Articles from Stephen Lambert

Who Stole the Techs?

Government Must Take back Control of the Further Education Sector if it’s serious in meeting the Needs of the many and not just the few.

FREE SCHOOLS: AN IDEOLOGICAL RATHER THAN AN EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVE

DISCOVERY School, the first Free school in Newcastle, will close its doors this summer following a damning Ofsted report which revealed plummeting standards, weak leadership and dangerous, ‘’riotous’’ behaviour amongst a significant minority of its pupils.

The Employment Guarantee Bill: YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT REMAINS ‘’STUBBORNLY HIGH’’ IN THE NORTH EAST

Stephen Lambert calls for a state funded blue-print to abolish long-term joblessness in Post-Brexit North.

NORTH EAST COLLEGES ARE DOING WELL, BUT ...

Some colleges need to up their game if they’re to give young people the opportunities they deserve. STEPHEN LAMBERT says colleges and sixth forms can boost students’ grades – and get more working-class youngsters into university.

There are more things that unite than divide us - @Great_Together

.@YouthViolenceUK : What can government and educationalists do?

GANG VIOLENCE IS A PROBLEM IN LONDON AND MANCHESTER, BUT NOT IN NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE! 

Actually @DamianHinds, social mobility is hampered by grammar schools

Durham University recently (27 Mar) published research on grammar schools and on the attainment of pupils at selective schools comparative to non-selective schools. Amongst its key points, the report "Grammar schools in England: a new analysis of social segregation and academic outcomes", claims that social mobility is hampered by grammar schools. 

DOLLS ARE FOR GIRLS AND LEGO IS FOR BOYS

DO SEXIST TOYS CONTRIBUTE TO THE GENDER GAP IN EDUCATION, APPRENTICESHIPS AND IN THE WORKPLACE?

‘THE LOST BOYS OF THE NORTH EAST’: WHY DO THE REGION’S YOUNG MEN TRAIL FURTHER BEHIND GIRLS AT SCHOOL?

THIRTY years ago boys did better at school than girls. Now, it’s the boys who are the under-achievers across the North East. In Newcastle in 2016 almost half of white young men failed to achieve 5 or more ‘good’ GCSEs including English and Maths compared to 40% of young women.

Making #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek a Priority in Education

IN THE North of England one in four have a mental illness ranging from bipolar disorder, clinical depression to severe anxiety. In a report released last Autumn by the mental health charity MIND two out of three people have experienced a panic attack or a bout of depression in the last year.