With exam results out soon and discussions about the future of GCSEs and A-levels continuing, new research from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, published by the Department for Education, investigates the role played by secondary schools in explaining whether students go to university and how well they do once there.
Food education in schools needs a raised profile if society is to avoid the looming threat of obesity and diabetes. The School Food Plan, if fully implemented, shows how it is possible to promote healthy eating but it needs more support from policy makers, food manufacturers and parents and it needs that support now.
One in five children today live in a single parent household. Many see this as a cause for concern, but is there evidence to support those concerns or does the evidence tell a different story?
We promised over and over to learn the lessons from wrongful accusations and poor treatment of parents who suddenly lose a child. But have we learned them?
A team of researchers from the universities of Warwick, Leicester, Aston and the Open University are about to start a large-scale project, Precarious Pathways to Employment for Young People. It will examine the experiences of all young people, not just graduates, from school leaving age upwards and address the question: is unpaid work likely to […]
Young people excluded from school are attracted by street culture, and often turn to crime. Current government thinking is that schools should take more responsibility for these youngsters. One school in London is pioneering a new approach.
By 2015 the Government wants us to be ‘Digital by Default’, but what does that mean for older people who may not have access to the internet or a computer, or the skills to use it?
Whilst many argue that character building should be a key part of a child’s education, there is still much debate about how this might be achieved. Are after school clubs the key or could things like becoming a cadet or a Scout be the way forward?
Britain needs stronger and better-quality vocational education, according to a new report published by the Institute for Public Policy Research. It estimates that we will need an extra 3.6 million jobs in medium-skilled occupations by 2022 and points out that 39% of vacancies in skilled trades are caused by skills shortages.
A combination of cuts to benefits, the rising cost of living and years of flat wages will result in five million children in Britain face being “sentenced to a lifetime of poverty” by 2020 according to new research from Save the Children. It calculated that recent changes to social security have cut the incomes of the […]