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2017-09-19T01:00:00

●     Computer programming has been included within the National Curriculum

●     An estimated £900m is spent on education technology by schools every year

●     Ebuyer.com has created a guide for parents on how to help your child learn to code

 

With schools spending an estimated £900m on education technology every year,[1] and computer programming featured in the National Curriculum, technology is now a fully fledged part of a child’s educational experience. But how can parents aid their child’s development at home?

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2017-09-19T01:00:00

Free ‘Food For Thought’ event will offer ideas and inspiration to boost pupil health and wellbeing

Primary school teachers from across the UK are being encouraged to join science, nutrition and health experts at a special event in London next month.

Hosted by Discovery Education and Alimentarium Academy on 17th October, Day of Discovery - Food For Thought will bring educators and specialists together for aday of dynamic workshops, experiments and seminars exploring healthy eating and body image in primary school age pupils.

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2017-09-19T01:00:00

Birmingham based Open Study College has been shortlisted in two categories of the finals of the prestigious Solihull Chamber of Commerce Awards.

Open Study College has been shortlisted in the ‘outstanding small business’ category and Samantha Rutter, Chief Operating Officer from Open Study College and Director of Wiggles & Giggles Day Nursery, has also been shortlisted for the Solihull Business Person of the year.  

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2017-09-19T01:00:00

Free online course explores the factors that support girls to reach their full potential

 

Social learning platform, FutureLearn, is today launching a free online course ‘Girls' Education: Teaching Strategies That Develop Confidence, Resilience and Collaboration’, in partnership with the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST).

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2017-09-19T01:00:00

When planning washroom facilities for school premises, there are various best practice design guides to point you in the right direction, such as how to choose the perfect urinals for your school or college

However, when it comes to swotting up on the rules and regulations that must be followed when installing amenities, it can be difficult to find the right information, with many people pointing out inconsistencies between varying versions of government guidelines.

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2017-09-18T01:00:00

Caledonian has been awarded a position as an approved supplier on the £50m Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) Framework to act as Lead Designer and Principal Contractor for the design and build of new schools, academies, and other educational facilities.

 

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2017-09-18T01:00:00

Wonde is a new integration service allowing app developers and schools to share information in a way that is secure, simple and fast. Having raised £1.6m in a seed round led by The Richmond Group, Wonde’s fully managed service ensures third party applications can securely access the school information they require after just one integration.

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2017-09-18T01:00:00

NetSupport releases new version of its IT Asset Management solution  

 

NetSupport is pleased to announce the latest update to its award-winning IT Asset Management solution, NetSupport DNA: version 4.5 – Corporate and Education Editions.

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2017-09-15T01:00:00

Connect are delighted to announce they are working in association with the Institute for Education at Bath Spa University who will be using C-Live, our innovative teacher-training aid as part of their teacher training programmes from September onwards. 

Bath Spa is a teaching-led university, committed to promoting excellence which is one of many reasons why the Institute for Education is one of the highest rated providers of education training in the country. 

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2017-09-15T01:00:00

Great Ouse Primary Academy, in Biddenham, Bedford, is part of the high-performing Sharnbrook Academy Federation (SAF), and will open with pupils in a pre-school, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. It will become a two-class per year school from September 2018 as even more children join the popular primary. Great Ouse will act as a feeder to two other strong SAF schools, Lincroft Academy and Sharnbrook Academy.

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2017-09-14T01:00:00

Looking for something that will challenge your pupils in new and exciting ways, whilst pushing them out of their comfort zone? Want to find a unique way to develop teamwork and soft skills? Look no further than Kong Adventure, Keswick! 



Based in the heart of the Lake District, we are a well-established centre specialising in all things adventurous, offering a vast range of activities, both indoors and out!  Each experience is tailor-made to your specifications, and every detail is carefully considered.

 

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2017-09-13T01:00:00

sportsequip.co.uk are a Leicestershire based company specialising in the supply and installation of quality sports equipment for schools, colleges and universities.

 

sportsequip are major distributors for the most popular ranges of sports equipment for schools including UK manufacturers Harrod UK Ltd and Edwards Sports Products Ltd. With a wealth of experienced personnel on board sportsequip offer unbiased, balanced advise to go alongside their extensive range of products and services.

 

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2017-09-13T01:00:00

The UCL Institute of Education and school tour operator, Equity, who collectively run the First World War Centenary Battlefield Tours Programme, are inviting all state secondary schools in South East London and Medway, Lincolnshire, Essex, Central England, Cheshire and Lancashire to participate in a First World War History Regional Competition, as part of the national commemorations of the conflict. 

 

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2017-09-11T01:00:00

The National Association of School-Based Teacher Trainers (NASBTT), which champions school-led teacher training and development, has appointed a new Executive Director following the retirement of Martin Thompson after over 17 years with the organisation.
 
Emma Hollis, who has been a Trustee at NASBTT for the past 18 months alongside her roles as Head of Educational Strategy at the Inspiring Futures Through Learning multi-academy trust and Head of the Milton Keynes Teaching School Alliance, formally took up her new position as Executive Director on 1st September.

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2017-09-11T01:00:00

With the times tables tests coming to primary schools by 2019, this might be the opportune time to start thinking about how to get kids optimally engaged for what is an essential but daunting learning curve for under 11s.

 

The times table tests are being implemented because learning the times tables is a crucialstepping stone required for children to undertake long multiplication and long division. 

 

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