• Racial hate crimes in schools surge in wake of Brexit

    Schools across the country have experienced a surge in racial hate crimes in the aftermath of Brexit, new figures suggest. The number of schoolchildren arrested for racism has also risen dramatically. Schools Week submitted freedom of information requests to all 43 of the UK’s police forces, asking how many racial hate crimes and subsequent arrests

    5.00 Jun. 18th, 2017 | News

  • Brexit fallout stunts recruitment for first 'super-SCITT'

    The country’s first “super” school-led scheme to train language teachers has been given the go-ahead by the government to recruit its first cohort this September – though numbers will initially be lower than anticipated due to the fallout from Brexit. Sheffield Teaching School Alliance, based at Silverdale School, will be the first so-called “super SCITT”

    5.00 Jun. 9th, 2017 | News

  • School funding, grammars... 2016 has been ridiculous

    If someone had said this time last year that by the end of 2016 I would be on the same side as Nicky Morgan and Lucy Powell and we’d all be trying to stop the first completely comprehensively-educated secretary of state from bringing back grammar schools I would have laughed in their face. 2016 has,

    5.00 Dec. 16th, 2016 | Opinion

  • School ICT costs rise as pound plummets post-Brexit

    Schools are facing hikes of more than 10 per cent in their ICT costs after tech giants say post-Brexit exchange rates will force up prices. Microsoft is due to increase prices on some of its cloud services by 22 per cent from January 1, after price rises were announced by Apple, Lenovo, HP and Dell

    5.00 Nov. 7th, 2016 | News

  • Nicky Morgan: Children from EU should have right to remain

    The education secretary Nicky Morgan has said she believes all children born to EU national parents, but resident in the UK, should be guaranteed continued access to their education. The government has refused to ensure that EU nationals living within the UK will be able to remain if Article 50 – the mechanism for leaving

    16.47 Jul. 4th, 2016 | News

  • Teachers must tell pupils the importance of voter turnout

    The economics of Brexit will be crucial for everyone, says Anand Menon. A smaller economy means more difficult choices – and perhaps a smaller education budget In a recent online piece for Schools Week, Russell Hobby made the sensible point that one outcome of the recent referendum will be “distraction and delay”. He is dead

    5.00 Jul. 4th, 2016 | Opinion

  • Did education count in the Brexit vote?

    In the week following the EU referendum, much discussion has centred around the educational background of the “inners and outers” and whether it affected the poll’s result. Schools Week decided to see if there was a relationship between a local population’s education and referendum outcome. Voters in areas with higher-performing schools were less likely to

    5.00 Jul. 2nd, 2016 | News

  • Money for hate crime protection could go to religious schools

    Schools may be able to benefit from extra government funding to protect them from racist attacks after last week’s Brexit vote. In the Commons on Wednesday, David Cameron announced a new action plan to tackle hate crime following an increase in racist incidents over the past few days. “Vulnerable” institutions could access extra security funding

    5.00 Jul. 1st, 2016 | News

  • Pupils' Brexit letter triggers voting age debate

    School pupils at last week’s Festival of Education have condemned the vote to leave the EU with a passionate Brexit statement that says “Britain has chosen nationalism and exclusivity over unity”. The statement, posted on Twitter by Schools Week from the festival at Wellington College on Friday, was retweeted hundreds of times – with users

    5.00 Jul. 1st, 2016 | News

  • White paper is a 'goner', says policy expert

    Major reforms such as forced academisation face being kyboshed in the wake of Brexit, Whitehall experts have told Schools Week. Policies unveiled in the government’s latest education white paper, published just three months ago, could be sidelined until a new government forms, and could even be dropped, they say. Those policies include plans to force

    17.00 Jun. 30th, 2016 | News

  • How to make EAL pupils feel safer post-EU referendum

    “Bye bye, you’re going home”: playground ‘banter’. “Leave the EU/No more Polish vermin”: anonymous leaflets left outside a primary school. “Why are there only 10 white faces in this class? Why are you not educating the English?”: street harassment  reported by a KS1 teacher. On Friday June 24 at 5 am I tweeted what turned out

    11.30 Jun. 27th, 2016 | Opinion