Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Secret Teacher: students need PSHE guidance but I'm not equipped to give it

In my past role as a form tutor, PSHE (personal, social, health and economic) teaching was not my passion. It filled me with...

Universities Minister to ban students from censoring contentious speakers

University students are to be banned from “no-platforming” speakers, in the first government intervention on campus free speech in 30 years.Universities Minister...

The Week Unwrapped podcast: Video-game morality, clocks and bugs

Olly Mann and The Week’s Cameron Tait, Hollie Clemence and Holden Frith delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from...

UK pupils increasingly held back by limited vocabulary

Schoolchildren are struggling to answer exam questions because they have an increasingly limited vocabulary, UK teachers have warned.Around 80% of the 1,300 teachers...

US school district arms teachers with miniature baseball bats

A school district in Pennsylvania has armed teachers with miniature baseball bats in response to growing fears over mass-shooting incidents in US schools.After...

Sexual misconduct at UK universities: the figures don't add up

Since the Guardian began an investigation into sexual harassment in universities, there has been growing criticism that many institutions remain complacent about the...

Grammar schools ‘no better than other schools’, says study

Grammar schools in the UK “do no better in terms of pupil achievement than other schools”, according to a new study.Researchers at...

Ministers won’t give schools more money until they are visibly falling apart – ask...

Schools are up to their eyeballs in debt. Last year, one in four local authority schools and half of academies spent more than...

Best teacher in the world Andria Zafirakou: ‘Build trust with your kids – then...

Andria Zafirakou has been functioning on three hours’ sleep a night for weeks, but looks radiant. “It’s adrenaline, it’s excitement, it’s everything.” Nominated...

Teaching union calls for 5% pay rise with possible strike backing

Britain’s largest teaching union is calling for a 5% pay increase for school staff – buoyed by the announcement of a 6.5% settlement...

Exeter University students suspended over racist Whatsapp messages

The University of Exeter has suspended a number of law students amid an investigation into racist Whatsapp messages.Screenshots of comments made in...

UK teacher named world's best teacher

A north London teacher was announced as the first British winner of a prize for the world’s best teacher in Dubai last...

Royal College of Music head criticises decline in provision in schools

The director of the Royal College of Music has criticised the “steady decline” of music provision in UK state schools. Prof Colin Lawson used...

‘I’m getting a big buzz out of it’: five former professionals on their first...

It is 10am on a dismal, wintry Saturday in Hastings, east Sussex. The town’s handsomely refurbished pier, winner of the Stirling prize for...

Ghanaian teacher goes viral with ‘blackboard PC’

A teacher from Ghana has received worldwide praise after a photo of him showing his students how to use Microsoft Word on a...

Unregistered schools: how many are there?

More than 500 suspected illegal schools attended by a total of at least 6,000 pupils have been identified in England over the...

Unregistered faith schools: how big is the problem?

Disturbing undercover footage has heightened concerns about child safety at unregistered religious schools, leading to renewed calls for a government crackdown.The video,...

The Week Independent Schools Guide

From the Editor, Emma Lee-PotterThe Week Independent Schools Guide is a lively and informative magazine for readers interested in independent education.Published twice...

Disadvantaged university students are three times more likely to live at home

Poorer students are more than three times as likely to live at home while studying for a degree than their wealthier peers,...

USS strike: lecturers on strike at 57 universities

Students are demanding compensation for missed lessons as lecturers begin the biggest ever strike by university academics in UK history.Starting today, tens...

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood obituary

During a glittering academic career, in which he became vice-chancellor of two universities, London and then Edinburgh, Stewart Sutherland, Lord Sutherland of Houndwood,...

Council plans free school meals all year to tackle 'holiday hunger'

A Scottish council plans to provide free meals to children who need them 365 days a year, in a scheme that will be...

Tory fightback over tuition fees begins

The Government is launching a review of university tuition fees, with Theresa May hoping to woo younger voters, as the Tories finally...

Nigel the lonely gannet dies after falling in love with a concrete decoy

A New Zealand gannet called Nigel has died alone after falling in love with a fake bird designed to help him attract...

Yodel-ay-hee-hoo: Swiss university offers yodelling degree

Warblers can now “get a degree-he-heeee” in yodelling, according to media reports.Switzerland’s University of Lucerne of Applied Sciences and Arts is offering a three-year...

Top academy schools sound alarm as cash crisis looms

More than half of the major operators of the government’s flagship academies programme have sounded the alarm over school funding, heaping further pressure...

Oxford University extends exam time to boost female students

Mathematics and computer science students at the University of Oxford were given extra time to complete their final exams last summer in...