What’s been happening in the world of education just lately?
- Sadly, according to the NASUWT, we are seeing a growing trend of primary schools running Easter holiday revision classes for SATs.
- @UKHouseofLords votes to approve new Relationships & Sex Education lessons for all young people in England.
- Children should not stop playing sport in run up to exams as it has no impact on results according to Professor Peter Clough, head the Psychology department at Huddersfield University.
- Children’s Future Food Inquiry final report was launched with Dame Emma Thompson & England’s young Food Ambassadors in Westminster. Read it here.
- A survey by the NASUWT has found aggressive parents are demanding teachers email and message on evenings and weekends which has led to some staff considering quitting their jobs.
- The NASUWT have also reported the rise of upskirting in schools.
- According to the Tes, pupils are going to be used to influence their peers about the dangers of taking drugs.
- The 22nd of April was the first National Stephen Lawrence Day – a day commemorating the life of Stephen Lawrence who was killed in an unprovoked racist attack. It aims to
*Provide every school-age child and young person with age and contextually appropriate opportunities to learn about Stephen Lawrence, his life and legacy
*Celebrate and teach children the importance of respecting diversity, equality and inclusion
*Reinforce the skills that children need in order to challenge discrimination and racism
*Reflect on how we can ‘Live Our Best Life’.
Building a cohesive, safe and inclusive society should start from when children are very young.
Find out more about Stephen Lawrence Day here.