Rising 15 to 19 suicide rates spark a focus on self-harm

18 January 2017

With increasing numbers of young teenagers taking their own lives, and thousands of young people self-harming, the National Suicide Prevention Strategy is expanding its remit to specifically target a reduction in self-harm. Pete Henshaw reports

Young teens willing to do ‘whatever it takes’ to look good

18 January 2017

More than a third of young people are willing to do “whatever it takes to look good”. Furthermore, more than half of them worry about how they look, while a third of students isolate themselves to avoid activities because of body image anxiety.

Today's students more anxious about life

18 January 2017

Today’s young people are plagued with worries about their job prospects, self-confidence and the current political and economic climate, new research has found.

Concern over GCSE computer science uptake

11 January 2017

Only a minority of schools entered students for a GCSE in computer science in 2015, despite the fact it is a compulsory national curriculum subject at key stage 4.

DfE demands £3bn in savings as financial pressures mount

4 January 2017

Ministers want schools to find £3bn in savings by 2020, while plans for fairer funding threaten cuts to budgets in 48 areas across England. It means there is no sign of a let-up in the financial pressures facing schools in 2017. Pete Henshaw reports.

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