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2017-11-09T00:00:00

Ian Florey, Solutions Engineer Manager at Akamai UK talks about what it’s like to be a solutions engineer and the pressing need for a new cohort of talent in the industry.

The adoption of cloud technology is essential for companies that have aspirations to innovate their products and services at scale. What’s more, many are now looking to recruit the workforce that will help take them to the next level in their cloud journey and drive for even more growth.

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2017-11-06T00:00:00

The national education charity Future First has appointed a new chief executive officer to guide the charity through its next phase of development and growth. 

Matt Lent will join Future First from UK Youth in January where he is currently Director of Partnerships and Policy leading on cross-sector partnerships, income generation, impact measurement and national policy. He brings 25 years of experience in the voluntary and education sector working extensively with businesses, funders, schools, charities, and government.

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2017-11-02T00:00:00

School budgets are rarely extensive when it comes to wet leisure projects. Often, these refurbishment projects are only possible through the support and fundraising efforts of parents, staff, and pupils. Because of this, it’s a huge boon when pool companies can find products that do more than meet the budget by lowering day-to-day running costs or making pools that bit safer for staff and students alike.

Packed with innovative, inspiring and cost-effective ideas, Golden Coast’s extensive range of high-quality products is a valuable resource when tendering for school projects.

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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

London, 31st October 2017: A dramatic overhaul of IT education and better employer investment in training are vital if the UK’s chronic IT skills shortage is to be addressed, according to the UK and Ireland’s Linux Professional Institute (LPI) certification providers Future Cert.

 

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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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2017-10-26T01:00:00

It’s impossible to understate the importance of interactive learning ina school environment, especially as recent developments in technology have, in turn,brought about ground-breaking changes to the way that kids learn.In essence, interactive learning espouses a “hands-on” approach which goes above and beyond textbooks to encourage student engagement and knowledge retention.

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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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2017-10-13T01:00:00

Two lucky schools have been announced as winners of the annual Dulux Smarter Spaces competition and are each set to receive £10,000 worth of colour and design services.

Lawley Primary School in Telford and Highdown School & Sixth From Centre in Reading will revitalise their education environments with help from the leading paint manufacturer’s Smarter Spaces team, which puts pupils at the heart of design in schools.

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2017-10-12T01:00:00

Issues around technology procurement, measurement and adoption have prompted industry heavyweights to call on Government to produce a digital strategy for schools.

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2017-09-19T01:00:00

Fusion21 has announced the contractors successfully appointed to its national Consultants framework, worth up to £90 million over a four year period.

 

A total of sixty six highly skilled firms – including several SMEs and multinational organisations – have secured a place on the framework following a rigorous selection process. 

 

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2017-09-19T01:00:00

With the start of the new school year, BVS ECOtouch screens have launched their new wireless ready ETA series interactive touch screens. These screens are designed and developed in the UK with direct input from Head Teachers and Network Managers.

 

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2017-09-19T01:00:00

Digital Schoolhouse, the non-profit programme delivered by Ukie, the trade body for the UK’s games and interactive entertainment industry, hosted a panel debate with industry bodies and students in order to help tackle the digital skills gap. The panellists discussed the role that the technology and games industries could play in helping schools addressing the current shortage.