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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.

academic year post-lockdown

What to expect from the new academic year post-lockdown

In light of schools reopening at the beginning of the month, Simon Carter, Director at RM Education, highlights what is to be expected from the new academic year post-lockdown.
Social pretend play

Why social pretend play should be promoted in preschools

Scientists from the University of Konstanz and Thurgau University of Teacher Education investigate the importance of social pretend play for children’s social-emotional development, suggesting educational strategies to support children’s play.
Street harassment school

Schoolgirls demand street harassment awareness to be taught in schools

As children head back to schools this week, a group of schoolgirls are demanding that street harassment is made a mandatory topic taught in lessons.
Heavy screen time

Heavy screen time in childhood is linked to lower academic performance

A new study of 8 to 11 year olds shows an association between heavy screen time and poorer reading performance, as well as between heavy computer use and poorer numeracy.
medical education, education

Disruptive change in medical education: Impact on faculty

Maximilian Buja, MD, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at McGovern Medical School, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, focuses on disruptive change in medical education, including its impact on faculty.
predicted grades

Students without predicted grades could fall further behind in exam results U-turn

Simon Barnes from TLC LIVE explores why the latest U-Turn on GCSE & A Level exam results could result in children outside of mainstream education falling even further behind as they did not receive predicted grades and will have to sit exams in autumn.
low touch economy

How to get the education sector in sync with the low touch economy

In this article, Fulcare explores the ways in which schools and other academic institutes can function with safe processes in place and work towards a low touch economy.
Disadvantaged pupils

53% of pupils from deprived schools are four months behind, say teachers

As children in the UK return to school three months behind in their studies, a survey has suggested disadvantaged pupils and boys have been worst hit.
engaged learning

Can learners ever be truly engaged in remote learning?

Colin Hegarty, founder of HegartyMaths and Education and Schools Director at Sparx, explores why schools should focus on edtech tools that encourage active engagement and personalisation as they prepare for further months of blended learning.
mathematics and computer science

Can studying mathematics and computer science be as creative as the arts?

Dr John Yardley, Managing Director of Threads Software Ltd, precisely outlines the value of studying both mathematics and computer science together, and why students...
COVID-19 crisis

Universities looking beyond the COVID-19 crisis

Amanda Crowfoot, Secretary-General of the European University Association, examines what the future holds for universities in Europe beyond the COVID-19 crisis.
black students, british schools

Black Students Matter: Can British schools learn anti-racism? 

Halima Jibril, History student and Founding Editor of Ashamed Magazine, discusses Black children in the British school system and calls for education outside of traditional schooling.
Making online learning inclusive

Making online learning inclusive for all

Simon Barnes, CEO & Founder of TLC LIVE, shares his advice on how to ensure online learning remains engaging and accessible to a wide range of students.
personalise learning experiences

How to use adaptive learning to personalise learning experiences

Graham Glass, CEO of Cypher Learning, discusses how harnessing the power of adaptive learning to personalise learning experiences can support schools and students.
remote learning environments

Enabling secure remote learning environments promptly during a crisis

Jessica Riccio, Solutions Marketing Manager, Fortinet, explores the security solutions that can be put in place to protect remote learning environments.
Examination results, England, Scotland

Downgraded exam results in Scotland cause anger

Exam results released in Scotland create waves of anger after a mass downgrading of teacher-assessed grades, likely to be similar for England in late August.
medical school curriculum

Medical school curriculum must include health technology

Dr Ravi Tomar discusses why the medical school curriculum must include health technology.
blended learning

What does higher education need to do to ensure successful blended learning?

Stewart Watts, Vice-President EMEA, D2L, explores how UK universities can best prepare themselves for blended learning, a mix of online curriculums and offline experiences.
virtual internships, bright network

Scheme provides virtual internships for over 45,000 young people

Bright Network received 100,000 applications for their virtual internships, which attempted to fill an experience gap left by COVID-19.
#blacklivesmatter, abiola bello

Abiola Bello: “#BlackLivesMatter is more than just a hashtag”

Abiola Bello, author of the Emily Knight series, gives her opinion on why #BlackLivesMatter is an essential anti-racist movement.

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