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How pupil power makes schools more open about mental health problems

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It’s not enough to educate teachers about mental health. Journalist Matthew Jenkin explores how putting change in the hands of students helps schools be more inclusive

Three years ago, a student at Simon Langton Girls’ grammar school in Kent returned to class after being treated for an eating disorder. The teenager was feeling much better but a passing comment from her teacher threatened to unravel things: “Wow, your face is looking much fuller!” While certainly well-meaning, it was poorly considered, and for the girl in question, humiliating and traumatic.

After hearing about this incident, PSHE teacher Rachel Watmore realised that it was time mental health was taken more seriously in her school.

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Why Coventry makes the top 50 student cities in the world

Tue, 25/11/2014 - 14:22

Students who live in Coventry tell us why it deserves its place alongside London, Paris and Sydney

The 10 best cities in the world to be a student - in pictures
Paris tops the chart of student cities

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10 ways to make the most of your time as a PhD student

Tue, 25/11/2014 - 13:24

Get involved in events, join the chatter on Twitter – and don’t be put off by annoying words like ‘networking’

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Private and state schools told to collaborate more or face penalties

Tue, 25/11/2014 - 11:29
Labour says private schools must ‘step up and play their part’ to break down Berlin Wall in Britain’s education system Continue reading...
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Is selecting pupils by rowing ability such a bad idea?

Tue, 25/11/2014 - 11:25
Mossbourne academy’s aping of private school culture will certainly gain more of the publicity it’s so good at attracting Continue reading...
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The 10 best cities in the world to be a student - in pictures

Tue, 25/11/2014 - 10:22

What’s the best place to study? Higher education data experts QS have compiled a league table based on factors including affordability, desirability, academic standards and job prospects

Find out more and see the top 50 rankings
Coventry students tell us why it made the top 50

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Paris tops the chart of student cities

Tue, 25/11/2014 - 10:20

Melbourne leaps into second place in this year’s ranking of student-friendly cities, while London falls to third place

The 10 best cities in the world to be a student – in pictures
Coventry students tell us why it made the list

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Tristram Hunt warns private schools to help state pupils or lose £700m in tax breaks

Tue, 25/11/2014 - 08:23

Shadow education secretary accuses Tories of doing nothing to ‘breach Berlin Wall’ in education system

Tristram Hunt: private schools have done too little for too long

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‘Britain’s brightest student’ taking aim at teaching’s sacred cows

Tue, 25/11/2014 - 07:30
Daisy Christodoulou’s Seven Myths attacks accepted views on skills and knowledge and everyone from Ofsted to Dickens Continue reading...
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‘Fatcat’ university vice-chancellors feel the heat

Tue, 25/11/2014 - 07:20
As they compete in a tough marketplace, high-earning vice-chancellors are being held to account as never before Continue reading...
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Teaching needs less ideology, and more evidence

Tue, 25/11/2014 - 07:10
I failed to persuade my own party, but I still believe politicians should not tell teachers how to teach Continue reading...
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Academy spends pupil premium cash on taxis and buses

Tue, 25/11/2014 - 07:00
Oldham school spent £15k on taxis for pupils; anger over inspection report leak; peace breaks out in Haringey and Ofsted plays down website row Continue reading...
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Private schools have done too little for too long

Mon, 24/11/2014 - 22:00
Under a Labour government, the independent sector will work for the common good or lose its tax breaks Continue reading...
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Lincoln University president stands down after ill-judged rape remarks

Mon, 24/11/2014 - 20:46

Historically black institution in Pennsylvania accepts resignation of Robert Jennings after parents said he appeared to be blaming women for rape

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Hunger Games: the cross-country version

Mon, 24/11/2014 - 18:40
Watching my daughter and her rivals plough up and down a wintry West Yorkshire quagmire makes you think it really could be good for the soul Continue reading...
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Custard pie moment

Mon, 24/11/2014 - 18:00
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Calling budding Olympians: state school to pick pupils on rowing ability

Mon, 24/11/2014 - 16:36
Mossbourne academy in Hackney believed to be first UK state school to use rowing prowess as an admissions criterion Continue reading...
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The education team at the Guardian

Mon, 24/11/2014 - 14:40

Whom to contact and how

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