Category: Education

Northern Ireland primary pupils ‘high-achievers in maths’

Northern Ireland has some of the highest-achieving primary school pupils in the world in maths, according to major international tests. NI pupils ranked seventh out of...

Kate warns of lockdown loneliness for parents

Loneliness among parents of young children has “dramatically increased” during the pandemic, suggests research from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s...

Special educational needs support ‘offered after exclusion’

Thousands of children with special educational needs were only offered support after they were excluded from school. A Freedom of Information request found that since...

Covid fears prompt 38% rise in parents home educating

There has been a huge rise in the number of children removed from school to be home educated, with many parents saying they were driven by Covid fears. A survey of 151...

Facebook’s Instagram ‘failed self-harm responsibilities’

Children’s charity the NSPCC has said a drop in Facebook’s removal of harmful content was a “significant failure in corporate responsibility”....

TikTok boosts parental controls with update to Family Pairing feature

TikTok is making it easier for parents to safeguard their children on its video-sharing app. New features include the ability to change the youngster’s settings...

Manchester University student ‘traumatised’ by ‘racial profiling’ incident

The University of Manchester has suspended security officers who were accused of “racially profiling” a student. Three security guards have been suspended...

Bangladeshi teen wins award for anti-cyberbullying app

A teenager in Bangladesh has won the International Children’s Peace Prize for his efforts to educate young people about cyberbullying. Sadat Rahman, 17, was...

Wales A-Level and GCSE exams cancelled in 2021

Wales’ GCSE, AS and A-level exams in summer 2021 are to be cancelled, with grades based on classroom assessments. Confirming the decision, Education Minister...