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by JIM CURRAN
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Primary school teachers want to see Sats scrapped
Replies: 0
Views: 23

Primary school teachers want to see Sats scrapped

Primary school teachers want to see Sats scrapped
A resounding 97% would like a ‘sensible alternative’ to the high-stakes attainment tests

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... s-scrapped
by JIM CURRAN
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Want to 'train your brain'? Forget apps.
Replies: 0
Views: 55

Want to 'train your brain'? Forget apps.

Want to 'train your brain'? Forget apps, learn a musical instrument Musical training can have a dramatic impact on your brain’s structure, enhancing your memory, spatial reasoning and language skills https://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/oct/24/want-to-train-your-brain-forget-apps-learn-a-music...
by JIM CURRAN
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The health effects of Sure Start
Replies: 1
Views: 172

Re: The health effects of Sure Start

Sure Start numbers plummet as cuts hit children’s services
Exclusive: Study reveals 20% decline in use with biggest fall in England’s poorest areas

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... s-services
by JIM CURRAN
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The health effects of Sure Start
Replies: 1
Views: 172

The health effects of Sure Start

Sure Start significantly reduced hospitalisations among children by the time they finish primary school These effects build over time: while we find no significant effect at age 5, by age 11 greater Sure Start coverage (one more centre per thousand children aged 0–4) prevents around 5,500 hospitalis...
by JIM CURRAN
Tue May 21, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: For poor children, lunch is a rushed butty.
Replies: 0
Views: 182

For poor children, lunch is a rushed butty.

For poor children, lunch is a rushed butty. For the rich, it’s orchestra and standup

The demise of the state school lunch hour is yet another obstacle to Oxbridge places


https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... p-oxbridge
by JIM CURRAN
Fri May 10, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Shrinking break times in English schools
Replies: 0
Views: 230

Shrinking break times in English schools

Shrinking break times in English schools 'impacting social skills'
Afternoon break virtually eliminated and older pupils losing over an hour a week, finds study

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... ial-skills
by JIM CURRAN
Sun May 05, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Ending the Reading Wars:
Replies: 0
Views: 265

Ending the Reading Wars:

Ending the Reading Wars: Reading Acquisition From Novice to Expert

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/1 ... 0618772271
by JIM CURRAN
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Technology cuts children off from adults
Replies: 0
Views: 369

Technology cuts children off from adults

Technology cuts children off from adults, warns expert UCL professor says digital world disrupts family life, risking mental health of youngsters One of the world’s foremost authorities on child mental health today warns that technology is threatening child development by disrupting the crucial lear...
by JIM CURRAN
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Child Poverty
Replies: 0
Views: 235

Child Poverty

Child poverty is destroying the myth that Britain is a meritocracy A survey by the National Education Union (NEU) this week found nine out of 10 school staff believe poverty is having “a detrimental effect” on their pupils’ education. Teachers described it in harrowing detail. Children with no space...
by JIM CURRAN
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Schools perform miracles with nothing
Replies: 1
Views: 475

Re: Schools perform miracles with nothing

One in five teachers using own money for school supplies – report
Staff also buying breakfasts, winter coats and soap for poor pupils, says teaching union

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... ies-report
by JIM CURRAN
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Fifth of teachers plan to leave
Replies: 0
Views: 277

Fifth of teachers plan to leave

Fifth of teachers plan to leave profession within two years
National Education Union warns of exodus caused by excessive workloads

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... -two-years
by JIM CURRAN
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Children should learn mainly through play
Replies: 0
Views: 321

Children should learn mainly through play

Children should learn mainly through play until age of eight, says Lego
Toy company funds research suggesting educational development can be hindered by early formal schooling. So are UK schools getting it wrong?

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... eight-lego
by JIM CURRAN
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Schools perform miracles with nothing
Replies: 1
Views: 475

Schools perform miracles with nothing

'Schools perform miracles with nothing, and the nothing is getting less'

Sussex headteacher says funding cuts are ‘condemning kids to a lack of opportunity’

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... tting-less
by JIM CURRAN
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Campaigners warn of 'book poverty'
Replies: 0
Views: 371

Campaigners warn of 'book poverty'

Campaigners warn of 'book poverty' as UK celebrates World Book Day According to the OECD, reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a child’s future success, more than family circumstance or their parents’ educational background or income. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/mar/07/...
by JIM CURRAN
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Give older children story time
Replies: 1
Views: 354

Re: Give older children story time

Set the children free – show them the joy of reading for reading’s sake

To slip the confines of reality for 15 or 20 minutes is a superpower too few of our schools are nurturing

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... ing-school