Social enterprise works to get more minority-ethnic and low-income pupils into university

A social enterprise set up by a former Exeter University student is working to increase participation of pupils from low-income and minority-ethnic backgrounds in higher education. Coach Bright UK sends student volunteers into secondary schools once a week to coach pupils one-on-one in confidence building, independence and problem solving, to prepare them for the self-directed study required at university. The … Read More

How St Paul’s Girls’ School is Embracing Gender Fluidity

A well-known London girls’ school has introduced new measures that allow pupils to define their own gender identity. St Paul’s Girls’ School, whose alumni include MP Harriet Harman andVogue ‘s departing editor-in-chief Alexandra Shulman, says it “takes a neutral stance, neither encouraging nor discouraging” a student’s decision to identify either as a boy or gender-neutral. “We consulted the pupils to … Read More

Schools struggling to support children with mental health problems

One in 10 children between five and 16 years old suffer with depression, anxiety or conduct disorder, according to the Mental Health Foundation. But more than half of UK schools are struggling to support them, a new study found. Theresa May recently announced that schools will receive mental health training, but this doesn’t apply to primary schools. And researchers found … Read More