Weekly Thursday Education News Round-Up – 07/02/2019

Do home visits boost attainment at secondary? Possibly… Research suggests text messages and visits home can have a promising impact on achievement In theory, parental engagement and support should play an important role in determining how well children do in education. That investment may be financial (eg, paying for tutoring) but it may also include […]

Weekly Thursday Education News Round-Up – 31/01/2019

Education sector to host over 50% of workload in the cloud by 2020 – A survey by Nutanix suggests the sector will benefit from increased security and ease of management, as well as decreased total cost of ownership Nutanix has announced the findings of its first ever global Enterprise Cloud Index, including education institutions’ plans […]

Weekly Thursday Education News Round-Up – 24/01/2019

How to tackle the problem of pupil loneliness – Stories that portray a ‘perfect life full of friendships and fun’ can be problematic In the run-up to Christmas many classrooms were fully decked, with beautifully decorated trees standing in school halls, but for many children Christmas was a time of anxiety and uncertainty. As a […]

Weekly Thursday Education News Round-Up – 17/01/2019

Fears over effectiveness of ‘rushed’ DfE curriculum fund – Schools left ‘scrabbling’ to ready curriculum fund provision over Christmas break after DfE told them delivery had to begin in January Concerns have been raised that a rushed launch and squeezed timescales for a flagship government fund aimed at cutting teacher workload could limit its effectiveness. […]

Weekly Thursday Education News Round-Up – 10/01/2019

Why is school uniform still successful in 2019? School uniform is an issue that has been debated for decades, if not centuries. Natalie Trice has been looking at the positive impact school uniform can have on students and schools, and why this tradition is still popular today. Read more Five trends for education in 2019 […]