Education News

Open Access Government highlights the latest education news in the UK. Analysis of schools, colleges, universities, further and higher education and teaching is also available.

We have articles on special needs in education and the growing understanding of child mental health. Articles are also available concerning university fees and policy changes within higher education. Popular topics such as Women’s place in STEM subjects and the growth and importance of the digital transformation in education.

You will also be able to find articles on teachers experiences and the increase in apprenticeships across the UK within this category.

Speech, language and communication

Speech, language and communication skills

Director of Education at I CAN, Deirdre Fitzpatrick turns the spotlight on speech, language and communication skills (SLCN) As I CAN’s Director of Education I’m...
teacher recruitment

How can we reverse the teacher recruitment and retention crisis?

Emma Hollis, Executive Director of the National Association of School-Based Teacher Trainers sheds light on the issues around teacher recruitment and retention With issues around...
university labels

Group mentality – is it time to move beyond broad brush university labels?

With many institutions still tied to the ‘former poly’ label, Jeremy Durrant at Instinctif Partners asks whether such groupings are still worthwhile A desire to...
cybersecurity in schools

Why it’s time for the UK education sector to prioritise cybersecurity in schools

Oliver Wells, Education Manager at Sophos, explains that the education in the UK must turn its focus to cybersecurity in schools
student experience

Can UK Higher Education maintain the ‘student experience’ in the age of Brexit?

Robert Stoneman from GlobalData looks at how the UK can offer a unique and sought-after student experience during Brexit uncertainty
hypernormalisation

The powers of art, science and HyperNormalisation

Dr Kevin J Flint from the International Association for Practice Doctorates looks at how you can apply the concept of 'HyperNormalisation' to current society.
blockchain courses

Ivy League colleges offer blockchain courses in the US

Ivy League universities including Yale are offering blockchain courses allowing students to study cryptocurrency technology
language impairment

What causes specific language impairment?

Mabel L Rice from the University of Kansas describes how nonverbal cognitive impairments are neither necessary nor sufficient
educational systems

Is inequality in educational systems ‘homemade’?

Inequality in educational systems is a complex issue based on interacting mechanisms, write Professor Dr Katharina Maag Merki and colleagues.
communication skills

Bercow: children’s communication skills ten years on

Mary Hartshorne, Head of Evidence at I CAN, the children’s communication charity writes about the importance of good language and communication skills
role of education

The role of education and educational research for a sustainable future

The European Educational Research Association stresses the important role of education in helping people to participate in a democratic society

The Education Policy Institute and education performance in England

Executive Director of the Education Policy Institute, Natalie Perera shares her reflections on education performance in England today
school funding

Parents being asked to contribute to school funding

New data shows that 40% of parents in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland are being asked to regularly contribute to school funding
education

Improving education in Scotland

Standardised assessments will help empower schools to tackle the attainment gap and drive improvements in education, the Scottish Government’s Deputy First Minister (DFM) John Swinney underlines
teach life skills

Public Health England launches programme to teach life skills in schools

Public Health England (PHE) has launched a new programme in schools set up to teach life skills to children, helping them deal with the modern world
teacher's pay

Teacher’s pay declining according to OECD figures

Teacher's pay in England and Scotland has declined over the past 2 years according to figures from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
student mental health

Study shows a decline in student mental health

A new study has revealed that student mental health has declined sharply, with fives times as many suffering from mental illness
teaching unions

Teaching unions merge to form National Education Union

Two teaching unions, the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) have formed the National Education Union (NEU)

Exploring pathways for wellbeing among Inuit

Alexandra Sawatzky, Ashlee Cunsolo, and Sherilee Harper highlight the need for regional perspectives on Inuit-specific pathways for wellbeing.
GCSE exams

New GCSE exams ‘toughest in 30 years’

As thousands of students await the results of their GCSE exams some experts are claiming tests taken over the summer were the 'toughest since O Levels'

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