Leading UK school music supplier Dotdismus.com has conveniently arranged all of the best school musicals from several UK publishers all in to one place on their clearly designed, simple and easy to use new website, saving you precious time and hassle from having to visit the website of each individual publisher.

One of the UK’s leading independent supply teacher firms, First Class Supply, has kicked-off a new sponsorship deal that will see youngsters in North Tyneside kitted out with smart football strips.

 

Dozens of boys and girls playing at week-ends at U11, 12, 13 and 14 level for North Tyneside Schools Football Association (North Tyneside SFA) will be looking to score in their new tops thanks to the generosity of Whitley Bay-based First Class Supply.

 

Digital Schoolhouse, delivered by Ukie, the only trade body for the UK's games and interactive entertainment industry, uses play-based learning to engage the next generation of pupils and teachers with the new Computing curriculum. In September, it brought together educators, businesses, students and public sector professionals to discuss the digital skills gap. 

Practical and comprehensive advice and guidance on the new data protection regulations GDPR, coming into force next May was on offer to schools in the first of three events hosted by Harrison Clark Rickerbys across the UK last week. 

 

Held at the Law Society in London, the event featured presentations by the Information Commissioners Office (ICO), two legal experts and several independent schools, speaking from their own experience of the changes.

 

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Living in an increasingly digital world has brought about undeniable changes to our lives. 

 

One of the consequences of this is the amount of data we all share, including many of our personal details. Medical professionals, retailers, insurers and numerous other service providers all hold personal data, some of which is highly sensitive.

 

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New research by online tutor service, Tutor Hunt, today revealed that 88 per cent of primary and secondary students surveyed felt there is pressure on them to perform to a certain level in exams, yet almost half (42 per cent) revealed that despite this, their school does not, or is unable to, offer any additional support.

A former Number 10 adviser and education chief at the RSA has warned that English schools are being damaged by common practices that are of little value to students.

The Ideal School Exhibition is an essay penned by Julian Astle, which reveals that schools are dicing with students' futures by scrambling to achieve the best league table results. 

Former state students in Norwich are to help transform current students’ opportunities and give them a better start in life by going back to their old schools in an initiative to build an alumni network in schools and college in the city.

The programme, run by the education charity Future First and funded by the government’s Careers and Enterprise Company, has been backed by the actor Stephen Fry who went to Norwich City College.

Procurement organisation Fusion21 has announced the launch of its national dynamic purchasing system (DPS) for Fire Suppression Systems and Associated Works - the first on the market to provide a complete fire safety solution suitable for the education sector and all public sector buildings.

Schools are undoubtedly the place where young people can seek reassurance and strengthen bonds across communities.  Yet tackling religious discrimination and racial prejudice is the number one issue of concern amongst young people. A charity, the Three Faiths Forum has spent the past ten years helping schools teach a more thoughtful approach when it comes to standing up to religious discrimination.

  • New NHS England-supported research from Loughborough University suggests that engagement with Greenhouse Sports’ school-based sport programmes improves pupils’ core life skills and combats physical and mental health issues
  • Greenhouse Sports’ programme participants surveyed in research significantly outperform their peers in English and Maths
  • Study finds that sport helps to increase attendance rates, with an average increase of eight days per year for participants, compared to those who do not participate

 

With the government shaping schools’ work on relationships and sex education (RSE) from September 2019 and consulting on moves towards statutory personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE), a new programme has been launched to help primary school teachers deliver PSHE lessons for 8-11 year olds.

Tuition providers, Explore Learning has been honoured with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, recognising the Best Places to Work in 2018. The Employees’ Choice Awards, now in its tenth year overall (and fourth  year in the UK), relies solely on the input of employees. These employees elect to provide feedback on their jobs, work environments and companies via Glassdoor. 

After two months of entries, shortlists and performances, ‘Last Choir Singing’ announced Simon Cox as winner of their annual song writing contest.

Simon, an Accountant, who lives and works in Lytham-St-Annes, wrote the winning song ‘Golden Days’ to raise funds for a local charity.  His song will be performed by the school choirs from across Lancashire who make it to the County Final of the Last Choir Singing Choir Competition, at King George’s Hall in Blackburn, on 15th June 2018.

Multi award-winning caterer Cityserve has played host to the prestigious LACA School Chef of the Year Competition.

The Birmingham-based caterer’s state-of-the-art CityKitchen Live development kitchen was the venue for the regional heats of the 2018 contest, which took place this week.

LACA School Chef of the Year (SCOTY) is a career high for any school chef across the UK, guaranteeing an exciting year ahead for whoever takes the top spot from Yorkshire & Humberside's Tracy Healey, who triumphed in 2017.