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Does your school teach about the British Empire?

The IOE (UCL’s Faculty of Education and Society) and the University of Oxford are conducting a national survey of teachers to find out how the history and legacies of the British Empire are currently approached in English secondary schools. This study is the very first of its kind and therefore invites teachers to share insight, […]

Using examples to teach grammar to enhance writing in Year 7: a Teacher Choices Trial

NFER are recruiting schools to take part in a research project about how examples and worked examples can be used when teaching Year 7 English. The approaches are informed by cognitive science. The project will compare three different ways to use examples, in the context of teaching grammar patterns, to enhance writing. English teachers will […]

Funding available for projects into school-church-home collaborations

Growing Faith is about changing the culture of the Church of England so that everyone instinctively puts children and young people at the heart of all we do. It involves schools, churches and homes working together to give young people and children the best possible chance to have life in all its fullness. The Growing Faith Foundation wants to […]

Research on Secondary Traumatic Stress

Professionals caring for traumatised individuals are considered at risk of developing Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS) and is considered the ‘cost of caring’. STS has similar symptoms to post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and physical symptoms include headaches, sickness and fainting spells which coincide with psychological and emotional symptoms of anger, interrupted sleep, and anxiety. More […]

Guidance for maintained schools and academies in England on provision for transgender pupils

We have supported the development of guidance for schools which has been jointly produced by a number of national education associations. This briefing was provided to aid members pending the anticipated publication of guidance by the Department for Education (DfE). On the 19th December 2023, the DfE released a consultation on draft non-statutory guidance on gender-questioning children. We […]