Mindfulness in the School Curriculum

Mindfulness in the School Curriculum

In a world that shows no signs of slowing down, stress and depression levels are growing at an incredible rate. An increase in handheld technology allows us to disconnect from our immediate reality and simultaneously reminding us of global atrocities, makes switching off almost impossible. As social media seeks to...

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Schools and colleges struggling to provide adequate time and resources for pupil’s well-being

Schools and Colleges are struggling to provide adequate time and resources for pupil’s well-being according to a joint report published by the Health and Education Committees. The committee report found that an increasing number of education providers were having to cut back on mental health services, such as school counsellors,...

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Schools in England ‘to see first real-terms funding cuts in 20 years’

Schools in England ‘to see first real-terms funding cuts in 20 years’

Schools in England are facing the first real-terms cuts to their funding since the mid-1990s, a leading thinktank has warned. Spending per pupil is to fall 6.5% by 2019-20, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), although it added that school funding had been well protected over the past...

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Mayor vows to fight for capital’s schools in the face of Government budget cuts

Mayor vows to fight for capital’s schools in the face of Government budget cuts

Cuts to school funding will significantly hit pupils across the capital, undermining everything London’s teachers have worked to achieve and damaging London’s reputation as an education leader, according to the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. In a keynote address to education leaders and experts from around the globe at his...

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Westminster Academy ranks in Department for Education’s top 50 schools

Westminster Academy ranks in Department for Education’s top 50 schools

Westminster Academy is today celebrating outstanding results that put the school in the top 50 in the country in GCSE tables published by the Department for Education. The Academy’s results for Progress 8, measuring the improvement made by students between the age of 11 and 16 key GCSE subjects, show...

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The Hampshire School is the perfect ‘nest’ for excellence

The Hampshire School is the perfect ‘nest’ for excellence

Ione Bingley in conversation with Donal Brennan, Headmaster at The Hampshire School. Walking into, what used to be, a large public library off the King’s Road, Chelsea, I am met by a tall man with a thatch of wavy black hair and kind eyes. He ushers me into his office...

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David Cameron’s ‘vision’ for schools

  The Prime Minister will begin to implement his manifesto pledge, made at the Tory party conference last autumn, to transform thousands of schools in England into  academies. Academies operate outside of local authority control and get money directly from the central government.   The Department for Education is expected...

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“London schools envy of the nation”

On the 1st of December, Ofsted launched its annual report for 2014/15. The report paints a national picture of the performance of schools, colleges, and further education and skill providing institutes. London has performed particularly well, with improvement in the proportion of children attaining a good level of development in...

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Interhigh re-launches sixthform in order to provide flexible learning

In the past some students have found traditional school environments difficult to cope with or have had to balance studies with part-time careers in the arts and sports industries. That’s why the UK’s only independent online school, Interhigh, is re-launching its sixth form which aims to offer students independent and...

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Local residents and parents fight to save Marlborough Primary School building

Marlborough Primary School, located in Draycott Avenue by Sloane Square, looks set to be demolished and rebuilt despite a petition set up to fight the plans. The Victorian style building was constructed in 1878 and has been a place of learning for children since it first stood. The school will...

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