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It’s a big challenge, but there are plenty of great solutions out there to get kids on board with the idea of creating their own businesses!
Phil Sharrock, Dad, Foster Carer, Free thinking Headteacher, Motorbike Rider speaks honestly about education. “It really isn’t rocket science. It’s about sticking two fingers up to the system and doing what’s right for the children and staff.”
Art has a lot of support, but not as much as other subjects. In the 2018 YouGov poll into subject importance, the core subjects and computing were clear winners. Only 16% of respondents viewed art as very important, less than a fifth of the number who said the same for English and maths.
English and maths are still seen as the top-priority subjects in terms of importance, along with science and computing. However, history and geography also rank fairly highly on the chart, coming 6th and 7th respectively, out of 18.
Staffing in Schools: Teacher numbers are rising in the UK and statistics don't lie. Dig a little deeper though and start to correlate this rise in staff numbers with the overall increase of pupils numbers and it's easier to appreciate that the supply of teachers is...
The Government says that budgets for schools are increasing, which is accurate. However this hides the fact the growth in the number of pupils has grown faster proportionally. So what is going in with School funding and what does it look like for the future? If you...
This week in education has been a mix of positives and negatives for the state of education in the UK, with headlines ranging from criticism of government schemes to Brexit-related implications for students. Here are some of the biggest headlines in education...
Wow, some students have managed to get 180,000 signatures together for a petition to start school later, with the claim that they need different sleeping arrangements in order to be able to study better. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGTFs9gQRB8
However, moral guidance is more than just an expectation of teachers. Legally, the school curriculum has to promote moral development in children, as per the Education Act 2002.
job market is set to see one of the most drastic repercussions of improved technology.
Should We Still Prioritise Maths and English over the Arts, When We Have Technology That Does It for Us?
For now, schools need to preserve the place of the arts, so that children don’t miss out on the enormous developmental benefits.
The skills that children learn in music class, like cognitive development, language skills, and reading and writing, can help in other areas of education
There’s no shortage of things that education leaders need to consider, from the challenges of the future
Mental health support for children and adolescents is increasing, with schools set to play a more involved and critical role in the ongoing goals of mental health awareness, and the intervention and treatment of mental illness at an early age.