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.

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Indigenous education in Canada: Challenging the status quo

Dawn Zinga, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Child and Youth Studies at Brock University highlights some of the challenges faced by Indigenous pupils in Canada.

Competence-oriented music lessons to improve teaching

What does the learning culture of music lessons in Switzerland look like? The University of Zurich investigates how lessons could be improved
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Effective after-school programs

Michelle Jutzi, M.A. & Prof. Dr. Katharina Maag Merki, University of Zurich discuss the role of after-school programmes in supporting student well-being and learning.
Body cameras and other types of CCTV in education

Body cameras and other types of CCTV in education

CCTV is already utilised in schools, but could body cameras also become the norm in the future? Peter Houlis, Managing Director, 2020 Vision discusses
Teachers are experts in driving social mobility

Teachers are experts in driving social mobility

In a speech, Secretary of State for Education Justine Greening highlights how teachers are inspiring the professionals of the future
Education funding squeeze sees exam classes cut

Education funding squeeze sees exam classes cut

Head teachers are cutting GCSE and A-Level classes as education funding difficulties continue to mount
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The Erasmus+ review: More than a European funding programme

Michael Gaebel, Director of Higher Education Policy at the European University Association, highlights the upcoming European Commission Erasmus+ review The European Commission’s Erasmus+ Programme is...

Treasury takes back £384m funding earmarked for schools

Funding promised to schools has been withdrawn by The Treasury, despite a cash flow problem in education
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Schools can save cash on computer equipment with DfE deal

Schools can save cash on computer equipment including laptops, desktops and tablets under a new deal offered by the Department for Education The Department for...
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Developing MBA students: The leaders of tomorrow

UK business schools and businesses should work together on developing MBA students and their careers as future leaders writes AMBA chief Andrew Main Wilson As...
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Exclude small council schools from apprenticeship levy, say LGA

The Local Government Association say small council schools should be exempt from the new apprenticeship levy just as small academies and faith schools are Small...
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Funds for school improvement as Ofsted issues annual report

The government announces new funding to tackle school improvement as Sir Michael Wilshaw says failure to address poor performance contributed to Brexit vote Education Secretary...
Music and arts investment will help students join orchestras

Music and arts investment to benefit young people

The government has today announced more than £300 million music and arts investment to benefit children and young people from all backgrounds The Department for...
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Government drops chaotic education policy

Ministers have dropped their flagship education policy Bill, which failed to gain the support of the sector Education policy suffered a blow after the government...

Local councils need more power to improve schools

Local authorities should be given more control to improve schools that are struggling, according to a new report by the Local Government Association

Sandwell Council issues £13k school term time holiday fines

Parents have been fined a total of £13,000 by Sandwell Council for taking their children out of school during term time New figures have revealed...
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More free childcare would threaten nursery schools

Government plans to offer 30 hours free childcare per week could threaten nursery schools throughout England, say teaching union NAHT A teaching union has warned...
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May defends plans to expand grammar schools across England

Despite controversy, Prime Minister, Theresa May has defended plans to expand grammar schools or open new ones across England Theresa May has defended plans to...

What are the key values of an MBA?

Andrew Main Wilson, chief executive of the Association of MBAs (AMBA) outlines why an MBA qualification is worthwhile and what they can offer any...

More than 20 libraries to close in Lancashire

Lancashire County Council is set to close more than 20 libraries, it has emerged A number of libraries across Lancashire are set to close, the...

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