Social issues

Keep pupils active this summer with Public Health England and Disney’s 10 Minute Shake Ups

Evidence suggests that regular physical activity can have a positive impact on pupils’ mental wellbeing. Increasing activity, both at home and in school, has been shown to make pupils feel better, help improve their performance at school, and develop important skills. Yet over the past year, we’ve seen evidence to …

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Oxford University Press joins Lit in Colour to help schools create a more representative reading experience in the classroom and beyond

The UK’s leading educational publisher, Oxford University Press (OUP), has joined Penguin Random House’s Lit in Colour campaign to positively reach and engage with primary school teachers and parents to encourage more representative and inclusive reading experiences in classrooms and beyond. Launched last year by Penguin Random House, alongside race …

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New free online course launched to support people working with children and young people with mental health needs

The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) has developed a new, free online course for people working with children and young people who have social, emotional and mental health needs. It is the only training course that explores the links between these issues that is available for free …

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Hawking Foundation launches free vaccination learning tools

The Stephen Hawking Foundation has launched a schools programme to enable children and their families to make informed decisions about vaccinations after routine childhood immunisations fell every year for almost a decade. The first in a series of teaching aids published today focusses on the COVID vaccine and tackles head on …

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NFER and EEF publish interim findings on impact of Covid-19 on school closures

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published the interim findings from a study assessing the extent to which Key Stage 1 pupils’ attainment in reading and maths were impacted by partial school closures during the first national Covid-19 lockdown, and particularly the effect on disadvantaged pupils. This paper focuses on …

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Multi Academy Trust sets out stall for next five years

A fast growing multi academy trust has laid out its ambitions and priorities for the next five years, with a focus on delivering social justice and building an education system designed with the next 100 years in mind. Wellspring Academy Trust has launched its Vision 2025 – a manifesto for developing its community of schools and associated projects as an engine for social …

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Youth Sport Trust and Wonder Woman 1984 charity partnership kicks off with free resources for families

In a bid to support children, schools and families who are experiencing rising levels of inactivity, Warner Bros. Pictures’ upcoming film Wonder Woman 1984 is teaming up with children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust to support families to enter 2021 feeling healthier and happier. The partnership has seen the creation …

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Premier League and Internet Matters to help young people tackle challenges they face online

Internet Matters is working alongside the Premier League to equip children and young people with the skills they need to navigate their online world safely and responsibly. Internet Matters is the industry collective which inspires leading organisations to create a future where children and young people are prepared to benefit …

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NFER releases new report on children’s development

New analysis of data collected by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has identified the most significant factors affecting the development of five-year-old children across England. Today’s report, published by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER), examines the data collected by the International Early Learning and Child …

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