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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a medical disorder involving brain chemistry. It affects the front part of the brain which contr...
Posted: 18-08-17
I am a very lucky person, having had the privilege for over 25 years to visit many children and their teachers in schools. As an early years maths...
Posted: 18-08-17
We like to think of childhood as a carefree time, but growing evidence shows that children as young as seven or eight are describing themselves as ...
Posted: 17-08-17
A question I’ve been asking myself for a while is, “Why are girls not choosing computing?” At both the local and national level, ...
Posted: 17-08-17
Posted: 16-08-17
Developing a spelling programme within the classroom is not about students learning a list of words at home and taking a spelling test every Friday...
Posted: 16-08-17
Mention messy play to an early years practitioner and you’ll probably get one of two reactions – ‘A fun, exciting, sensory exploration!...
Posted: 16-08-17
It’s the night before the school year begins. You wake up at two in the morning, drenched in sweat. Your heart is thumping like a drum. The l...
Posted: 15-08-17

 

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Schools Improvement Net

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The Guardian reports that excluding children from school may lead to long-term psychiatric problems and psychological distress, a major new study has shown. … Read the rest
Author: Nathalie Richards
Posted: 20-08-2017
The Daily Mail reports that Michael Mercieca, a trusted guru on work as chief executive of Young Enterprise, argues the focus on exams means we may be failing the next generation.… Read the rest
Author: Nathalie Richards
Posted: 20-08-2017
The notion of university education as a buyer’s market rather than an academic pursuit is a cultural shift many of us were not ready for writes the Secret Teacher in The Guardian.… Read the rest
Author: Nathalie Richards
Posted: 20-08-2017
@colinsparkbridg Professor Colin Richards, a self-confessed tweeter, takes an irreverent, deliberately provocative look at a strange phenomenon and ask how influential and representative it is.… Read the rest
Author: Meena Ameen
Posted: 18-08-2017
The Independent is reporting that pressure has been placed upon universities to maintain degree value, which could result in a cap on the number of first-class degrees awarded to students The Government is preparing a crackdown on the rapidly increasing proportion of top degrees being awarded by universities, amid fears that the value of higher education is being eroded.… Read the rest
Author: Meena Ameen
Posted: 18-08-2017

Ofsted - Activity on GOV.UK

Several Ofsted websites will have limited availability on 19 and 20 August 2017, when Ofsted will do essential maintenance.
Author: HM Government
Posted: 14-08-2017
Amanda Spielman encourages school leaders to make decisions based on their experienced judgement.
Author: HM Government
Posted: 05-08-2017
Guidance for inspectors and inspection reports for joint targeted area inspections of local area services.
Author: HM Government
Posted: 18-04-2017
Ofsted spending over £25,000 in 2017.
Author: HM Government
Posted: 06-03-2017
Outcome letters from inspections of local area services for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities.
Author: HM Government
Posted: 14-07-2016

HEFCE news

Recent news from HEFCE

Higher education (HE) providers in England are making good progress in fulfilling their statutory duty under the Government’s Prevent policy to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.
Posted: 31-07-2017
HEFCE welcomes the Government’s publication of the specification for subject-level pilots of the Teaching Excellence Framework.
Posted: 20-07-2017
The Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) is to receive an additional £40 million per annum from 2017-18, to boost universities’ capacity to collaborate with businesses, commercialise their research and help to deliver the Government’s Industrial Strategy.
Posted: 10-07-2017
Nine research projects led by UK universities have been awarded funding totalling £177 million by HEFCE, in the latest investments through the UK Research Investment Partnership Fund.
Posted: 10-07-2017
The four Main Panel Chairs for the next Research Excellence Framework have been confirmed.
Posted: 10-07-2017

UNICEF News

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

Kapoeta, South Sudan, 15 August 2017 – It started around 6 p.m. one evening, shortly after supper. Regina Lotem had been warned about it for weeks and even though she tried to prevent it, she knew it might happen. Her five-year-old son Juma had been vomiting and had severe diarrhoea for several hours. If not treated properly, she knew his life could be at risk.
Posted: 17-08-2017
BELGRADE, Serbia, 15 August 2017 – “I sleep, you sleep, he sleeps... We sleep, you sleep, they sleep.” Shabnam, 13, slowly conjugates the verb in a language that until recently had been completely foreign and incomprehensible to her.
Posted: 15-08-2017
LATTAKIA, Syrian Arab Republic, 18 August 2017 – Two years ago, an escalation of violence in the northern Syrian city of Idleb forced Dr. Khaled and his family to flee their home. It was only four days after the birth of his son.
Posted: 15-08-2017
SANA’A, Yemen, 11 August 2017 – Twelve-year-old Hameed is lying on a bed at the Thula Public Hospital north of Sana'a. This is the second time he has been hospitalized in the last few weeks, both times to receive treatment for cholera.
Posted: 11-08-2017
Gaziantep, Turkey, 9 August 2017 – A crowd of mothers gathered early, parking their strollers in a neat row against the side of large, bright building. Amal Nabil, a 32-year-old Syrian refugee, had travelled for more than an hour to get there, first by bus then on foot.
Posted: 09-08-2017

EUROPA - Research Information Centre

EUROPA - Research Information Centre

The EU-funded ENSPIRIT project is developing an innovative emission abatement system capable of reducing nitrogen oxide (NOx) and sulphur dioxide (SO2) pollution levels and meeting stringent new regulations on particle matter.
Posted: 18-08-2017
A novel approach to analysing DNA for signs of mutation and disease is leading to highly accurate tests for early-stage cancer, antibiotic resistance and genetic disorders, potentially revolutionising diagnostic medicine and saving lives.
Posted: 17-08-2017
Promising all-electric systems being developed for next-generation aircraft look set to transform the skies over Europe, reducing fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions and increasing competitiveness, according to EU-funded researchers.
Posted: 16-08-2017
European research project scientists are exploring how to capture, process and display accurate 3D reproductions of cultural sites located in challenging environments.
Posted: 16-08-2017
A group of EU-funded engineers from across the continent has created a system to help stabilise electricity grids across Europe and ensure a steady energy supply for decades to come.
Posted: 14-08-2017

News from Children & Young People Now:

The most recent articles from education

The most recent articles from education

Mental health support to be offered as part of National Citizen Service

May said training will be provided for young people taking part in NCS programmes to help them cope with exam stress, struggles at home and other challenges by raising their awareness of mental health...

Posted: 17-08-2017
Civil liberties group renews call for school census boycott

Liberty said parents should refuse to disclose information about their children's birthplace and nationality amid fears that this information could subsequently be used to deport illegal immigrants. ...

Posted: 16-08-2017
Charity criticises planned cuts at council that 'let down' SEND children

Serious concerns were raised last week about the quality of SEND support in Bury, with inspectors warning that progress has been hampered because of complacent leadership. Inspectors from Ofsted and...

Posted: 09-08-2017
Disadvantaged pupils 'falling further behind', study finds

Analysis by the Education Policy Institute (EPI) found that children defined as "persistently disadvantaged" - those who are entitled to free school meals for 80 per cent of their time at secondary school...

Posted: 02-08-2017
Rise in number of young people classed as 'long-term' Neets

Analysis of official government youth unemployment data has found that 811,000 of the two million 16- to 24-year-olds who spent time Neet in 2016 were out of work, college or training for more than 12...

Posted: 01-08-2017

 

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