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Peek-a-boo is the most popular way to make a baby laugh across the world, and peek-a-boo is a conversation, pure and simple. In the Navajo cultur...
Posted: 27-06-17
I’m sure you have heard of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) – the global framework for children’s rights that w...
Posted: 26-06-17
This summer sees the first cohort of pupils sitting the new GCSEs (9-1) in English and Mathematics which were introduced two years ago by then Secr...
Posted: 26-06-17
I’m in the unusually privileged position of having spent most of my career at either end of the primary school. I’m often asked which ...
Posted: 26-06-17
During her speech this morning, Amanda Spielman told everyone in the marquee that they must go and listen to Sean Harford at 2.10 – and frank...
Posted: 23-06-17
What is ‘grit’, and can you teach it? That was the topic of today’s opening session, delivered by David Rogers – formerly ...
Posted: 23-06-17
Having waited until the very last possible minute to grab lunch (the queue for food was of theme-park-on-a-sunny-bank-holiday immensity), I missed ...
Posted: 23-06-17
“Creativity has almost been driven out of the school curriculum,” says David Eley, director of learning, computing department, and ICT curriculum l...
Posted: 23-06-17
Primary school teachers are an eclectic bunch. Venture into any staffroom and you’re sure to bump into one of these. 1. The Technology Evan...
Posted: 23-06-17
From pyjama party games to water races, there’s loads your nursery setting can offer children this summer. Here, Judith Harries has broken down a ...
Posted: 23-06-17

 

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Despite computing education in UK schools going through a massive revolution over the past few years to try and make it more relevant to our increasingly technology driven lives, the new GCSE in computer science has failed to attract much interest from students writes Benjamin Wohl PhD Candidate, Lancaster University in The Conversation.… Read the rest
Author: Nathalie Richards
Posted: 27-06-2017
Branwen Jeffreys Education Editor at BBC News reports that it was Theresa May’s controversial big idea, to open a wave of new grammar schools in England. … Read the rest
Author: Nathalie Richards
Posted: 27-06-2017
Professor Colin Richards, formerly an HMI with responsibility for the curriculum, welcomes Amanda Spielman’s recognition of the importance of the curriculum but raises a number of issues about its neglect and its coherence.… Read the rest
Author: Meena Ameen
Posted: 27-06-2017
The BT website reports that over the next three years some 3,000 staff, covering every secondary school in England, will receive advice on how to deal with issues.… Read the rest
Author: Nathalie Richards
Posted: 27-06-2017
The BBC reports that the level of homophobic bullying in Britain’s secondary schools has fallen by a third in a decade, according to a study from the University of Cambridge.… Read the rest
Author: Nathalie Richards
Posted: 27-06-2017

Ofsted - Activity on GOV.UK

Ofsted's Chief Inspector talks about a review of the curriculum and the importance of recognising leadership challenges and valuing management.
Author: HM Government
Posted: 23-06-2017
The questionnaires are for parents and carers, as well as children and young people.
Author: HM Government
Posted: 19-06-2017
Ofsted's Chief Inspector talks about curriculum changes, funding and future challenges.
Author: HM Government
Posted: 16-06-2017
This consultation seeks your views on proposals for changes to the short inspection approach for good maintained schools and academies and outstanding and good maintained nurseries, special schools and pupil referral units from October 2017.
Author: HM Government
Posted: 15-06-2017
Consultation proposes changes to make the conversion process more manageable for all involved.
Author: HM Government
Posted: 15-06-2017

HEFCE news

Recent news from HEFCE

The Research Excellence Framework team, on behalf of the four UK higher education funding bodies, is pleased to confirm the membership of the REF Equality and Diversity Advisory Panel.
Posted: 23-05-2017
David Sweeney, HEFCE’s Director of Research, Education and Knowledge Exchange, has been appointed Executive Chair Designate of Research England.
Posted: 21-04-2017
HEFCE is launching the Connecting Capability Fund, with guidance on the allocation of £100 million to support university collaborations in research commercialisation.
Posted: 19-04-2017
Proposals for the second phase of the Degree Apprenticeships Development Fund should be submitted by noon on Tuesday 6 June 2017.
Posted: 12-04-2017
HEFCE has received confirmation of funding from the Department for Education for the second phase of the Degree Apprenticeship Development Fund.
Posted: 10-04-2017

UNICEF News

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

SANA'A, Yemen, 23 June 2017 – Worried parents wait outside the cramped paediatric emergency ward in Ma’abar hospital, 100 kilometers south of Sana’a, the capital of Yemen. Helpless and unsure how to save their suffering children, they look expectantly at the few doctors and nurses on duty who hurriedly move in and out of the ward, wearing scrubs and masks.
Posted: 23-06-2017
DUNDO, Angola, 20 June 2017 – "My dad was a police officer. He was working that day and returned to the city to pick up mom and me on a motorcycle. It was there that the militia arrived, and I do not know what kind of magic they did, but the motorcycle could no longer work... and that's where my parents were beheaded. I just ran away."
Posted: 20-06-2017
NEW YORK, United States of America, 19 June 2017 – The Annual Session of the UNICEF Executive Board ended late last week, bringing to a conclusion three days of presentations and discussions on major programme, policy and oversight issues.
Posted: 19-06-2017
NEW YORK, United States of America, 14 June 2017 – The year 2016 was one of tremendous challenges. More than 125 million people needed humanitarian assistance as a result of conflict, displacement, natural disasters and profound vulnerability.
Posted: 14-06-2017
RAQQA, Syrian Arab Republic, 7 June, 2017 – Reem, 19, thought long and hard before making the courageous decision to flee Raqqa almost three weeks ago. It was just before midnight when she grabbed her 10-month-old baby girl and a few belongings, and started a journey that would bring them more misery.
Posted: 08-06-2017

EUROPA - Research Information Centre

EUROPA - Research Information Centre

Organic aquaculture production is much in demand, but some traditional fish farmers may need guidance on how to make the switch. The ECOFISH project is developing a model and guide that provide just that, helping to set producers on the path to sustainability and added value.
Posted: 27-06-2017
An EU-funded project tracked tree growth and carbon emissions in forests across Europe and South Africa, drawing lessons for the sustainable management of Europe's more temperate, but warming, forests.
Posted: 26-06-2017
EU-funded project develops special coating for bone implants that cuts the risk of infection and minimises the need for further surgery, potentially benefitting thousands of patients across Europe.
Posted: 23-06-2017
An EU-funded project has developed new tests to quickly determine whether a respiratory tract infection is viral or bacterial and whether it shows resistance to antibiotics, helping doctors prescribe the right treatment for patients while curbing the overuse of such life-saving drugs.
Posted: 23-06-2017
Seventy-nine year old Isabel Neto shares her home with Hugo, a robot that's been designed to improve the quality of life for elderly people living alone. How, and to what extent, is that possible?
Posted: 22-06-2017

News from Children & Young People Now:

The most recent articles from education

The most recent articles from education

SEN pupils to bear the brunt of school cutbacks, say London head teachers

Around three quarters (74 per cent) of school leaders surveyed by London Councils, which represents the capital's local authorities, said they expect SEN pupils to be the most likely group to be negatively...

Posted: 26-06-2017
Education experts unhappy with DfE primary testing plans

Responses to a government consultation on changes to primary assessment in England revealed disappointment at the plans, which the DfE hoped would improve educational outcomes and reduce teachers' workloads....

Posted: 23-06-2017
Inspectors praise counselling support for SEND pupils in Cambridgeshire

According to Ofsted and health watchdog the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the number of permanent school exclusions among children with SEND reduced by three quarters over a year. A strong focus on...

Posted: 22-06-2017
Queen's Speech: Plans to scrap free school meals and create new grammars dropped

Currently, all children in the first three years of school receive a free lunch, but as part of its general election pledges, the conservatives said they would scrap the entitlement, and use some of the...

Posted: 21-06-2017
Grenfell tragedy prompts call for DfE assurances on school fire safety

A total of 79 people died or are missing presumed dead after the blaze at the West London tower block, which began in the early hours of 13 June, with the Metropolitan Police warning the figure could rise....

Posted: 20-06-2017

 

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