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.Continue reading...
Students who live in Coventry tell us why it deserves its place alongside London, Paris and Sydney
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• Paris tops the chart of student cities
Get involved in events, join the chatter on Twitter – and don’t be put off by annoying words like ‘networking’Continue reading...
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
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
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
Historically black institution in Pennsylvania accepts resignation of Robert Jennings after parents said he appeared to be blaming women for rapeContinue reading...
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