Education

Children’s education in money matters should start before high school, say teachers.

Most teachers believe children’s financial education should begin in primary school. More than three in four teachers say most pupils leave school without the critical financial skills needed for life, a survey showed. An overwhelming majority of teachers in the UK think children should be taught about money before they start secondary school, the poll for …

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Top British Universities offer places to foreign students with lower grades.

Some leading universities are using recruitment agents to offer places to overseas students with significantly lower grades than UK applicants, it was reported on Saturday. An undercover investigation by The Sunday Times found that 15 Russell Group universities offered one-year “pathway” courses, or foundation programmes, which the newspaper said provided privileged access to competitive degree courses. It …

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A new OECD Education report shows SNP continuing to fail Scotland’s children.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) published the Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) rankings for 2022, which showed Scotland’s performance in maths, reading and science has declined since 2018. Scotland’s average reading score was 493 – higher than the OECD average but a fall of 11 points from the 2018 score of 504. …

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Earliest black Briton – wasn’t

A plaque in East Sussex claiming to be the location where Britain’s first black woman lived has been removed. Why? Well, DNA analysis suggests she wasn’t black. She was more likely of Cypriot origin. Surprised? I certainly wasn’t. This nonsense whereby we have to pretend that blacks have always lived in Britain is nothing new. …

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Britain’s first black history professor and the course leader faces redundancy.

Thousand’s have backed a petition calling for a U-turn on a decision by The University of Chichester to pull the plug on its flagship African history course without consultation from its teaching staff or students. Whilst the petition has some legitimate concerns, namely Professor Adi and his staff not being consulted and the fact that …

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Top Russell group universities favour foreign students over British teenagers

An Analysis of courses advertised by the University Colleges and Admissions Service (Ucas) shows that foreign students are being offered places on hundreds more undergraduate degrees in a clearing at Russell Group institutions than their British counterparts. It means that British teenagers who fail to achieve the A-level grades needed for their first-choice course when results …

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The most toxic school in Britain

Teachers, governors and pupils are leaving a ‘toxic’ primary school in droves over allegations of ‘commonplace’ racism, bullying and serious failings. St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, has lost around a third of its pupils as parents pull their children out amid a plethora of concerns. At the centre of all the controversy …

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