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Teachers increasingly supporting families

Teachers increasingly supporting families

Union leader warns that schools are becoming the A&E departments of communities, as they are increasingly supporting struggling families The new leader of the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) Tony Draper has warned teachers are struggling to deal with the impact of austerity measures on families. Draper said schools are...
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Effective leadership in education

In an interview with AG, Dr Victoria Showunmi of UCL Institute of Education in London sheds some light of what an effective leader is, and why they are integral to the education system The school system has undergone vast reform over the last few years. The advent of academies, the...
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Engaging young people in Kent

Kevin Mullins, Community Youth Tutor at Kent County Council details how they are helping to engage young people into the community I have been very fortunate in being involved in the delivery of one of the trial projects for social action opportunities for young people. The aim is to evaluate the...

Why we should proactively develop character in our young people

In this article Simon Dean, CEO and Founder of challenger Troop (CIC) talks about how he believes that character development is something that needs to be actively passed down to the youth of today. Secretary of State for Education, Nicky Morgan MP, has defined character development as a key priority...

Reforming the education system

Nick Gibb, Minister of State for School Reform at the Department of Education details the governments to drive to reform the education system It is no secret that this government has carried out extensive reforms to the education system. The driving aim behind our plan for education is ensuring every child,...
Parents think schooling costs are unaffordable

Parents think schooling costs are unaffordable

Research suggests that many parents have concerns about the cost of schooling their children. It seems that the rising cost of childcare is not the only concern facing parents. A survey commissioned by the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT) has revealed that many parents think the...
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70 per cent of schools use tablets

A new study has found that almost 70 per cent of UK primary and secondary schools use tablet computers. The study, which was commissioned by the education technology charity Tablets for Schools, collected a representative sample of 671 state and independent schools. It found that almost 70 per cent of...
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A strong focus on internationalisation

Studying abroad can have great benefits to students, and here the Danish Agency for Higher Education details how the Danish government has launched an action plan to increase internationalisation. More and more Danish students are choosing to participate in an exchange or internship programme in Europe. In the 2012/13 academic...
Education Secretary tackles science gender pay gap

Education Secretary tackles science gender gap

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has said teenage girls should not be made to feel as if mathematics and science subjects are “the preserve of men”. Tackling “tired stereotypes” about science careers is the only way to decrease the pay gap between men and women, said Education Secretary Nicky Morgan. Currently, fewer...
£1.8m funding to boost language education

£1.8m funding to boost language education

A total of £1.8m funding from the government will see a series of new school-led programmes put into place to provide foreign language training for thousands of teachers... Education Secretary Nicky Morgan announced that from this week schools across England will teach the new, more challenging languages curriculum. Languages for...

E-learning – from alternative to norm

Alastair Creelman, Vice-President at EFQUEL sheds light on why e-learning is no longer an alternative form of education. The concept of e-learning is in danger of soon becoming redundant. In today’s digital society, where the European Commission forecasts that 90% of all jobs by 2020 will demand digital literacy, any...
Wirral libraries under threat from closure

Wirral libraries are under threat

Wirral Council will consider plans to seek help from volunteers to prevent the closure of library sites throughout the borough. Wirral Borough Council's cabinet is being asked to approve plans to seek outside help from volunteers to maintain library sites throughout the borough. The council has been forced to cut...
FE teachers find graded lessons stressful

FE teachers find graded lessons ‘stressful’

Further Education (FE) teachers said graded lesson observations caused significant stress and anxiety, according to a University and College Union survey. Over 3,500 Further Education (FE) teachers responded to an online survey commissioned by the University and College Union (UCU). Numerous respondents said that graded lesson observations were nothing more...
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Investing in our youth

Adjacent Local Government sheds light on the European Youth Strategy and what role the Eastern Partnership Youth Window plays. Young people are key for a successful future and economic development throughout any nation. Through its Youth Strategy 2010-18, the European Commission aims to provide better and equal opportunities for young...

Pets, people and pathogens

Clifford Warwick, Senior Scientific Consultant for the Emergent Disease Foundation examines the links between zoonotic pathogens and human disease. Introduction Whether priceless personal ‘friends’, hobbyists’ favoured fancies, or simply delivering big bucks to animal dealers, pets have long been a fixture of society. Key among the numerous human benefits is companionship, although...

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