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.

First-choice school places fall across England

First-choice school places fall across England

As the outcome of primary school place applications were revealed today, the number of children who received their first-choice school has fallen across many...
University of Bath tops annual survey

University of Bath tops annual survey

In an annual survey conducted by the Times Higher Education, the University of Bath is said to offer the best university experience in the...
More support for education career development

More support for education career development

Thousands of teachers will receive additional support to develop their careers and to improve teaching in the classroom... Welsh teachers will see measures put into...
Older workers create jobs for young people

Older workers create jobs for young people

A new government-backed report has revealed when people in their 50s maintain their employment it creates more jobs for younger people... The government-appointed champion for...
Review calls for Welsh teacher training reforms

Review calls for Welsh teacher training reforms

A new report has said teacher training reforms are critical in Wales as the system has deteriorated significantly over the last decade... An independent review...

New government funding to get kids reading

New funding for book clubs in primary schools to improve reading standards has been announced by the government… The action plan is part of the...
Welsh maths results are improving

Welsh maths results are improving

Education watchdog Estyn has reported that maths results in Welsh schools are improving... Mathematics results for pupils between the ages of 11-14 are on the...
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Effective leadership in education

In an interview with AG, Dr Victoria Showunmi of UCL Institute of Education in London sheds some light of what an effective leader is,...
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Engaging young people in Kent

Kevin Mullins, Community Youth Tutor at Kent County Council details how they are helping to engage young people into the community I have been very...

Reforming the education system

Nick Gibb, Minister of State for School Reform at the Department of Education details the governments to drive to reform the education system It is no...
Tackling radicalisation in Buckinghamshire

Tackling radicalisation in Buckinghamshire

Councillor Martin Phillips, Cabinet Member for Community Engagement at Buckinghamshire County Council, talks about the work being done in the county to stop young people...
Parents think schooling costs are unaffordable

Parents think schooling costs are unaffordable

Research suggests that many parents have concerns about the cost of schooling their children. It seems that the rising cost of childcare is not the...
The quality of Scottish university research praised

The quality of Scottish university research praised

A new survey has praised the range and quality of research conducted at universities in Scotland. A new survey produced by Research Fortnight analysed results...
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70 per cent of schools use tablets

A new study has found that almost 70 per cent of UK primary and secondary schools use tablet computers. The study, which was commissioned by...
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A strong focus on internationalisation

Studying abroad can have great benefits to students, and here the Danish Agency for Higher Education details how the Danish government has launched an...
Education Secretary tackles science gender pay gap

Education Secretary tackles science gender gap

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has said teenage girls should not be made to feel as if mathematics and science subjects are “the preserve of...
£1.8m funding to boost language education

£1.8m funding to boost language education

A total of £1.8m funding from the government will see a series of new school-led programmes put into place to provide foreign language training...

E-learning – from alternative to norm

Alastair Creelman, Vice-President at EFQUEL sheds light on why e-learning is no longer an alternative form of education. The concept of e-learning is in danger...
Coventry Council applies for school rebuilding fund

Council applies for school rebuilding fund

Coventry City Council has applied for government funding to rebuild or refurbish schools across the city. Coventry City Council is to apply for funding from...
FE teachers find graded lessons stressful

FE teachers find graded lessons ‘stressful’

Further Education (FE) teachers said graded lesson observations caused significant stress and anxiety, according to a University and College Union survey. Over 3,500 Further Education...

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