Model United Nations Conference held at St. James Senior Girls’ School

Article generously submitted by Jessica Spiegler, Year 12 The Model United Nations Conference, an annual event for Sixth Form pupils from St James Senior Girls’ and Boys’ Schools where hypothetical and real political issues are discussed and debated, took place this year with a heightened sense of maturity in light...

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World Uni rankings for arts and humanities

Times Higher Education have released their Arts and Humanities world university rankings table for 2015/16. The UK has held its ground, with twenty of the top 100 universities. It also controls a quarter of the top twenty, with the University of Oxford in forth, UCL in fifth, the University of...

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New guidelines released to ‘counter gender stereotyping’ in UK schools

School teachers are being urged to take sexist language as seriously as racist language, according to guidelines released to schools on October 20th. In a bid to tackle sexist stereotype, phrases such as ‘man up’ will no longer be acceptable and, if used, will result in punishment. The guidelines have...

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Educational Inequality

A lot of personal characteristics create the differences between individual human beings. Some of these traits, depending on where we were born, may bestow advantage on those who possess them; others may be an existential handicap. Some are passed on by genetic inheritance; others by the cultural or sociological circumstances...

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Fall of 8% in spending per pupil expected

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has predicted a fall of 8% in spending per pupil over the course of the next Parliament. This would be the first fall in real term spending since the mid-1990s. While the Conservative Government has committed itself to protecting day-to-day spending in cash terms,...

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Three quarters of universities breaching consumer law, Which? finds

Three quarters of universities examined by the consumer group Which? were found to be breaching consumer law. Thirty-eight of the fifty universities examined failed to provide at least one piece of vital information. Which?’s investigation looked at the universities’ 2016/17 Psychology courses’ information available online. The information which should have...

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Kensington parents go back to school for an evening

A group of 45 parents went ‘back to school’ for the evening last week at St James Senior Girls’ School, Kensington. The aim of the evening was to showcase the school’s teaching and learning initiatives and for staff to share their passion for their profession. During the first session, staff,...

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Former Apprentice star supports literacy programme which teaches disadvantaged pupils the academic language they need to succeed at school

Nick Hewer, ambassador to the National Literacy Trust, visited Kensington Aldridge Academy in London today (Friday 16 October). Nick, who appeared in BBC television show The Apprentice as an adviser to Lord Alan Sugar and currently presents the Channel 4 programme Countdown, was there to find out more about the...

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Lyric Theatre opens applications for educational programme aimed at NEETS

The Lyric theatre is currently accepting applications for START autumn 2015. The six week project aims to re-engage young people with the learning process through creative and artistic projects. Open to disadvantaged young Londoners aged between 16 and 19 the programme engages young people from West London who are NEET...

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Inquiry reports Westminster University’s Islamic Society ultra-conservative and that action was not taken due to fears of appearing ‘Islampohobic’

The University of Westminster: Diversity and Divergence report, produced by an independent panel unconnected to the institution, found that the University’s Islamic Society’s members act as “apostles of a self-contained faith, concerned very largely with matters of religious orthodoxy and perceived heresy”. The Panel also “heard repeatedly that action over...

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