There have been several articles in the news over the last month or two reporting the cuts to funding for Colleges of Further Education. The government’s review of Further Education Colleges is causing concern among students, parents and other learners who use FE colleges instead of school. These colleges have often been frowned upon as... Read more »
Full name: Ross Mountney
Ex-teacher and home educator, writer and author of books on home education and parenting.
We took part in the Big Garden Bird watch in January, as no doubt many other parents and schools did. This is a national survey run by the RSPB to help count and understand bird life better; both the good and bad news, and consequently how to support the perpetuation of species. As well as... Read more »
There has been a surge in interest in home education recently and increase in the number of families turning to this option in place of school. So there have been varying reports in the media. Unfortunately, media coverage of home education can be misleading. This is because it is usually based around misinformed dramatics, the... Read more »
You may have seen in the news that a new website has been launched by the government called Educate Against Hate. This is an approach by Nicky Morgan to counteract extremism and radicalisation, both very sensitive issues featured in the news fairly frequently recently, and to give parents, teachers and educators advice on protecting children... Read more »
The return to school this week goes hand in hand with new government plans for every child to know their Times Tables, up to twelve times, before they leave primary school at the age of eleven. The children will be given on-screen tests this summer – or checks as the government likes to call them... Read more »