NHS computer gaming addiction clinic for children

9 October 2019

The NHS has announced the launch of the country’s first specialist clinic for children and young adults who are seriously addicted to computer games, such as Fortnite, Candy Crush and Call of Duty.

Long hours a fact of life for teachers

4 October 2019

New research shows that one in four teachers are working more than 60 hours a week. Their average term-time working week is 47 hours, rising to 50 hours during the summer term, a report from the UCL Institute of Education has revealed.

October is ADHD Awareness Month

3 October 2019

The mission of ADHD Awareness Month is to educate the public about ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) by disseminating reliable information based on the evidence of science and peer-reviewed research.

Employers not ready for post-Brexit labour shock

26 September 2019

Many employers are not prepared for the introduction of new immigration restrictions planned for January 2021 and a lack of planning and ongoing political uncertainty mean that few organisations are equipped to deal with a reduced inflow of EU workers post-Brexit.

Keeping children safe in education – updates

20 September 2019

The Department for Education (DfE) has published an updated version of the statutory document “Keeping children safe in education” that replaces previous guidance on the subject and takes effect from September 2019.

Teaching as a high-value profession

18 September 2019

Proposals that would see new teachers earning £30,000 aim to recognise teaching as the high-value, prestigious profession it is, Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has suggested.

New year, new inspection regime

18 September 2019

The start of the new school year sees the advent of a new education inspection framework (EIF) in England’s schools.

National Eye Health Week coming up

17 September 2019

National Eye Health Week is scheduled for 23–29 September 2019, with the aim of encouraging more people to have regular sight tests and make lifestyle choices that benefit their vision and general wellbeing.