Like everyone, over the last year, school librarians have had to find ways to adapt to the changing landscape. They have coped brilliantly. But the return to normal will bring back some difficult frustrations, as Elizabeth Hutchinson reports
Providing a standing desk to every primary school child in a UK classroom can reduce sitting time throughout most of the academic year, according to a new study.
The attainment gap between pupils eligible for pupil premium and those who are not has widened significantly.
Disadvantaged and vulnerable children face a higher risk of abuse and dropping further behind due to Covid-19 school closures.
This study highlighted that children with special education needs and/or neurodevelopmental differences and those from lower income household displayed consistently elevated behavioural, emotional and restlessness/ attentional difficulties over the course of the pandemic.
Since the onset of the Coronavirus(COVID-19) pandemic in the UK in March 2020, children and young people have experienced major changes in their lives. These have affected their family situation as well as their access to education, leisure and other services.
This UK-wide report sets out eleven recommendations for reform and renewal of the college systems, with three key recommendations.
The pandemic is effecting – and in some cases, constraining – young people’s careers aspirations.
Private school pupils are five times more likely than state school pupils to have had at least four online lessons a day. They are also four times more likely to have spent more than five hours a day on schoolwork.
This review considers the evidence and provides recommendations around those issues which are most pertinent to consideration of awarding methodology in 2021 if there is further significant disruption to learning and teaching and/or the cancellation of exams.
This Estyn report highlights good practice in creating school and college cultures that celebrate diversity, prioritise inclusion and address LGBT issues in a development-appropriate manner.
This IPPR report argues for schools to be developed as hubs for local services supporting children’s health and wellbeing.
Too few children are following online safety advice taught in school or from their parents, especially as they got older.
On average in England, teachers' pay at the top of their salary scales is 152 per cent higher than for those at the start of their careers.
Despite a surge in applications to ITT and a likely increase in teacher retention, teacher supply gaps are unlikely to close fully this year.
88% of teachers believe the pandemic has accelerated “hybrid learning” – where youngsters learn at home and in the classroom – and 74% believe online and digital learning platforms are critical to primary and secondary education moving forward.
This LGA report makes several key recommendations to support an inclusive economic recovery by helping young people to ensure that the next generation doesn’t become a lost ‘pandemic generation’ with scars for years to come.
It is estimated that roughly 1.4 million children aged from 2 to 15 years old were classified obese in 2018. Not only is obesity increasing for 10 to 11 year olds, it is increasing even faster for children in deprived areas.