Education

Examination boards say A-levels and GCSEs may be postponed

Picture copyright PA Examination boards are telling colleges that they will re-arrange GCSE and A-level exams, within the wake of the Manchester assault. A joint assertion from the examination boards says that it is going to be as much as colleges to determine whether or not exams ought to go forward. The examination boards say no college students will likely be “deprived”. “Faculties and faculties affected by the bombing ought

Wiping scholar debt?

Picture copyright Press Affiliation The Inexperienced Social gathering has pledged not solely to scrap tuition fees for university students, however to wipe all present debt held by graduates. In March 2016, the total amount of debt owed by English college students and EU college students finding out in England was £76.3bn. To write down off this debt, the Greens must pay out that quantity from the general public purse or

Normal election 2017: Labour brings ahead tuition charges pledge

Picture copyright PA Labour says it could deliver ahead its pledge to scrap tuition charges to incorporate college students beginning college in England this autumn if it wins the election. The celebration additionally says college students part-way via their programs wouldn’t must pay for the remaining years. It stated the fee was factored into the £9.5bn annual invoice for scrapping charges. The Tories stated extra poorer college students than ever

Free lunch

Picture copyright Getty Photos Picture caption Since September 2014, all toddler pupils have been provided a free faculty meal “Imply-spirited” and “wrong-headed” is how lecturers’ leaders have described Theresa Might’s plan to scrap free faculty meals for toddler pupils in England. And maybe to some it might appear bullish to disclaim the youngest children a free lunch, even when free breakfast is on provide. The transfer has sparked taunts of

Deal with candidates on college cuts, heads ask dad and mom

Picture copyright Getty Photos Head academics’ letters warning of the “dreadful state” of faculty funding are being despatched to oldsters in no less than three,000 faculties throughout 17 counties on Friday. The mass mailing urges dad and mom to lift the “present monetary difficulties” in faculties with all potential candidates “on the doorstep”. It comes within the week the three principal events pledged more cash for faculties. Faculties in England

Jamie Oliver: Axing free faculty meals a shame

Picture copyright PA College meals campaigner Jamie Oliver has labelled Theresa Could’s plan to axe free faculty meals for infants “a shame”. The TV chef, who led a profitable marketing campaign to enhance the standard of college meals, stated the transfer “put future generations in danger”. He stated: “It is a truth. Kids carry out higher after consuming a good lunch.” The Conservatives need to axe the free meals plan

Tories pledge college money from slicing free toddler meals

Picture copyright Getty Photographs Picture caption Faculty funding would rise by £4bn over the following 4 years underneath Conservative plans The Conservatives are anticipated to vow an additional £1bn per 12 months to deal with college funding shortages in England, after they publish their manifesto pledges. This can principally be funded with £650m per 12 months from stopping the free lunches provided to all toddler pupils. However there are plans

Girlguiding overhauls badges to assist women ‘thrive’

Picture copyright Girlguiding Picture caption Gymnast Beth Tweddle and Cece, a Brownie, have completely different targets when it comes to new badges Girlguiding is planning an enormous overhaul of its programme, with traditional badges changed by new ones with titles liable to puzzle older generations. To date, 15,000 women have put ahead concepts for brand spanking new badges, together with App Design, Vlogging and Upcycling. Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle, certainly

Rosemary gross sales surge throughout examination season

Picture copyright Getty Photos A Excessive Avenue well being meals chain says it has needed to order further shares of rosemary after analysis claimed the scent of the herb may enhance the reminiscence of scholars revising for exams. Holland & Barrett says there was a 187% enhance in gross sales of rosemary important oil in contrast with final 12 months. A Northumbria College research confirmed pupils in a room scented

Governors stage ‘strike’ over funding

Picture caption Pupils collaborating in Higher Beeding college’s marketing campaign over funding Faculty governors in West Sussex say they’re staging a “strike” this week in a protest over funding shortages. In what’s believed to be the primary such motion, governors from greater than 20 faculties will “withdraw their labour” on Friday. A spokesman for governors from Higher Beeding major mentioned native faculties confronted a “funding disaster”. However the Division for