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2017-11-14T00:00:00

A national training 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.

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2017-11-14T00:00:00

Mental health problems, such as anxiety, can inhibit someone’s ability to get to school and be physically present during lessons. Here, Sam Warnes, a former teacher and founder of EDLounge, a unique platform that gives students who struggle with mainstream education the opportunity to access learning, explains how virtual classrooms can offer a solution for accommodating pupils with mental health issues.

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2017-11-14T00:00:00

Marshall-Tufflex’s Sterling Profile 1 dado system has been used extensively in the expansion of Gascoigne Primary School, Barking, Essex, the largest primary school in the UK.

Victorian era Gascoigne Primary has expanded considerably over the years. The most recent development is an £11m project providing a new three-storey facility to accommodate 1,500 pupils complete with a rooftop playground looking out over the Thames Barrier and Barking Abbey.

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2017-11-01T00:00:00

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.

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2017-10-31T00:00:00

—Awards seek to highlight originality, creativity and technical ability in the education sector—
 

NewTek today launched its 2018 UK Education Awards to recognise excellence in creating engaging and inspiring videos and live streams by students and staff at colleges and universities across the country. Award entries must be created using NewTek’s TriCaster® or 3Play® systems and be submitted by 17 January 2018.

 

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2017-10-31T00:00:00

As news comes that BAFTA is to hold its first dedicated careers event for teachers and careers advisers – The BAFTA Creative Careers Showcase  – we caught up with Tim Hunter, BAFTA’s Director of Learning and New Talent, to ask why such an event is necessary and what the organisation is hoping it will achieve…

 

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2017-10-30T00:00:00

Gratnells, the family run business with over 100 years of history and a worldwide business extending to more than 65 export destinations, has added to its record on product innovation with two new ICT introductions, PowerTray and PowerTrolley.

 

The company, best known for 40 years of designing, manufacturing and marketing advanced storage systems for the education and medical sectors, has introduced these new products to meet the ever-increasing role of digital technology in the learning environment.

 

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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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2017-10-19T01:00:00

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

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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2017-09-05T01:00:00

By Paul Swaddle, Co-founder and Chairman of Pocket App
 

As youngster’s up and down the country prepare for school this September, education technology continues to be an extremely hot topic and mobile apps are proving to be a perfect solution for teachers hoping to enhance their classroom experience. Mobile apps can not only help teachers, but also students and their parents. Here are five ways teachers can use apps to engage their students.

 

1. Improve in-classroom communication

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2017-08-24T01:00:00

Today, many students at St Andrews Church of England School in Croydon celebrated strong GCSE results.
 
This year’s results saw a good number of students getting level 4’s in Maths and English.*  There has been a pleasing number of A and A* grades (level 7/8 and 9) across a large number of subjects including Maths, English, ICT and Biology. Students studying science have also made steady progress in their A-C grades with 83 per cent studying biology achieving a C or above. Modern Foreign Languages has continued to perform well, particularly in French.   
 

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2017-08-21T01:00:00

By Dave Saltmarsh, global education evangelist, Jamf

Apple CEO Tim Cook visited the Woodberry Down School in Harringay earlier this year to see how students and educators are using iPads in the classroom.During his visit, Tim Cook spoke about the presence of technology in the classroom, noting that it’s a “compliment to tradition teaching and not a substitute.” As a former teacher, I’ve experienced how technology can transform an individual student’s in-class participation, enhance learning for the better and narrow the digital divide.

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2017-08-15T01:00:00

All Saints Catholic School is opening its doors to become a leisure venue for various activities, such as fitness classes, dance workshops and social groups, following a multi-million pound rebuild.

The popular Bradley school has undergone a complete rebuild after a seven-figure investment and is set to open its new, state-of-the-art facilities to the local area in September 2017.

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2017-07-31T01:00:00

In this post, The Present Tree, discuss thoughts on the importance of teacher-parent relationships, and offers some top tips to ensure that both teachers, and parents are making the most of their relationships.

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2017-07-25T01:00:00

It’s very hard to imagine a world without technology. It impacts every aspect of our daily lives. From ensuring quick and easy communication across the globe to giving us access to almost limitless amounts of information at our fingertips – technology is fundamental to how we interact, connect, and learn.

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2017-07-17T01:00:00

UK colleges turn away from free tools to embrace transformative online learning

Canvas by Instructure (NYSE:INST), the open online virtual learning environment (VLE), has made successful inroads into the UK Further Education College sector. This quarter, institutions such as Belfast Metropolitan College, DLD College London, The Manchester College (HE), National College for High Speed Rail, Northern College, Preston's College, South Essex College (HE) and Weston College, and have all selected Canvas to improve teaching and learning.