Education

Struggling schools to face single target

Image copyright Getty Images Using a single “trigger” point to indicate when struggling schools in England require intervention would help to create a more simple system, the education secretary has said. Damian Hinds will tell head teachers there are too many confusing ways for schools to be judged as underachieving. There would also be fewer […]

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People much less likely to move home than in 1970s

Image copyright Highwaystarz-PhotographyImage caption Welcome back: Young people are delaying moving out from their family home People in England and Wales were much more likely to move home in the 1970s than in the first decade of the 2000s, says research by population experts. The study, based on census data over 40 years, shows a […]

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Free speech pledge for universities

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption The right to protest and free speech needs clearer guidelines, the universities minister says Free speech in universities has to be protected from “chilling” intolerance and “over-zealous” regulations, says the Universities Minister, Sam Gyimah. The minister has met university and student leaders on Thursday to create a more straightforward set […]

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Child funerals: Steps taken to ease burden

Image copyright Liudmila_Fadzeyeva Bailey Kerr was just three days old when he died at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast. For his mother Christine Herron, “everything just fell apart” on that day in July 2015. “It’s hard to describe the grief,” said the County Armagh woman. “He died in my arms and after that, everything […]

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Knowledge for sale?

Image copyright Getty Images A BBC investigation has found that prominent YouTube stars are encouraging students to buy essays. Passing off a custom-made essay as your own is a form of plagiarism known as contract cheating. It involves a student ordering an essay, usually through a website, for a fee. But it could also be […]

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How to get more men into early years teaching

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption One suggestion is to promote the job to fathers dropping off their children at nursery There need to be more male role models for children in early years education, the school leaders’ union NAHT says, as only 3% of teachers in this field are men. The union says it is […]

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Thirsk schoolboys found after climbing fence

Image copyright GoogleImage caption Headteacher Richard Chandler said the boys scaled “a two-metre metal fence” and walked to their grandmother’s house about a mile away Two reception-aged children scaled a 6ft-high fence to escape school and were found a mile away at their grandmother’s house. Thirsk Community Primary School said the pupils were “quickly located” […]

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Taking DJing as part of your music GCSE

Students can now DJ as part of their music GCSE. This has become possible because decks are now recognised as a formal instrument by examination boards. Austen and Scott Smart are professional DJs who have helped write the curriculum for the DJ course. Video journalist: Jan Bruck http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-43965313

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Why do young workers have so many injuries?

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Younger workers bear the highest burden of accidents, say researchers Health and safety at work can get ridiculed in more affluent countries as something nannyish and interfering – but for much of the developing world it is a matter of life and death. Unsafe workplaces have the kind of casualty […]