London 11 Year olds in school crisis

Thursday’s Daily Standard reports that more than 28,000 London children will miss out on their first choice of secondary school this year. Last year, nearly 27,000 children were not given a place at their preferred school, and education specialists predict this number will rise by roughly 1,000 this year....

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Top universities handed low marks for teaching

Students at some of Britain’s leading Universities have been extremely critical of the quality of teaching they have been receiving. Bristol,  Edinburgh. King’s College London, Glasgow and the London School of Economics rank amongst the bottom 10 for academic feedback on student’s work despite belonging to the Russell Group...

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Funding and cuts

This year, heads and teachers will really begin to feel the squeeze as their budgets are tightened…even more than last year – and even more than the year before that. Education is an area most picked on. The area politicians can cut down on the most because they can...

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Do babies have a ‘Social Brain’?

The capacity to engage and communicate in a social world, is one defining the characteristics of the human species. Adults have special areas of the brain, sometimes referred to as the ‘social brain’, which respond to different human actions, such as eye, mouth and hand movements. We interpret how...

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Old-style classroom teaching

The Government’s school behaviour chief has called for a return on children putting their hands up in class to answer a question. Ludicrous as it may sound, this practice has been banned in some schools. Hands up has been going out of fashion for a long time. For the...

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Childcare and schools

On another education related post, a recent news story highlights the Education Secretary’s call for Schools to Provide Childcare. ‘Reasonable steps’ should be taken to provide childcare for the whole length of the working day  – including term time and holidays! What a wonderful thought I’m sure you’re thinking!...

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Teacher training in ‘Crisis’

I’m sure you’ve all seen the ‘Educating’ series on TV this year. Whether its Yorkshire or Cardiff, the popular TV programme is actually raising public awareness towards the real problem hitting our schools and colleges. As we have grown to love and respect the teacher figures in these series,...

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Is nature better than TV?

In an age of social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, the internet especially Google, television and YouTube, is it actually important to be able to physically know what bugs or worms look like, or the fact that butterflies come from caterpillars? In my opinion, it does. If we...

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