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“Pupils at Broadford Primary School
Last week 83 primary school pupils in P6/7 from Banff and Macduff took on a project whereby they used technology to become creators, generator and disseminators of knowledge. They exemplified the disruptive classroom technologies and the T3 framework as practiced and promoted by Dr Sonny Magana.
Ahead of Christmas, YPO, the UK’s largest public sector buying organisation, has launched a nationwide search for a budding artist whose design will appear on its corporate Christmas card, which will be distributed to the company’s contacts, including customers, suppliers and partners.
YPO is calling on teachers and parents to encourage children to create imaginative and festive designs that it can imprint upon its corporate greeting to spread the holiday cheer.
The competition is open to primary school children (aged 5-11) across the UK.
Teachers from some of the UK’s leading digital schools gathered in Birmingham on Friday, to share the very latest ideas for using technology in the classroom.
Hosted by Greet Primary School, the event brought together over 80 educators as part of a tour which will visit more than 20 cities in the UK, US and Canada this year.
Over 100 pupils from UK primary schools gathered at a special event in London on Friday to mark the start of UK Code Week.
The initiative, now in its 4th year, aims to make coding more accessible - by encouraging schools, businesses and local authorities around the country to host their own coding events.
Kicking off at Dragon Hall in London’s Covent Garden, the launch day saw school children put their coding skills to the test and get hands-on with new technology by programming robots, creating apps and even building small computers.
Staff and pupils at a Kent primary school are celebrating this week, after winning a prestigious digital learning award.
Beaver Green Primary School in Ashford has been presented with a Discovery Education ‘Digital Champion’ Award, in recognition of its use of new technology in the classroom.
Every SEN (Special Education Needs) build is different, because every SEN school is different. That being said, the same base requirements that need considering for a SEN construction project apply to all.
The United Kingdom is in desperate need of more teachers. There might be more than 450,000 people working in state schools across the country, but even that number is not enough to satisfy the demands of a growing school age population.
The Government has set itself targets to try to get more people into the profession through training courses and has missed them for four years in a row as it struggles to grapple with the need to recruit the right people in large numbers.
When I was 11 years old I knew that I wanted to be a primary school teacher. It wasn’t just the influence of having parents as teachers (they didn’t put me off!) I just knew that I liked doing pretty much everything. I loved learning and I loved the day-to-day variety of being busy doing different things at school.
Research from Capita SIMS has revealed that over half of parents (57%) feel primary school reports are either too generic or do not contain enough information about how their child is doing.
More than a third of primary school teachers (35%) agree. This is despite the fact that schools are now recording more information about the children they teach than ever before.
The results suggest that primary schools’ communication with parents needs to evolve, something some heads are actively addressing.
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