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2017-11-01T00:00:00

People across Wales have until Thursday 30 November to nominate outstanding teachers in Wales for the Professional Teaching Awards Cymru and with three extra categories, there are even more opportunities to celebrate the very best in Welsh education.

Nominations have already been flooding in from across Wales for the Professional Teaching Awards Cymru 2018 but there is still one month to give an excellent educational professional the recognition they deserve. Organisers are especially looking for teachers leading the way in digital learning.

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2017-10-31T00:00:00

London, 31st October 2017: A dramatic overhaul of IT education and better employer investment in training are vital if the UK’s chronic IT skills shortage is to be addressed, according to the UK and Ireland’s Linux Professional Institute (LPI) certification providers Future Cert.

 

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2017-10-31T00:00:00

—Awards seek to highlight originality, creativity and technical ability in the education sector—
 

NewTek today launched its 2018 UK Education Awards to recognise excellence in creating engaging and inspiring videos and live streams by students and staff at colleges and universities across the country. Award entries must be created using NewTek’s TriCaster® or 3Play® systems and be submitted by 17 January 2018.

 

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2017-10-31T00:00:00

As news comes that BAFTA is to hold its first dedicated careers event for teachers and careers advisers – The BAFTA Creative Careers Showcase  – we caught up with Tim Hunter, BAFTA’s Director of Learning and New Talent, to ask why such an event is necessary and what the organisation is hoping it will achieve…

 

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2017-10-30T00:00:00

Gratnells, the family run business with over 100 years of history and a worldwide business extending to more than 65 export destinations, has added to its record on product innovation with two new ICT introductions, PowerTray and PowerTrolley.

 

The company, best known for 40 years of designing, manufacturing and marketing advanced storage systems for the education and medical sectors, has introduced these new products to meet the ever-increasing role of digital technology in the learning environment.

 

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2017-10-27T01:00:00

YPO’s category buyer for Sport, John Healey, explains the purpose of the additional PE and Sport Premium funding and offers practical advice on how to spend it and tools to help evidence its impact. 

 

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2017-10-26T01:00:00

Newgate is one of the UK’s market leaders within the traffic barrier and gate industry - designing, manufacturing and fitting automated and manual barriers, gates and blockades.

A traditional company, based in Newark in Nottinghamshire, Newgate is founded on family values and employs almost 90 people, many of whom are fathers and sons, brothers and sisters, and mothers and daughters. 

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2017-10-26T01:00:00

It’s impossible to understate the importance of interactive learning ina school environment, especially as recent developments in technology have, in turn,brought about ground-breaking changes to the way that kids learn.In essence, interactive learning espouses a “hands-on” approach which goes above and beyond textbooks to encourage student engagement and knowledge retention.

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2017-10-25T01:00:00

Having an up to date phone system is incredibly important for schools and all workplaces in the education sector. Parents, teachers and students need to stay connected and be quickly and reliably contacted for the smooth running of schools.

 

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2017-10-25T01:00:00

The educational system of today was perfect for yesterday. Students need to know more than how to read, write, count and be compliant if we want them to make a living and lead a successful life in the future. Teachers, parents, researchers and other education stakeholders recognise this situation and have sounded the alarm concerning educational reform for quite a while now.

 

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2017-10-25T01:00:00

● One in three primary school parents say their child is stressed because of exams.

● Only marginally more secondary school pupils are stressed by exams, according to parents.

● More than one in ten primary school children spend five hours or more on homework each week.

A third of primary school parents say exams are making their children stressed, according to a new study looking into the pressure pupils are put under during their school years.

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2017-10-24T01:00:00

Travel behind a vintage steam locomotive in one of our all-weather observation coaches and admire the beautiful views of the welsh countryside.


Located just off the heads of the valley road, about 3 miles north of merthyr tydfil. Follow the mountain railway signs from the a470 and a465.

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2017-10-23T01:00:00

Grenfell replacement school is kitted out with the latest technology from international education technology provider for a fresh start in Kensington.

 

Manchester based educational technology specialists, Prowise UK, have supplied Kensington Aldridge Academy with new technologies for their temporary facility.

 

Twenty military volunteers completed the installation, that typically takes 12 weeks, on 15 September so students started the academic year with as little disruption to their education as possible.

 

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2017-10-23T01:00:00

Since September 2016, it has been a mandatory requirement for all schools to have an online monitoring system in place.

Although, filtering systems, which block or limit access to unsuitable websites, are a common tool in many education establishments, they come with several limitations. Unlike filter systems, active monitoring is a key strengthening tool in safeguarding strategies, revealing information about where online and real-world dangers are in schools. 

What is active monitoring?

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2017-10-23T01:00:00

Teachers from primary schools across the UK joined science, nutrition and health experts at a national pupil wellbeing summit in London this week.

Hosted by Discovery Education and Alimentarium Foundation, Food For Thoughtsaw educators and specialists meet for a day of dynamic workshops, experiments and seminars exploring healthy eating and body image in primary school age pupils.