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2017-11-14T00:00:00

A national training provider of 1,500 childcare, management and catering apprentices has been recognised for its commitment to training and skills development with a Princess Royal Training Award.

Busy Bees Training was one of only 40 recipients, including Barclays and Waitrose, to be presented with the award by HRH The Princess Royal at a ceremony which took place at St James’s Palace on 2 November 2017.

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Mental health problems, such as anxiety, can inhibit someone’s ability to get to school and be physically present during lessons. Here, Sam Warnes, a former teacher and founder of EDLounge, a unique platform that gives students who struggle with mainstream education the opportunity to access learning, explains how virtual classrooms can offer a solution for accommodating pupils with mental health issues.

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2017-11-14T00:00:00

An East London teacher will be flying to Switzerland in the New Year, after winning a science and nutrition competition for primary schools.

Sally Peckover, from Redlands Primary School in Stepney Green, was the winner of Food for Thought, a UK-wide competition organised by Discovery Education and Alimentarium Foundation as part of a drive to boost children’s learning about food.

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Marshall-Tufflex’s Sterling Profile 1 dado system has been used extensively in the expansion of Gascoigne Primary School, Barking, Essex, the largest primary school in the UK.

Victorian era Gascoigne Primary has expanded considerably over the years. The most recent development is an £11m project providing a new three-storey facility to accommodate 1,500 pupils complete with a rooftop playground looking out over the Thames Barrier and Barking Abbey.

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2017-11-13T00:00:00

Advanced report shows education sector is not taking security seriously enough and doesn’t know if it is subject to GDPR

 

Over one in four (27%) education establishments in the UK are unprepared for a cyber-attack, and almost half (47%) don’t know if the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will affect them. That is according to the Advanced Trends Report 2017, the second national survey to be commissioned by British software and services company Advanced polling over 1,000 UK organisations*.

 

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2017-11-10T00:00:00

With more and more young people spending more and more time on tablets and smart phones, engagement and attentiveness in the classroom is an especially pressing issue for teachers making lesson plans. 

With their focus on collaboration, team working and communal learning, it’s worth considering the benefits of a work board in the classroom. Making a work board the centre of your learning environment can potentially lead to a more open and engaged classroom. 

1. Increasing student self-belief 

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2017-11-10T00:00:00

Dorset-based manufacturing company, Superior, has its own company-run Academy which offers apprenticeships to students from as young as 16, through to graduates. Apprentices are given the chance to learn about engineering, science and manufacturing. There are currently 20 apprentices going through the Academy, with students working in various roles that include design, manufacturing, maintenance, quality, process engineering, precision engineering and working in the laboratory. 

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2017-11-09T00:00:00

Jeremy C Bradley, Executive Director at InterActive, shares his insight on the evolution of e-learning.

 

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2017-11-09T00:00:00

School Lettings Solutions (SLS), one of the fastest growing sports and leisure companies in the UK, has acquired Derbyshire-based lettings provider, Facilities For All, to provide greater support to schools looking to make better use of their facilities.

 

Facilities for All currently manages the facilities at 11 schools in Halifax and Derbyshire, including Halifax Academy, Long Eaton School and Netherthorpe School.

 

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2017-11-09T00:00:00

Ian Florey, Solutions Engineer Manager at Akamai UK talks about what it’s like to be a solutions engineer and the pressing need for a new cohort of talent in the industry.

The adoption of cloud technology is essential for companies that have aspirations to innovate their products and services at scale. What’s more, many are now looking to recruit the workforce that will help take them to the next level in their cloud journey and drive for even more growth.

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2017-11-09T00:00:00

FORMER EDT HEAD WILL HELP US REACH EVEN MORE YOUNG PEOPLE

 

Success at School is thrilled to announce that Dr Gordon Mizner will join the team as its first expert advisor from the business community. 

 

Dr Mizner is the former CEO of the Engineering Development Trust, the UK’s leading education charity that aims to inspire young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and maths.

 

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2017-11-08T00:00:00

The latest project from Kitronik helps students shine a light on 3D printing and alternative energy.   

Kitronik, a leading provider of electronic kits and educational resources to schools, has launched its latest project, an environmentally friendly torch which requires only manual power to create light!

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2017-11-08T00:00:00

To celebrate International Men's Day, Rocking Ur Teens is teaming up with Thomson Reuters to hold a one-day energetic and interactive conference for teenage boys. Bringing together teens from different backgrounds, the event is timed to take place in Anti-Bullying Week and aims to nurture our leaders of tomorrow, inspire them and raise their aspirations.

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2017-11-07T00:00:00

In January 2016, Squaducation announced a new competition for schools, My EPIC ERA. Launched as a national history based competition, its aim was to enthuse children and help them create and develop a passion for history.  And it did exactly that! Brendan Ind from Wycliffe School in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire was the outright winner with an incredibly moving entry, having researched and written about the lives of two Old Wycliffians who met at the school, grew up and later fought in the Great War.  

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2017-11-06T00:00:00

The benefits of physical exercise on academic learning have long been documented, yet three years after Public Health England issued a report1 detailing the positive link between pupil health and wellbeing and academic attainment, young people’s participation rate in physical exercise is still falling. 

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