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2017-10-19T01:00:00

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is to hold its first ever dedicated careers event for teachers and careers advisers at its headquarters at 195 Piccadilly, London, on 9 November. The organisation has also launched a free online Careers Quiz designed for young people aged 12 – 18, which will be on show at the event.
 

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2017-10-18T01:00:00

OpenGenius creators of Mind Mapping software, iMindMap, create new ‘iMindMap Kids’ app.

This week, OpenGenius, creators of award-winning Mind Mapping tool, iMindMap, have announced their new children’s app ‘iMindMap Kids’. The software company, based in Tec Marina, Penarth, have targeted the Mind Mapping app towards children in primary school education.

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2017-10-17T01:00:00

sportsequip have introduced brand new types of timber fitness trail equipment that can be supplied and installed at a fraction of the cost of steel outdoor gym equipment.

Stretch Stations™ are the most cost effective option and are designed to be used independently, without any fixed equipment. Stretch Stations™ provide gentler, easy to use, standalone exercises for school users. Each Stretch Station™ offers users a choice of two exercises (from a choice of 30).

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2017-10-17T01:00:00

*£45,000 of educational prizes available for winning schools*

Shell today called for schools across Great Britain to enter The Bright Ideas Challenge, its national schools’ science competition, now in its third year. The competition invites students aged 11-14 to use their STEM skills and creativity to develop innovative solutions that could power our future cities. The prize for the best “bright idea” is £5,000 to super-size the winning school’s STEM teaching.

 

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2017-10-17T01:00:00

Founded as an independent company in 1995, Total Environmental Compliance Ltd (previously known as TEAMS Northern Ltd) are a leading UK based specialist in water hygiene and consultancy which provides services for Industrial, Commercial, Leisure and Healthcare Sectors in Legionella risk assessment, Water Hygiene including cleaning and disinfection, storage tank remedial works, etc, Analytical services (microbiological and chemical) from UKAS accredited laboratories, Chemical treatment for industrial & domestic LPHW as well as steam generating systems, open & closed cooling water and

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2017-10-16T01:00:00

At the end of the 2017-18 academic year, the first students will sit exams for the strengthened GCSE Religious Studies courses, which were introduced in September 2016 as part of the reform of GCSE qualifications. These new Religious Studies GCSEs have seen a move away from a thematic approach and towards a greater focus on exploring the beliefs and practices of various religions through their sacred texts. 

 

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2017-10-10T01:00:00

The education sector faces a challenge with no easy solution as pupil numbers grow at pace while more and more teachers leave the profession.

 

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2017-10-09T01:00:00

A North East college has joined forces with top academics and business leaders across Europe to encourage more women into science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.

 

Gateshead College was asked by the Association of Colleges (AoC) to host the EU Erasmus+ funded partnership event for the project ‘GirlsTech’, which attracted key members of the industry from countries including the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Slovenia. 

 

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2017-10-09T01:00:00

Ask anyone to think of a person that has made a significant impact in their life and it’s quite probable they’ll name one of their teachers. If they have trouble picking just one they might even name several of their teachers. A good teacher can inspire a passion for literature, make maths magical, and help even the most unsure child find confidence in their abilities.

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2017-10-06T01:00:00

DriveSafe & StaySafe has called for a national focus on road safety education after a big rise in the number of children killed on Britain’s roads. 

The not-for-profit organisation behind The Conies, a family of cartoon characters that provide safety role models for children, has been shocked by the steep rise.

The number of under-15s killed on UK roads rose to 69 in 2016, up 28% on the previous year and the highest number since 2009, according to Department for Transport figures. The Government has stated that theses how “no clear trend”.

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2017-10-06T01:00:00

·         Launch of new national poetry project with Amnesty International UK

·         Anne Robinson and Alan Bennett to announce inaugural David Vaisey Prize

·         ‘Beyond Words’ writing celebrated with exhibition at heart of Festival Village

·         2017 Launch of flagship project Reading Teachers = Reading Pupils

 

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2017-10-02T01:00:00

Following news that a teacher’s union is calling for schools across the UK to have lockdown plans to for emergencies, Klaus Allion, Managing Director at ANT Telecom, further examines what schools are doing to protect their staff. 

 

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2017-09-29T01:00:00

Pocca confirmed as new canopy brand for schools market by established schools canopy manufacturer and installer i2o Limited

 

I2o Limited, the long established national canopy provider, has today announced the re launch of a brand to lead its canopy work in the education sector. 

 

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2017-09-29T01:00:00

The first large-scale schools genome decoding project will be launched today (28th Sept 2017) by the Institute for Research in Schools (IRIS) and the Wellcome Genome Campus. In this exciting collaboration, students from 60 schools in the UK will work with scientists to find and identify all the genes in the DNA of a global parasite, the human whipworm.  The information from the huge Genome Decoders Project will help researchers understand the biology of the parasite, and aid the development of vaccines or treatments.

 

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2017-09-28T01:00:00

●     Computer programming has been included within the National Curriculum

●     An estimated £900m is spent on education technology by schools every year

●     Ebuyer.com has created a guide for parents on how to help your child learn to code

 

With schools spending an estimated £900m on education technology every year,[1] and computer programming featured in the National Curriculum, technology is now a fully fledged part of a child’s educational experience. But how can parents aid their child’s development at home?

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