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.

academies

Academies underperform compared to state-run schools

New analysis from the Local Government Association has revealed that state-run schools outperform academies by a marginal difference
the EU

Schools could teach mandatory classes about the EU

Mandatory classes to teach children about the EU could be implemented across Europe in a bid to overcome Euroscepticism Criticism has been levelled at the...

The ESRC HIVE-PED delivers expert research seminars

The ESRC-funded Higher Vocational Education and Pedagogy (HIVE-PED) research seminar series has organised and delivered nine expert seminars and two conferences during 2013-16, with a focus on research findings on parity, progression and social mobility in England.

Internationalisation through the Linnaeus-Palme programme

The Swedish Council for Higher Education outlines the benefits of exchange programmes such as Linnaeus-Palme… Linnaeus-Palme is an international exchange programme that supports long-term, bilateral...

Stoical leadership in a ‘bear market’ in higher and further education

Professor Jill Jameson, Professor of Education and Director, Centre for Leadership and Enterprise at the University of Greenwich discusses stoical leadership... In 2016, in a difficult global environment,...

Poor educational performance – the challenge for individuals and nations

Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills at the OECD highlights the long term consequences of poor performing students and the importance of reducing...
careers advice

Schools must push apprenticeships when offering careers advice

A new law will ensure schools give equal exposure to non-academic career routes … School career guidance must highlight non-academic routes as well as academic....

Teaching unions unite to tackle recruitment crisis

A number of teaching unions have come together to tackle the looming recruitment crisis and to improve the financial outlook for schools… The public sector...

Council considers overhauling school holiday system

Brighton and Hove City Council is considering changing the summer holidays to allow family vacations to occur during off-peak times… The issue of school holidays...

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...
mental health

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...
3d printing

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...
philosophy

Philosophy within social/educational research

Dr Kevin J Flint, Reader in Education  at Nottingham Trent University discusses philosophy within social and educational research
fine

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...
education

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...
education

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...

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