Education

GCHQ units up all-female cyber-training courses

Picture copyright Getty Pictures All-female courses in cyber-skills are being arrange by the GCHQ intelligence service, in an try and recruit a wider vary of on-line safety consultants. Virtually 90% of the cyber-skills workforce worldwide is male, says GCHQ’s cyber-defence arm, the Nationwide Cyber Safety Centre (NCSC). With warnings of great expertise shortages, the safety providers are frightened about lacking feminine recruits. Chris Ensor of the NCSC says it must

Liverpool College Chinese language dishonest electronic mail ‘racist’

Picture copyright Google Picture caption Liverpool College later apologised and stated the intention “was to not single out any explicit group” A college has been accused of racism after it despatched an e-mail suggesting Chinese language college students did not know what dishonest was. The College of Liverpool despatched the observe about examination conduct to its worldwide students. Subsequent to a Chinese language translation of dishonest, it stated college students

Ofsted guarantees fairer deal for colleges in powerful areas

Picture copyright Getty Photographs A faculty in a tricky space which has nice lecturers and a fantastic curriculum could possibly be rated excellent from September, even when pupils’ outcomes are mediocre, says Ofsted. However the watchdog denies its proposed new inspection framework for England will imply a dumbing-down of requirements. It says too many faculties recreation the system by “educating to the check” or “off-rolling” decrease capability pupils. However schooling

‘Snow day’ turns into ‘e-learning day’

Picture copyright Getty Pictures Snowy climate has already arrived in components of the US and Europe and is forecast for the UK later this month. For varsity college students, it means the possibility of benefiting from the long-standing custom of the “snow day”, when faculties are pressured to shut and college students get an sudden day without work. It is a acquainted theme from American movie and TV exhibits, with

Birkenhead faculty’s meal risk angers mother and father

Picture copyright Reuters Picture caption Devonshire Park Main mentioned it had been compelled to take motion because it was owed greater than £1,000 Dad and mom have reacted angrily to a letter despatched by a faculty threatening to withhold scorching meals from kids if dinner cash arrears usually are not paid. Devonshire Park Main in Merseyside mentioned it was owed greater than £1,000 in excellent lunch charges and informed mother

College switches off social media to assist scholar well-being

Picture copyright DMU/Redpix.co.uk A college is switching off all its social media channels for a number of days for example to encourage its college students to strive their very own “digital detox”. De Montfort College, in Leicester, desires to spotlight how “unrestrained social media use” may be dangerous to the psychological well being of younger folks. The college operates 9 completely different social media channels, together with Fb, Snapchat and

Faculty begins £20ok crowdfunding bid to assist ease funds cuts

Picture copyright Google Picture caption Bayton C of E Major Faculty is searching for £20,000 to complement its funds A Worcestershire faculty has began a crowdfunding marketing campaign in a bid to lift £20,000. Bayton C of E Major Faculty, close to Kidderminster, says its essential central funds has been “squeezed” and it’s “supplementing funds”. It hopes to spend donations on common upkeep of the varsity buildings and new play

Cambridge College 1908 suffrage banners recreated

Picture copyright Newnham School Picture caption College students from Newnham and Girton schools carried the unique banner by way of London in 1908 An artist needed to be taught “misplaced methods” to recreate a suffrage banner for Cambridge College. The unique was carried by college students from ladies’s schools Newnham and Girton on marches in London in 1908. The “very fragile” banner is stored beneath protecting situations however two replicas

Wealthy college students save by paying charges up entrance

Picture copyright Getty Photos The wealthiest college students are going to college in England for the bottom price, by paying their tuition charges up entrance, say researchers. About 10% of scholars aren’t taking out loans and so keep away from rates of interest of 6.three% paid by different college students, says the Intergenerational Basis. The suppose tank says it “makes a mockery” of claims that the charges system is truthful

College gives ‘must be made after outcomes day’, say lecturers

Picture copyright PA Picture caption A document variety of 18-year-olds obtained unconditional gives from universities final yr Pupils ought to have the ability to apply for college locations solely after they obtain their A-level outcomes, the lecturers’ union has mentioned. A report by the University and College Union mentioned the change may imply the top of unconditional gives and the “chaotic” clearing system. Admissions physique Ucas mentioned the proposals “enchantment”