The Government must take action to address the shortage of psychiatrists, contributing to lengthy NHS waiting times and having devastating effects on people reaching out for support, writes Baroness Parminter.
Thousands of children and young people with vision impairment (VI) are being failed because of a shortage of funds for specialist education services, research by the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has found
There has been an eightfold increase in the number of child victims of modern slavery referred by local councils in England for support. National Crime Agency figures reveal the number of children earmarked for help grew from 127 in 2014 to 1,152 last year - an increase of 807%.
Two-fifths of 11- to 16-year-olds have gambled in the past year, research suggests.Playing fruit machines was the most popular form of gambling, followed by playing cards for money with friends and scratch cards
UK programme aims to help teachers and mental health service providers better work together
Teachers can now take advantage of specialist training to help them better support pupils who are experiencing mental health issues. It is thanks to a project being rolled out nationally following a successful pilot.
Geoff Barton, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, said: “We are not immediately aware of instances in which propaganda has been transmitted on to digital noticeboards without the knowledge of schools.
Four days before the start of the new school year, I sat naming my personal stock of green marking pens. I doubt they will make it into October, but every year I buy a reel of Sellotape and get to work.
One child was asleep on his desk; another was preoccupied with her eyebrows, yet within 10 minutes of being back in a classroom for the first time in 20 years I decided to quit my job and retrain as a teacher.
Private schools should be taxed progressively for anything they charge per head over and above the average expenditure per pupil in state schools. In other words, there would be no taxes for schools that charged the same amount as state schools, small taxes for schools that charged a small amount over what state schools spend, and significant taxes for those that charge significantly higher. It would work just like income tax, with progressively higher bands.
As the majority of children in England, Wales and Northern Ireland head (largely begrudgingly) back to school after the summer holidays, there are some that won't.
In fact, an increasing number will stay at home. Home education across the UK has risen 40% in the last three years.
A new study by YoungMinds highlights a major gap in young people’s mental health support, with 67% reporting being unable to find the support they need. We look at the ways you can access mental health support, from telephone helplines to private therapy
Starting salaries for teachers in England could rise by up to £6,000 under new government plans.
The Department for Education said the move would make new teachers' salaries - set to rise to £30,000 by 2022-23 - "among the most competitive" in the graduate labour market.
A new study will explore the relationship between physical activity and mental wellbeing in Irish secondary school students.
Details of the ambitious study was announced earlier this week, with the aim of at least four schools in every county taking part.
Government’s £3.5 billion school funding pledge ‘still not enough’, say headteachers
Concerns were also raised about a new drive on behaviour which includes backing for teachers to use 'reasonable force'
English-medium international schools enrol 5.6 million children around the world – up from 969,000 in 2000 – and all signs point to sustained global growth for the sector, the latest report by ISC Research has revealed.
What does it take to create a collective staff?
This is an age-old concern of all management. How to create a collective and channelled purpose whilst not enforcing a stifling artificial culture. We have seen various incarnations over the years, organised team building, “you will have fun” nights out, instructions how to do it at Inset all which have not really transferred well from corporate culture to education.
When you work in a school, your clothes need to be smart, affordable, practical – but they can also be green. Grainne Hallahan explores how to build a wardrobe that both looks great and helps the planet
Ofqual has warned there are “significant lessons to be learned” from Pearson’s last-minute decision to raise its grade boundaries for the BTEC Tech Awards, which it admitted had led to “understandable uncertainty and frustration”
A wellbeing initiative needs to be measured carefully to assess its impact. Establishing what you’re trying to improve – and determining how you can measure this – can make the difference between a successful strategy and a waste of time and money.
There are more than 91m school children worldwide now defined as living with obesity – and the UK is in the top 20 countries for obesity levels. In the UK, the obesity rate for children doubles during primary school years – and then increases again in secondary school.
The Policy Exchange think tank has called on the next prime minister to continue support for a knowledge-based curriculum, reduce early years’ class sizes and make new T-levels compatible with A-levels.
The number of Chinese students applying to British universities is up 30 per cent on last year, from 15,240 to 19,760. Meanwhile, applications from Northern Ireland are down by 4 per cent, from 19,310 to 18,520
One in five teachers said nothing would persuade them to apply for a job at a low-performing disadvantaged school, research says.
State schools in deprived areas are more likely to struggle to fill teacher vacancies which has a knock-on effect on the quality of teaching that pupils receive, a report from Sutton Trust suggests
The Labour Party wants all government policy decisions to be gauged against people’s future health and wellbeing. The proposed Future Generations Wellbeing Act for England would, among other things, introduce a ‘health equality audit’ of government decisions.
The National Education Union’s (NEU) latest survey of supply teachers shows that, despite a teacher shortage and the government’s efforts to regulate the supply teacher market, the majority of supply teachers are reporting lower levels of pay compared with previous years.