With the government planning to introduce national tests for 7-year-old children, have we gone too far with the box-ticking approach to education? Ben Fogle certainly thinks so and wants children to spend more of their learning time in the outdoors with nature.
Kensington Palace has released the news that Prince George will begin to attend the Westacre Montessori Nursery School in Norfolk before the end of January. Both Prince William and Prince Harry attended Montessori Nursery schools as toddlers.
The Westacre Montessori Nursery School was rated “good” by Ofsted earlier this year.
The last of the Paris climate change talks took place on Saturday, in which ministers from 196 countries got together to debate the issue. Following hours of negotiations and compromises, at 7:16pm the French foreign minister, Laurent Fabius, announced that the agreement had finally been signed.
What is the purpose of education? A parliamentary select committee is going to investigate this question and get to the root of why we have an educational system. Is it to prepare young people to pass exams, or should education be helping young people build character and develop the knowledge and skills they’ll need to lead a fulfilling adult life?
Crossfields Institute is pleased to announce the launch of this new specialist qualification, regulated by Ofqual, for those wishing to coach and inspire individuals and groups towards long term diet and lifestyle changes for improved health and wellbeing. It includes knowledge and practical skills in diet, nutrition and lifestyle, as well as communication and coaching skills.
The Institute of Health Sciences (IHS) as a lead development partner, has provided subject expertise and content in the development of this qualification. IHS is approved to deliver this qualification in both the UK and the Republic of Ireland.
For more information about this qualification, please contact Crossfields Institute at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01453 808 118.
A global tertiary education expert has argued that governments should focus on creating better higher education systems rather than making more top-ranked universities.
The Soil Association have collaborated with the animators Aardman and come up with a fun video to promote World Soils Day: