Hurry there is only two weeks left to enter Jet2holidays Ultimate School Trip competition which will give these conscientious children the educational trip of a lifetime

Research published today by Jet2holidays has revealed why we love school – and the differences between children and their parents show they’re a class apart! 

Construction frameworks ensure the procurement and delivery of building projects in schools and colleges – bringing together clients, contractors, designers and now even students! Throughout the design and build process, construction frameworks ensure efficient communication and collaboration. And there are also opportunities to support local suppliers and even get students and staff involved in the project via training and visits.

Steiner Waldorf education takes child's play seriously. Informal games, which can be used to support the learning of formal academic skills, enable children and young people to learn through their developing bodies.

Contemporary neuro-science indicates that sports and play helps to ensure deep connections are made between skills and learning, aiding memory and facilitating the ability to become creative life-long learners.

Molly Potter - the best-selling author of How are you feeling today?
 
We all have worries now and then, but sometimes worries can feel like they're getting bigger and bigger, like you can't control them any more. What do you do then?
 
What's worrying you? is a book all about helping children understand their worries, and what to do when they feel overwhelmed by their thoughts and feelings.
 

Caledonian shortlisted for national offsite awards

An innovative SMART construction project from Caledonian has been shortlisted in this year’s prestigious Offsite Awards.

The judging team shortlisted Caledonian in the Education Project of the Year category for the turnkey solution it provided on the striking new £2.5m sports complex at Ashville College in Harrogate. The project was completed by Caledonian in partnership with HLM Architects.

Help your class achieve maths mastery and win a share of £50,000 

 

Primary schools across the UK are invited to enter the Matific UK Games

 

Schools are switching to Matific for a step by step problem solving approach to maths mastery. The UK Matific Games competition is the perfect approach to maths mastery; students are encouraged through practical play, exploration and discussion.

2018 - everyone is online students, teachers and parents

In light of recent news that one in three teachers have reported derogatory comments posted about them on social media from parents and children, the discussion around student and teacher communication practices is becoming increasingly vital. 

The interaction with teachers on social media raises a lot of questions: Is there a need for out-of-school hours communication? If so, what channels should they be using? Do teachers need to be more careful about revealing their identities on social media?

A recent survey conducted by an online label company revealed 32% of people said developing modern skills is the biggest advantage when using technology in schools. Overall 88% of people acknowledge technology has an overwhelmingly positive effect on students.

According to a recent report published by Sir John Holman, president of the Royal Society for Chemistry, high-stake exams are preventing schools from carrying out enough practical science activities. Many have responded by highlighting the importance of practical lessons, however, perhaps we need to take it further. 

Anti-terror software which can stop material from being viewed on the internet may become compulsory for small online businesses.

The software has been developed in the UK thanks to £600,000 of public funding and Home Secretary Amber Rudd flew to the USA’s Silicon Valley this week to discuss the tool with tech companies there.

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Busy schools, colleges and universities simply can’t afford to close indefinitely due to issues with drainage, but if proper care and maintenance isn’t scheduled in, that is exactly what they may be forced to do! Drainage experts Metro Rod work with a vast number of education providers, both on a planned maintenance and also reactive basis, ensuring schools a

You can’t turn on the TV or go online at the moment without seeing a mural. Whether they are in car adverts, backdrops to photoshoots or decorating the offices of the world’s leading companies, they seem to be everywhere. They have always been an effective way of making a point in a very visual way that anyone can understand, from the religious murals of the Renaissance to the political murals of the deep South and Northern Ireland; large scale art doesn’t just decorate blank walls, it gets people looking up and taking notice.

Wells Park School is a LA funded residential primary school which caters for boys between 5 and 11 years old, who have an educational statement for social, emotional and mental health difficulties. Pupils are referred to the school by the County Council. The school has been transformed by innovative use of IT provided by BitNet Solutions. Their IT systems were developed by close collaboration between Head and senior managers of the school and BitNet director, Ashraf Kala and his team of developers.
 

Students from Abbot’s Lea School offered their assistance this week at South Liverpool Foodbank.
 
The Woolton-based school, which specialises in high quality holistic education for young people with autism and a range of associated learning need, arranged for 15 key stage five students to visit the Bridge Chapel centre in Garston, on Thursday 8 February, to put together much needed packages containing essential items for those in crisis.