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Just 1% of teachers in England feel prepared to teach politics while 72% of parents agree it’s important for children to be politically literate

An award-winning political literacy platform has revealed that only 1% of teachers feel prepared to teach politics, despite 72% of parents agreeing it’s important for children to be politically literate, in the largest study of its kind since 2010. The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Political Literacy surveyed more than 3,000 secondary school teachers and […]

Department of Education announce that care leavers and disadvantaged pupils are to benefit from a £126 million investment in new laptops and tablets

++ Birmingham head teacher welcomes funding for an expansion of the Get Help with Technology programme ++ Mr Alex Hughes, Principal at Ninestiles, An Academy The Department of Education have announced that up to half a million more disadvantaged young people in England will receive new devices to support their education and help keep them […]

New guide for educators in optimising independence in sixth form learning

Facet Publishing announce the publication of Facilitating Effective Sixth Form Independent Learning by Andrew K. Shenton   For young people who have opted to continue their education post-sixteen, it is difficult to overstate the importance of the independent learning which takes place in the Sixth Form. Typically, the balance between classroom teaching and independent study […]

RIGHT IDEA / RIGHT TIME – HOW PE CAN CHANGE EVERY CHILD FOR THE BETTER

The beauty of sport is the opportunity it gives the educator to support all round whole-person development, which includes but is not limited to the promotion of physical health.   The accepted narrative that PE is all about physical activity in primary schools is a narrow one, as it underestimates the full spectrum of learning […]

XULA changes the game for mask wearers in COVID-19 era

  Ground-breaking protective mask manufacturer XULA has come up with a range of innovative, transparent masks, which contain a specialised coating 99.9% effective against COVID-19.   The next-generation masks are set to revolutionise the lives of millions during the pandemic, and as we enter a particularly tough time with flu season just around the corner. […]

School’s Out Forever: Is It Time to Call It a Day on School Uniform?

School uniform is a staple of the British education system. A variety of brazen blazer colours, tartan skirts, shirts, and striped ties certainly live up to the organisational structure of schools that are represented in movies such as Harry Potter and St Trinian’s.   There’s no formal history of the school uniform; however, it is […]