Thursday, August 22, 2019

Jamie Oliver supports mum whose kids were fed bread and butter for lunch

The celebrity chef defended Katrina Dakin after she accused the school of ‘neglect’ (Picture: BPM Media/Getty)Jamie Oliver has called out a school that...

University holds ‘happiness classes’ after spate of suicides

A university is using the latest research in psychology and neuroscience to explore what happiness is  (Picture: PA/Getty)The University of Bristol is offering...

NFL teams up with north London college to spot British talent

Lucrative sports scholarships to US universities are among the potential prizes on offer from a new partnership between the US’s National Football League...

Modern language teaching ‘under threat from tough exams’

The exams regulator in England, Ofqual, is “killing off” modern languages by failing to address the excessive difficulty of language GCSE and A-level...

Experts downgraded risk of Bristol student killing herself, inquest hears

Mental health professionals missed opportunities over the care of a Bristol University student who was found hanged on the day of an important...

I learned in class, but playtime also taught me a lot… | Alex...

Will nobody think of the swots? The news that schools, in the tortuous attempts to fill children’s heads with enough learning to cope...

One in four teachers in England say they have witnessed ‘off-rolling’

One in four teachers in England say they have witnessed pupils being illegitimately removed from schools, often to artificially boost a school’s performance,...

Language exams: how hard are they and is there a crisis?

Are language GCSEs and A-levels really harder than other subjects? Research by Suzanne Graham, a professor of language and education at Reading University, shows...

Bias against private school children ‘like antisemitism’ says head as Oxbridge places fall

The head of an independent school has compared criticism of private schools to ‘anti-Semitic abuse’. His comments came after a drop in the number...

Boy who threw cheese at pupil with allergy did not intend harm, says coroner

The death of a schoolboy with a dairy allergy who had cheese thrown at him by a fellow pupil was the consequence of...

The Guardian view on shrinking breaks: the right to relax | Editorial

Few adults would place shorter break times high up their list of concerns about schools. Some of them may have shone at football...

Stephen Fry backs calls to review relationships and sex education

Stephen Fry has backed calls urging the government to review its new compulsory programme of relationships and sex education (RSE), due to be...

Head likens criticism of private schools to antisemitic abuse

The headteacher of a UK public school is under fire for likening criticism of the private education sector to antisemitic abuse. Anthony Wallersteiner, of...

Porn isn’t a great way to learn about sex – but where else do...

I watched a programme about porn on BBC iPlayer this week. I saw – and heard – things I can neither unsee nor...

Extinction Rebellion founder cleared over King's College protest

The founder of Extinction Rebellion has been cleared of causing damage worth £7,000 by daubing a slogan on a listed university building. Roger Hallam,...

Shrinking break times in English schools 'impacting social skills'

School break times in England have got shorter over the last two decades, with older pupils losing more than an hour a week...

Moving out of your student flat? Beware the small print

When you rent a property – whether a room in halls or a shared house – you sign a legal contract that sets...

'It's a dangerous time': can UK and US universities survive funding cuts?

Vice-chancellors in Britain are united in the view that this is the most challenging time to run a university in modern history. They...

Guardian University Awards 2019 – video

Winners celebrate and share their thoughts on why excellence in universities matters at the awards ceremony in central London on 12 AprilGuardian University...

Teachers asking children how they are feeling about exams is making them anxious

Just asking a pupil how they are feeling about taking exams could increase anxiety (Picture: PA)Teachers risk piling on the pressure by simply...

Parents complain to Manchester schools about LGBT lessons

Primary schools in Manchester have been contacted by parents unhappy over sex and relationships lessons that teach children about LGBT rights, in the...
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