RedSTART, the charity set up to improve financial education for children, has launched a learning portal for primary and secondary schoolchildren and teachers.

This new hub will provide ready-made lesson plans and training resources for both primary and secondary school age groups. The materials, which are free to access, combine interactive games with more traditional knowledge sessions, giving a balance between fun and practical learning.

Connect, an education specialist company based in Nantwich have been shortlisted for 2018’s Bett Awards with C-Live, the first virtual reality training platform in the UK. 

The Bett Awards, now in their 20th year, are one of the education industry’s most esteemed accolades, and celebrate innovation and creativity in educational technology. 

An inspirational teenager is calling on schools across the UK to teach pupils life-saving and first aid in schools after witnessing a tragic incident in her home town. 

Walsall teen Phoebe Lago-Willetts is heading a campaign to ensure young people are being taught vital first aid in school. 

The 16-year-old enrolled on first aid training after bearing witness to a fatal attack, and felt she needed to be prepared in case she was ever involved in a medical emergency again. 

Children’s road safety heroes The Conies have struck a chord with one of the UK’s leading recruitment groups as the nation celebrates Road Safety Week (November 20-26).

 

Midlands-based Pertemps Network Group has matched the money raised by the charity from buskingand other musical fundraising events across Europe to the tune of £10,000.

 

We all know that constant advancements in technology are changing both how we work, and also our private lives. IT monitoring now plays a key role across all sectors, with education being no different. The internet isn’t just where people go to do their research; it is now often the primary route through which students obtain their education, and teachers deliver it.

New model is backed by NEU teacher union

A new pay and rewards system developed by a leading academy trust to recruit, retain and reward teachers has been backed by the country’s biggest teacher union.

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust’s pay framework will be introduced from September 2018 in its 13 schools in Medway and Portsmouth after the National Education Union (NEU) endorsed the new framework, with some 93.5% of NEU members voting in its favour [NC1] .

The new system will:

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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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If you look back and reflect on your childhood now you’re an adult, you will most likely smile at memories of riding your bike, playing hopscotch and playing outdoors with your friends – traditionally, outdoor play is a staple part and often a highlight of every child’s upbringing — but is it in decline?

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A mum of two has written a toolkit which assists primary school teachers in empowering their pupils to overcome bullying in the playground this Anti-bullying Week.

With this year’s Anti-Bullying Week taking place this week(13-17 November), Laura Gilchrist – author of ‘Playground Buddies’ – is keen to raise awareness of how her toolkit could make a profound difference in many children’s lives.

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A 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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