Events

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2016-12-06T00:00:00

In a recent report by Ofsted, it was revealed that a significant amount of students are being left unprepared for the workplace due to inadequate resources and a lack of emphasis on work-related learning. 

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2016-11-25T00:00:00

The way students learn and educators teach is changing at an unprecedented pace, with 49% of educators believing the foreseeable future will bring significant changes to the way they teach*. The learning environment has moved beyond a dedicated physical space and is more interactive and social than ever before, with educators increasingly taking on a facilitator role. 

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2016-11-24T00:00:00

Mitchells & Butlers plc, the company behind leading pub and restaurant brands such as All Bar One, Harvester, Miller & Carter, Toby Carvery, Browns and Sizzling Pubs inspired school leavers at last week’s Skills Show, giving future school leavers an interactive experience and sh

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2016-11-24T00:00:00

This International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (25th November 2016), I want to commend the tireless work our frontline professionals across education, healthcare and the voluntary sector are doing every single day to help protect Britain’s young girls from child abuse. To do this effectively though requires investment in individualised training readily available to all.

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2016-11-24T00:00:00

On Tuesday, 29th November 2016, the annual Child Internet Safety Summit will discuss crucial issues facing parents all over the UK in a bid to improve the way in which we protect our children online. The NSPCC recently revealed that a whole generation is at risk of being ‘stripped of their childhoods’ with shocking statistics showing that 53% of 11-16 year olds have seen porn online. 

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2016-11-24T00:00:00

On Tuesday, 29th November 2016, the annual Child Internet Safety Summit will discuss crucial issues facing parents all over the UK in a bid to improve the way in which we protect our children online. The NSPCC recently revealed that a whole generation is at risk of being ‘stripped of their childhoods’ with shocking statistics showing that 53% of 11-16 year olds have seen porn online. 

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2016-11-22T00:00:00

Students from Rossall School had friends, teachers and parents tapping  their feet when they took to the stage of Blackpool’s Grand Theatre for their House Singing competition.

The annual event, which has become one of the highlights of the school year, sees teams of students from each of the Rossall’s eight houses compete to be named the school’s best performers.

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2016-11-22T00:00:00

A duo of talented teams from Middlesex University London scooped silver medals in the WorldSkills UK National Competition Finals which culminated at NEC Birmingham on 19 November.

The students achieved successes in the robotics and mechatronics categories of the competition which ran from 17 – 19 November as part of The Skills Show which is the UK’s largest technical skills and careers event.

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2016-11-22T00:00:00

Pupils from a High Wycombe primary school stepped behind the camera at Discovery Channel on Friday, after their classmate scooped first prize in a national competition.

Lauren Croucher from Hughenden Primary School was the winner of the Make Your World Bigger competition – part of a Discovery Education and Discovery Channel initiative to keep children learning during the summer holidays. 

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2016-11-16T00:00:00

Six Middlesex University London students are preparing to compete in WorldSkills UK, a national competition which pits them against some of the most talented young people across the country. 

The three day competition is taking place from 17 to 19 November at the Skills Show, NEC Birmingham, the UK’s largest vocational skills and careers event and sees the students split into three Middlesex teams, two in the Robotics and one in the Mechatronics Higher categories.

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2016-11-16T00:00:00

 

The Skills Show 2016

Mitchells & Butlers plc, the company behind leading pub and restaurant brands such as All Bar One, Harvester, Miller & Carter, Toby Carvery, Browns and Sizzling Pubs is mixing up its attendance at The Skills Show, to give future school leavers an interactive experience and showcase the possibilities a career in hospitality can offer.

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2016-11-16T00:00:00

Engineer, bricklayer, beauty therapist, accountant, the list goes on and on:  with so many careers on offer to today’s young people, the choice of which to pursue can be bewildering.  To help clear the route to the ideal job, WorldSkills UK has linked up with educational provider SACU to create a unique test for visitors to this year’s Skills Show, the WorldSkills UK Careers Cloud.

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2016-11-16T00:00:00

At The Skills Show, held on the 17-19th November at the NEC, Festo is entering the Mechatronics Competition, part of WorldSkills UK. This year two of Festo's apprentices, Ben Nolan and Joshan Tailor make up the team.

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2016-11-16T00:00:00

Head teachers and senior leaders from across Yorkshire attended the leading education conference, Educated Yorkshire, on Thursday 10th November.
 
The free one-day conference gave delegates the chance to hear from the industry’s leading professionals on emerging themes and topics.  
 
Opening the conference was Saci Lloyd, author of best-selling novel The Carbon Diaries and sixth teacher in East London, who discussed how creativity can be used to train and educate in a fast paced future as well as the importance of storytelling to inspire younger generations.

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2016-11-15T00:00:00

Research suggests teenagers are ‘ill-prepared’ in money management 

Less than half of young people aged seven to 17 are receiving financial education at school.

Financial education is designed to teach children how to handle their finances confidently and is currently part of the curriculum across the UK.

However, just 4 in 10 young people in the UK say they’ve received financial education, according to new findings by the Money Advice Service, released at the launch of Financial Capability Week 2016.