Thursday, April 25, 2019

Why presenteeism is rife among teachers

(Picture: Phébe Lou Morson)Earlier this week, the BBC reported an increase in the number of people who choose go to work when in...

If ministers really want to trust teachers it’s time to ditch the number fairies...

Do you think it is now possible to produce statistics on schools that not only ignore what teachers, headteachers and parents have to...

A-level revision tips for top grades – with less stress

Spring brings bluebells, apple blossom and the return of the cuckoo, but for thousands of A-level candidates it’s the season of exam stress...

Boys will be boys? How schools can be guilty of gender bias

People tend to be surprised when they first hear what Matt Pinkett does for a living. “They assume I’m a bouncer, or perhaps...

How the Green New Deal was hatched in a London bar – podcast

In 2007, Larry Elliott met a friend to discuss the financial crisis. Over the course of the evening, and several drinks, they cooked...

Greta Thunberg backs climate general strike to force leaders to act

Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist, has given her support for a general strike for the climate, saying the student movement she...

'We teach the hard way': prison coding initiative launches in Teesside

Prisoners in English jails are being taught computer code to give them the chance to earn up to £600 a day and plug...

Can you solve it? The puzzle that is Donald Trump

The tangram was the first ever puzzle craze – and it is still going strong. You may have come across it before. You are...

Our schools are beyond breaking point – where is the outrage? | John Harris

Last summer, as the politics of Britain’s exit from the EU staggered on and England’s World Cup run offered some kind of respite,...