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Parents make a big difference just by talking

Parents make a big difference just by talking

19/04/17

The OECD has produced an international study of well-being and how young people feel about their lives.The think tank's education director Andreas Schleicher explains how much positive impact can come from simple changes such as parents taking time to talk to their children and eating a meal together.Perhaps the most distressing threat to student well-being is bullying, and it can have serious...

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Teach 'problem solving' to produce engineers, schools urged

Teach 'problem solving' to produce engineers, schools urged

31/03/17

Schools should focus less on "subjects" and more on teaching problem solving skills, say engineers in a report.A focus on "playful experimentation" could boost learning throughout UK schools, says the Royal Academy of Engineering. It could also instil a passion for engineering and help "overcome our current lack of engineers", it adds. Ministers say they want the UK to be world beating for...

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Pupils need internet lessons to thrive online, say Lords

Pupils need internet lessons to thrive online, say Lords

21/03/17

Learning to survive in a world dominated by the internet should be as important for children as reading and writing, says a House of Lords report. Lessons about online responsibilities, risks and acceptable behaviour should be mandatory in all UK schools, the Lords Communications Committee argues. The internet is "hugely beneficial" but children need awareness of its hazards, said committee...

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Join our Team - Christleton International Studio

Join our Team - Christleton International Studio

07/03/17

COME AND BUILD THE SCHOOL OF THE FUTURE WITH US As a partner school within Christleton Learning Trust, we are building our team around people who are unapologetically passionate about learning and teaching, driven to make a change and who are ambitious about their role in education.  We are expanding our team as we prepare to open our doors to Year 10 and Year 12 students in September 2017...

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Cash boost for pupils with special needs and disability

Cash boost for pupils with special needs and disability

06/03/17

Schools in England are to receive a cash boost to help improve facilities for children with special educational needs and disabilities.The £215m capital funding has to be spent on increasing school capacity and boosting access for these pupils to good schools.It may be spent on specialised classrooms and facilities, but not on general day-to-day school budgets.The news comes as many schools...

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Older teenagers face biggest funding cuts

Older teenagers face biggest funding cuts

27/02/17

Older teenagers have been the biggest losers as spending on sixth forms and further education has been "continually squeezed" for 25 years, says a report.Spending on 16 to 18-year-olds has faced cuts too often while education spending overall has risen, says the Institute for Fiscal Studies. However, government plans mean schools as a whole face "real-terms cuts for the first time in 20 years...

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