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In the week I started as the new CEO of Learning through Landscapes, the Telegraph published HM Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman’s article &ls...
Posted: 18-10-17
‘Student voice’. The phrase alone generally will cause a fairly binary response if mentioned in a public forum such as Twitter – ...
Posted: 18-10-17
Let’s be honest, teaching is a stressful profession, with many teachers suffering from poor mental health. It seems like an endless cycle of...
Posted: 18-10-17
So now we know. Workload is indeed a “severe problem”. Nick Gibb has said so. More than that, we have also identified the cause of this...
Posted: 17-10-17
In no other career – very few anyway – would you encounter the amount of unique events on a day to day basis than in the career we love...
Posted: 17-10-17
Ever have the feeling you’ve had a very lucky escape? I did, when I read the story last month about the academy trust that wanted to hand bac...
Posted: 17-10-17
I am a completely different teacher to who I was three years ago. Aren’t we all? There are so many factors that come into play that have sha...
Posted: 17-10-17
Learning to share and to care are some of the hardest lessons young children encounter, yet we don’t have national tests to check that they h...
Posted: 16-10-17
On the morning of the referendum result when the UK voted to leave the European Union I was chairing a major debate titled “Mental Health and...
Posted: 16-10-17
Best friendship has had a bad press in the last few years, criticised by some headteachers as encouraging possessiveness, ostracism, and considerab...
Posted: 16-10-17

 

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Schools Improvement Net

schools news | school improvement news | UK education updates

The BBC reports that plans to raise the maximum level for tuition fees from £9,000 to £9,295 in Wales have been scrapped, Education Secretary Kirsty Williams has said. … Read the rest
Author: Nathalie Richards
Posted: 18-10-2017
The Tes reports that inspectors find that trainees are unclear about their safeguarding responsibilities towards children. … Read the rest
Author: Nathalie Richards
Posted: 18-10-2017
The Guardian reports amidst the handwringing over the effect of Brexit on the UK’s universities, we need to contemplate our place in a future global economy driven by technology and innovation.… Read the rest
Author: Nathalie Richards
Posted: 18-10-2017
The Mirror reports that researchers found millions of mums and dads are so busy with looking after their families day-to-day they haven’t thought about asking their kids how they are. … Read the rest
Author: Nathalie Richards
Posted: 18-10-2017
The Morning Star reports that the Department for Education (DfE) will begin collecting teen pregnancy information from schoolchildren, starting in January 2018. … Read the rest
Author: Nathalie Richards
Posted: 18-10-2017

Ofsted - Activity on GOV.UK

Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission inspect how well local areas fulfill their 'Special educational needs and disability code of practice' duties.
Author: HM Government
Posted: 18-10-2017
Ofsted's National Director, Social Care, Eleanor Schooling discusses effective practices to safeguard disabled children.
Author: HM Government
Posted: 18-10-2017
Amanda Spielman, Ofsted’s Chief Inspector, has given a statement following today's court judgement about the Al-Hijrah school.
Author: HM Government
Posted: 13-10-2017
Ofsted's National Director of Social Care, Eleanor Schooling, writes about major issues in children's services in a series of articles.
Author: HM Government
Posted: 03-11-2016
Management information published monthly and a one-off publication of inspections and outcomes from 2005 to 2015.
Author: HM Government
Posted: 29-06-2015

HEFCE news

Recent news from HEFCE

HEFCE has welcomed the Universities Minister Jo Johnson’s praise for the success of Higher Education Innovation Funding and the important contribution it will make to delivering the Government’s Industrial Strategy across the country.
Posted: 12-10-2017
A review of a HEFCE programme which funds development projects in the higher education sector has found significant benefits for students, the economy and society, with funding expected to return up to £12 in value for every pound invested.
Posted: 12-10-2017
Knowledge exchange activity on the part of UK universities continued to grow in 2015-16. Income from knowledge exchange in England grew by 3 per cent, with income across the UK reaching a record £4.2 billion in total, according to HEFCE’s annual ‘Higher Education – Business and Community Interaction’ report.
Posted: 12-10-2017
The Universities Minister, Jo Johnson, has announced the allocation of £20 million to the first round winners of HEFCE’s Connecting Capability Fund competition.
Posted: 12-10-2017
In the second phase of the Degree Apprenticeship Development Fund managed by HEFCE, 27 projects have been awarded a total of £4.9 million to develop new degree apprenticeships. The projects, and the 63 universities and colleges involved, have now been announced.
Posted: 05-10-2017

UNICEF News

News from UNICEF, Press releases, News notes, Media advisories, Statements

SANA’A, Yemen, 16 October 2017 – “He is very weak and cannot even walk anymore. He’s lost so much weight.” Muhammad, 50, is desperate when he reaches the mobile medical team. He came on foot, carrying his feather-light son, Yahya, 4, in his arms. Muhammad has seen other children in his village die from malnutrition and he’s terrified the same fate awaits his son.
Posted: 15-10-2017
DOMINICA, 13 October, 2017 – Deltin Eugene, 16, stares at the chalkboard at the front of what used to be his classroom at the Goodwill Secondary School. The only words written there are “Friday 15 September 2017”. It was the last day he and more than 18,000 other students in Dominica went to school.
Posted: 11-10-2017
COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, 28 September 2017 – Since August 25 2017, more than 429,000 Rohingya refugees, over 240,000 of them children, have fled Rakhine State in Myanmar into Cox's Bazar district of Bangladesh.
Posted: 27-09-2017
QHOLAQHOE, Lesotho, 27 September 2017 – The road to Qholaqhoe High School, perched on an isolated mountaintop in northern Lesotho, is long and rocky. Here and there, a peach tree blossoms pink or white against the drought-parched yellow hills. Dotted between the aluminum-sided shacks and the round thatched-roof houses is the occasional backyard gravestone.
Posted: 27-09-2017
ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and COJÍMAR, Cuba, 22 September 2017 – From 6–10 September, Hurricane Irma tore through the islands of the Caribbean, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. The category 5 storm was one of the most powerful storms ever recorded over the Atlantic Ocean.
Posted: 22-09-2017

EUROPA - Research Information Centre

EUROPA - Research Information Centre

From passengers to operators and retailers, everyone is in favour of a more intuitive and seamless travel experience. The Co-Active project will contribute to making this a reality. Initiatives include facilitating the purchase, exchange and refund of tickets for multimodal products and services through a 'one-stop-shop'.
Posted: 18-10-2017
The detection of gravitational waves in 2015 provided groundbreaking information about the Universe. Building on this discovery, EU-funded scientists have now detected waves at three observatories, a first in astrophysics, making it possible to locate the signals’ origin and better apply the data they provide.
Posted: 17-10-2017
EU-funded researchers are carrying out a comprehensive analysis of urban food-sharing schemes, examining how they embrace modern technologies like the internet and smart phones. The worldwide study could help people living in cities make more sustainable use of food resources.
Posted: 16-10-2017
EU-funded researchers have developed and tested a way to make human heart valve implants more tolerable and longer lasting, enabling recipients of all ages to avoid follow-up surgery and live largely normal lives, cutting hospital stays and healthcare costs.
Posted: 11-10-2017
How safe is your personal data? How do you know? With our various connected devices, our extensive browsing histories and all the apps running on our smartphones, it's hard to keep tabs on the details we might be making available willingly or unwittingly. An EU-funded project has set out to help people monitor and control their privacy online.
Posted: 10-10-2017

News from Children & Young People Now:

The most recent articles from education

The most recent articles from education

Government 'dragging its heels' on compulsory relationship education

Education Secretary Justine Greening announced in March that compulsory sex and relationships education will be introduced in all secondary schools, and relationships education in all primaries, from 2019....

Posted: 12-09-2017
DfE launches school transport review

An inquiry into school transport by the disability charity Contact examined the policies of 59 local authorities and found that 51 per cent did not comply with the law. These included policies that wrongly...

Posted: 11-09-2017
Councils seek more free schools to meet rising SEND demand in London

A report by London Councils into demand for school places found that the number of pupils with either SEND statements or education, health and care plans has risen by 22 per cent since 2010 in the capital,...

Posted: 08-09-2017
Rising concerns over pupil school readiness

A survey of 780 head teachers conducted by the Family and Childcare Trust and the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) found that 83 per cent were concerned with the school readiness of some pupils...

Posted: 06-09-2017
UN criticises treatment of disabled children in the UK

Among concerns raised by the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is the use of restraint on disabled young people in the youth justice system and an increase in incidents of bullying,...

Posted: 01-09-2017

 

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