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Former teacher with her self-confidence children's book

Former teacher writes books to help children with self-confidence issues

Eleanor Baggaley is using her life experiences to help children and their parents to deal with maths, self-confidence and goal-setting When Eleanor Baggaley received inspiration from two special people in her life, she didn't realise that her journey was about to take her away from mainstream maths education to a life of self-employment, book writing and empowering children through her experiences. But now Eleanor has one children's book published and has two more in the pipeline, all three… Read more
Esh Group collect their STEM award

Esh Group win STEM Engagement Project Award

STEM Learning is delighted to announce that, Esh Group is the winner of the Inspirational STEM Engagement Project award at the recent prestigious STEM Inspiration Awards. These awards celebrate individuals and organisations working to inspire young people in STEM subjects across the UK and are organised by STEM Learning – the largest provider of STEM education and careers support to schools, colleges and other groups working with young people across the UK. This year’s winners are:… Read more
Cambridge Regional College pick up the 2017 Hunts Post Awards

Cambridge Regional College shortlisted for 2018 Business in the Community Award

Cambridge Regional College (CRC), with campuses in Huntingdon and Cambridge, has been recognised by the Huntingdonshire Business Awards for its contribution to projects in the local community. The College has been shortlisted in the ‘Projects Making a Difference in the Community’ category, a title which the College has won consecutively for at least the last five years. Both Huntingdon and Cambridge campuses have been extremely active again this year, working with local schools, organisations… Read more
HLM have teamed up with Glasgow Gaelic School

HLM team up with Glasgow school through Developing the Young Workforce

HLM, a leading design and architecture practice with studios in Glasgow, has announced its new partnership with Developing the Young Workforce (DYW). HLM’s contribution to academic life in Glasgow has expanded through its involvement with Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) Glasgow. HLM’s Marketing Executive, Amy Ogilvy, who is based in the Glasgow studio, has become a DYW Ambassador on behalf of the practice. Being partnered with Glasgow Gaelic School through DYW, HLM now possesses the… Read more
The Oldershaw Academy new computers

The Oldershaw Academy

The Oldershaw Academy, located in Wirral, is an 11 - 19 secondary school that’s home to 800 pupils. In the last five years, budget cuts have continued to rise leaving Oldershaw’s Network Manager, Keith Hallam, who is responsible for managing the school’s IT infrastructure, with a poor budget and inability to upgrade the school’s computer systems as often as he’d have liked to. After a decade of using desktops bought directly from Research Machines, which were often patched with spare parts, it… Read more
Kids playing violin London Music Masters

Music – the key to resilience?

Learning a musical instrument has long been valued by educationalists for its effects on cognitive development and its impact on social and emotional skills. But music charity executive Rob Adediran says that we are missing one of its most important collateral benefits: resilience. Adediran is the executive director of London Music Masters a charity which has taught over 2500 children in the past ten years. He explains why resilience might be music’s greatest gift to young people today. “As… Read more
Pudsey Bear BBC Children in Need

Pudsey Bear is joining Twinkl on Twitter and wants your questions

Pudsey Bear, the BBC Children in Need mascot, will be joining Twinkl to go live on Twitter. The iconic bear will be joining Twinkl, the Proud Schools Partner of BBC Children in Need, in a take over of its Twitter account in the run up to the BBC Children in Need Appeal night on 16 November 2018. Pudsey will be joining Twinkl to tweet live from @twinklresources from 2:30pm to 3:30pm on Wednesday 14th November.   Children and schools across the UK are being invited to send in their questions to… Read more
Gratnells collaboration with Makeblock

Gratnells confirms collaboration with Makeblock

Gratnells, providers of award-winning trays and storage systems used by schools in more than 60 countries worldwide, has confirmed its collaboration with Makeblock, the leading STEAM education solution provider, to supply classroom management and storage systems to the Chinese education market. Makeblock’s STEAM educational robotic kits and curriculum resources, currently used in more than 20,000 schools worldwide, will be housed in iconic Gratnells trays that are used and specified by leading… Read more
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Principals by CH&CO strengthens operations team with two key appointments

Principals by CH&CO has made two key appointments to its operations team, reflecting its strong growth. Colin Wills and Verity Butcher have joined the team in the roles of operations director for secondary schools and operations manager for London primary schools, respectively, as the specialist state school caterer welcomed 16 new schools to its portfolio for the 2018/19 school year. A qualified chef, Colin Wills brings extensive culinary and operational experience spanning over 30 years… Read more
Cambridge Regional College group

Cambridge Regional College set to inspire young people with a unique Junior Job Coach training programme

Cambridge Regional College has developed a unique training programme, the first of its kind in the UK, designed to empower apprentices to become coaches and mentors to fellow apprentices. Following a series of ERASMUS meetings (a European Union student exchange programme), with representatives from Spain, the Netherlands, Austria, Romania and the UK, six key competences were identified - Engagement, Analysis, Confidentiality/Reliability, Problem Solving, Reassurance/Affirmation,  Communication… Read more
Rockin Ur Teens conference

“What does it mean to be a man?” was the hot topic at Rocking Ur Teens

What better way to celebrate International Men's Day and Anti-Bullying Week, than by inspiring and engaging a room full of teenage boys, helping them to challenge stereotypes and misconceptions, tackle bullying and grow their confidence and self-esteem? Rocking Ur Teens teamed up with Thomson Reuters to do just that at its one-day energetic and interactive event for 13 and 14-year-old boys on Monday. Bringing together teens from different backgrounds from across the UK, the event aimed to… Read more
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Blazers Mean Business As David Luke Schoolwear Wins Best Supplier At Industry Awards

A family-run business based in Manchester has been recognised for its dedicated support of independent retailers at the annual British Schoolwear Association Awards. Manchester-based David Luke Schoolwear was awarded Best Schoolwear Supplier 2018 at the annual Schoolwear Association Awards. A fantastic achievement for the thriving business which dispatched in excess of 250,000 blazers during the back to school buying season of 2018. Speaking about the win, Kathryn Shuttleworth, Managing… Read more
Pupil happiness leads to achievement in school

New report finds ‘little evidence’ that pupil happiness leads to achievement in school

A new report from the Centre for Education Economics (CfEE), published on Wednesday 14 November, has found the belief that pupil enjoyment leads to achievement is widely a myth.    It argues that, on the contrary, there is little evidence that interventions and strategies which have positive effects on achievement also raise pupil happiness and a joy for learning.    The report, which will be launched on Wednesday 14 November, investigated a wide range of evidence around the relationship… Read more
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Boys submit more applications to top university groups, girls more likely to be accepted

Male students are as much as 50% more likely to apply to prestigious Ivy League or Russell Group universities than their female counterparts, according to new research by university and careers guidance platform, BridgeU. The research, which reviewed 21,949 university applications from global IB students during the 2017-18 academic year, also revealed that female applicants are as much as 200% more likely to receive an offer for their chosen university, when compared to their male peers. When… Read more
60 Second Histories lesson

Exciting things have been happening at 60 Second Histories

You may not have realised but in recent months 60 Second Histories has quietly been improving its website and resources. From new films and interactive quizzes to a brand *NEW* single-teacher license.  It’s EPIC value!   Yes, we’ve been listening to teachers and appreciate how, already tight, school budgets are becoming ever more stretched. Now for just £35/year you and your class can have access to 60 second histories’ award-winning history resources and benefit from:  ·            Over 300… Read more
3P Learning gets kids looking on computers again

3P Learning and Gooseberry Planet join forces to promote online anti-bullying solution

3P Learning, provider of award-winning online educational maths and literacy resources for children aged 2- 14, is proud to announce it will be partnering with award-winning Gooseberry Planet to provide a comprehensive e-safety toolkit for the whole school community to schools across the UK, Europe and Middle East (EME). Announced to coincide with anti-bullying week running from 12th – 16th November, the new partnership between 3P Learning and Gooseberry Planet will make it easier for primary… Read more
Girl Reading Book From The School Library Association

Winners Announced For School Library Association Information Book Awards

In partnership with their sponsors, Hachette Children’s Group, the School Library Association have announced the winners of the School Library Association Information Book Award 2018 and the Hachette Children’s Group Award for Outstanding Contribution to Information Books at an award ceremony at Carmelite House in London on 7th November. For the Information Book Award 2018, the overall winner chosen by the judges was Look I’m a Scientist published by Dorling Kindersley; whilst the Children’s… Read more
Students working in partnership with Greenwich University

Challenging bright sparks in partnership with Greenwich University

NewVIc work in partnership with Greenwich University supporting the up and coming EPQ (Extended Project Qualification). The number of students taking up the EPQ is growing rapidly, it is estimated around 30,000 students took the EPQ recently and this is growing each year. Universities look positively at an EPQ and value its rigorous academic content and the vast amount of time taken to complete this project. Greenwich University, currently the only London University that supports the EPQ, is… Read more
Modern classrooms design

How classrooms can be designed to boost productivity and motivation, while helping to promote future skills

A learning space that embraces and nurtures the relationship between teachers and children is crucial in cultivating a culture of working together. In today’s more progressive classrooms, technology is ubiquitous, collaboration is celebrated, movement is encouraged, and multiple activities take place in adaptable environments. The British Council for School Environments recognises the right of young people to learn in an environment which is safe, healthy and achieves thehighest quality… Read more
Photograph of the Great War

Students and the impact of the Great War

As we head towards the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, a Sunderland academic has been reflecting on the often overlooked role North East students played in the Aftermath of the Great War (1914-18). Dr Sarah Hellawell, a lecturer in Modern British History at the University of Sunderland, hopes to enhance our understanding of this particular group of ex-service students and their universities and colleges affected by their wartime experiences. Sunderland Technical College - established… Read more