Entries for A level maths, sciences and humanities are up

More teenagers are taking the difficult A-level subjects favoured by Oxbridge this year following a Government campaign to drive up academic standards.
 
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School truancy is unfairly criminalising families

The crackdown on school term time absence is seriously hurting parents and pupils across England, according to recent figures, which show a rise in the number of parents being taken to court in England for school truancy.
 

Teachers help children understand math using 3D

A non-profit educational group in California are assisting teachers build 'manipulatives' - toys and tools that help children learn using 3D printing.
 

More people believe apprenticeships are of greater value to society than graduates

New research by YouGov has revealed that people believe NVQs, apprenticeships and on the job training are of greater value to society than university graduates.

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School holidays exhausting for 50% of British parents

British parents reach their breaking point by August, having run out of ways to amuse their children, says survey.
 

Rise in suspensions for primary school pupils

There has been a rise in the number of children suspended from primary schools in England over the year, according to new government statistics.
 

Project-based and enquiry-based learning - the professional development challenge

David Leat, Ulrike Thomas and Rachel Lofthouse argue for a more creative perspective on achievement, based on problem and enquiry based approaches to children’s learning and the professional development which enables this.
 

OCR summer exam results almost failed to be issued

The OCR exam board almost failed to issue its GCSE and A-level results on time last year, according to a new Ofqual investigation into the handling of GCSE and A-Level results.
 

Inquisitive kids leaving parents stumped

A new survey of over 1,100 parents from across the UK reveals that children ask up to eight questions a day, leaving mums and dads stumped for answers to at least half of them.
 

Smoking, drinking and drug use amongst pupils

Around 300,000 pupils aged between 11 and 15 had taken drugs in the last year and around 90,000 pupils are regular smokers.
 

77% of students now work to fund studies

New figures show that 77% university students now work to help fund their studies – compared to just 59% last year and 57% in 2013.
 

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Invisible warnings: The rise of virtual self-harm on social media

Ken Corish, online safety manager for SWGfL and senior manager of the UK Safer Internet Centre, discusses how schools and parents can identify the signs of ‘self-baiting’ through social media in order to support vulnerable children online.
 

The Family Drug and Alcohol Court

How do you work with parents with severe alcohol and drug problems while getting the best for their children? Steve Bambrough and Sophie Kershaw report on how the Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC) have pioneered non-adversarial approaches which have delivered benefits for all.
 

Working with forces families

In this section of ‘Taking a closer look’, ECJ examines the advice coming from Ofsted and the DfE in relation to forces children and how their premium money might be spent.
 

A single body for children’s rights

What role do schools play in promoting children’s rights? Maggie Atkinson, the Children’s Commissioner, explains how her new role, which merges the Children’s Rights Directorate with the Office of the Children’s Commissioner for England, will work.
 

How to plan for project-based learning

Although famously learner-led, project-based learning does require a fair amount of teacher planning to be at its most successful. Alexis Shea continues her series on strategies for successful PBL with a step-by-step guide to planning a project from beginning to end.
 

Do low aspirations really cause low achievement?

Current government rhetoric very much views low aspirations as the cause of low achievement – but could it be the other way round? Loic Menzies examines the evidence.
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