Headteacher Magazine, guide to services and products for UK Schools
Tackling extremism is one of the foremost issues in the minds of today’s educators. The introduction of Prevent Duty in summer 2015 stated that teachers must have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”.
Located in Brooke village about six miles South of Norwich, The Brooke Church of England Primary School is a brick building surrounded by an asphalted playground which tended to flood when there was heavy rain. As part of a number of measures designed to reduce future flood risk it was decided that the existing drainage needed to be upgraded.
Enter the WorldSkills UK Competitions The UK’s most talented apprentices and learners are being invited to put their skills to the test and enter the WorldSkills UK Competitions in 2016.
Amid growing concern in schools, colleges and universities about increased tampering with exam papers, a Yorkshire machine designer and manufacturerhas helped the Government of Azerbaijan to conduct scrupulously fair university exams.
West-based Bishop Fleming, the fast-growing Top 40 accountancy firm, is repeating its support for the "Young Enterprise" initiative to help school pupils to learn about business. For the 3rd year running, Bishop Fleming will support 16 secondary schools throughout the Westcountry in the annual "Young Enterprise" contest to find the most successful entrepreneurs in the classroom. Alongside a sponsorship of £14,000, Bishop Fleming will provide eight professional mentors to help those 16 schools from their staff in Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth, Torquay, Truro, and Worcester.
CREATING WAVES ACROSS THE COUNTRY The BVS ECOtouch Interactive Touch Screens are creating a wave of interest in the touch screen arena. The low price and excellent quality have made the ECOtouch a very attractive proposition for schools looking to move to this new technology.
The new comedy science animation show—It’s Not Rocket Science—is a 10-episode series that has been developed using solutions and tools from leading creative software developer The Foundry.
Created by retired Canadian astronaut and commander of the International Space Station Chris Hadfield, together with his son Evan, the series seeks to address current issues and misunderstood science topics, from vaccinations to climate change. An animated Commander Hadfield and his space pug Albert will use humorous narrative and anecdotes to educate viewers of all ages.
Staff sickness is a major issue for any school and, with the average daily charge to schools for a supply teacher being as much as £100 higher than the daily pay rate for the absent teacher, costs can escalate quickly! For example, it cost one school in Birmingham more than £500,000 to cover staff absences and fourteen schools in Birmingham each spent more than £200,000 on supply teachers. This is why it’s more important than ever to reduce the spread of persistent infections like colds, flu and stomach bugs within the school environment to keep staff fit and healthy.
With over 23,000 members and a wide range of services, offers and facilities, the University of Southampton Students’ Union is one of the biggest in the country.
The University is in the top 1% of universities worldwide and the Union has recently released a 2020 Vision Plan, with the ultimate objective of becoming one of the top ranked unions in the UK within the next five years. To help them achieve this status, SUSU have appointed Holdens - one of Manchester’s leading integrated creative agencies - for a comprehensive brand review.
Eden Foodservice, part of Interserve, has launched an ‘Art of Food’ drawing competition across primary schools throughout the UK. The winning school will be rewarded with their drawing being created into a bespoke piece of artwork by a local artist, up to the value of a £1,000.
Key Training, one of England’s largest providers of 16-19 apprenticeships is better prepared for Ofsted inspections after boosting its self-assessment and improvement planning using experienced online education software and quality assurance specialists Mesma.
Operating nationally, Key Training secures work for young people not in employment, educator or training, and offers apprenticeship opportunities with employers across the UK alongside work-based learning and courses to help young people improve their work skills.
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