Set the children free – show them the joy of rea...

To slip the confines of reality for 15 or 20 minutes is a superpower too few of our schools are nurturingFor many young people today, books are only for school and exams – the notion of reading for s...

Cambridge University offers disadvantaged studen...

Up to 100 places to be available under scheme as part of efforts to improve diversityThe University of Cambridge is seeking to increase student diversity by offering disadvantaged candidates who narro...

Pupils shouldn’t be denied LGBT lessons – whatev...

Growing up gay and Muslim, I know I would have benefited. Parkfield school should continue its ‘No Outsiders’ programmeParkfield community school in Birmingham has found itself in the headlines once a...

How schools and businesses are addressing the St...

Taking away the ‘fear factor’ could help raise the profile of science, technology, engineering and maths careers – especially among female pupilsHow to encourage more young people, particularly femal...

A rise in apprenticeship wages is tempting those...

Studying for free appeals to many who hope to progress their careers and, as universities raise the cost of tuition, getting paid to train sounds better than everApprentices don’t pay a penny for thei...

Two years in, is the apprenticeship levy still w...

Promising the benefits of a degree with none of the debt, apprenticeships on the government’s payroll-funded scheme are more competitive than ever, yet the number of starts has dropped by a quarter this y...

Apprenticeships offer an alternative to uni and ...

Despite high-quality apprenticeships offering a route to degree-level qualifications, many students are being let down by schools that fail to engage with employers and training providersArguably the...

The advertising industry has a diversity problem...

It’s really important that our workforce reflects the kind of people that we’re advertising to, says Sue Frogley, UK chief executive of Publicis MediaIam always very transparent about the reason we s...

Award-winning teacher among staff needing charit...

Teacher poverty is now so acute that the Victorian charity helping them is running on its reservesIt was winning a national Teaching Award and getting a pay rise in recognition of her outstanding wor...

Ruskin at 120: has the workers’ college lost its...

The alma mater of John Prescott once offered workers an Oxford degree – and a future. Now its vision has changedIan Tugwell left school at 14 and was making false teeth as a dental technician in 1958...

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