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Education Estates 1-2 November, Manchester Central focuses on the funding, design, build, management and maintenance of schools, colleges and universities across the UK.


Whether you are preparing for an upcoming project or looking for solutions and ideas to current challenges; Education Estates - the largest gathering of Education Buildings Professionals from across the UK, will enable you to achieve your objectives.


The Conference features over 90 speakers. Lively and authoritative, it’s THE professional gathering for everyone involved in delivering and managing education facilities now, and for the future.

Clifton College Students Celebrate A Level Success

Clifton College Students

There were celebrations at Clifton College as students received their A Level results today with 31 students scoring only A* and A grades.

In total, 76% of grades were A* to B and 48% were A* to A with Languages, Economics and Mathematics seeing some of the highest grades. 

Languages and Classics were highly successful with 95% of grades at A* to B while in both Economics and History 88% of grades were A* to B.

Half of students studying Mathematics and Further Mathematics were awarded double A* while over a quarter of all Psychology students also received A*s.

Numerous students win places at Oxbridge and Russell Group universities

Record A level results at Sharnbook Upper School as Sixth Form goes from strength to strength


High-performing Sharnbrook Upper School is celebrating record A level results today – with students achieving outstanding grades and many securing places at some of the world’s best universities.


The school’s sixth form recorded an overall A level pass rate of 99%, with a brilliant 82% of entries graded A* to C and 55% of all exams receiving top grades of A* to B, well above the national average.


North East schools unprepared for new data storage regs, reveals Calibre survey


MORE than three quarters of North East schools are unaware of and unprepared for new data protection regulations coming into force next year, according to a new survey by a Newcastle IT firm.


Calibre Secured Networks undertook the research through SCHOOLS NorthEast, the North East’s regional network, to gauge how ready school business managers are for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). 


The regulation will strengthen and unify the safety and security of the information held by schools, replacing the Data Protection Act of 1998 which gives individuals control over what information is held on them by organisations.


School in Huddersfield becomes community hub following major rebuild

school Huddersfield

All Saints Catholic School is opening its doors to become a leisure venue for various activities, such as fitness classes, dance workshops and social groups, following a multi-million pound rebuild.

The popular Bradley school has undergone a complete rebuild after a seven-figure investment and is set to open its new, state-of-the-art facilities to the local area in September 2017.

For the first time, the school will have its own sports centre, which will house a sports hall, four badminton courts, and pitches for netball and basketball. The rebuilt facilities will also include dance and drama studios, and will play host to activities such as five-a-side football, dance recitals, and drama classes.

Turinglab, Ada and BJSS pilot the UK’s first curriculum linked creative coding platform to advance digital skills education

coding skills

The new learning-to-code platform to provide pupils aged between 11 and 16 with crucial digital coding skills for the future. 

London, 1st August 2017 –Turinglab, an organisation dedicated to teaching fundamental coding skills to school children, has partnered with Ada, the National College for Digital Skills to develop and pilot the UK’s first creative coding platform aligned to the national computing curriculum. BJSS, the award-winning, delivery-focused IT consultancy supported Turinglab to develop this platform.

Business professionals learn the lost art of making a first impression from world-leading drama school

business impression

World-renowned drama school RADA is reviving the art of making a good first impression by opening its doors to business people wanting to improve how they are perceived by colleagues and clients.

Training courses, run by RADA in Business, specialise in how actor training techniques can enhance the ability to make a positive impact in the workplace or business environment. Courses can be taken at RADA in small groups or as one-to-one performance coaching sessions, as well as team development experiences led by world-leading communication skills tutors.

UK adults embarrassed if they cannot speak a foreign language

UK adults foreign language

46% of UK adults embarrassed they cannot speak a foreign language...

Last week, the British Council announced the results of a poll of 1,768 UK adults which found that even though one in six adults said they could speak a foreign language to a high standard, nearly half of respondents (46 percent) are embarrassed they cannot speak the language of the country they are visiting when they go on holiday. Furthermore, 45 percent of adults said that they rely on the assumption that everyone will speak English in the country they are visiting, and 29 percent said they have been too scared to even try speaking the local language.

Ready, Steady, Solder!

Solder kit

Kitronik develops student skills by supporting the teaching of basic electronics techniques. 

Keen to assist teachers in equipping students with the key skills to make good progress in electronics, Kitronik has produced a ‘Learn to Solder Pack’ which has been carefully designed for use in Key Stage Three (KS3) Design and Technology lessons. 

The kit has been created to give students a successful introduction to soldering with simple component placement. Further information is available to view on the Kitronik website here

Supporting soldering success