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Quest Professional students Imogen Kisberg and Katy Horwitz present cheque to Sean Kelly, Chief Executive for charity Action for A-T.
In a glittering ceremony held on Friday night in the splendour of the Plaisterers’ Hall in the City of London, Quest Professional students celebrated the dual achievement of graduating from their diploma level business courses as well as raising a total of £18,000 over the last year for degenerative childhood disease charity Action for A-T.
Despite the UK’s evolving employment and commercial landscape, it has become readily apparent that we are now facing a ‘skills deficit’ in the provision of Modern Foreign Languages within schools.
The British Council’s Language Trends Survey 2016/2017 has revealed that since 2012, schools have faced shortfalls in pupils studying a second language, with a 37% reduction at GCSE level.
As London’s educational technology (Ed Tech) show, BETT 2018, opens its doors for another year, the Ed Tech team at Futuresource Consulting wanted to highlight some key areas and trends in this space. This will act as a scene-setting backdrop, as to where opportunities for hardware, software, platform and technology firms might lie within this sector.
Voice Personnel Assistants – From CES 2018 to BETT 2018
Almost 1000 primary school pupils have gained an insight into the workings of the justice system through taking part in the Mayor’s Fund for London Theatre of Law project during this academic year. This innovative legal education project is delivered by the National Centre for Citizenship and the Law (NCCL) who have an education team based at the Royal Courts of Justice in London.
Dedicated fibre ensures there are no drop outs in speed throughout the day. The Venus Fibre Network provides high speed leased line communication to businesses and educational academies throughout London and the UK. Our services start with London’s lowest cost Fibre Internet Leased Line.
Added value services include offsite backup (provided free with selected fibre leased lines), resilient backup services, hosted VOIP, AWS Amazon Direct Connect, private VLANs and Ethernet Private Networks.
8 teachers from primary schools across the UK will be flying to Chicago this summer, after being recognised for their work as digital pioneers in the classroom.
Professional actress Millie Binks is returning to her former school, St Mary’s, Colchester, to inspire young pupils to enjoy acting.
Research suggests that approximately 15% of school-age children have poor vision in one or both eyes. This can make certain tasks more difficult and in some cases, have negative consequences for a child’s learning. Yet according to an investigation by the College of Optometrists, less than a third of Local Authorities provide any vision screening in schools. Against this background, Professor Thomson from City University, London, has developed software known as SchoolScreener EZ™ which can detect poor vision in a simple three minute test.
The £44 million Riverside Schools off-site project – the largest ever in the education sector – has started on site in Barking. The scheme for the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham was awarded to the Portakabin Group and is using a Yorkon off-site solution to deliver an innovative three-school campus.
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