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Lanes for Drains are empowering pupils to lead the fight against hidden plastics by working with secondary schools to produce unique and engaging lesson plans and a set of educational resources that are now available to schools nationwide.

The company - the largest privately owned drainage contractor in the UK - aims to raise awareness of the dangers of hidden plastics and how this generation can have the biggest impact in halting the problem.

Janosch Amstutz, founder of HoloMe, has proved that HoloMe has no limits when it comes to the realms in which Augmented Reality can be introduced. They started off the summer on the catwalk with fashion brand, Monki, and are now going back-to-school with EF Education First, the world’s largest international education company.

To ensure schools, colleges, universities and academies are fully-equipped with the knowledge to evacuate safely, Evac+Chair has launched: A Specialist Guide to Emergency Evacuation for Educational Premises. 

Exploring emergency evacuation procedures in educational facilities, the guide is aimed at headteachers, principals, governors, vice-chancellors, facilities managers, occupiers and owners of educational premises.

When it comes to education establishments - whether that’s a school, a college or university - just how many of them reviewing their hardware and software on a regular basis? No doubt there’s always an urgent need to quickly fix that printer or a hard drive for the geography department or another. But how often are ICT experts getting a chance to assess their infrastructure and carry out the relevant updates? Are some thinking it’s just easier to chuck out the old kit and replace with something brand new and shiny?

 

NOW that children are back to school, Manchester opticians are raising awareness of the importance of good vision to children’s education.

Good eyesight is vital for children as their vision helps them explore and concentrate.

In fact, up to 80 per cent of everything learned at school is presented visually, so being able to see clearly is crucial for children’s overall development.

A private girls’ school which recently celebrated achieving some of the strongest GCSE results in Suffolk welcomed boys across the school for the first time on Wednesday 5th September.

Boys have joined Ipswich High School (previously Ipswich High School for Girls) throughout the Prep School and Sixth Form as they move towards becoming a co-educational via the ‘Diamond Model’ of education.

With a severe shortage of teachers across the country and rising pupil numbers, it is essential schools look to new routes to get teachers into their classrooms. Here, we speak with Ashcroft High School Business Manager Julie Ellins about how a Luton-based school has utilised a new Teaching Apprenticeship Programme (TAP), devised by The Education Placement Group (EPG), to solve their recruitment issues. 

THE BRAND NEW PETER JONES ENTERPRISE ACADEMY AT NOTTINGHAM GIRLS’ ACADEMY IS ENCOURAGING BUSINESS LEADERS OF TOMORROW TO CHOOSE THEIR PATH AND LIVE THEIR DREAMS

Nottingham, 7 September 2018 – Applications are now open for the first ever intake of students for the city’s Peter Jones Enterprise Academy. Nottingham Girls’ Academy has kicked off its search to find the business leaders of tomorrow who want to take control of their own futures.

You won’t be hearing ‘Auld Lang Syne’ or the sound of fireworks, but teachers across the country are ringing in the New Year, with a poll revealing 87% of 3,470 educators see September as the new year rather than January. 

Research conducted by the online educational publisher Twinkl also reveals the top new year’s resolutions of UK teachers, with achieving a work-life balance coming out as the most popular, followed by not working evenings and weekends. 

As universities continue to grow their digital capabilities, investing in infrastructure suitable to support future strategies is essential. City, University of London is found needing to support a rapidly multiplying number of user devices 24/7; the responsibility is magnified as City University operates in 24 buildings spread across London. The need to meet the demands and expectations of 18,000 students and an additional 2,000 staff members is no small task.

The London Grid for Learning (LGfL) is proud to announce it is now driving what we hope will be the UK’s largest rollout of anti-malware software for schools. The not-for-profit trust which provides high-speed uncontended broadband and associated services to schools, has signed a deal with anti-malware provider Malwarebytes which will see all schools on LGfL’s nationwide network provided with the software at no additional cost.

The online educational publisher Twinkl is partnering with BBC Children in Need this year to support schools to raise as much money as possible for disadvantaged children and young people. 

As Proud Schools Partner Twinkl will be providing free resources and sending materials to schools to help with fundraising, as well as doing plenty at its HQ in Sheffield. Schools can sign up for a free fundraising pack full of inspiring ideas via bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/schools

The online educational publisher Twinkl has launched a first-of-its-kind application showing the city of York in 3D as it changed throughout the ages from 70 to 1400AD. 

Adswood Primary School has been accredited with the AcSEED Award for its commitment to emotional wellbeing and mental health of its students.

The AcSEED assessment team were very impressed by the school’s mental health and wellbeing policy and curriculum; by the wellbeing coordinator and other staff for their relevant qualifications and experience; and the wide range of support and awareness raising about mental health available to students.

The first year of secondary school has become a pinch-point for online safety - as 11-year-olds face a “perfect storm” of digital pressures, a new campaign can reveal.

Nearly seven out of 10 (68%) parents of Year 7 pupils are concerned their children are under pressure to have multiple social media apps and 71% are worried they will be pushed into sharing images or videos, according to new research from Internet Matters, which has launched a new set of guides to help parents.