Education

LGBT lessons row: More Birmingham schools stop classes

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLGBT classes protester: I am not homophobic Four more schools in Birmingham have stopped teaching about LGBT rights following complaints by parents. Leigh Trust said it was suspending the No Outsiders programme until an agreement with parents was reached. Earlier this month the city’s Parkfield Community School […]

Education

'We're not problems,' Send youngsters tell MPs

Image copyright Getty Images Children with special educational needs and disabilities should not be treated as problems, youngsters have told MPs. “We’re not problems, we’re not just disabled, we’re not just Send – we are human beings, the same as the rest of you,” one youngster, Ben, told MPs. Ben was one of seven disabled […]

Education

Revision tips: Sniffing lemons and squeezing ears

A study suggests “positive triggers” like smelling lemons and squeezing your ears could help revision. Neuroscientists looked at how teenage brains work to help optimise learning. After working with Queen Anne’s School, near Reading, for around five years they came up with what they call “the ultimate revision guide”. It advises pupils not to study […]

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Heads warn of £5.7bn school funding gap

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Heads say that inadequate funding for schools is adding to the pressure on teachers Head teachers say England’s schools face a £5.7bn funding shortfall. Without an injection of extra cash, head teachers’ leaders say many schools will have to make “deeper cuts” or “face insolvency”. The funding warnings were […]