What’s been newsworthy in the world of education recently?

  • According to research by O2, British children are aiming for careers in technology such as vloggers, animators and software developers. The study of 2,000 parents and 2,000 children aged 5-16 showed parents would be more comfortable though if their children followed a more traditional career path.
  • Dr Michael Carr-Gregg, a bullying expert, says that no child under 12 should be using social media.
  • The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published a report – The Attainment Gap – which assesses the gap through the lens, first, of children and young people; and secondly, of schools, as well as early years and post-16 settings. It contains 15 key lessons learned in the EEF’s first six years including the observation that,

Sharing effective practice between schools – and building capacity and effective mechanisms for doing so – is key to closing the gap.


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