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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Children and young people with special language and communication needs

Taking a system-wide approach for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs in England is the way ahead, argues Chief Executive of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, (RCSLT), Kamini Gadhok MBE.
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Universities failing to deliver in the best interests of students to face financial fines

Universities that fail to deliver in the best interests of students could now face financial penalties of up to £500,000 as the final suite of powers for the sector regulator came into force today (1 August).
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What to do if your exam results are unexpected

Here, Samrita Hayer Careers Adviser at the National Careers Service Exam Results Helpline shares her expert advice on what parents and young people should do next if exam results are lower (or higher!) than expected.
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Passing the test: How UK schools can get EdTech ready

Stuart Hales, CEO of Wand Education, discusses the potential of EdTech and the need for an ongoing education evolution.
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Grenfell community to get further education funding boost

The Government has pledged up to £32.3 million to support the local community affected by the Grenfell Tower fire so they can access high-quality further education and training.
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Costs of special educational needs services could ‘break’ council budgets

County councils today warn that costs of ‘well-intentioned’ reforms to expand special educational needs services are threatening to ‘break’ their budgets.
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STEM learning: Encouraging girls to consider a career in construction

In this article, Protrade takes a look at the shocking truth of the lack of female workers in construction and what parents, teachers and the industry itself can be doing to change this
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Ralph J. Poole: Becoming a gender-queer researcher

Professor Ralph J. Poole, University of Salzburg, opens up about his career as a gender-queer researcher, here.
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Women keen to develop engineering and STEM skills

As the country marks International Women in Engineering Day on June 23rd, figures revealed by Open Study College show engineering courses ranked within the top 10 most popular courses for women.
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£150 million funding for AI research at University of Oxford

A £150 million pound donation has been given to the University of Oxford, funding for AI research into ethical implications and a centre for the Humanities.
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LGfL and Virgin Media Business expand partnership to transform digital learning

Enhanced £50 million commitment between LGfL and Virgin Media Business will increase the capacity of LGfL’s Ignite National Education Network and transform digital learning at thousands of schools.
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Students now offered “quieter halls” of residence

A student accommodation search engine has today announced that it will award a Quieter Hall accreditation badge to student halls, in an effort to meet student culture changes.
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Education professionals unable to help a student having an epileptic seizure

Almost half of the nation's education professionals admit they wouldn't be able to help a student having an epileptic seizure, according to research.
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Key Stage 1 tests to be removed under new reception class check-ups

Almost 10,000 schools sign up to pilot the Reception Baseline Assessment – the 20-minute check that will mean Key Stage 1 tests are removed.
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UK parents pay £28,000 for childhood extracurricular activities

A study of UK parents found that they will pay £28,000 on top of school and living costs, for childhood extracurricular activities until their offspring turn 18.
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Play-based learning to develop 21st Century Skills

Aaditya Tangri, Co-Founder & CEO of Kalebr Americas and Founder of STEAMathalon shares his thoughts on why play-based learning today is important for a brighter future tomorrow.
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How valuable are exams to employers?

With 81% of students admitting to feeling pressure to finding a job within six months of graduating, Fresh Student Living has looked at how valuable exams are to employers in the modern working world.
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Open Study College launches flexible early years educator qualification course

Aspiring nursery professionals can now become qualified to enter the nursery sector through the flexible Diploma for the Early Years Workforce; provided by leading distance learning provider, Open Study College.
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Empathetic technology to help teachers teach

More often than not we find technologies used to enhance pupils’ attention spans, build confidence and learn more effectively, rarely is the conversation centred around how innovation can also help teachers teach.
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Does the structure of GCSE exams matter?

Results of a research project on the impact of modular and linear structures of GCSE exams have been published.

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