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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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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Is it too late to train to be a teacher?

Teacher Active explains the paths you can take to train to be a teacher, the funding available, and the benefits your life experience will bring.
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Call for universities to improve support for disabled students

Universities are being urged to boost the number of students with disabilities going into higher education and do more to help them succeed.
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Managerialism in UK schools erodes teachers’ mental health and well-being

Performance targets, increased workload, curriculum changes and other bureaucratic changes are eroding teachers’ mental health and professional identity.
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Teacher recruitment website to save schools thousands

Schools will save thousands of pounds in teacher recruitment costs as the Government launches a new online tool.
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Hopes and fears for the ITT sector in 2019

Department for Education (DfE) consultation on strengthening Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and improving career progression for teachers set out enormous possibilities for the teacher training landscape and ITT sector.
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Swim England and Everyone Active launch new three-year partnership

Swim England and Everyone Active have kicked-off 2019 by launching a new three-year partnership.
Digital remittances

Digital remittances keep 3.5 million children in school worldwide

WorldRemit research finds that switching from offline into digital remittances could free up a further $825 million for education worldwide.
Women and Minorities

Building inclusive excellence for women and minorities in STEM

Dr Suzanna M. Rose from the Office to Advance Women, Equity & Diversity, Academic Affairs shares her views on working towards a university climate of inclusive excellence when it comes to the representation of women and minorities in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
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£350 million awarded to support children with special educational needs

Children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are set to benefit from an extra £350 million funding to provide specialist support and tailored facilities
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Primary school peer gap continues to narrow 7th year in a row

New data shows the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers is continuing to close.
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The priorities for education and training in the Irish state

Open Access Government explores the priorities for education and training in the Irish state, following the appointment of Joe McHugh TD as the Minister for Education and Skills, replacing Richard Bruton TD in the role during October 2018
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Music industry must embrace digital innovation to boost accessibility for students

With music services under greater strain and tuition levels dropping across the UK, the industry must embrace digital innovation to boost accessibility for students
language skills

Mind the word gap: The difference in poor children’s language skills

Mary Hartshorne, Head of Evidence at I CAN explains the difference in poor children’s language skills when it comes to closing the word gap
National Apprenticeship Awards

National Apprenticeship Awards: ‘Rising Star’ finalist – Hannah Turner

The National Apprenticeship Awards are a platform for the country’s top apprenticeship employers, apprentices and apprenticeship ambassadors to demonstrate how apprenticeships have transformed their organisation and careers
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Sellafield Ltd announce new ‘Project Manager’ degree apprenticeship

Students across the UK are set to benefit from a new Project Manager degree apprenticeship specialising in leadership skills to tackle any industry.

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