Research conducted by University College London’s (UCL) Institute of Education suggests that teachers can have an unconscious bias to children from disadvantaged backgrounds and perceive them to be less able than their more advantaged peers.
The Harvard Graduate School of Education faculty and Wellington College Teaching Schools Alliance, investigated the characteristics and performance of 4,000 UK teenagers and found that students with “grit” are likely to achieve academic success.
Thousands of students were frustrated by their GCSE maths exam which featured a tricky questions about the probability of ‘Hannah” pulling two orange sweets from a bag. The equation was deemed too difficult by pupils and they took to twitter to express their anger and mock the examination body.
The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry has published a report suggesting that children born during summer months struggle in school as their development levels do not match the curriculum which can effect their confidence and behaviour. The report recommends schools placing more emphasis on language skills as younger children struggle with reading, writing and verbal problem solving.
Members of the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS), the largest teaching union in Scotland, will raise the prospect of industrial action at their annual general meeting, scheduled for 4-6 June 2015.
Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) reveals that over half of serious road accidents to children occur between 3pm and 7pm, while children are more than twice as likely to suffer a serious burn between 3pm and 6pm.