Following a consultation earlier this year, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is considering changes to the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 (CDM Regulations). The changes have been proposed because the Government believes that there is often misinterpretation and over-interpretation of the Regulations and the co-ordination function.
Two new experiments by Oxford University will investigate whether teenagers would do better in their exams if they could sleep in and start school later, and whether physical fitness can improve academic achievement.
With tablets apparently now more prevalent than televisions in children’s bedrooms, more and more pupils have access to the internet at home, but parents are more and more worried about what their children are doing online while they are meant to be doing their homework.
Introducing a competitive edge at school meal times could increase the number of children eating healthily by up to a third, according to joint research from the Universities of Bath, Essex and Edinburgh.
A new report from the Department for Education has explored whether free schools are indeed using the freedoms available to them and how they are working with other schools as part of the desired self-improving school-led system.