Education

Getting ready for puberty

Picture caption Lily is “very blissful and doing nicely”, her mum says For many mother and father, their kid’s transfer to secondary college is a giant second which requires planning, much more so for these with transgender youngsters. The Victoria Derbyshire programme has been following two of the UK’s youngest trans youngsters for the final two-and-a-half years. “I will not point out it, but when it comes up I will

Making waves

Picture copyright Jon Holt Greig Metropolis Academy Picture caption Off Cornwall at 01:00 – the crew function the boat day and evening in four-hour shifts Fastnet, the world’s largest offshore yacht race, is happening this week over a 605 mile course – among the many entrants is a workforce from an inner-city state faculty. “Have you ever ever sailed earlier than or is that this your first time? Be sure

Gran designs: Canada’s improvements in international assist

Picture copyright Grand Challenges Canada / Matthew Sandey Picture caption Grandmothers in Zimbabwe supply their very own remedy, as a part of Canada’s Grand Challenges In Zimbabwe, 1000’s of melancholy victims are being helped by a community of grandmothers skilled in speaking therapies, who meet their sufferers on “Friendship Benches” exterior well being clinics. In poorly-resourced hospitals in East Africa and India, a whole bunch of fracture sufferers are receiving

Faculty funding not at all times linked to outcomes

Picture copyright Getty Pictures Picture caption Comparable ranges of funding can ship very totally different outcomes, says the OECD Investing in schooling is among the most promising methods for international locations to safe their future. And but, there’s a surprisingly tenuous relationship between the sum of money spent per scholar and the outcomes of worldwide Pisa exams, a minimum of when evaluating comparatively rich nations. South Korea is among the

How Canada grew to become an schooling superpower

Picture copyright Reuters Picture caption Canada has climbed into the highest tier of schooling rankings When there are debates in regards to the world’s high performing schooling techniques, the names that often get talked about are the Asian powerhouses similar to Singapore and South Korea or the Nordic know-alls, similar to Finland or Norway. However with a lot much less recognition, Canada has climbed into the highest tier of worldwide

Shy vacation Britons ‘level at menus’ to keep away from international phrases

Picture copyright Getty Photos Picture caption Attempting a couple of phrases on vacation is a good way to begin studying a language, says the British Council Over half of Britons who vacation overseas say they’ve pointed at a restaurant menu to keep away from having to pronounce non-English phrases, a survey suggests. And nearly half stated they had been embarrassed at not having the ability to converse the native language

Tub College: MP Andrew Murrison quits function over vice-chancellor’s pay deal

Picture caption Prof Dame Glynis Breakwell (left) is paid £451,000 a yr for her function as vice-chancellor at Tub which Andrew Murrison (proper) has described as “eye-watering” An MP has stop his function on the College of Tub in protest over the vice-chancellor’s “eye-watering” pay. Prof Dame Glynis Breakwell earns £451,000 a yr and is the very best paid vice-chancellor within the nation. Andrew Murrison, Conservative MP for South West

Fastnet yacht race: State college Greig Metropolis Academy finishes

Picture copyright GCA Crusing Picture caption The Greig Metropolis staff, on board Scaramouche arrived at Plymouth at 01.38 on Friday After 5 days at sea, a staff of inner-city youngsters have made historical past as the one crew from a complete college recognized to have completed the world’s largest offshore crusing race. The crew, from Greig Metropolis Academy in north London, completed the Fastnet race at Plymouth early on Friday

Wealth hole in college locations

Picture caption Younger folks from richer areas usually tend to get levels, says the research Younger folks in a number of the wealthiest areas of England are 18 instances extra prone to go to school than these within the poorest, suggests new evaluation. The charity Train First in contrast official youngster poverty figures with college participation charges. In elements of Derbyshire, just one in 20 younger folks progressed to school

Susceptible youngsters not in disaster are ‘left in limbo’

Picture copyright Getty Photographs Hundreds of susceptible youngsters in England are being “left in limbo” as a result of their wants should not extreme sufficient, a charity has warned. Motion for Kids estimates 140,000 youngsters referred to social companies over points like medicine, alcoholism, home violence and neglect should not getting the assistance they want. It says they usually fall by the cracks as they aren’t at disaster level. Ministers