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BBC News: Education

Parents set to lose right to veto sex education at age 15

Pupils should be able to request sex education against their parents' wishes, the government says.

Plan to teach all children first aid

It comes after an inquiry into the Manchester bombing found that many adults lacked life-saving skills.

Schools expel 40 pupils each day, data shows

The number of pupils expelled from school rises by 15%, as heads blame cuts to support.

Australia overtaking UK for overseas students

Australia is overtaking the UK as the world's second biggest destination for international students.

Poor mental health 'part and parcel of childhood'

There is currently a children's mental health epidemic, England's Children's Commissioner Anne Longfield warns.

'Generation Sensible' in five charts

Whether it's drinking or taking drugs, young people in the UK seem to be getting more sensible.

Fortnite: Schools 'could learn lessons from gaming'

Should teachers in Wales adopt some of the techniques from gaming to make lessons more engaging?

Colburn school exam results annulled after inquiry

Investigation said Key Stage 2 Sats writing assessments were impacted by "maladministration".

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Department for Education

Case study: Using technology for effective change

How Danesfield School used educational technology to help the school, its staff and pupils improve.

Case study: Measuring pupil progress and managing the data

How St Peter’s C of E Primary School worked with 4 other schools to identify ways to measure pupil progress that could be collected easily.

News story: Measures announced to help schools reduce teacher workload

Education Secretary announces new online resources for teachers to reduce time spent on 'unnecessary' tasks and support to focus on teaching.

Research and analysis: School snapshot survey: winter 2017

A summary of responses to questions asked in the winter 2017 school snapshot survey.

Case study: Using technology to help with school planning

How Broadford Primary School moved its school data systems to a cloud-based solution to help reduce paperwork and teacher workload.

Policy paper: Reducing teacher workload

What the government is doing to reduce unnecessary workload for teachers, including details of the workload challenge.

Guidance: Reducing workload: identify the issues in your school

Practical tools developed by school leaders and teachers to help identify workload issues in schools.

Case study: Supporting NQTs and teachers with work-life balance

How the Bridges Federation supports early career teachers, and helps them manage their workload and develop their practice.

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Education Guardian

Richard Ovenden, Bodley’s librarian: ‘I don’t want to screw it up. That's on ...

The author and Oxford fellow on the joys of the city’s Covered Market, the importance of tea and debating with his daughter

I go to sleep quickly. I need a minimum of six hours and I like to be in bed by 11pm. I often wake up in the night, so I’ll go downstairs to get a book – anything from Zadie Smith to John le Carré – to read. I’m awake when t...

Richard Ovenden, Bodley’s librarian: ‘I feel a huge responsibility. I don’t w...

The author and Oxford fellow on the joys of the city’s Covered Market, the importance of tea and debating with his daughter

I go to sleep quickly. I need a minimum of six hours and I like to be in bed by 11pm. I often wake up in the night, so I’ll go downstairs to get a book – anything from Zadie Smith to John le Carré – to read. I’m awake when t...

Student holiday jobs: it’s pay tax now and reclaim later, after rules change

Special tax-free status has ended - now temporary staff will be taxed like any other worker

Students taking short-term holiday jobs this summer face paying income tax and national insurance after a little-known change in the tax rules a few years ago, accountants have warned.

Those starting temporary jobs as waiters, bar staff, cleaners and fruit ...

Damian Hinds pledges to help teachers overwhelmed by excessive workload

Education secretary says more will be done to tackle stress that is driving qualified staff away

The education secretary, Damian Hinds, has admitted too many teachers in England are being overwhelmed by excessive workloads and has pledged to do more to relieve the causes of stress that have been pushing qualified staff out of the classroom.

The mo...

Wellbeing is a nice buzzword. But when employers use it, ask why | Emily Reyn...

Poor employee mental health is not treated with the humanity it requires – instead, it’s seen as a risk, or a barrier to profit

The student mental health crisis shows no sign of abating: in the year to July 2017 alone, 95 students killed themselves, and many report impossibly threadbare services and overworked staff unable to help. One recent stu...

Saying goodbye to your child’s primary school? I never knew how much I’d miss...

The little girl who once hugged me at the gates has moved on, and the change to secondary school has come as a shock

My first day in the school playground was terrifying. Everyone else seemed to know each other. Chatting, laughing clusters of comfortable, relaxed people made connections and bonded. I decided – out of sheer defensiveness – that wa...

Student loan repayment income 'undervalued by £600m'

Watchdog highly critical of Treasury calculations that differ from DfE forecasts

A clash between the Department for Education and the Treasury over how to value the government’s student loans portfolio may have led to more than £600m in income from future loan repayments being overlooked, the National Audit Office (NAO) has warned.

The watchdog al...

The Guardian view on religious education: bring it up to date | Editorial

In a world where religion seems more alien to many and different belief systems are in closer proximity, we need a new way to teach children about it

In modern secular societies such as Britain, there is a tendency to think “religion” is something that other people do. When we do not understand what it means in the lives of believers, we are unab...

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