Key Quotes - Education

Key Quotes - Education

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Last update: Monday 23rd September
 
The Department of Education have announced plans to offer free sanitary products to girls in all primary schools from 2020. This would be an extension of plans in secondary schools across the UK.
EducationYouth and Children’s Work, July 2019
 
Universities have said they are committed to tackling the issue of grade inflation, in a bid to address perceptions that some degree courses are “dumbing down”. The move comes after the higher education sector across the UK agreed that strong and decisive action was needed to protect the value of university qualifications and maintain confidence from students, employers and the wider public, Universities UK said.
EducationThe Sentinel - 20 May 2019
 
The number of parents fined for their children’s poor attendance at school has rocketed by 74.7%, figures show. There has been an increase in the number of penalty notices issued from 149,300 in 2016/17 to 260,877 in 2017/18, according to data from the Department for Education. The most common reason for a penalty notice being issued was unauthorised family holiday absence.
EducationThe Sentinel
 
The number of parents fined for their children’s poor attendance at school has rocketed by 74.7%, figures show. There has been an increase in the number of penalty notices issued from 149,300 in 2016/17 to 260,877 in 2017/18, according to data from the Department for Education. The most common reason for a penalty notice being issued was unauthorised family holiday absence.
EducationThe Sentinel
 
The number of parents fined for their children’s poor attendance at school has rocketed by 74.7%, figures show. There has been an increase in the number of penalty notices issued from 149,300 in 2016/17 to 260,877 in 2017/18, according to data from the Department for Education. The most common reason for a penalty notice being issued was unauthorised family holiday absence.
EducationThe Sentinel, 22nd March 2019
 
Schoolchildren as young as four will be taught about relationships, keeping safe on the internet and mental health from next year, under new guidelines announced by the Government. Pupils will learn the link between physical and mental health, with lessons focused on the importance of sleep, the dangers of sexting and spotting anxiety in their friends.
EducationThe Sentinel, February 25th 2019
 
School minister Nick Gibb has called for a ban on smartphones in the classroom. He said the government would introduce lessons that would help young people learn to limit their screen time.
EducationYouth and Children’s Work, March 2019
 
The UK’s first diploma course for church-based student workers was launched as joint initiative of Westminster Theological College (WTC) and student mission organisation Fusion. The diploma will be accredited by the University of Chester and will begin in September 2019.
EducationYouth and Children’s Work, March 2019
 
Nearly half of trainee primary teachers have zero to three hours of RE training, according to the National Association of Teachers of Religious Education.
EducationYouth and Children’s Work, March 2019
 
Almost three-quarters of university students want more information on how their tuition fees are spent, research suggests. A report from the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) indicates around 44% of tuition fee income is spent on teaching, with much of the rest going on areas that directly benefit students. But 74% of the 14,000 students polled as part of the 2018 HEPI/Advance HE Student Academic Experience Survey said they wanted to know more.
EducationThe Sentinel, 22 November 2018
 
Schools are failing in their duty to enable further education providers to tell pupils about alternatives to A-Levels, research suggests. According to data from the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), the majority of institutions do not allow access to pupils so they can be told about opportunities to gain technical qualifications.
EducationThe Sentinel, 10 January 2019
 
Students should apply for university after they get their A-Levels results, in a major shake-up proposed by university and college staff. The University and College Union (UCU) says the move will eliminate unconditional offers and “chaotic” clearing process, and courses would start in November.
According to the UCU, no other countries use grade predictions to award university places.

EducationThe Sentinel, 14 January 2019
 
Ofsted will crack down on bad behavior in classrooms, with schools being judged on the learning environment they provide for students. Proposals for its new framework include the introduction of separate judgments about learners’ personal development, behavior and attitudes.

EducationThe Sentinel, 17 January 2019
 
League tables published in November show faith schools account for almost half of the top 500 state primary schools in the UK. Out of the top 100 state primaries, 48 are faith schools – 19 of them Church of England. The good performance comes in the face of pressure from humanists to end the government funding of faith schools. Faith schools account for just 37% of all primary schools in the UK.
EducationEvangelicals Now January 2019
 
Education Secretary, Damian Hinds, has announced that up to 370 schools in England will trial new lessons in 'mindfulness', arguing that the practice, originating in eastern religions like Buddhism, will support young people's mental health.
EducationChristian Concern 8th February 2019
 
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