Education

‘My teacher saved me from suicide’

Image caption Hati Sparey-South is now a trainee teacher By 16 Hati Sparey-South had already tried to kill herself. And she would have tried again and maybe succeeded if it hadn’t been for a teacher who noticed how unhappy she looked. Hati says she owes her teacher her life. And now, aged 26 and a […]

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'Poverty pay'

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Some academics have complained of “poverty wages” Could you cope with eight different jobs a week? Alice did it last year trying to make ends meet. It’s not the lifestyle you imagine for a highly educated associate lecturer. Insecure work isn’t something you’d normally associate with the world […]

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Two more Scottish universities to offer teacher training

[ad_1] Two more Scottish universities are to offer teacher training courses. The move has been announced by Education Secretary John Swinney in a bid to tackle a recruitment crisis in the profession. The Scottish government said it was providing £1.3m to create hundreds more opportunities for people to qualify as teachers. Edinburgh’s Queen Margaret and […]

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Theresa May's university review will not scrap fees

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe prime minister told ITV’s This Morning there were ‘issues’ with university tuition fees The prime minister has called for better value for students in England, but has ruled out completely scrapping tuition fees. Theresa May has launched her review of tuition fees and university funding, […]

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Jersey to consider paying students' tuition fees

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption The States of Jersey said the estimated cost of attending university in the UK was now about £20,000, “depending on location” The “significant” rise in UK university costs is one of the reasons a British island is looking to increase its funding to students. It comes as the prime […]

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Lab v lecture hall: Whose tuition fees are you paying?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images On university campuses across England, arts, humanities and social studies students are subsidising those on lab-based science courses, which are more expensive to run. This is because nearly all undergraduate courses come with the maximum £9,250 price tag. Ministers are looking at introducing a more variable system as part of […]

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Welsh school ratings show improvement

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJackie Parker, head of Crickhowell High School in Powys, says all schools look to improve There has been an improvement in school performance, according to annual categorisation ratings. Hundreds of schools are placed into colour-coded support categories – green, yellow, amber and red. Two thirds of […]

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Religious extremists 'trying to pervert education'

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Religious extremists are using schools to narrow children’s horizons and “pervert education”, England’s chief inspector of schools has warned. Amanda Spielman said some community leaders see schools as vehicles to “indoctrinate impressionable minds” – with extremist ideology in some cases. Ofsted inspectors are increasingly coming into contact with such extremists, […]

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Teenage campaigner challenges 100-calorie snack advert

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTallulah Self, 18, was in hospital with anorexia “The 100-calorie snack benchmark assumes that all children’s needs are the same,” says Tallulah Self, 18, who has a history of anorexia nervosa. “It’s like saying all cars need the same fuel – and the same amount.” Tallulah […]