Education

Plan to teach all children first aid

Image copyright PA Schoolchildren in the UK will have to learn first aid under proposals put forward by the government. Draft legislation says primary school children will be taught basic first aid, such as dealing with head injuries and calling emergency services. Secondary school children will learn life-saving skills such as CPR and the purpose […]

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Schools expel 40 pupils each day, data shows

Image copyright Getty Images There’s been a spike in the number of permanent exclusions from England’s schools, with heads blaming cuts to mental health and behaviour programmes. The Department for Education figures show a 15% rise in the number of pupils expelled from state schools between 2015-6 and 2016-7, from 6,685 to 7,720. The expulsion […]

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Poor mental health 'part and parcel of childhood'

Image copyright Children’s Commissioner’s office Image caption Anne Longfield says too many children are being “pinged” around the care system Poor mental health has become “part and parcel” of childhood for many children, England’s Children’s Commissioner says. Anne Longfield says there is currently a children’s mental health epidemic. “The fact of the matter is that […]

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'Racism is becoming more overt'

Racism in the UK is becoming worse, says a black student subjected to racist abuse on social media. University College London student Nnenna Asubo received a message from a student at another university making “monkey references”. When she challenged him, he said it was a joke and “please don’t lynch me”. She told the Today […]

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Home alone: 'It made me feel that I was unloved'

Image copyright Getty Images “Anything could have happened in that house,” says mother-of-two Miranda, as she reflects on being left home alone regularly with her sister as a child. “It affected my sister more than me, because she was a couple of years older, and she took it as her responsibility to look after me.” […]

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Australia overtaking UK for overseas students

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Students arriving in Melbourne – ranked this year as one of the world’s best student cities Australia is overtaking the UK as the world’s second biggest destination for international students, says research from University College London. Researchers at UCL’s Centre for Global Higher Education say the UK is being […]

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Fortnite: Schools 'could learn lessons from gaming'

Image copyright Chesnot/Getty Images Image caption The Fortnite game was launched a year ago Techniques borrowed from video games such as Fortnite could transfer to the classroom to make lessons more engaging, says an education expert. The survival and shooting game has proved hugely popular since it was launched in 2017. But some primary schools […]

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Colburn school exam results annulled after inquiry

Image copyright Google Image caption Investigations were carried out at Colburn Community Primary School, Richmondshire, after concerns were raised by a government agency Exam results at a North Yorkshire primary school have been thrown out due to “maladministration”. Year six pupils at Colburn Community Primary School had part of their Key Stage 2 Sats results […]