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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.
 

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2017-09-19T01:00:00

●     Computer programming has been included within the National Curriculum

●     An estimated £900m is spent on education technology by schools every year

●     Ebuyer.com has created a guide for parents on how to help your child learn to code

 

With schools spending an estimated £900m on education technology every year,[1] and computer programming featured in the National Curriculum, technology is now a fully fledged part of a child’s educational experience. But how can parents aid their child’s development at home?

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2017-09-19T01:00:00

When planning washroom facilities for school premises, there are various best practice design guides to point you in the right direction, such as how to choose the perfect urinals for your school or college

However, when it comes to swotting up on the rules and regulations that must be followed when installing amenities, it can be difficult to find the right information, with many people pointing out inconsistencies between varying versions of government guidelines.

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2017-09-18T01:00:00

NetSupport releases new version of its IT Asset Management solution  

 

NetSupport is pleased to announce the latest update to its award-winning IT Asset Management solution, NetSupport DNA: version 4.5 – Corporate and Education Editions.

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2017-09-14T01:00:00

Looking for something that will challenge your pupils in new and exciting ways, whilst pushing them out of their comfort zone? Want to find a unique way to develop teamwork and soft skills? Look no further than Kong Adventure, Keswick! 



Based in the heart of the Lake District, we are a well-established centre specialising in all things adventurous, offering a vast range of activities, both indoors and out!  Each experience is tailor-made to your specifications, and every detail is carefully considered.

 

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2017-09-13T01:00:00

sportsequip.co.uk are a Leicestershire based company specialising in the supply and installation of quality sports equipment for schools, colleges and universities.

 

sportsequip are major distributors for the most popular ranges of sports equipment for schools including UK manufacturers Harrod UK Ltd and Edwards Sports Products Ltd. With a wealth of experienced personnel on board sportsequip offer unbiased, balanced advise to go alongside their extensive range of products and services.

 

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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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2017-08-30T01:00:00

The Enchanted Forest sound and light show is launching a competition to find a child who can lend their voice to the award-winning event.

Auditions are open for the Voice of The Enchanted Forest competition, which is calling for children aged between 5 and 12 to record a script to be used during the month-long event at Pitlochry's Faskally Wood this October.

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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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2017-08-22T01:00:00

6 tech-savvy primary school teachers will be inspiring their pupils this term after spending part of the summer break at a celebrated teaching event in California.

The Discovery Education Summer Institute is held annually in the US, and attracts educators from all over the world. The UK teachers - from schools in Birmingham, London and Hertfordshire - were chosen for their enthusiasm in using new technology in the classroom. They were flown to San Diego in late July, where they joined over 100 educators for a week of professional development at the University of California. 

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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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2017-08-10T01:00:00

Teach9’s New Online Learning Platform provides certainty in an uncertain educational climate 

 

Tuition fees have been increasingly in the news of late, starring centre stage as the latest ‘political hot potato’ that nobody seems to want to catch. Whilst the future of the charges seems more uncertain than at any time since their rise to £9,000 per year in 2011, the uncertainty seems to be turning students toward tuition alternatives, such as online learning models.

 

Over the past week or two:

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2017-08-09T01:00:00

Debbie Gardiner (pictured),CEO of Qube Learning, explains why “Apprenticeship Reforms" commenced on the 1st May, which changed the way that Apprenticeships are funded and delivered using new Apprenticeship Standards and in turn, has changed how employers are recruiting.

The Reforms mean that large employers with an annual payroll over £3m started paying a 0.5% Apprenticeship Levy from April and registered on The Apprenticeship Service (TAS).

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2017-08-07T01:00:00

A new improvisation course has been developed to help young people develop key skills in social interaction, communication, and confidence. 

The London Improv Theatre Training League (LITTL) has teamed up with The Nursery to offer courses for 15-18 year olds to introduce them to the core principles of improvisation, and positive impact it can have in their day-to-day lives both inside and outside the clasroom. 

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2017-08-07T01:00:00

TV star Emma Willis has officially unveiled a brand-new timber teaching facility at an open day at Wylde Green Primary School in Sutton Coldfield.

 

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2017-08-03T01:00:00

A century on from his death, Tottenham soldier Private George Baxter Lowson has been celebrated in a fitting, contemporary memorial created by two students from Vale Special School, Haringey. 

Jhonattan and Zac were so inspired by the story of George Baxter Lowson that they wrote and produced their song and rap, ‘My Mate George’, which was performed in London and Belgium as part of the Battle of Passchendaele commemorations. 

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2017-08-01T01:00:00

Secondary school pupils got a taste of life in a busy company when they undertook work experience with a leading turf equipment manufacturer. 

Ransomes Jacobsen Ltd, an Ipswich-based manufacturing company recently hosted 15 pupils from local schools for a week of work experience. 

The students were placed in a number of different departments, including operations, engineering, marketing, IT, customer care, sales and HR. 

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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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2017-07-28T01:00:00

Summer holidays are finally here, and come rain or shine, children will be spending a lot of time on their mobile devices.

A staggering, yet unsurprising, 92% of children claim to use their devices daily.  As adults, it’s our responsibility to ensure that while they’re using social media, gaming, or video sites they’re having fun, but most importantly, being safe.