Devastating Disruption: Technical Qualifications Delayed in England Causing Concern for Students and Colleges
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Devastating Disruption: Technical Qualifications Delayed in England Causing Concern for Students and Colleges

The Department for Education (DfE) has caused massive disruption by announcing that the launch of three T-levels – hairdressing, barbering and beauty therapy; craft and design; and media, broadcast and production – will be delayed until 2024. The T-levels were due to be rolled out in England in September and had been planned for the…

Urgent Action Needed: Huge Amount of Pupil Absence in England’s Schools on Fridays Following Shift in Attitudes Post-Covid

Urgent Action Needed: Huge Amount of Pupil Absence in England’s Schools on Fridays Following Shift in Attitudes Post-Covid

The situation in England’s schools is dire, and we must act now. Dame Rachel de Souza, the children’s commissioner for England, has warned MPs that persistent absence from schools is one of the issues of our age. The problem is so severe that it requires a razor sharp focus from everyone involved in education. Post-Covid,…

The Devastating Consequences of Closing Schools: A Passionate Look at the Decision-Making Process during the COVID-19 Pandemic
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The Devastating Consequences of Closing Schools: A Passionate Look at the Decision-Making Process during the COVID-19 Pandemic

This is an absolute outrage! Former Health Secretary Matt Hancock pushed to have schools closed in January 2021, putting the education and wellbeing of our children at risk. He got his way with ministers making a U-turn on their initial decision to keep schools open, but was it the right call? At the time, rates…

Betrayal of Trust: England’s Face Covering Mandate for School Children Based on Politics, Not Science
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Betrayal of Trust: England’s Face Covering Mandate for School Children Based on Politics, Not Science

It is an outrage that secondary school children in England were forced to wear face coverings not because of scientific evidence, but because of a fear of a row with Scotland over Covid. The leaked WhatsApp messages suggest that England’s chief medical officer was ambivalent about the measure, yet ministers in England still came under…

Injustice in Education: Teachers Strike for Fair Pay and Respect from Government.

Injustice in Education: Teachers Strike for Fair Pay and Respect from Government.

The injustice of the current pay dispute between the National Education Union (NEU) and the government has reached a boiling point, leading to tens of thousands of teachers striking across England and Scotland. It’s time to take a stand against the neglect and disregard shown towards our educators, who have been tirelessly working to provide…

Teachers’ Strike: Parental Perspectives – A Battle for our Children’s Future
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Teachers’ Strike: Parental Perspectives – A Battle for our Children’s Future

A rallying cry echoes across England and Wales as over 100,000 teachers stand united in a historic strike, organized by the UK’s largest education union. While the education secretary claims that most schools will remain open, the National Education Union predicts otherwise with 85% of schools set to be affected and up to a quarter…

Linguistic Skills Urgently Needed: Experts Demand Vocational Training for Young People
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Linguistic Skills Urgently Needed: Experts Demand Vocational Training for Young People

Young people in the UK are being denied the opportunity to learn a second language due to a severe lack of language education programs available at further education colleges. This shocking news, according to a recent report by the British Academy, highlights the fact that language education is becoming a postcode lottery in the country….

Former Education Ministers Condemn UK Government’s “Disastrous” Plan to Scrap Vocational Qualifications
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Former Education Ministers Condemn UK Government’s “Disastrous” Plan to Scrap Vocational Qualifications

The UK government’s plan to eliminate numerous highly sought after vocational qualifications in favor of its T-levels has been furiously attacked by a coalition of former education ministers as “disastrous”. The esteemed former Labour education secretary, David Blunkett, expressed his concern that the widespread elimination of qualifications such as BTecs from 2025 could have disastrous…