Figure is in line with leaked draft education strategy that included behaviour crackdown
The government has announced a £14bn cash injection over three years for England’s schools, setting out a key aspect of the chancellor’s plans before next Wednesday’s spending review.
The funding boost is in line with the new education strategy leaked to the Guardian this week, with £2.6bn for schools in 2020/21, compared with £2.8bn in the draft document. The additional funding will then increase to £4.8bn in 2021-22 and £7.1bn in 2022-23.Continue reading...
Multigenerational building would also include care home for older people
The UK’s first car-free school is being planned in Leeds as part of a multi-generational building that includes a care home for older people.
The developers hope many children will walk to the 420-place primary school, which will have no parking spaces for staff or visitors and will discourage drop-offs.Continue reading...
Flyers also accuse schools of promoting ‘transgenderism and homosexual lifestyles’
Leaflets suggesting that relationship education lessons will encourage primary school children to masturbate have been handed out in London.
Other material seen by the BBC said parents “will be questioned on the day of judgment” if they do not challenge the lessons on compulsory relationships education in primary schools in England and relationships and sex education (RSE) in secondary schools from September 2020.Continue reading...
A teachable moment: educators must join students in demanding climate justice | Jonathan Isham and Lee Smithey
We risk losing credibility with young people if we cannot take action in support of the defining cause of their generation
Sometimes it’s the students who teach. This week, 16-year-old Greta Thunberg arrived in New York City in a zero-emissions yacht, en route to the United Nations climate change summit. The purpose of the trip? Let’s call it a teachable moment.
Over the past year, Greta and more than 2 million teens around the world have led school strikes for climate justice, demanding that their leaders end the age of fossil fuels. Now these young people have declared 20 September 2019 a historic day for a global climate strike by all people, young and old.Continue reading...
Leaders urge government to boost funding for struggling schools ahead of review
Furious last minute lobbying for additional funding for schools, colleges and pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) is under way in the run-up to next week’s spending review.
Leaders of the biggest teaching unions had an hour-long meeting with the education secretary, Gavin Williamson, on Thursday, and made their case for more money for struggling schools as part of a long-term funding plan.Continue reading...
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Organisers say donations falling during the summer, just as more families seek help
Food banks in some of the UK’s poorest areas are running critically low on supplies because of a spike in demand during the school holidays.
Organisers say more families are seeking help in the summer holidays than in previous years, yet donations are falling.Continue reading...
Whether you want a relaxing refuge from work or a stimulating study space, here are some tips for decorating your uni room
When Riya Agarwal moved to the UK from India to study for a master’s in art and interior design at the Royal College of Art, she struggled with homesickness and found London “gloomy and dingy”.
As she developed her interior design skills on her course, Agarwal found the best remedy was to decorate her bedroom. “We’re taught as interior designers to address the mindset and psychology of people who inhabit the space,” she says.Continue reading...
Does the pledge for doctors to be honest include our sexuality? If I tell the truth, I risk losing patient trust to homophobia
I’m a medical student heading into my sixth and final year, and I am a gay woman. I feel like my work as a healthcare professional would be much simpler if I were heterosexual.
When medical students (and the wider medical community) work on a ward, getting to know the patients is important. We have time to sit and chat with patients about their grandchildren, their dogs and where they went on holiday when they were young. In turn, most people like to know a bit about us. Forming a human connection with people under your care, especially those who are older or prone to loneliness, is essential in building a trusting patient-doctor relationship. I hit a sticking point time and time again. I’m asked if I have a husband, a boyfriend, children, or plans to marry someone soon.Continue reading...