In light of the Manchester attack exam boards have said schools in Greater Manchester can rearrange GCSEs and A-levels
An NHS Trust has advised parents to ditch the nicknames they adopt to describe private parts to children.
As well as learning their ABCs children at nursery school could soon be taught about same-sex relationships and transgender lifestyles. That’s if teachers have their way.
The Supreme Court ruled today that parents who take their children out of school for term-time holidays can be fined and prosecuted. But will parents continue to flout the rules?
From just how much it costs to its famous former pupils, find out everything there is to know about the little royal's first school: Thomas's in Battersea.
As if we needed a reminder of the power of social media, a school in Australia has done a u-turn after asking twins girls of South Sudanese descent to remove their hair braids because they did not represent the school. The story first broke last week when 16-year-old Grace and Tahbisa were pulled from their class at Bentleigh Secondary school, Melbourne and asked to remove their braids.
ICYMI its International Women’s Day today! A day where we celebrate the achievements of brilliant girls and women and get our voices heard in the strive for equality. As reported by the Daily Mail, the principal of the co-educational public school as defended her decision claiming it was based on “merit, not gender.” But Chris Sutherland, CEO of Gender Equity says that argument could be flawed.
It was World Book Day this week. The day when Facebook feeds are filled with snaps of primary school children dressed up as cute characters from their favourite tomes. For under new plans announced by the Government this week, children as young as four will be taught about sex education.
It’s World Book Day, and that means only one thing – you’d better have a costume already prepared, or it’s time to crack out the scissors and glue. Making a costume needn’t involve four hours of papier mâché, though – here are a few clever DIY ideas that the kids will love to get you started. Did you know it’s possible to get pregnant while you’re already pregnant? 10-year-old teaches important lesson about trans people with sig
Parenting expert, Justin Coulson, has written a blog explaining why he doesn’t believe homework is necessarily beneficial and why he won’t be letting his six daughters spend time doing it. Dr Coulson said that while most parents ‘endorse’ homework, few enjoy it and many teachers are not ‘fond of the extra work’ either. “Surprising to many parents (and teachers) is the growing body of evidence that indicates that homework for primary school-aged children is not helpful and may actually have a negative impact on their learning outcomes,” he wrote.
Should teachers be able to police what goes in children’s packed lunch? When it comes to making children a pack lunch, most parents are full of healthy good intentions. Well, not necessarily because it seems some schools and nurseries are actually monitoring the healthy-levels of children’s packed lunches and sending notes home to parents who don’t meet strict nutritional standards.
When you’re a grown-up you’re totally within your rights to take some time off work, even if that might mean spinning the odd little white lie to your boss, but what about children? What do children do when they’re feeling a little meh. Taking to the Scary Mommy website, the parenting blogger admitted that if one of her children is showing reluctance about going to school, she will allow them to stay off and have a relaxed day at home.
Have Kate and William had a change of heart about Prince George’s school? Earlier this week marked the deadline for parents to submit their preferences for primary school places for their children. The three-year-old royal was expected to be enrolled at £6,865-a-term Wetherby School in Notting Hill, but it has been suggested that the youngster may in fact attend the school’s new branch in Kensington, when he starts reception in September.
According to a poll commissioned by Bernardo’s and carried out by YouGov, three quarters of kids between the ages of 11 and 15 think they’d be safer if given age-appropriate sex education in school. This comes at a time in which more and more pressure is being put on the government to make sex and relationships education (SRE) compulsory, as chairs of five parliamentary committees have recently written to the education secretary in favour of the idea.
The principal at Ebbsfleet Academy in Kent, England, took drastic measures recently to ensure that the high school’s uniform dress code is taken seriously, says The Independent. Alison Colwell refused entrance to 20 teenage girls on their first day back to school because the students’ skirts were almost two inches above their knees, leaving the teens out on the street. Defending her decision, Colwell said, “We have a clear uniform policy that we enforce.
With comprehensive, grammar and private schools all offering both options, it’s yet another thing to have to consider in the already stressful task of finding a school. Because at school, you interact with other human beings in a way you never get to otherwise until you enter the world of work.
The Mail on Sunday reported earlier this week that children in schools up and down the country are to be told to stop using the term ‘boys’ and ‘girls’. The guidance, being sent out to teachers, parents and pupils as young as seven, advises against the terms because of fears it discriminates against transgender children, leaving them feeling isolated. Instead children will be encouraged to use terms such as ‘genderqueer’ and ‘intersex’ by a new guidebook, which will be distributed to 120 schools around the UK next month.
Is homework helping children’s learning or an unnecessary burden on parents? The ‘you’ in that last sentence wasn’t in fact a Fraudian slip, because much as it’s the children who are officially set homework, the reality, more often than not, is that it ends up falling at the feet of frazzled parents as just one more thing to tick off the to-do list. The question of how much work children should be doing outside of school remains a thorny one, with child development experts taking up residence in both the for and against camps.
“This is my beautiful, smart, joyful 11 year old biracial son Kaden,” writes Kevin Brown in a Facebook post featuring a picture of a young boy holding up a sign saying “I AM NOT A Mutt!!!”