National curriculum

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Schools’ Stem diversity problem needs systemic solution, say MPs
Report finds students from black Caribbean backgrounds in England ‘acutely’ underrepresented in Stem

Sally Weale Education correspondent

24, Mar, 2023 @5:01 AM

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Quarter of a million children enter secondary school without basic maths and English
Government set to fail target of 90% of children reaching set standard at age 11, research finds

Michael Savage Policy Editor

12, Feb, 2023 @6:00 AM

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A progressive way of teaching history | Letter
Letter: Jeremy Waxman responds to David Olusoga saying that history should not be treated as a ‘soft play area’


27, Jun, 2022 @4:09 PM

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Add genocide of Gypsies to national curriculum, say charities
Forty organisations call for ‘meaningful change’ after Jimmy Carr’s joke about mass murder of Roma and Sinti people

Sally Weale Education correspondent

09, Feb, 2022 @7:59 PM

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UK pupils failed by schools’ teaching of climate crisis, experts say
Many teachers and pupils frustrated over climate education despite ministers’ pledge to prioritise it

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

28, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Dear Nadhim Zahawi, the Tories vowed to ‘eradicate illiteracy’ years ago. What went wrong? | Michael Rosen
The education secretary should know the phonics system has been around since 2011 and is ‘proven to work’

Michael Rosen

09, Oct, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Schools minister rebuffs calls to decolonise English curriculum
Nick Gibb says no reason why children from ethnic minorities should not study work of a ‘dead white man’

Sally Weale Education correspondent

21, Jul, 2021 @5:45 PM

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The hardest lesson I’ve learned at uni is how to handle money
Analysing chemical reactions was less of a challenge than learning to budget when I started as a student

Zesha Saleem

03, Jul, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Hundreds of schools in England sign up for anti-racist curriculum
Grassroots groups, teachers and councils helping to update syllabus after young people demand change

David Batty, Nazia Parveen and Tobi Thomas

26, Mar, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Government still has no strategy for tackling sexism in schools, say teachers
Criticism comes as thousands of students share experiences of sexual harassment and abuse

Jessica Murray

20, Mar, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Covid has shown that England's schools are desperate for reform | Simon Jenkins
Exams have been cancelled again, and if Gavin Williamson had any sense he wouldn’t bring them back, says Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins

19, Feb, 2021 @1:21 PM

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BBC to expand educational shows in response to UK Covid lockdown
CBBC broadcasts aim to ensure all children can access curriculum-based learning without the internet

Ben Quinn

05, Jan, 2021 @6:43 PM

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