Education Issues in the Best of the Web UK Directory

Education Issues

A Guide to Copyright Licensing in Schools

Offers resources to help identify school activities that may need to be covered by a licence, with details of copyright organisations and an explanatory leaflet to download.

Aid Workers Network

A space for aid workers to ask questions, discuss topics of interest, and share information, learning and research.

Anti Academies Alliance

Campaigns against the government's programme to release schools from local authority management to be run by private sponsors; includes background materials, news and resources, and contacts.

Boarding Concern

Campaigns against boarding schools, especially for children under 13, and offers advice and support to adults affected by their experiences. Includes FAQ and information for therapists.

Boarding School Survivors

Offering advice, workshops and counselling for adults adversely affected by their boarding school experiences. Includes an event diary and extracts from the book "The Making of Them" by Nick Duffell.

Campaign for Real Education

Aims for greater parental choice and higher standards in education. Includes articles in support of grammar schools, plus newsletters and donation form.

Campaign for State Education

Promotes comprehensive state education and campaigns against independent and faith schools. Includes news, briefings and campaign resources.

Campaign for the Public University

A group of university teachers, graduate students, and others seeking to promote the idea of the university as a public good. Includes a blog, news, actions, and campaign resources.

Comprehensive Future

Campaigns for a fair school admissions policy and an end to selection for aptitude and ability, whether at the eleven plus stage or by other means. Includes publications, newsletters and school admissions FAQ.

Corpun - World Corporal Punishment Research

A library of resources and research about the history of corporal punishment in schools in Britain and around the world.

Education Support Partnership

The UK's only charity providing mental health and wellbeing support services to all education staff and organisations.

Fighting Against Casualisation in Education

A network of casualised academic workers organising for grassroots action and fighting for better conditions.

The Free University of Liverpool

Created as a protest against tuition fees, and campaigning for genuine reform in education; includes background, contacts, news, and details of their foundation courses and Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Praxis.

Gender and Education Association

Aims to eradicate sexism and inequality in education, from a feminist point of view. Includes research summaries and links.

Iris Project

Campaigns for children to be taught classics in UK schools.

James Tooley

Professor of education policy at Newcastle University, best known for his work on low cost private education; includes a profile, information about his writings and projects, blog and contacts.

Local Schools Network

Provides commentary and resources for those wanting to support their local school; takes a stance against free schools and the coalition government's education reforms.

Mindfulness In Schools

Non profit organisation which aims to encourage and support the teaching of secular mindfulness in schools.

RISE - Research and Information on State Education Trust

A charitable trust that commissions research and provides information on state education in the UK; includes details of publications (print and online), news, and contacts.

Save Our Early Years

Campaigning for the Government to reverse its decision that all Level 3 Early Years Educators (EYEs) must have at least a Grade C in GCSE English and maths to count in the ratios - with no equitable alternative at Level 2 such as Functional Skills allowed.

School Phobia, Refusal & Anxiety In Children

Offering advice, guidance and legal support to families with a child facing school anxiety or phobia.

Socialist Education Association

Affiliated to the Labour Party and aiming to promote non-selective education.

The Sutton Trust

Works to promote social mobility through education, through funding access projects, research and policy work, and a number of pilot initiatives. Includes details of their projects, publications and reports, news and contacts.

Whole Education

Collaboration between leading non-profit organisations in education that share a common set of beliefs about what constitutes a well-rounded education, and how education should be improved in this country.

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