Sunday, January 19, 2020

How we made Horrible Histories

Richard Bradley, executive producer The seed was sown when my son Jack – then 10 and a massive fan of the books – said:...

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...

Women with master's degrees paid less than men without them in England

Women in England with postgraduate degrees still earn less than men with only bachelor’s degrees, while salaries for graduate men are growing at...

'We want to make it more accessible': a guide to the new-look bar course

A new-look, two-part bar professional training course (BPTC) which costs 30% less than the current cheapest London option could help reduce financial risks...

Can you solve it? Turn it up to 11

Legs eleven, Ocean’s Eleven, elevenses! Yes, let’s hear it for the number 11, star protagonist of today’s puzzles. Eleven is the first number you reach...

Ofsted inspections find three Steiner schools to be ‘inadequate’

The future of state-funded Steiner education has been thrown into doubt after a series of snap Ofsted inspections found that three of the...

The children skipping school aren't ruining the planet – you are | Srećko Horvat

If there is one political subject that remains neglected and underestimated because of how we have for centuries run our societies, economies and...

Former Ofsted head says government school funding claims are misleading

The government is “misleading” the public with its claim of giving schools record levels of money, the former head of school standards has...

Dixie school district: why it took 22 years to change a name in liberal...

The first record of someone in San Rafael raising an eyebrow at the name of the Dixie school district – whose name is...

Perfectionism puts pressure on freshers – here's how to beat it

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again. For an increasing number of students, that means stopping at nothing less than...

Being ‘excellent’ is overrated. Instead let’s settle for being ‘good enough’ | André Spicer

We live in a society obsessed with being exceptional. Whether it is as workers, parents, students, lovers or cooks, we are expected to...

Master's apprenticeships: elevating managers to the next level

Back in 2015, when level 7 apprenticeships first launched, there were just 30 places on offer – and few companies had heard of...

Flanders stream so polluted 'water could be used as pesticide'

Winding between green meadows in the west Flanders countryside, the Wulfdambeek stream is fondly remembered as a place local boys would fill up...

Criminal charges possible over leaks of A-level maths papers

Police investigating leaks of A-level maths exam papers have referred a file of evidence to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), which will consider...

Brushes with the law: how teaching art to women in prison changed their outlook

If Britain was hit by an apocalypse, Mim Skinner knows the people who would make it through. “The prisoners I’ve worked with are...

UK universities pay out £90m on staff 'gagging orders' in past two years

UK universities have spent nearly £90m on payoffs to staff with “gagging orders” in two years, raising fears that victims of misconduct at...

Ruskin at 120: has the workers’ college lost its way?

Ian Tugwell left school at 14 and was making false teeth as a dental technician in 1958 when he arrived, aged 27, at...

Mum says school is ‘culturally biased’ after banning son from playground over haircut

A mum has hit out at a school for being ‘culturally biased’ after her son was banned from the playground at break times...

Undergraduates: what’s the workload like on your course this term?

Undergraduates, what’s the workload like on your course this summer term? Do you have essays, exams and tutorials – or nothing to do...

David Kynaston: ‘There is an anti-privilege mood. It is hard to see private schools...

David Kynaston is a historian who has written books on postwar Britain, the City of London and cricket. His latest book, co-written with...

LGBT lessons are just as important for teachers as students

Bullying is not something we want happening in our society  (Illustration: Fox Fisher for Metro.co.uk)In 2013 a transgender primary school teacher by the...

What is the ‘word gap’ and why does it matter?

In Depth Tue 31 Jul, AT...

Primary teachers to be balloted on boycotting SAT exams

Primary schoolteachers are to be balloted on whether to boycott Sats next year because of concerns that high-stakes testing is harming children’s mental...