‘Flawed policy’ excludes Shetland’s poorest

30 August 2018

Edinburgh University is wrong to stick to a postcode indicator of poverty that means young people from Shetland will miss out on clearing places, said Tavish Scott, MSP for the islands.

TeenTech Awards

4 July 2018

The next generation of innovators have been recognised in this year’s TeenTech Awards – an annual initiative that challenges young people aged 11 to 19 to tackle key societal and environmental issues using the STEM disciplines.

Students reveal favourite poets

4 July 2018

?Using the works of modern poets with contemporary subject matter, studying shorter poems and poems with more accessible language could help to make poetry more accessible, young people have said.

More details emerge ahead of new inspection framework

27 June 2018

Curriculum, data, behaviour, school gradings – Ofsted's chief inspector this week revealed more details of her vision for the new-look inspection framework, due to come into effect in September 2019. Pete Henshaw takes a look

MPs demand action on STEM skills gap

27 June 2018

A range of barriers to effective STEM education have been highlighted by a cross-party committee of MPs. The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee is concerned about the quality of careers advice, the impact of teacher training bursaries, the STEM gender gap, and problems with poorly designed ...

Smashing STEM stereotypes

27 June 2018

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has launched a new campaign aimed at smashing STEM industry stereotypes and closing the stubborn gender gap in STEM jobs.

Gender gap in computing set to worsen as ICT is scrapped

20 June 2018

The stark gender gap in computer science education means that 30,000 fewer girls are now taking a key stage 4 computing qualification – and the problem is set to worsen as ICT GCSE is scrapped this summer. Pete Henshaw reports

University not ‘the-be-all-and-end-all’

20 June 2018

?Too many parents and teachers promote university as automatically the best pathway after school, to the detriment of less academic pupils, according to a leading Scottish industrialist.

Young Carers resource launched

20 June 2018

A film and learning resource has been released by charity Surrey Young Carers to help teachers and other pupils support the UK’s 700,000 young carers.

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