Studio schools are a new type of academy for 14-19 year olds which the Government is promoting as part of its strategy of improving the quality of vocational education. This briefing focuses on how studio schools operate and outlines the current issues of concern to the NUT.
The consultation, undertaken by the National Union of Teachers, shows the extent to which young people recognise that what is portrayed in the media is often unrealistic and superficial. It supports strongly, and in context, the Union’s charter, “Growing up in a Material World”.
This charter is an important contribution to the current debate on commercialisation and childhood from the perspective of teachers and schools. It sets out key measures to protect children from the damaging effects of marketing and advertising.
Are commercial companies helping schools by providing them with new resources or exploiting them to obtain new customers? This document sets out key issues you should consider when assessing the suitability of commercial materials.
This briefing provides an overview of developments in the area of commercialisation. Information on this area has been circulated to divisions and associations and is also featured on the NUT website.
Annual Conference 2003 adopted a resolution unanimously on the commercialisation of schools, child health and advertising aimed at children. This topic has received a great deal of media attention and concerns have been raised by a wide range of organisations about the issue of food promotion to children and the effect that it has on child health.