Islington Tribune: Islington schools cash crisis: ‘This generation is on frontline’

“This generation of children is on the frontline. The long-term effects of school cuts and cuts to other services are hitting this generation of children and families in an unprecedented way. Their time is now. We cannot afford to let this generation’s future slip through our hands through a simple lack of engagement by our … Continue reading Islington Tribune: Islington schools cash crisis: ‘This generation is on frontline’

Nursery World: Schools call for overhaul of primary school testing

“Over one-third of Year 6 children failed SATs last year. That’s a group of 11-year-olds being sent to secondary feeling that they haven’t achieved. The system of accountability means children are part of a machine. They’re a number, a percentage. Perhaps they’ll think that education isn’t for them.” – Helen Longton-Howorth https://www.nurseryworld.co.uk/nursery-world/news/1167196/schools-call-for-overhaul-of-primary-school-testing Continue reading Nursery World: Schools call for overhaul of primary school testing

iNews: Damian Hinds warns universities with high numbers of students dropping out

“No student starts university thinking they are going to drop-out and whilst in individual circumstances that may be the right thing, it is important that all students feel supported to do their best – both academically and in a pastoral sense.” – Damian Hinds https://inews.co.uk/news/education/damian-hinds-warns-universities-with-high-numbers-of-students-dropping-out/ Continue reading iNews: Damian Hinds warns universities with high numbers of students dropping out

The Guardian: School in Stockport to close early on Fridays for lack of funding

“Running a school in Stockport costs exactly the same in terms of teachers’ salaries and the cost of providing a good curriculum, and yet a comparable Manchester school half a mile away would receive £350,000 more per year in basic funding,” – Helen Hannah https://www.theguardian.com/education/2019/feb/28/school-stockport-close-early-fridays-lack-funding Continue reading The Guardian: School in Stockport to close early on Fridays for lack of funding