Key Quotes - Education

Key Quotes - Education

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Last update: Friday 13th December
 
Property developers are to be offered loans to build schools alongside new housing developments. Up to £20 million will be available per school in a new pilot scheme, the Department for Education has announced.
EducationThe Sentinel, 10th October 2019
 
Teenagers from disadvantaged backgrounds in England are 18 months behind their wealthier classmates when it comes to performance in their GCSEs, according to a report from the Education Policy Institute, which shows that progress in closing the divide has come to a standstill.
EducationYouth And Children's Work
 
The question of whether or not creationism should be taught in schools is being re-evaluated.
EducationChristianity
 
The number of schools flouting Religious Education laws has risen, research by the National Association of Teachers of RE suggests.
EducationChurch Times
 
Primary school girls are pulling further ahead of boys in the three R's official figures show. Seven in 10 girls reached the expected standard in reading, writing and maths in this year's SATs - compared with 60% of boys.
EducationThe Sentinel, 6th 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
 
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