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2017-10-26T01:00:00

Newgate is one of the UK’s market leaders within the traffic barrier and gate industry - designing, manufacturing and fitting automated and manual barriers, gates and blockades.

A traditional company, based in Newark in Nottinghamshire, Newgate is founded on family values and employs almost 90 people, many of whom are fathers and sons, brothers and sisters, and mothers and daughters. 

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2017-10-26T01:00:00

It’s impossible to understate the importance of interactive learning ina school environment, especially as recent developments in technology have, in turn,brought about ground-breaking changes to the way that kids learn.In essence, interactive learning espouses a “hands-on” approach which goes above and beyond textbooks to encourage student engagement and knowledge retention.

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2017-10-25T01:00:00

Having an up to date phone system is incredibly important for schools and all workplaces in the education sector. Parents, teachers and students need to stay connected and be quickly and reliably contacted for the smooth running of schools.

 

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2017-10-25T01:00:00

The educational system of today was perfect for yesterday. Students need to know more than how to read, write, count and be compliant if we want them to make a living and lead a successful life in the future. Teachers, parents, researchers and other education stakeholders recognise this situation and have sounded the alarm concerning educational reform for quite a while now.

 

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2017-10-25T01:00:00

● One in three primary school parents say their child is stressed because of exams.

● Only marginally more secondary school pupils are stressed by exams, according to parents.

● More than one in ten primary school children spend five hours or more on homework each week.

A third of primary school parents say exams are making their children stressed, according to a new study looking into the pressure pupils are put under during their school years.

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2017-10-24T01:00:00

Travel behind a vintage steam locomotive in one of our all-weather observation coaches and admire the beautiful views of the welsh countryside.


Located just off the heads of the valley road, about 3 miles north of merthyr tydfil. Follow the mountain railway signs from the a470 and a465.

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2017-10-23T01:00:00

Grenfell replacement school is kitted out with the latest technology from international education technology provider for a fresh start in Kensington.

 

Manchester based educational technology specialists, Prowise UK, have supplied Kensington Aldridge Academy with new technologies for their temporary facility.

 

Twenty military volunteers completed the installation, that typically takes 12 weeks, on 15 September so students started the academic year with as little disruption to their education as possible.

 

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2017-10-23T01:00:00

Since September 2016, it has been a mandatory requirement for all schools to have an online monitoring system in place.

Although, filtering systems, which block or limit access to unsuitable websites, are a common tool in many education establishments, they come with several limitations. Unlike filter systems, active monitoring is a key strengthening tool in safeguarding strategies, revealing information about where online and real-world dangers are in schools. 

What is active monitoring?

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2017-10-23T01:00:00

Teachers from primary schools across the UK joined science, nutrition and health experts at a national pupil wellbeing summit in London this week.

Hosted by Discovery Education and Alimentarium Foundation, Food For Thoughtsaw educators and specialists meet for a day of dynamic workshops, experiments and seminars exploring healthy eating and body image in primary school age pupils.

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2017-10-19T01:00:00

UCAS has launched a series of innovative online courses to help today’s students, and the people who advise them, navigate the tricky business of deciding what to do when they leave secondary education.

Young people have a greater range of options than ever before when considering their next steps after school or college, and most rely on busy teachers or parents and carers for advice and guidance.

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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