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Classroom fad or fix? The big picture on class sizes

What is it? The belief that smaller class sizes mean better results for pupils. It's an idea that has huge support among parents, who (understandably) follow the logic that if there are fewer pupils in class, their child will get more attention and be more likely to succeed.The public are quick to jump on the bandwagon too. In his book, David ...
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Pupil's mental health and cyberbullying

The Department for Education (DfE) says: 'children and young people's mental health is a priority for the Department and we recognise the importance of supporting parents and schools to help children use social media safely.' (17 October 2016).InformationTo provide information to parents (and teachers) who are concerned about mental health DfE fund...
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A beginner’s guide to Professor Steve Higgins

What is he best known for? Higgins specialises in the use of research evidence to support effective spending in schools – probably most famously with the Sutton Trust and Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) Teaching and Learning Toolkit; a summary of education research that offers advice for teachers and schools on how to improve attainment i...
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A lesson in how schools are getting down with sex and relationships education

When it was announced earlier this month that sex and relationships education (SRE) was to be made compulsory in England's schools, it was met with relief from many teachers, parents and other groups who have long campaigned for the move.Young people have also been crying out for a more coherent approach to SRE; a recent survey from Barnados found ...
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Why knowledge matters: rescuing our children from failed educational theories

by Eric D Hirsch How can knowledge-based curriculum be integrated into K-12 schooling? What are other ways to equalise educational experiences across various demographics? ... asks Dr E D Hirsch Jnr, in his latest book.  In Why Knowledge Matters: Rescuing Our Children from Failed Educational Theories published by Harvard Education Press in Sep...
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