How would you feel about school term and holiday dates being staggered so they don’t all occur at the same time as they do now? Do you think this would make it easier and fairer – and cheaper – for families to holiday together, or make it more difficult for everyone in general? It’s an... Read more »
Full name: Ross Mountney
Ex-teacher and home educator, writer and author of books on home education and parenting.
Along with the changes in the way budget is allocated to schools (see post here) there are other changes that will affect the children’s education which at first glance means that vocational and technical training is to receive a huge injection of cash. This funding will streamline courses available for students at 16 – 19... Read more »
You’ve probably seen more news recently about the new funding strategy by the government for our schools. The new approach to funding for education is based on an amount per child per head, rather than a different amount for different schools. Whereas some feel that this approach is a step towards fairer funding for all... Read more »
A primary school in Middlesbrough created a small media fuss recently when they decided to display some radical signs outside their school gates. The sign is similar to a circular warning sign we’re familiar with next to our roads and features and image of an upright figure using a mobile phone with a diagonal red... Read more »
Most parents have some concern about how much time their children spend in front of screens. From devices for the tiniest child, right through all ages, to the lure of adult Games and increasingly appealing technology, the challenge to keep a balance between screen time and other activities is ever present for parents. Reports like... Read more »