Prevent scheme ‘fosters fear and censorship at universities’

Just Yorkshire’s report, citing interviews with Muslim students and academics, urges closure of anti-radicalisation programmeThe government’s anti-radicalisation scheme, Prevent, is instilling “fear, suspicion...

UK’s Prevent guidance to universities unlawful, court rules

Court of appeal finds Prevent guidelines on inviting controversial speakers violate freedom of speechThe government’s Prevent duty guidance to universities is unlawful and...

Knife crime and school exclusions are symptoms of a wider malaise

More and more children are being excluded, as the system gives up on young people – with dire consequencesIf a playground had...

Set the children free – show them the joy of reading for reading’s sake

To slip the confines of reality for 15 or 20 minutes is a superpower too few of our schools are nurturingFor many...

Cambridge University offers disadvantaged students second chance to apply

Up to 100 places to be available under scheme as part of efforts to improve diversityThe University of Cambridge is seeking to increase student diversity...

Pupils shouldn’t be denied LGBT lessons – whatever their parents say

Growing up gay and Muslim, I know I would have benefited. Parkfield school should continue its ‘No Outsiders’ programmeParkfield community school in Birmingham...

How schools and businesses are addressing the Stem diversity gap

Taking away the ‘fear factor’ could help raise the profile of science, technology, engineering and maths careers – especially among female pupilsHow...

A rise in apprenticeship wages is tempting those put off by tuition fees

Studying for free appeals to many who hope to progress their careers and, as universities raise the cost of tuition, getting paid to train sounds better than...

Two years in, is the apprenticeship levy still working?

Promising the benefits of a degree with none of the debt, apprenticeships on the government’s payroll-funded scheme are more competitive than ever, yet the number of starts...

Apprenticeships offer an alternative to uni and debt – why are schools ignoring them?

Despite high-quality apprenticeships offering a route to degree-level qualifications, many students are being let down by schools that fail to engage with employers and training providers

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