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Mental health provision in schools – a sign of change?

    Mental health is very much on the current government’s agenda. Worrying new studies have highlighted an increase in the number of children suffering from mental illness and Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has highlighted that around half of all mental health illnesses start before the age of 14. Increasingly the discussion has centred on …

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Damian Hinds’ first speech: championing workplace skills and the value of technology in education

With the New Year in full swing, it is safe to say the UK education sector hasn’t got off to the best start, with reports of an acute teacher recruitment and retention crisis and ongoing concerns around a lack of digital skills dominating headlines. Last month Damian Hinds, the man tasked with leading the Government’s …

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Is it social-ly acceptable? Basic tips for schools using social media

According to a report by Hootsuite and We Are Social published by The Next Web, there are over 3 billion people using social media in the world; that’s a staggering 40 per cent of the population. And with the majority of people owning a smartphone or tablet, more often than not, on the daily commute …

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No more boys and girls? How to engage all children with STEM subjects

BBC Two recently broadcasted an insightful documentary, which explored the behaviour of seven and eight year-olds when gendered toys were taken away from the classroom. ‘No more boys and girls: can our kids go gender free?’ followed a Year 3 class from Lanesend Primary School in the Isle of Wight as Doctor Javid embarked on …

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Results Day Prep

Results day is fast approaching (A-Level results will be announced on Thursday 17 August, and GCSEs on Thursday 24 August) but first things first: do not panic! No matter what the outcome, the best thing students can do is try to remain calm; understanding all the options available to them will certainly help with that. …

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A technical education: developing the skills for a changing Britain

What is a ‘technical education’? Even before the announcement of the General Election, Prime Minister, Theresa May, had been advocating the need for what she calls a ‘technical education’; an idea that focuses on 21st Century skills for the modern-day workplace. But what exactly are the skills that are needed for the future, and how …

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