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Hauraton channels used as perimeter drainage at Brooke Church of England School

Hauraton channels used as perimeter drainage at Brooke Church of England School

 

Located in Brooke village about six miles South of Norwich, The Brooke Church of England Primary School is a brick building surrounded by an asphalted playground which tended to flood when there was heavy rain. As part of a number of measures designed to reduce future flood risk it was decided that the existing drainage needed to be upgraded.

The Hauraton RECYFIX® PRO 100 channel system, fitted with FIBRETEC® C250, HEELSAFE 9mm slot gratings was specified by NPS Group of Norwich, and used to provide perimeter drainage right around the school building. This continues 104 metre channel run not only drained the asphalt playground it prevented standing water reaching the walls and acted as a drain for roof downpipes.

Family Action Training and Consultancy - Working with schools and education settings

Family Action is a well-established national charity with significant experience in delivering services to vulnerable children and families, as well as supporting the professionals working with these people.

Our Training and Consultancy Service offers expertise in family support, child care, child protection and safeguarding, child and adult mental health, adoption, fostering and substitute family care, and wellbeing in the workplace.

Does your apprentice or learner have what it takes to be named the best in their skill?

Neil Gently at The WorldSkills UK Show

Enter the WorldSkills UK Competitions The UK’s most talented apprentices and learners are being invited to put their skills to the test and enter the WorldSkills UK Competitions in 2016.

Open for registration from 1 March until 7 April, the WorldSkills UK Competitions are designed to enable the UK’s top apprentices and learners to build on their skills and showcase their talent to employers. Run in over 60 skill areas including Construction and Infrastructure, Hospitality and Leisure, Engineering and Technology, IT and Enterprise and Media and Creative, the competitions also enable employers to benchmark their apprenticeship and training programmes, raising standards across the UK.

Yorkshire built machines, prevent exam paper tampering

The High Security Print nd Packing Installation supplied by Mailroom Machines to Azerbaijan

 

Amid growing concern in schools, colleges and universities about increased tampering with exam papers, a Yorkshire machine designer and manufacturerhas helped the Government of Azerbaijan to conduct scrupulously fair university exams.

Experts at Mailroom Machines in Morley, near Leeds, were asked by Azerbaijan’s State Students Admission Commission to devise a totally secure system of printing, packing and delivering their exam papers.  Subjects includedscience, the history of Azerbaijan, English, maths and the Azerbaijani and Russian languages.

Healthy Roots

Healthy Roots is a family owned and operated Contract Catering Company specialising in delivering nutritious and delicious meals and snacks

 

Healthy Roots is a family owned and operated Contract Catering Company specialising in delivering nutritious and delicious meals and snacks to the next generation of adults. The Directors have a wealth of experience in Contract Catering; From Fine Dining, Business and Industry and Schools and Education. 

Taking inspiration from Jamie Oliver and the Caroline Walker Trust, Healthy Roots was started in 2010 and rapidly began to gain a reputation for providing quality meals with a personalized service.  We believe in forging partnerships to deliver a service bespoke to your schools requirements.

The provider of Handmade, Nutritious Meals to Children's Schools and Nurseries

Continuity West

Continuity West offers a fully functional dedicated programme designed to manage all incidents in schools

 

Continuity West can now offer a fully functional dedicated programme designed to manage all incidents in schools - including major incidents. The programme is hosted on remote secure servers and records every action you carry out, thus protecting you against litigation. It comes preloaded with generic plans that have been developed and tested to take any school through any major event. We can also work with you to build in specific plans for your own identified circumstances.

West country's Top 40 accountants back 16 schools in "Young Enterprise" Scheme

West-based Bishop Fleming, the fast-growing Top 40 accountancy firm, is repeating its support for the "Young Enterprise" initiative to help school pupils to learn about business. For the 3rd year running, Bishop Fleming will support 16 secondary schools throughout the Westcountry in the annual "Young Enterprise" contest to find the most successful entrepreneurs in the classroom. Alongside a sponsorship of £14,000, Bishop Fleming will provide eight professional mentors to help those 16 schools from their staff in Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth, Torquay, Truro, and Worcester. Bishop Fleming's support for "Young Enterprise" also provides 3 board members to the organisation while, over recent years, Bishop Fleming's senior partners have served as regional judges and event hosts.

BVS ECOtouch Interactive Touch Screens

BVS ECOtouch Interactive Touch Screens

 

CREATING WAVES ACROSS THE COUNTRY The BVS ECOtouch Interactive Touch Screens are creating a wave of interest in the touch screen arena. The low price and excellent quality have made the ECOtouch a very attractive proposition for schools looking to move to this new technology.

When it comes to features, the BVS ECOtouch screens are certainly very much on par with the rest. But what sets them apart is the price and performance. The ECOtouch screens cost nearly 40% less than the more established rivals, but there is no compromise on quality or performance. This is borne out by the glowing testimonials ECOtouch screens have continued to receive - check these out at www.bvstouchscreens.com.

It’s Not Rocket Science launches with The Foundry software

Its not rocket science launches with The Foundry Software

The new comedy science animation show—It’s Not Rocket Science—is a 10-episode series that has been developed using solutions and tools from leading creative software developer The Foundry.

Created by retired Canadian astronaut and commander of the International Space Station Chris Hadfield, together with his son Evan, the series seeks to address current issues and misunderstood science topics, from vaccinations to climate change. An animated Commander Hadfield and his space pug Albert will use humorous narrative and anecdotes to educate viewers of all ages.


Reduce your supply teacher costs AND create a healthier school!

 

Staff sickness is a major issue for any school and, with the average daily charge to schools for a supply teacher being as much as £100 higher than the daily pay rate for the absent teacher, costs can escalate quickly!   For example, it cost one school in Birmingham more than £500,000 to cover staff absences and fourteen schools in Birmingham each spent more than £200,000 on supply teachers. This is why it’s more important than ever to reduce the spread of persistent infections like colds, flu and stomach bugs within the school environment to keep staff fit and healthy.  

Service Sound Ltd offers the supply, installation and service of sound equipment for educational centres

Service Sound Ltd offers the supply, installation and service of sound equipment for educational centres, community centres and houses of worship. Established 10 years ago and based in South East England we cover any location in the U.K. and are currently a preferred supplier of Kent County Council and surrounding counties. Our company provides sound and audio equipment to a variety of educational establishments that is to be used in halls for assemblies, school concerts/productions, meetings, etc. This service is also available for community centres and houses of worship.

Holdens appointed to rebrand University of Southampton Students’ Union

Holdens appointed to rebrand University of Southampton Students’ Union

With over 23,000 members and a wide range of services, offers and facilities, the University of Southampton Students’ Union is one of the biggest in the country.

The University is in the top 1% of universities worldwide and the Union has recently released a 2020 Vision Plan, with the ultimate objective of becoming one of the top ranked unions in the UK within the next five years. To help them achieve this status, SUSU have appointed Holdens - one of Manchester’s leading integrated creative agencies - for a comprehensive brand review.


Competition draws attention to children's nutrition

Eden Art of Food Competition Poster

 

Eden Foodservice, part of Interserve, has launched an ‘Art of Food’ drawing competition across primary schools throughout the UK. The winning school will be rewarded with their drawing being created into a bespoke piece of artwork by a local artist, up to the value of a £1,000.

The competition aims to support the current curriculum, whilst highlighting the important role school food plays in getting pupils ready to learn. It is the hope of Eden that the winning drawing will capture the school’s vision through a lasting piece of artwork, together with creating a community project which represents the schools values.


Mesma’s the key to change as national apprenticeship provider

Mesma’s the key to change as national apprenticeship provider

 

Key Training, one of England’s largest providers of 16-19 apprenticeships is better prepared for Ofsted inspections after boosting its self-assessment and improvement planning using experienced online education software and quality assurance specialists Mesma.

Operating nationally, Key Training secures work for young people not in employment, educator or training, and offers apprenticeship opportunities with employers across the UK alongside work-based learning and courses to help young people improve their work skills.