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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Report examines origins of ‘maths anxiety’

A recent report examines the origins of ‘maths anxiety’ among primary and secondary school students which disproportionately affects girls.
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Is the UK education system equipped to look after children with special educational needs?

Where The Trade Buys conduct a study to explore how well equipped the UK education system is to look after children with special educational needs (SEN).
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Specialist teachers for deaf children battling with stress, workload and long hours

Specialist teachers for deaf children are battling stress, spiralling workloads and excessive hours as the system falls into crisis, the National Deaf Children’s Society has warned.
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More action required to support young people with speech, language and communication needs

Leading organisations have come together to urge the Government to do more to improve support for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).
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Parents lack confidence in helping their children with homework

According to new research by Oxford Home Schooling, only a third of parents feel confident helping their children with homework.
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Students felt pressured to go to university by school teachers

New research looking into the benefit of apprenticeships has revealed that 64% of Britons felt pressured to go to university by teachers whilst they were at school, and a further 41% felt pressured by their parents.
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Fashion design scholarship for BAME students

An online marketplace is offering a fashion designer from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background a £2,000 scholarship and free manufacturing of their design, to address the diversity issue within the industry.
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Can apprenticeships increase the UK’s STEM skills?

According to a report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the current lack of UK STEM skilled workers is costing the nation's economy £1.5 billion annually.
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How WiFi is transforming the student experience

Will Evans, Director at Performance Networks discusses how WiFi is transforming the student experience and delves into mental health, collaboration, concentration and how it's helping "luxury of choice."
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All UK children will learn about mental health

Three new subjects will be universal from 2020 to ensure school prepares pupils for the world and all children will learn about mental health - health education, relationships education and RSE.
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Teenagers unsure of where their education and careers are heading

New research has revealed that almost a third of British teenagers are worried that the next few years of their education may be a ‘waste of time’ and are unsure as to where their education and careers are heading.
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Children with speech and language communication needs

Bob Reitemeier, Chief Executive of I CAN argues that empowering parents changes the conversation for children with speech and language communication needs.
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Student mental health: Universities should take charge

While holistic care of students requires input from multiple stakeholders, universities are uniquely placed to lead the charge on student mental health, writes Dr. Ian Jackson, medical director, and clinical safety officer at Refero.
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Are girls’ misconceptions of STEM subjects holding them back?

According to UK officials, girls' misconceptions of STEM subjects make them less likely than boys to consider taking Science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects at A Level.
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Parents subsidising children at university by over £400 a month

New research has revealed that over one in five parents (21%) are subsiding their children’s studies at university by over £400 a month, with over half (55%) giving over £200 a month.
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UK Universities must do more to tackle ethnic disparity

The UK Government has launched measures to tackle ethnic disparity of achievement between ethnic groups in higher education.
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What are the most popular undergraduate courses of 2018/19?

Figures from UCAS reveal the most popular undergraduate courses of 2018/19, with more than 353,960 UK students accepted to start in 2018.
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Adoption experts want rethink on how schools are assessed

Adoption UK and leading education experts are urging a real rethink in how schools are assessed, to reflect the experiences of adopted children.
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Skills gap set to widen as schools fail to prepare students for a digital...

New research from Microsoft UK shows 58% of teachers believe the current education system is failing to prepare students for a digital future.
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Girls’ education should be development priority for Commonwealth

Report into girls’ education in the Commonwealth has highlighted the gap between ambition and reality, calling on leaders to make this a national development priority.

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