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.

UK university raises female wages to close pay gap

The University of Essex is to give its female professors a one-off salary hike to close the gender pay gap with their male colleagues The university...
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Kent CC to improve social mobility through grammar school access

Recommendations have been put forward to help improve social mobility across Kent by ensuring children from all backgrounds have access to grammar school education A...
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Schools to receive funding boost to help develop pupils character

A £6 million funding boost aimed at improving pupils character traits such as resilience and respect is now welcoming applications Children and Families Minister Edward...
university fees

University fees to increase through new Government plans

Minister Jo Johnson has unveiled new plans increase university fee with an aim to increase teaching standards in institutes across England

Families pay double for vacations during school holidays

The cost of family vacations abroad doubles during the school holidays, according to a new survey A new survey has revealed the cost of taking...

Council works with schools to attract teachers

Essex County Council is working alongside local schools in a bid to increase teacher recruitment in the region A new strategic group has been formed...

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
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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...
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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 within social/educational research

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

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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