Care of duty for our children

With so much in the news lately about children’s screen time and impact of time spent on line, a report published in November warns about the collection of data and the duty of care internet giants should have in relation to young people. Should we be asking whether the internet ...

Early GCSE exam entry

Around 30,000 Year 10 students, according to data from Ofqual, were entered in the English Literature GCSE exam this year, up on the previous year’s number. We asked the views of secondary school headteachers in the Liverpool City Region (LCR) whether entering students early for the GCSE English Literature or ...

Promoting good mental health

Is enough being done to help schools, primary and secondary, provide the best support for children’s mental health and wellbeing? How important for children today is this support, and what further investment or help would you like to see? Ken Heaton, headteacher, Florence Melly Community Primary School  There is an increasing number ...

New secretary of state for education

Justine Greening has left the government after 18 months as education secretary and will be replaced by Damian Hinds. What are your thoughts on the departure of the education secretary? Many feel the education sector needs stability at this time and that work begun by the outgoing education secretary to ...

Should we ban “harmful contact” from rugby games?

In a new opinion piece published in a leading medical journal, academics said that schools should ban “harmful contact” from rugby games in order to reduce the risk of injury. Allyson Pollock and Graham Kirkwood from the Institute of Health at Newcastle University argue that most injuries in youth rugby occur ...