Education

Grenfell kids ship the choice Christmas message

Picture copyright PA Picture caption The youngsters all lived in Grenfell Tower 5 kids who survived the Grenfell Tower fireplace will ship this yr’s various Christmas message. The message, broadcast on Channel four on Christmas Day, will urge individuals to “love and cherish” their households. The youngsters, aged between seven and 12, may even communicate in regards to the significance of getting a house and their experiences on the evening

Oxford historians object to empire undertaking

Picture copyright Pavelklyuyev Picture caption The Ethics and Empire undertaking is being hosted by the McDonald Centre based mostly at Christ Church faculty As much as 60 Oxford College lecturers have signed a letter in opposition to “the agenda” of a undertaking assessing the ethics of empire. The programme is led by Prof Nigel Biggar, who claimed in a current article in The Times, there are points of empire Britain

Born within the flawed place for good faculties?

Picture copyright Getty Photographs Picture caption The report warns that regional gaps in good faculties have grown wider lately There’s a widening geographical divide in entry to high-performing faculties in England, says a report from the Training Coverage Institute. Between 2010 and 2015, London took an rising share of the secondary faculties the place pupils have been almost definitely to make good progress. However the report says areas within the

Universities might face fines over free speech curbs

Picture copyright Getty Pictures Universities should shield free speech and “open minds, not shut them”, the schools minister has stated in a speech in Birmingham. Jo Johnson stated “no-platforming”, the coverage of banning controversial audio system, is stifling debate. From subsequent April, a brand new regulator – the Workplace for College students – could have the facility to fantastic universities that fail to uphold free speech. Universities UK has stated

Why does snow shut so many faculties?

Picture copyright PA Tons of of faculties throughout England and Wales have closed as a result of snowy climate. Greater than 400 colleges are shut in Wales. And in Birmingham, town council has closed the entire colleges it runs. Tons of extra have closed in counties throughout large swathes of central England as snow continues to fall. Media playback is unsupported in your machine Media captionHow do heads determine if

Finest instructor competitors

Picture caption Eartha Pond has made the ultimate 50 in a contest for the world’s greatest instructor A London instructor who raised £100,000 for survivors of the Grenfell Tower fireplace and who performs top-level soccer has been named within the high 50 shortlist for the annual International Trainer Prize. Eartha Pond is a finalist within the $1m (£750,000) educating competitors. The PE instructor, who performs for Tottenham Hotspur Women, is

Christmas and autism

Picture copyright Simona Zetu Picture caption Christmas will be complicated and overwhelming for autistic kids For a lot of kids Christmas is probably the most thrilling time of the yr, however for these with autism – and for the households who take care of them – it may be a very difficult interval. A number of the easiest joys related to Christmas, comparable to opening presents or consuming turkey, can

‘At my desk in tears’

Picture copyright Time to Change Picture caption Natalie says colleagues typically do not know what to say “I might sit at my desk and never be capable to cease the tears rolling down my face. “A couple of individuals stated, ‘Are you all proper, do you might want to be right here?’ however no-one was actually that .” For Natalie Corridor, 36, the worry that she may lose her job

Poor college students ‘lose on grade predictions’

Picture copyright Getty Photographs Picture caption There are calls for college students to make college purposes based mostly on outcomes fairly than predicted grades College admissions could be fairer if college students utilized after they knew their A-level outcomes, says a social mobility charity. The Sutton Belief says counting on predicted grades is working in opposition to gifted, deprived candidates. This summer season, nearly three-quarters of candidates within the UK

Free boarding college locations for care system pupils

Picture copyright Getty Pictures Boarding faculties in England are to supply free locations to youngsters with hyperlinks to the care system, the Division for Training has introduced. Native authorities will work with youngsters’s charities to place ahead pupils for bursaries and scholarships. It’s a part of a authorities pledge to get impartial and state faculties working extra intently collectively and assist college students from “susceptible” backgrounds. About 1,000 younger persons