Education

Grenfell: Back to the school

It’s now been 15 months since the Grenfell Tower fire – but still – survivors who escaped the blaze on 14th June continue to deal with its aftermath. This time last week, Kensington Aldridge Academy – the school located directly below Grenfell tower – reopened its doors to students, having spent the last academic year […]

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'Sexist, unsafe' world experienced by young girls

Image copyright Getty Images An “alarmingly high” number of girls and young women feel unsafe outside their home, according to annual research for Girlguiding UK. The survey of 1,903 13 to 21-year-olds in the UK found nearly two-thirds either felt unsafe, or knew someone who was fearful walking home alone. More than half had suffered […]

Education

Ministers face defeat over primary tests

Image caption Primary school education has become a hot topic at Holyrood The Scottish government is facing defeat over national assessments for P1 pupils, with opposition parties uniting to demand they be scrapped. The assessments were introduced across Scotland last year, but some teachers and parents have criticised them. Opposition parties say they are not […]

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Ofsted admits adding to 'teach-to-the-test' mentality

Image copyright Department for Education Image caption Ofsted chief inspector Amanda Spielman promises a new focus on the curriculum School inspectors in England have put too much weight on tests and exam results when rating schools, Ofsted boss Amanda Spielman has admitted. This has added pressure for schools to “deliver test scores above all else”. […]

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School open days: Eight things to look for

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Everything flows from a good head, says former Ofsted boss Sir Michael Wilshaw It’s that time of the year when secondary schools freshen up their display boards, pick out their best-behaved kids and prepare for open evenings. But how can parents get beyond the glossy prospectuses and slick presentations […]

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Widower’s advice on diet

Image copyright Getty Images When a 21-year-old woman asked a weight loss forum for advice on how to deal with her boyfriend making comments about her appearance, one widower’s response moved many to reflect on how we treat our loved ones. The widower replied to the young woman to share how he was full of […]

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Students blamed for university and college cyber-attacks

Image copyright Getty Images A security analysis of cyber-attacks against universities and colleges in the UK has discovered staff or students could often be responsible, rather than organised crime or hacking groups. A government-funded agency that provides cyber-security has examined the timing of 850 attacks in 2017-18. Jisc found a “clear pattern” of attacks being […]