Identifying Mental Health Issues in Young People

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Mental health is one of the biggest issues facing young people today. But how can you tell if your child might be in need of help?   A recent poll by The Prince’s Trust reveals that young people are struggling more than ever with happiness, confidence and the ability to focus. At the same time, university students are seeking more … Read More

Education News: What Happened in 2016?

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2016 saw some major education news, including a new education secretary in Justine Greening, the controversial re-introduction of grammar schools, banned by Labour since 1998, and the ominous threat of Brexit to international students and our entire higher education system.   What else happened? And what can we expect in 2017?   Last year, we saw the growth of a teaching … Read More

Education News Weekly – 17th November, 2016

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The importance of philosophy, the damaging risks of social media for young people and how Google could be revolutionising UK classrooms Google CEO Sundar Pichai this week announced plans to bring virtual reality to 1 million UK students. The technology giants are also offering a free 5-hour training session for teachers who want to use the technology, which will be … Read More

Mental Health in Education: What’s Going On?

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The mental health and wellbeing of school and university students in the UK is one of the biggest issues currently facing our education system. But what’s really going on? Mental health and wellbeing is a huge issue, and can refer to any number of different cases. It can cover anything from anxiety and depression to eating disorders and self-harm, and can arise from … Read More

Education News Roundup 20/10/16

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  Britain trailing in OECD education rankings, AQA scraps more subjects and a funding crisis in West Sussex schools   Along with History of Art, this week has also seen AQA – one of the main A-level exam boards – scrap both Archaeology and Classical Civilisation, suggesting their main reason for doing so concerns standardising marking across various papers. This … Read More

Education News Roundup – 29/09/16

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Grammar schools backlash, Brexit fears and no more homework   In yet another challenge to Theresa May’s contentious grammar schools plan, a wide-ranging study into the effects of grammar schools has found her claims of their benefits to be ill-founded. The Education Policy Institute examined GCSE results across grammar schools and good comprehensives, finding that, for bright pupils, there was … Read More

Education News Roundup – 22/09/16

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University rankings, mental health, a teaching crisis and why we should be more like Finland. This week’s biggest piece of education news, for the first time since it began in 2004, the Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings has been topped by a British university, with Oxford taking top spot. The UK is second only to America, with 88 (up from … Read More