Jacqueline Gray, the co-founder of Holistic Healing 4 Children along with Terri Allen, talks to QA Education editor Victoria Galligan about the work her team carry out with pupils and their families, as well as schools, to provide a holistic approach to empowering pupils to control their emotions. 

EMPLOYEE morale doesn’t just promote loyalty but it can actually improve how effective and productive employees are in their role, according to the new The 2018 Happiness Survey.

A survey of 1,024 UK workers, by workplace incentives and rewards provider, One4all Rewards, and published in The 2018 Happiness Survey, asked employees from different age groups, genders and industries about the impact their happiness at work has on their productivity, revealing that 43% of workers in the education sector would work harder if they are happy in their current role or place of work. 

Students from Cambridge Regional College (CRC) competed at the AoC Sport National Championships in Nottingham last weekend, coming home with 2 bronze medals as they helped the Eastern region to finish in third place.

Isaac Rowlands and Oliver Rust took part in the golf tournament at the stunning Morley Hayes Golf Club in Derbyshire. The event, which kicked off the Championships on Friday morning and continued on Saturday, featured 36 male and 26 female competitors.

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Mike Ellicock, Chief Executive of National Numeracy, talks to QA Education about the cost of poor maths skills in the workplace.

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The school's employer needs to implement a Safety Management System (SMS) which effectively controls the risks associated with its work activities. Successful implementation of the SMS will not only make it less likely that someone will be hurt, but also reduce the likelihood of criminal or civil litigation. At the heart of any SMS is the Health and Safety Policy. This should provide direction on the health and safety aims of the organisation, who is responsible for undertaking tasks and how they are to be completed.

Daniel Ball, director of Wax Digital spending management solutions, discusses efficient and cost-saving approaches to school food buying…


Purchasing for school catering is never an easy task. Under pressure to feed hungry mouths a range of nutritionally-balanced meals on a daily basis, while at the same time accommodating government standards and compliance with food safety guidelines, there’s a lot to consider when planning menus for a new term and placing orders with the supply chain.

The Green Britain Centre is a wonderful environment in which to inspire groups of all ages and abilities. Come and share our exciting vision for a Green Britain powered by the wind, the sun and the sea. Learn about renewable energy, new forms of transport and sustainable food. Our tailor-made talks, group activities and presentations will get your group talking about environmental issues and the world around them.And with activity sheets, problem solving and creative exercises, there’s loads to engage and inspire thinking around the issue of sustainability.  

PRIMARY school children in Aberdeenshire and Glasgow came together to take part in free running events on May 10 and 11, organised by GO Run For Fun, the events saw 1180 children participate in total, aged between five and 10.

Partnering with Aberdeenshire Council and Glasgow City Council, GO Run For Fun welcomed 35 primary schools from across Scotland at Aden County Park, Aberdeenshire and Robroyston Park, Glasgow to tackle the 2 kilometre routes.

During SATs week, GCSEs exam period and Mental Health Awareness Week, we take a look at whether parents could pass a GCSE in science.
Parents often say "exams were harder in my day", but do they really appreciate how hard GCSEs are? And could they do better than their children? When it comes to GCSE science, it looks like the answer is a resounding no! When online learning company Tassomai asked parents to put their science knowledge to the test, they didn’t compare to their children who scored significantly higher marks.

During Mental Health Awareness Week the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) is urging policy makers to introduce mental health training for teachers.

When your schools’ computer systems operate on both Macs and PCs, IT management can be an issue.

London-based Haberdashers’ Aske's Federation needed a solution to optimise the IT management of all desktop computers in order to enable asset management, software distribution, remote maintenance, license monitoring and reporting in the same way for both Windows and Mac computers from one centralised point of control.

Thanks to Parallels Mac Management, Haberdashers’ IT teams can now monitor the entire Mac Hardware and Software inventory. 

A new local artistic landmark is due to be created in Cradley Heath through a partnership between Halesowen College and A Perry & Co (Hinges) Ltd, a leading manufacturer and supplier of hinges, hardware, ironmongery, chain and threaded bar, which has been based in the West Midlands for the past 93 years.

The independent, family-owned company has offered the opportunity of designing a representative sculpture of its business to second year students at Halesowen College, supporting them in achieving their final diploma assignment.