National Apprenticeship Week 2021 – ‘Building the Future’

After National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) 2021, it is crucial we take a moment to look back at the purpose of NAW and consider some of the issues it aims to address. The goal of National Apprenticeship Week this year was to encourage everyone to consider how apprenticeships help individuals to build the skills and knowledge […]

Keeping young children engaged with science learning at home

Although edtech has been a vital part of keeping essential learning going throughout this pandemic, the constant use of screens can get a bit much, especially for very young children. This makes it all the more important to have some lessons where kids can get their hands dirty and step away from their screens. There […]

Let’s stand united against bullying

This year, Anti-Bullying Week runs from the 16th – 20th of November and is built around the theme of ‘United Against Bullying’. It is hard to think of a more fitting theme – bullying is a dangerous and toxic behaviour that cannot be vanquished without a coordinated effort. Typically, many of our first experiences of […]

A profile of Wes Streeting – Labour’s new shadow schools minister

Last month, Wes Streeting, the Labour MP for Ilford North, was appointed as the new shadow Minister for Schools. This came after Margaret Greenwood resigned the position to enable her to vote against the bill known as the “spycops” bill. Wes Streeting has only held the position for just under a month, however he has […]

University and mental health in the time of Covid-19

As exciting as university is, it can also be quite a lonely and alienating experience at first, a fact that is often forgotten in the anticipation and preparation for this new exciting next step in life. For the intake of 2020, it is unlikely they have overlooked these concerns – with very few social events […]

Let’s get critical!

A recent report published by the Lords Democracy and Digital Technologies Committee stated that we are in the midst of an online ‘pandemic of misinformation’ which threatens our democracy. This may seem silly and many of us believe we can instinctively recognise fact from fake, but with the rising saturation of information it is getting […]

Make Black British history lessons mandatory

In the UK there seems to be a pervasive myth that racism is less of a problem here than in comparison to other countries such as America. This myth has of course only been accepted by those of us that haven’t suffered the institutionalised wrongs that are ingrained in our society. However, this has been […]

How to cope with university deadlines in lockdown

Lockdown is hard enough, so working to university deadlines understandably adds another challenge to the mix. There is no perfect way to manage this situation, but there are perhaps ways to make it easier on yourself. These are my top tips on how to cope during this bizarre time. Learn in your own way There […]

TAKING A BREAK FROM SCREENS; THE IMPORTANCE OF PROJECT-BASED LEARNING

Education technology and online learning platforms are an increasingly vital tool for parents, pupils and schools during the pandemic. However, it is important to mix it up, to both sustain young people’s engagement in learning and to ensure that the entire day isn’t dominated by screen time. There are several ways this can be done, […]