PUBLISHED: 15:00 18 March 2019 Herts Advertiser School Awards 2018 winners. Picture: Cathy Benucci Photography ©2018 Cathy Benucci Photography It’s the red-ringed highlight on the calendar of schools across the St Albans district, the event everyone from teachers to support staff and pupils to parents looks forward to. Herts Advertiser School Awards 2019We’re talking of course about the annual Herts Advertiser School Awards, a fantastic free celebration of all that’s great about our local education system.Whether recognising pupils who are top of the class academically, sporting heroes or the teacher who is an inspiration to all of their students, this is the chance to give them the recognition they deserve.This year there are 11 categories to enter: Nursery of the Year, Unsung Hero Award, Support Staff Member Award, Special Recognition Award, Innovation/Project of the Year, School of the Year (Secondary) , School of the Year (Primary), Sporting Achiever of … [Read more...] about They’re back! And this year’s School Awards are set to be bigger than ever!
Peterborough’s education chief has said he is not happy with the city’s place on the national league tables - but said the future of schooling in the city was looking brighter. While Peterborough’s scores have improved when in comes to pupils reaching the end of Key Stage Two over the past two years, the city still languishes near the bottom of the national tables. Just 54 per cent of youngsters leaving primary school hit government targets for reading, writing and maths this year, compared to a national score of 64 per cent.Just three years ago, just 39 per cent of children in the city hit the target.Jonathan Lewis, director of education at Peterborough City Council and Cambridgeshire County Council, said while major improvements to the league position were unlikely in 2019, the longer term picture looked bright.Mr Lewis worked as education director for Peterborough City Council until 2015, when he left the authority - but returned nine months ago.He said: “Of … [Read more...] about Peterborough education chief says future of schooling in city is looking brighter
Teachers are witnessing “distressing” new levels of child poverty in schools this winter as austerity drives more families into destitution, new research shows. More than half of teachers said fewer families were able to afford adequate footwear or clothing this winter compared to three years ago, according to new research by the National Education Union (NEU). Separate research from the Young Women’s Trust shows a quarter of young parents are expecting to get into debt over the festive period, with young mothers more likely to be affected than men. Join Indpendent Minds For exclusive articles, events and an advertising-free read for just £5.99 €6.99 $9.99 a month Start your free trial Get the best of The Independent With an Independent Minds subscription for just £5.99 €6.99 $9.99 a month Start your free trial Get the best of The Independent Without the ads – for just £5.99 €6.99 $9.99 a month Start your free … [Read more...] about Teachers witnessing ‘distressing’ new levels of child poverty in schools this winter
0 Have your say Improving outcomes for all schools across the city remains our utmost priority, writes Jonathan Lewis, director of education at Peterborough City Counci. This week saw the final SATs results published from the last academic year and, whilst we remain disappointed by our national league position, we are seeing signs of steady progress.We have implemented a range of improvement measures in schools, at the heart of which is the recognition that schools succeed or fail on the quality of their leadership. Whilst the focus is often on head teachers, the role of governing bodies and trust boards is critical in ensuring effective leadership. Historically we’ve had real challenges filling governor vacancies and ensuring we have the right skills to support highly effective schools, but this is changing.We’ve undertaken a survey of governing bodies to identify where gaps exist in skills and where schools currently have vacancies. Once this … [Read more...] about A range of improvement measures at Peterborough schools
Men who have daughters who are of a school age are less likely to be sexist, a recent study has found. A team from the London School of Economics decided to explore how men’s stances on gender norms can change when raising a daughter in primary and secondary school education. The researchers claim that men become more aware of the challenges that girls experience when they have daughters, a consequence that they describe as the "mighty girl" effect. Join Indpendent Minds For exclusive articles, events and an advertising-free read for just £5.99 €6.99 $9.99 a month Start your free trial Get the best of The Independent With an Independent Minds subscription for just £5.99 €6.99 $9.99 a month Start your free trial Get the best of The Independent Without the ads – for just £5.99 €6.99 $9.99 a month Start your free trial Furthermore, they conclude that people's views on gender norms can evolve over the years, meaning that stereotypical … [Read more...] about Men with school-aged daughters less likely to hold sexist views