Category Archives: Schools

Fall in state-school university entrants since tuition fees hit £9,000

The government is facing calls for an urgent review of student financing after official figures showed that the number of state school pupils going on to higher education had dropped the year tuition fees soared to £9,000.

Tories delay school funding overhaul until at least 2018

A long-awaited overhaul of school funding in England has been delayed until at least 2018, the education secretary has announced.

Schools out for ever a tale of two teachers

Claire Hill rattles off a list of former pupils’ achievements: the son of a county cricketer who could throw a ball harder than his teachers by age six; the boy who became headteacher of the junior school nearby; the professor of Italian literature in Florence. At 61, she has 39 years of memories at Holmesdale infant school, where she got her first teaching job aged 22 in 1977 and still works.

6 Strategies to Develop Research Skills as an Online Student

As an undergraduate student in the early 1990s, I have vivid memories of my professors repeatedly demanding that I “cite my sources.” Students had a healthy fear of plagiarism instilled in them, coupled with a mandate to support original ideas through the authoritative writings of experts.

3 Individuals to Turn to for High School Mentorship

Many accomplished individuals have found that working with a mentor made all the difference in their lives. In a student’s academic journey, mentorship is an integral part of college, graduate school and the professional world.

Secondary schools face sharpest cuts to funding since 1970s says thinktank

Secondary schools in England face the steepest cuts to funding since the 1970s, according to analysis by the Institute for Fiscal Studies that reveals differences in spending of nearly £20,000 per pupil during their time in the classroom.

Ofsted chief warns of growing failure in Englands secondary schools

The chief inspector of schools has warned that good teachers are in short supply in the areas of greatest need, as he revealed details of growing failure in England’s secondary schools, with tens of thousands more pupils attending schools condemned as inadequate.

Teachers in deprived schools more likely to be inexperienced

Teachers working in the most deprived schools, where attainment levels are lower and children are needier, are more likely to be inexperienced and therefore less effective at their job, according to new research.

I wish they would write more clearly students speak out about marking

If we are honest, teachers are not renowned for abstaining from moaning. Get a few of us together, and it probably won’t be long before the topic of marking raises its ugly head.

Funding cuts will strip London schools of their social mobility success

When Nicky Morgan announced a consultation on the new school funding formula, she promised to create a system that would ensure “all children – whatever their background and wherever they live in the country – get a great education.” For headteachers in London and other inner-city areas, there’s a fear this promise will not be fulfilled.