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New MESMA online course to boost quality  management skills in education 

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A new  webinar series  from online QA specialists Mesma will enable  education professionals to enhance their understanding of workplace quality management and continuous improvement. 

 

Running from January to March 2018, the six-part ‘Developing Quality Improvement Strategies in Further Education and Skills’ course is aimed at those in the education and training sectors who have quality responsibilities as part of their role but want to boost their professional skills.

 

The course will be delivered across six sessions, starting with an introduction to quality management covering key principles, methodologies and how quality can improve the effectiveness of an organisation.

 

Nip playground conflict in the bud this Anti-Bullying Week 2017

Nip playground conflict in the bud this Anti-Bullying Week 2017

A mum of two has written a toolkit which assists primary school teachers in empowering their pupils to overcome bullying in the playground this Anti-bullying Week.

With this year’s Anti-Bullying Week taking place this week(13-17 November), Laura Gilchrist – author of ‘Playground Buddies’ – is keen to raise awareness of how her toolkit could make a profound difference in many children’s lives.

An independent mediator, facilitator and trainer with more than 15 years’ experience of working within the education sector – focusing on setting up projects that brought about whole school change in thinking and culture – Laura has created a resource where children are taught to form good relationships with their peers through clear and friendly communication.

National training provider achieves a hat-trick of successes

National training provider achieves a hat-trick of successes

A 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.

Teacher Flies To Switzerland For Classroom Inspiration

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.

The Reception class teacher will make the journey to Lake Geneva in January, where she will meet experts at the Alimentarium Museum, an international public learning centre for food and nutrition. Sally will gather ideas to take back to the classroom and spend time in Geneva as part of her prize.

One Month Left To Vote For An Amazing Teacher

People across Wales have until Thursday 30 November to nominate outstanding teachers in Wales for the Professional Teaching Awards Cymru and with three extra categories, there are even more opportunities to celebrate the very best in Welsh education.

Nominations have already been flooding in from across Wales for the Professional Teaching Awards Cymru 2018 but there is still one month to give an excellent educational professional the recognition they deserve. Organisers are especially looking for teachers leading the way in digital learning.

Primary schools gather at national pupil wellbeing event

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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.

Over 50 teachers attended the conference at London’s Coin Street Conference Centre on Tuesday 17th October. With sessions led by nutrition experts and body image specialists, the event offered ideas, support and resources to boost pupil wellbeing.

BAFTA Launches New Creative Careers Showcase And Online Quiz To Highlight Wide Variety Of Creative Careers In Film, Games & Television

BAFTA Launches New Creative Careers Showcase And Online Quiz To Highlight Wide Variety Of Creative Careers In Film, Games & Television

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.
 
Both the BAFTA Creative Careers Showcase and the BAFTA Careers Quiz have been designed to showcase the wide range of opportunities available to young people in the film, games and television industries in a bid to encourage more young people, whatever their background or skillset to consider careers in these competitive yet thriving sectors.
 

The Times & The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival Education Outreach

·         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

 

Primary teachers invited to learn with science and nutrition experts

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Free ‘Food For Thought’ event will offer ideas and inspiration to boost pupil health and wellbeing

Primary school teachers from across the UK are being encouraged to join science, nutrition and health experts at a special event in London next month.

Hosted by Discovery Education and Alimentarium Academy on 17th October, Day of Discovery - Food For Thought will bring educators and specialists together for aday of dynamic workshops, experiments and seminars exploring healthy eating and body image in primary school age pupils.

Sound and light show launches children's competition to voice major event

Sound and light show launches children's competition to voice major event

The Enchanted Forest sound and light show is launching a competition to find a child who can lend their voice to the award-winning event.

Auditions are open for the Voice of The Enchanted Forest competition, which is calling for children aged between 5 and 12 to record a script to be used during the month-long event at Pitlochry's Faskally Wood this October.

The winning Voice will appear in a recording to be played to tens of thousands of visitors as they travel by bus from Pitlochry to the forest for the event, which organisers expect to be another sell-out. The Voice will welcome visitors to the forest and remind them of some important health and safety messages.

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/. 

 

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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.

 

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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.

College shortlisted for national diversity award

An innovative North East college has been recognised for its outstanding work in encouraging diversity and equality in its organisation and the local community.

An innovative North East college has been recognised for its outstanding work in encouraging diversity and equality in its organisation and the local community.

Gateshead College has been shortlisted for the Diverse Company Award in this year’s National Diversity Awards, which take place on September 8 at the stunning Anglican Cathedral in Liverpool.  

Charities and role models from across the UK will gather at the event – dubbed the UK’s largest celebration of diversity – to showcase and celebrate the outstanding achievements of those who have demonstrated their devotion to enhancing equality, diversity and inclusion in society. 

Blackpool Pleasure Beach invites visitors to break a new world record

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Blackpool Pleasure Beach is challenging guests to set a new world record at this year’s Guinness World Record Summertime Games.

Park-goers are being invited to break seven world records across four days from 25 – 28 July. Records to beat, which will be adjudicated by an official Guinness World Record representative, include the most sand moved with a teaspoon in 30 seconds, the fastest time to pack a suitcase with 20 items and the most wet sponges thrown in the face in 30 seconds.

Successful participants will walk away with an official title and will join Guinness’ famous book of world records.