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Pupils and staff across Sharnbrook Academy Federation's schools are celebrating today after achieving fantastic provisional results in national tests for 11-year-olds.
The results in all three schools run by the high-performing Bedfordshire-based Trust which have Year 6 pupils are well above the national average in writing (grammar, punctuation and spelling), in reading and in maths.
Teachers from schools across the UK gathered at Stratford’s Discover Centre this week to explore new ways of using technology to boost literacy and maintain creativity in the classroom.
Hosted by Discovery Education, the fast-paced event saw 80 educators come together at East London’s award-winning storytelling museum for a ‘Day of Discovery’, where they shared the latest ideas and tech tools for inspiring a love of stories, language and reading.
The first ever Share a Pencil Day takes place today, 17th May 2017 when 25,000 pupils in a range of schools up and down the country are being asked to share a pencil for a single lesson, an afternoon or the whole day to experience what learning is really like for many children across the globe.
The event is giving pupils the opportunity to learn about the issues faced by many children around the world trying to access an education while living in zones affected by conflict, natural disasters or extreme poverty, and who lack the basic tools and teachers they need to learn.
On stand M26 at this year’s LACA Main Event representatives from Williams Refrigeration will be on hand to advise school caterers about how to get the best from their refrigeration and their kitchen space.
School kitchens are notoriously tight on space and as pupil numbers increase there is the added issue of an increased demand for school meals. This calls for kitchen equipment that is compact in size but big in performance.
Rhinegold Media & Events is delighted to announce the conference programme for the first Music & Drama Education Expo | Manchester; the Northern region’s leading free CPD event for music & drama teachers.
Taking place on 4 October 2017 at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate Hotel, the free show will offer a day of high-quality CPD, unrivalled networking opportunities and the chance to try out hundreds of products at our comprehensive exhibition.
Two hundred lucky school children will get a chance to see international masters in action at the ITF European Taekwon-Do Championships 2017, taking place at the Echo Arena between 26th- 30th April 2017.
‘Day of Discovery’ on 18th April will mark the start of National Share a Story Month
Teachers from schools across the UK will gather at Knebworth House in Hertfordshire next month for a day of digital storytelling.
Hosted by Discovery Education, the event will showcase the very latest ideas and tech tools for using digital media in literacy, highlighting the potential to engage and inspire young learners and nurture their love of stories.
In June this year, 1500 7-11 year olds, teachers and parents will get to see their youngsters' work on the BFI IMAX’s cinema screen as part of a new initiative to improve literacy using filmmaking.
BUDDING engineers are being invited to spark-up their passion for the industry at an event that will showcase excellence in engineering from past, present and future.
Thousands of people are expected to flock to Lincoln Cathedral for the return of the Spark Engineering Festival that’s taking place from 5 to 7 May.
This will be the third Spark festival and this year takes the theme of ‘Back to the Future’ – as organisers prepare to celebrate Lincolnshire’s pioneering excellence in engineering and its lead in engineering innovation now and in the future.
Schools across the nation are being called to go dotty this spring to raise money for a valuable sight-loss charity.
The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is asking schools up and down the UK to "Wear dots and raise lots" in support of its vital work.
"Wear dots...raise lots" is an annual fundraiser, which will be taking place in May. It is inspired by Louis Braille's system which features raised dots and revolutionised reading and writing for people with sight problems.
A new education initiative launched at the national Big Bang Fair is opening the door to engineering for children across the country.
Junior Technology Tournaments are inviting school children to take part in a range of activities that encourages them to think about engineering.
A leading actress has backed a campaign to inspire young people to achieve more by building alumni networks in every state school in the UK.
BAFTA award-winning actress Julie Walters is supporting a campaign by national education charity Future First to help raise aspirations among young people by building connections with former students.
This week celebrates Back to School Week, an event that has seen schools across Birmingham welcome back former pupils to work closely with existing students.
Whether we like it or not, it appears that more and more schools will become ‘married’ as part of a Multi Academy Trust in the years ahead; leaving behind their relative independence (and the varying quality of parenting provided by different Local Authorities) in order to enter into an often polygamous lifelong partnership with other schools.
At 9.45am on Friday 17 March, at the NEC, Birmingham, Rt Hon David Laws will be hosting a session at Bett Academies, looking at the role that academy schools play in achieving a world-class education for all children. He will be guiding attendees through the evolution of the academy schools programme, and the impact it has had on various areas of performance and achievement. With informed and practical advice on how to work within an academy to achieve a world-class level of education, this is a must-attend session for all academy and multi academy trust (MAT) leaders and teachers.
Andrew Fielder, CEO of Aspire Academy Trust, will be presenting at Bett Academies (NEC Birmingham) at 1:45 on Friday 17 March
The aim of Andrew Fielder’s presentation will be to ignite discussion about the shape of the new educational landscape. Despite recent debate in the press, the objective of academies and multi-academy trusts (MATs) remains: to create a world class Trust, providing children with an outstanding education for generations to come.
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