Ex-chair of Islamic school governing board banned from managing schools for “inappropriate conduct”

Waseem Yaqub, who served as chairman of the governing body for Birmingham-based Al-Hijrah school, was banned for engaging in conduct that made him "unsuitable to take part in the management of an independent school". The Department of Education (DfE) issued...

Lecturer Reveals Princess Eugenie Given University Place Due to Royal Status

It has been revealed that Princess Eugenie was initially rejected from University after her application failed to impress admissions offices- that is until they realised she was a Royal. The Royal family member graduated in 2012 with a 2:1 degree...

Suicide Note Homework Assignment “Absolutely Disgusting”

Thomas Tallis School in Kidbrooke, London, has come under fire after teenage students were tasked to write a suicide note. The homework assignment was set by an English teacher as part of their Macbeth module. After reading the scene where...

Is the Prevent Strategy Stigmatising Muslims Students?

A large number of teachers in the UK appear to have doubts and concerns over the Prevent strategy. In particular, as part of the strategy, the law requires teachers to report pupils who exhibits signs of being vulnerable to or...

A-Level Maths and Economics Exam Papers Leaked Online

Rob Bristow, the Chief executive of Execel, one of the UK’s biggest exam boards, has expressed "profound regret" after two of its A-level exams suffered leaks. The maths and economics exams were compromised after parts of the economics exam showed...

Education Awards Announces Shortlist!

We are delighted to announce the shortlist of potential winners for the Education Awards. The awards aim to celebrate the outstanding contributors to Education and all those who are making a difference to this vital  industry. A true landmark occasion,...

Can Terms Such as ‘Genius’ and ‘Brilliant’ be Alienating Female Students?

According to a Cambridge lecturer, terms such as ‘genius’ are alienating to female students. Dr Lucy Delap, the deputy director of history and policy at Cambridge University, said terms such as ‘genius,’ ‘brilliant’ and ‘flair’ carried assumptions of gender inequality...

Last Chance for G20 To Save Global Education Funds?

  Campaigners are gearing up for next month’s G20 summit meeting which they believe will be crucial in gaining desperately needed funding for schools in the poorest corners of the world. Aid funding fell between 2009 and 2015, from 10% to...

Hodge Hill College announced runners up in Grand Final of national enterprise competition run by The...

  A team of young entrepreneurs from Birmingham has come second in the Grand Final of the prestigious Enterprise Challenge competition run by Mosaic, an initiative of The Prince’s Trust, against five other teams from across the UK. Team Low Cost Compost from Hodge Hill College,...

Top governance recognition for CORE Education Trust

The governing board of Birmingham-based CORE Education Trust, which sponsors Rockwood Academy and Nansen Primary School, has been shortlisted in a major national award that marks outstanding school governance. The Trust is one of three finalists for the ‘Outstanding governing...