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Gary Brookshaw Appointed UK Product Director at Intact Software

Gary Brookshaw

Gary Brookshaw has recently been appointed as UK Product Director to the Intact Software Group. 

 

Intact Software is a leading developer of ERP, Accounting & Business Management Software to merchants and distributors in Ireland, the UK and Australasia.

 

Before joining Intact Gary was Co-founder and Product Director for BisTrack, a market leading solution for merchants and distributors which he helped introduce to North America. In the intervening years, BisTrack was acquired by Progressive Solutions, Solarsoft and finally by Epicor. 

 

A lesson from primates– how play encourages learning

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The Conversation, an independent academic and research source, produced a study in June 2017 which gives new insight on the role of play in the learning process. The study found that the amount of play among primates can be related to an important part of the brain: the cortico-cerebellar system. This system plays an essential role in creating schemas in the brain which make sense of the social world around us. If play really does affect this part of the brain, does it prove, what many of us already believe to be true, that that play actively encourages learning?

 

Simon Davenport from LEGO Education believes it does. Here, he explains the importance of incorporating elements of play into the classroom to cement engagement and learning among preschool children.

Activate Learning prepares culinary students to be part of the food revolution

Andy Slater

Here in the UK we are very fortunate in that we are exposed to a multitude of cuisines and celebrated restaurants. The influences that have come from our diverse culture, particularly in the capital, have set the pace when it comes to what we eat. In many towns across the UK independent eateries, many varieties of restaurants from Vietnamese to Italian to English, as well as pop-up food stalls and Michelin starred establishments act as a focal point for the town’s economy and contribute to the cultural diversity of these towns and cities.

The Language Show London

The Language Show

What is the Language Show?

The Language Show is the must-attend event for anyone with a passion for languages.Attend three inspirational days packed with over 50 CPD certified seminars, language classes, live forums, cultural performances and a large range of exhibitors promoting their latest advice and industry guidance. Find out more on our website at www.languageshowlive.co.uk/london/. 

 

Tell me more about CPD certified seminars

Cost Effective CPD for schools and teachers:

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Why the Language Show is where professional development is heading

 

What is CPD?

Continuing Professional Development enables teachers to maintain and enhance knowledge and skills to the benefit of their careers by improve pupil’s attainment.  Seen as a highly valuable activity, CPD keeps you up-to-date with the newest advances in the industry, gives you access to leading seminars and displays your commitment to self-improvement.

 

Why should I do it?

Attending these sessions can help:

Record A level results for students at Sharnbrook Upper School

Sixth Form goes from strength to strength as numerous students win places at Oxbridge and Russell Group universities.

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.

UK teachers find inspiration at prestigious California teaching event

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6 tech-savvy primary school teachers will be inspiring their pupils this term after spending part of the summer break at a celebrated teaching event in California.

The Discovery Education Summer Institute is held annually in the US, and attracts educators from all over the world. The UK teachers - from schools in Birmingham, London and Hertfordshire - were chosen for their enthusiasm in using new technology in the classroom. They were flown to San Diego in late July, where they joined over 100 educators for a week of professional development at the University of California. 

Bringing school board meetings into the digital age

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Unproductive and lengthy board meetings are a blight on the working lives of school governors the world over. While there is a legal requirement and operational necessity for board meetings, the whole process, from planning and preparation of materials, to attending and disseminating of information in the meetings is flawed and unsuited to the demands of modern education.

While other areas of education, from teaching through operations have joined the digital age, board meetings remain firmly rooted in an analogue era, and it’s high time that school meetings were given a modern makeover.

Meeting overload

Education Estates has what you’re looking for .....

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Inspiration – Ideas – Solutions – Networking

 

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

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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.