion of people will have a terrible idea about screens," says Andrew Przybylski, associate professor in the department of psychology at the University of Oxford and director of research at the Oxford Internet Institute.

Mensa test proves 12-year-old Milton Keynes child genius is brainier than Einstein

by Milton Keynes, November 21, 2018

A 12-year-old schoolgirl from Milton Keynes has been proved by Mensa to have an IQ higher than Einstein and Stephen Hawking. Akshita Sapra had the results of her Mensa test this week - only to be told her IQ is a whopping 162.

Boys overtake girls in maths by age seven, study of 1.5 million primary school tests finds

by Telegraph, November 21, 2018

Boys overtake girls in maths by the age of seven, a study of 1.5 million primary school tests has found.

Attainment gap for summer-born pupils 'persists at age 11'

by TES, November 21, 2018

Classified as 11 Plus.

The gap between the performance of summer-born children and their peers is still evident at the age of 11, new research shows.

The findings come from an analysis of more than 1.5 million pupil assessments in reading and maths.

Labour would scrap GCSE resits policy, Angela Rayner says

by Independent, November 20, 2018

The controversial policy of forcing students to resit GCSEs in English and maths would be scrapped under a Labour government, the shadow education secretary has said.

Top college leaders to help strengthen further education sector

by GOV.UK, November 20, 2018

Six experienced college governors and clerks have been appointed to help improve colleges across the country, as the Skills Minister announced the new National Leaders of Governance for further education today (Tuesday 20 November).

Teachers among most trusted professionals in Britain

by TES, November 20, 2018

Teachers are the third most trusted profession in Britain, with only nurses and doctors outperforming them, according to new research.

Why teachers choose to work in the international schools sector

by Edexec, November 20, 2018

A British education is becoming increasingly popular with parents around the world – this is great news for the 4,300 British international schools which operate globally and make up over 45% of the international school market.

Higher education expert to review TEF

by GOV.UK, November 20, 2018

A higher education expert has been appointed to lead the review and ensure that the world’s first government-led university rating system is delivering clarity for students, it was announced yesterday (19 November).

13 books to take primary pupils out of their comfort zone

by TES, November 20, 2018

Reading for pleasure is all the rage in schools, but how often do we, and the children we teach, read for displeasure? Or, perhaps more accurately, for discomfort?

'Want to improve education? Give teachers professional freedom'

by TES, November 19, 2018

Yes, we demand a lot from our teachers: not just in England but everywhere. We expect them to have a deep and broad understanding of what they teach and whom they teach, because what teachers know and care about makes such a difference to student learning. That entails professional knowledge, such as knowledge about a discipline, knowledge about the curriculum of that discipline, and knowledge about how students learn in that discipline. It includes knowledge about professional practice so teachers can create the kind of learning environment that leads to good learning outcomes. And it involves enquiry and research skills that help teachers to be lifelong learners and grow in their profession. Students are unlikely to become lifelong learners if they don’t see their teachers as lifelong learners.

Parents should not let their outdated stereotypes influence their child's career, leading headmistress says

by Telegraph, November 19, 2018

Parents who do not understand the modern jobs market should not let their outdated stereotypes influence their daughter’s career, a leading headmistress has said.

Gwen Byrom, who is president of Girls School Association, urged parents to resist the temptation to intervene even if they think their children’s career ambitions are "mad".

School inspection ‘more stressful’ in England than Scotland

by TES, November 19, 2018

Having been inspected by Ofsted and also the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) in England, both as a head of department and a headteacher – as well as being a team inspector for more years than I wish to remember – I found the recent inspection of my school in Scotland fascinating.

Video Deaf boy's amazing reaction to Makaton bedtime story

by BBC News, November 19, 2018

A deaf boy has an amazing response to Rob Delaney's CBeebies Bedtime Story using Makaton sign language.

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