• Leading charity launches new service to help schools support health and wellbeing

    By Jonathan Swift on May 18, 2018
    Leading charity Aquarius has launched a brand new service to help schools utilise the pupil premium to provide specialist support for young people affected by mental health issues and problems arising from alcohol, drug and gambling misuse in the home. Figures from NHS Trusts across England reveal that over 100,000 children were turned away from Child and Adolescent Mental Health […]
  • Private tuition agency teams up with charity to help disadvantaged learners to university

    By Jonathan Swift on April 10, 2018
    It was last week reported that the university diversity drive is failing Britain’s ‘poorest’ students. Statistics released by UCAS, the admissions body, showed that there were 12,760 university applications from the UK’s richest postcode areas for the September 2018 intake, compared to a meagre 7,210 applications from students living in the poorest areas. Despite this shocking disparity, one of London’s […]
  • Falcons Pre-Prep Superheroes raise over £3,000

    By Jonathan Swift on April 9, 2018
    Superheroes at Falcons Pre-Preparatory School for Boys have recently participated in a ‘funathalon’, raising over £3,000 for their charity of the year. Determined pupils at the Chiswick-based school dressed up as their favourite superhero and competed in an energetic assault course. In a bid to raise much-needed funds for Syria Relief, the boys were sponsored to complete the challenge as […]
  • Primary pupils have lessons in aiming high at work

    By Jonathan Swift on March 26, 2018
    Primary school children are to be linked with supportive communities of volunteers from the world of work who can broaden their jobs horizons and boost their aspirations for the future. The innovative programme is the first of its kind in the country to work with primary students in this way. An initial pilot is taking place in eight schools in […]
  • Charity launches new careers guidance app for young people

    By Jonathan Swift on March 15, 2018
    Young people and students in Suffolk and Norfolk now have an exciting new mobile app to provide them with career guidance and advice on the latest job opportunities, news and industry updates. The Mason Trust is a charity founded in 2008 by well-known businesswoman Yvonne Mason that helps young people between the ages of 12 and 25 living in Norfolk […]
  • Radio host Nick Grimshaw backs alumni networks in Oldham state schools

    By Jonathan Swift on February 26, 2018
    Former state students in Oldham are to help transform current students’ opportunities and give them a better start in life by going back to their old schools in an initiative to build an alumni network in schools and college in the town. The programme, run by the education charity Future First and funded by the government’s Careers and Enterprise Company, […]
  • Government urged to back Childline as mental health concerns increase

    By Jonathan Swift on January 22, 2018
    Childline counselling sessions about mental health issues peaked at 101,454 last year, as stagnant funding from Government prompts call to action. The number of children seeking help from the NSPCC-run service specifically for mental and emotional health, self-harm or suicidal thoughts and feelings rose 12%. The NSPCC is calling on Government to increase the amount of funding it gives to […]
  • Future First appoints new Chief Executive

    By Jonathan Swift on January 8, 2018
    The national education charity Future First has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer. Matt Lent will join Future First from UK Youth in January where he is currently Director of Partnerships and Policy leading on cross-sector partnerships, income generation, impact measurement and national policy. He brings 25 years of experience in the voluntary and education sector working extensively with businesses, […]

    By Education Today on November 27, 2017
    Fifty boys from St Albans School had the trip of a lifetime to South America over the summer, playing rugby, learning new skills and helping other young people to build and create safer environments in which to develop and grow. In a packed programme, the tour party, led by St Albans School’s Director of Sport, Martin Langston, played five games […]
  • Make the world better… with a Christmas sweater!

    By Jonathan Swift on September 5, 2017
    Flashing, festive knits will be sweeping the nation once again this year as Save the Children’s annual fundraiser Christmas Jumper Day is taking place on Friday 15th December. Whether it’s at school, nursery or a youth group, Save the Children is calling on children across the UK to swap their uniforms, for their daftest, most wonderful woollies and raise money for children […]