With the majority of UK schools now back after the summer break, we round up our favourite stories highlighting some of the positive changes being made in education
In thousands of schools around the world, children between the ages of five and 12 are taking lessons from a newborn baby. The result? Increased emotional intelligence, understanding and empathy towards classmates, and less bullying and aggression.
Wellbeing and ‘peripheral’ subjects have long been sidelined in the UK education system. But as teachers and pupils struggle under increased pressure, calls for a radical rethink of the system are getting louder.
It may not be a big surprise to learn that children who learn philosophical thinking are more confident and patient, but new evidence shows that philosophy lessons can also improve reading and maths skills.
Currently just 10-15 percent of children in care in the UK achieve five A*-C grades at GCSE. We talk to Paul Singh about how his social enterprise, Equal Education, is working to help improve their prospects.
A pioneering Scottish scheme aims to help teachers better support the 27,000 pupils with a parent in prison.
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