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Closing the literacy gap via catch-up programmes in education

Andrea Welter, assistant head teacher from Pheasey Park Primary School, explains why successful catch-up programmes in education need to focus on closing the literacy gap.
private school education, mental health

Private school education does not lead to better mental health

A national survey finds that state school pupils are just as happy with their lives as counterparts who received private school education.
literacy skills

Study: Boosting childhood literacy skills through Naptime

According to new research, early literacy skills in children aged between four and five can be boosted by daytime naps
smarter working

Smarter working and the public estate: Progress and pitfalls

Tom Shrive, CEO of askporter offers insight into why smarter working in the security of the public estate is important in 2022 and beyond.
academic breaks, disadvantaged backgrounds

People who take academic breaks less likely to continue studying

People who take academic breaks after high school are less likely to enrol in higher education – especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
childrens literacy skills, primary schools

Closing the learning gaps in children’s literacy skills

Katy Pinchess, headteacher, talks about how Bentley CE Primary School is identifying and supporting children’s literacy skills to boost confidence as well as reading progress.
pupil special needs, education special needs

Helping pupils with special needs access phonics

A flexible approach is key to ensure the teaching of phonics can be personalised for children with special educational needs, says Katrina Cochrane, at Lexplore Analytics.
multilingualism students, language learning

Link between multilingualism and better GSCE grades

Students who are multilingual – regardless of whether they are fluent or beginners in another language – scored higher in GSCE results.
lifting mask mandate

Too soon to remove masks in US elementary schools, says study

COVID-19 case numbers need to be far lower than current rates before lifting mask mandates in US elementary schools according to new research
school simulation model, coronavirus school

Simulation model for schools to reopen safely during COVID-19

Researchers developed a simulation model for schools during the pandemic, identifying what schools need to do to minimise COVID cases.
co2 ventilation, covid-19 schools

CO2 ventilation monitors to control COVID-19 in schools

In a new UK Government initiative to reduce the spread of COVID, schools across the UK have received CO2 monitors for better ventilation.
diversity history classes, curriculum

Addressing diversity in UK secondary school history classes

Issues with diversity have occurred in school curriculums across the UK, but a national survey of teachers has noted history classes are incorporating more representation into their lessons.
period poverty schools

Tackling period poverty in schools and colleges

The government has extended their scheme to provide free tampons, pads, and menstrual cups to ensure the accessibility of safe sanitary products for people in education.
black autism, ADHD

Where is the research into Black autism and ADHD?

Suzy Rowland, author of S.E.N.D. in the Clowns: Essential ADHD/Autism Family Guide, discusses the  need for research on Black autism and ADHD.
co2 monitors

Enhancing safety and learning in schools through smart CO2 monitors

Hassan Sherbaz, Solutions Architect at Connexin, explains how smart monitoring solutions can help schools make informed decisions about ventilation across their buildings to protect students.
drug use

NHS Digital calls on schools to take part in Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use...

NHS Digital is calling on secondary schools to take part in the Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use among young people in England survey.
outdoor education

Breathing new life into outdoor education again

Nigel Miller, Group Managing Director at Active Learning Group, explores the importance of bringing outdoor education back after a long year indoors.
hybrid classroom

Digital learning management: Getting the most from your hybrid classroom

Nikolaos Nikou, Founder & CEO of Classter, explores how students, teachers and parents can get the most from their new hybrid classroom with digital learning management.
boys better at sports, US parents

One third of US parents still believe boys are better at sports

Even at the Olympics in 2021, women and girls are oversexualised when competing and face significant obstacles - now, researchers say that even one third of parents believe that boys are better at sports.
summer schools

2,820 secondary schools sign up to host summer schools

2,820 eligible secondary schools have signed up to host a summer school to help children catch up on lost learning time due to the pandemic.

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