Schools Advice

Monthly Archives: January 2012

Tuesday 24 January 2012

Parents struggle with kids’ science homework.

Parents are failing to keep up with their children’s scientific knowledge, a survey suggests. Researchers for the Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair interviewed 2,000 parents of children aged between five and 16. Two-thirds of parents said they struggled with their children’s science queries and a quarter felt frustrated. Some of the questions […]

Thursday 12 January 2012

Surging birth rate puts pressure on primary school places

More than 450,000 additional primary school places will be needed in England by 2015 as schools face pressure from rising birth rates, new government figures have revealed. The pressure will be most keenly felt in urban areas. In one London borough, Barking, a 40% rise is expected in the school population, the equivalent of dozens […]