Teachers & establishments can anticipate an increased focus on mental health across UK schools in 2019. Under new government regulations mental health education will be a mandatory part of primary and secondary school curriculum by autumn 2020. Currently one in 10 students suffer from mental health issues including anxiety and depression. The government is hoping to tackle this by raising awareness and removing the stigmatism that currently surrounds mental health.
Schools & teachers should expect to see an increase in budget cuts despite the government forecast to increase spend by £38 billion. It’s estimated that schools are going to have to save £3 billion within the years of 2019/20 to survive the increase in staff wages and pension schemes.
Prepare for the digital age! Interactive classrooms are already knocking around but 2019 is their year, 9 out of 10 students believe that using technology in the classroom will prepare them for the digital future. Digital trends including virtual reality, personalised learning and online homework are set to become more popular this year.