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.

Review of Estyn makes 34 recommendations for change

13 June 2018

All inspections suspended for a year, grading to be scrapped, and a focus on validating schools’ self-evaluation are among the recommendations for change in a significant independent review into inspectorate Estyn, published last week.

Great Get Together for Jo Cox

13 June 2018

Hundreds of schools will be taking part in assemblies, sports and other events on June 22 as part of the second annual Great Get Together. The event will mark what would have been the 44th birthday of MP Jo Cox, who was murdered a week before the EU referendum in 2016.

Junk food at least once a week

13 June 2018

A majority of secondary school students buy food such as chips or fried chicken at least once a week, new research suggests.

Into Film Festival 2018

13 June 2018

?The world’s largest youth film festival will take place once again this November, when more than 3,000 free screenings and events are planned across the UK.

Arts and Minds launches for 2018

6 June 2018

UK schools are being invited to join the fight against racism, prejudice and hate by taking part in the annual Arts and Minds competition.

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