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.

New measures announced to keep children safe online at school

Under new plans announced by the government, all schools will be required to put in place strengthened measures to protect children from online harm… The...
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NUS survey finds students experience mental health issues

The majority of students experience mental health issues, but do not seek help for their problems, it has emerged… A new survey from the National...
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The benefits of bringing 3D printing into the classroom

Wyn Griffiths, Senior Lecturer at Middlesex University outlines how 3D printing can bring excellent benefits for both students and teachers into the classroom…  3D printers are...
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Philosophy within social/educational research

Dr Kevin J Flint, Reader in Education  at Nottingham Trent University discusses philosophy within social and educational research
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Some Welsh term-time holiday fines unfair

A Welsh AM has claimed some parents are being treated unfairly for taking children out of school during term-time… The issue of term-time holidays is...
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Ofsted warn of north-south divide in English schools

There is a growing divide between the results seen in northern schools and those in the south, it has emerged… Education watchdog Ofsted has warned...
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A quarter of NI head teachers are “overworked”

Head teachers union warns more than a quarter of school leaders have unmanageable stress levels and do not receive sufficient support… Last month, teachers reported feeling...

Philosophy within social/ educational research

In the everyday and customary repetitions/reiterations of embodied practices it would be very easy to begin this brief paper concerned with opening space for...
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Raising academic standards in UK schools

AG looks at how the Department of Education is improving standards in schools to help pupils leave school with qualifications to find employment Are UK...

Can validation of non-formal learning increase employability?

Pavel Trantina, at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), argues the case for non-formal learning in order to gain key skills for the...

The efit21 strategy – transforming education

The Federal Ministry for Education and Women’s Affairs (BMBF) details how new digital technologies are transforming classrooms across Austria Information and communication technologies transform teaching...

How technology can support teachers best

Educational technologies are advancing rapidly; new solutions, apps, and online platforms appear every day. Mobile learning, learning on demand, and media rich curricula are...

Boosting investment in education: Let’s make it happen

In a speech at a joint event with The European Investment Bank, Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, outlines the importance of...
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Are teachers under too much pressure?

Unions warn teachers are under so much pressure they are being “reduced to tears”, highlighting yet another difficulty facing the sector. It certainly seems as...
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Is the education sector in trouble?

With teachers leaving the profession in droves, many failing to even last the first year after qualifying, AG asks if the education sector is...
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Investigation into the impact of smartphones on behaviour in lessons

An investigation into training teachers to tackle poor pupil behaviour will also cover issues relating to smartphones in lessons. Schools Minister Nick Gibb has announced...
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University dropout rates fall after the increase in tuition fees

A new report has examined the impact of increased tuition fees on the number of students completing university courses. In 2006 university tuition fees increased...

Equality starts in early education

OAG highlights the work being done by the European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education to help remove education barriers for vulnerable and disabled...
Cuts to services for teens puts them at risk

Cuts to services for teens puts them at risk

Many councils have been forced to cut services for teenagers not in education, employment or training, leaving them at risk... The number of teenagers not...
Rugby coaches to build character and resilience

Rugby coaches to build character and resilience

Premiership rugby coaches will be drafted into schools in a bid to instil character and resilience in disaffected children... A new scheme will see premiership...

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