National education charity Future First's brand new primary schools project will see volunteers help build on its successful work in secondary which has seen educators harness the skills of alumni to support students.

Scouting has been a central organisation for youngsters for 110 years and, as the Scouts work hard to ensure diversity by welcoming girls and boys from all ethnic backgrounds and of all abilities, our contributor KATIE PARKER takes a look at one special leader and his fight against segregation…

Canvas by Instructure (NYSE: INST), has announced that it has been selected by Queen's University Belfast to provide its innovative and scalable open online virtual learning environment (VLE).
 
The VLE will play a central role in helping the institution meet its strategic ambition to deliver a Digital Learning pathway. By 2020, the Russell Group University – which is already in the top one percent of institutions worldwide – aims to offer an online learning element in all of its programmes.
 

Schools are usually surrounded by green space, and if you’re lucky enough yours will have a sports field as well. But how much time and money is spent on maintaining turf? Husqvarna – the Swedish brand which started off in the 1600s making shotguns, and today also sells under the brands Flymo, Gardena, Weed Eater and McCulloch among others – launched its first robotic lawnmower 23 years ago and the brand is proving popular for groundskeepers tasked with taking care of acres of lawn.

Robyn Johnstone, Chief Executive Officer of Education Placement Group specialists in teacher recruitment, recently partnered with Education Support Partnership (ESP). ESP is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of teachers, and its free and confidential 24-hour helpline receives over 7,500 calls a year from education staff who have reached breaking point. Here she answers some questions about the rising mental health issues within teaching...

Following on from Damian Hind's announcement to cut teacher workload in an attempt to resolve a recruitment crisis in England's schools, CEO and Founder of Satchel (previously Show my Homework), Naimish Gohil discusses how the UK's ed-tech sector can help achieve these goals. 

Turning around a failing school is always challenging for multi-academy trusts (MATs) but consistency and persistence can lead to success beyond expectations, says Chris Brislen.

Transforming the third worst performing primary school in the country into a school pupils and staff can be proud of is not a job for the faint-hearted, but it’s one St Bart’s Multi-Academy Trust was happy to take on.

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Schools should use the engaging power of gamification to drive their pupils’ learning, says Winston Poyton, director at Capita SIMS.

"If you have ever played Minecraft, or seen your pupils engrossed in the game, you will know how completely absorbing it can be. And with 55 million people across the world signed up, the game clearly has universal appeal. 

After a large number of entries, the top educational settings for outdoor learning have been announced in the 2018 Pocca Awards shortlist.

The Pocca Awards, developed by outdoor canopy provider i2o Ltd, were launched this year to recognise and reward those educational settings using available outside space to inspire students and enhance learning.

Schools were invited to demonstrate their outdoor learning approach and highlight how innovative and creative they have been in utilising their outside space in four distinct categories.  

The primary schools incorporated into the New Largs Campus, Largs Primary and St Mary’s, moved in Monday, March 12 along with Early Years nurseries. The relocated Largs Academy will join them on April 18.

The Campus, which will accommodate more than 2000 pupils, is part of North Ayrshire Council’s biggest ever investment. It includes two theatres, a gym hall believed to be the biggest in the UK and art classrooms with balconies that enable outdoor working with views of the stunning Largs Coastline.