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Head Teachers Oppose Calls for Mobile Phone Ban

Head Teachers Oppose Calls for Mobile Phone Ban - 26-02-2019

Nick Gibb, the minister for school standards in England, has called for a ban on mobile phones in classrooms – and for pupils to be taught about the dangers of excessive screen time.
Replace email with AI to reduce teachers’ workload

Replace email with AI to reduce teachers’ workload - 26-02-2019

Teachers should not have to email outside of office hours and should instead embrace innovative technology such as AI to help to reduce their workload, suggests the Education Secretary.
New scheme launched to help schools improve tech in schools

New scheme launched to help schools improve tech in schools - 26-02-2019

A pilot is being set up by the EDUCATE programme, based at UCL knowledge lab, whose researchers want to work with teachers on dispelling some of the myths about, and fears of, using education technology (edtech) in the classroom.
White teens underperforming compared to their peers

White teens underperforming compared to their peers - 26-02-2019

The latest Secondary School League Tables show that white children are making less progress compared to their peers from all other ethnic groups by the time they are 16 years old.
Education reforms further disadvantaging poorer students

Education reforms further disadvantaging poorer students - 26-02-2019

Students from lower income backgrounds could be missing out on opportunities to study at the UK’s top universities despite education reforms, as they are less likely to take up ‘academically rigorous’ GCSE subjects such as history over schools’ fears they will not achieve high enough grades.
Colleges forced by budget cuts to promote ‘popular low-value courses’ Ofsted says

Colleges forced by budget cuts to promote ‘popular low-value courses’ Ofsted says - 21-01-2019

A lack of government funding for sixth forms and colleges is prompting principals to prioritise courses just to get “bums on seats” rather than helping pupils’ future prospects, Ofsted says.
State Sixth Form Beating the Oxbridge Odds

State Sixth Form Beating the Oxbridge Odds - 21-01-2019

A state sixth form college with a large number of students attracting Pupil Premium funding has achieved 41 Oxbridge offers, placing them on a par with top private schools.
Food for Life and Jamie Oliver campaigning healthy rating scheme

Food for Life and Jamie Oliver campaigning healthy rating scheme - 14-01-2019

Food for Life are joining Jamie Oliver in campaigning for the introduction of a healthy rating scheme in schools. In a recent episode of Jamie and Jimmie’s Friday Night Dinner, the pair visited a primary school in East London to see the inspiring work they do to help keep pupils healthy.
Malnourished children are taking food from school bins to stifle hunger, headteacher says

Malnourished children are taking food from school bins to stifle hunger, headteacher says - 14-01-2019

Malnourished children are arriving at school so hungry they are taking food out of the bins, a headteacher says.
Widespread Isolation of Pupils Condemned

Widespread Isolation of Pupils Condemned - 07-12-2018

More than 200 children were placed in isolation booths for a whole school week last year, a new investigation has revealed.
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