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Academy and Sixth Form Condition Improvement Fund (CIF)


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Alumasc have been working closely with academies throughout the UK for many years helping compile their applications in order to achieve CIF Funding (Condition Improvement Fund).

Alumasc have a success rate of over 85%.

Alumasc have an excellent track record of highlighting the requirements for a new roof, ensuring deliverability of the project and all within the required budget restraints.



Classroom connections - delivering value to digital natives

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In the face of rigorous government edicts and stringent performance measures, schools and colleges are feeling the pressure to deliver. Together with increased scrutiny from a generation of activist parents, managers and governors, this pressure is forcing educators to re-examine the education they provide and make fundamental changes to teaching and learning.
But while the industry is driven by performance tables, tests and measures, the savviest educators realise that a box ticking approach isn’t going to cut it in a fast paced and competitive, educational landscape. To fundamentally change the education they can provide, schools must adopt a back to basics approach which puts students at the heart teaching strategy and looks closely at how their needs can be met.

The sky's the limit for children literacy project

As 1,000 books make a 10,000-mile journey across the world, the founder of a children’s literacy project has announced ambitious plans to partner the UK’s schools with South Africa to give children the gift of reading. 

Alison Delaney, who founded Little Bird People Development, has put her coaching skills to a new test by creating ‘Dreams Workshops’ which aim to build confidence, self-belief and resilience in young people. 

In a project called ‘The World Is In Our Hands’ schools in the UK can purchase these workshops and receive their own signed copy of Alison’s book, which is one of the resources provided. For every Dreams Workshop purchased, Alison donates another workshop to a school in another country.

The MOD installs My Concern® to protect students in 21 international schools

The MOD invests in MyConcern to manage all safeguarding concerns in 21 international schools

·         The software was selected to support pupils and staff and to enhance existing safeguarding arrangements 

·         MyConcern was purchased through the Think IT procurement framework to ensure value for money, ease of procurement and to comply with financial regulations.

One Team Logic, specialists in Safeguarding in Education, has announced an agreement with the Ministry of Defence (MOD) to supply 21 of its schools across the world with its safeguarding software, MyConcern®.

Leeds College of Music offers the only conservatoire-based BTEC courses in the UK

Leeds College of Music

A founding member of Conservatoires UK, a group of nine institutions dedicated to providing specialist education in performing arts, Leeds College of Music is the only one to provide BTEC courses in Music and Music Technology. 

BTEC students at Leeds College of Music join the conservatoire’s 1000-strong community of undergraduate and postgraduate musicians, and develop their skills across a broad range of genres. With two pathways available – Music (performance) or Music Technology – the BTEC curriculum allows students to focus on units that are appropriate to their own musical specialism, while exploring topics as varied as ensemble skills, composition, music theory and business.

Pupils launch national coding campaign

Over 100 pupils from UK primary schools gathered at a special event in London on Friday to mark the start of UK Code Week.

The initiative, now in its 4th year, aims to make coding more accessible - by encouraging schools, businesses and local authorities around the country to host their own coding events. 

Kicking off at Dragon Hall in London’s Covent Garden, the launch day saw school children put their coding skills to the test and get hands-on with new technology by programming robots, creating apps and even building small computers. 

Engage Education launches new partnership with CPD providers Creative Education

 Engage Education

Engage Education and Creative Education, today, announced their formal partnership agreement, bringing together two national specialists in their respective fields of teacher recruitment and continuous professional development (CPD) training. James Ockelford, Managing Director for Engage Partners, welcomed the formal partnership stating ‘This partnership demonstrates the vision both organisations share with regard to improving quality teaching and learning in schools throughout the UK’. 

The direct connection between Engage Education’s specialist recruitment services and Creative Education’s training and development will streamline and enhance the offering both companies provide to qualified UK and overseas trained teachers (OTT’s).

Northumberland Career College launches new innovative learning model for 14 to 19 year-olds

 Northumberland Career College

Northumberland College today officially launched the Northumberland Career College. Targeted at 14 to 19 year-olds, Career Colleges are a national initiative conceived by former Education Secretary, Lord Baker, who passionately believes that high quality technical, practical and vocational training should be offered to students from age 14.

The launch took place at the College's Kirkley Hall campus, where business professionals and partners found out about the new venture and talked to the first cohort of Career College land-based and rural tourism students.

Career Colleges provide young people with the opportunity to combine academic studies with high quality practical learning, within a specific industry.

Leeds City College tutor wins publishing contract

 publishing contract

A Leeds City College tutor has won a second publishing contract to create a series of comic books for low level reading.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) tutor, Jennie Cole, was awarded the contract by Gatehouse Books, who specialise in literacy, numeracy and ESOL reading material. She created the books after seeing a gap in the market for adult foundation reading material.

The contract follows Jennie’s initial comic book series that was launched two years ago. The collection follows characters Liz and Joe who are involved in everyday activities that the reader will be familiar with. 

Grofar effortlessly syncs student data from your school MIS


The Bristol-based software company, Grofar, has recently announced that their latest update now connects directly to your schools MIS system. Schools using SIMS, Facility CMIS, Progresso, Bromcom MIS, Integris G2 and SchoolBase can now sync all of their student information effortlessly.

Having quick access to relevant and accurate information is core to running a successful careers programme. Grofar now imports school, student, teacher and parent data seamlessly. Data is synced daily so that information is always kept up-to-date.

Grofar have partnered with Groupcall to harness the power of their ‘Xporter on Demand’ service to provide a robust and secure solution.

Should tackling be allowed in school rugby?


Stadia Sports manager Daniel Goddard takes a look at the dangers of school rugby and discusses the safety equipment available. 

In a recent letter to the Government, more than 70 doctors and health experts asked for a ban on tackling in school rugby games. The letter outlines and warns of the risk of serious injury among under 18s playing the sport, with a recommendation for schools to introduce touch and non-contact versions of the game. 

In the current curriculum, rugby is a compulsory part of physical education from the age of 11, and there is particular emphasis on it in the independent sector.

1 in 3 adults don’t believe school education prepared them for adult life


• Almost a third of Brits (32%) don’t believe their school education prepared them for adult life

• Computer Science, Law and Psychology are the most popular modern GCSEs adults wish they could take now

• Almost a fifth of 18% of 18-24 year olds said they strongly disagreed that school set them up well for real life

• Would You Pass quiz tests if adults could pass GCSEs in modern subjects

Our school days are often called the best time of our lives, but according to new research from Oxford Open Learning Trust, many Brits believe it wasn’t enough to prepare them for adult life.