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New Research Trial Tackling Gender Imbalance in Physics

New Research Trial Tackling Gender Imbalance in Physics - 01-04-2019

Schools from across England are being invited to sign up for free to the Institute of Physics’ (IOP) Improving Gender Balance national research trial. The trial, funded by the DfE will work with teachers on whole-school approaches to tackling gender stereotyping and the resulting limits on both boys and girls’ choices.
School Should Resume LGBT Lessons Claims Former Ofsted Head

School Should Resume LGBT Lessons Claims Former Ofsted Head - 25-03-2019

The former head of Ofsted has has said that lessons about LGBT rights should be resumed at a Birmingham primary school, despite protests by parents.
Schools should be held responsible for gang membership following exclusions

Schools should be held responsible for gang membership following exclusions - 19-03-2019

A new report from Anne Longfield, the children’s commissioner for England, warns there is ‘extensive evidence linking school exclusions with gang involvement’.
Innovative Students Rewarded for their Creative Solutions

Innovative Students Rewarded for their Creative Solutions - 18-03-2019

Students from St Mary’s College in Derry and Loughborough Schools Foundation have seen off tough competition from over 1,100 entries from across the UK to be awarded the top honours of GSK UK Young Scientist of the Year and GSK UK Young Engineer of the Year at The Big Bang Fair in Birmingham on March 14.
Schools Told to Reduce Pressure for SAT Exams

Schools Told to Reduce Pressure for SAT Exams - 12-03-2019

The Education Secretary, Damian Hinds, has criticised parents and teachers setting revision and mock papers for pupils ahead of sitting their SATs exams. He has said that schools and parents must not heap pressure on children, stating key stage 2 tests are not public exams that they will be judged on in later life.
Music Curriculum Tender Draws Ire From Educators

Music Curriculum Tender Draws Ire From Educators - 05-03-2019

The school standards minister Nick Gibb has announced on Twitter that the ‘ABRSM has won a competitive process to draft the new non-statutory Model Music Curriculum’.
School Support Staff Exploited Due to Funding Shortages

School Support Staff Exploited Due to Funding Shortages - 04-03-2019

The National Education Union’s largest ever survey of support staff in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland shows members are struggling to cope with real-terms funding cuts and the consequent additional pressures on workload.
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.
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