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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.

Award-winning classroom resources created by the team at The Week Junior are now available for teachers, librarians and other school staff to download for free.

The new resource bank on The Week Junior’s website for schools is designed to help teaching staff save time and money. ­

Ed-tech startup, Steam School, is inspiring UK students to pursue a career in STEAM through the development of a new innovative mobile app.

STEAM, which stands for science, technology, education, arts and mathematics, is a relatively new term coined to challenge and inspire those working in STEM subjects to be more creative.

Launched in 2018, Steam School uses the power of technology to introduce global innovators to schools across the UK. 

Transcription services provider Go Transcript weighs in on growing need for subtitles in the entertainment industry and the educational value that comes from it

Go Transcript, a transcription service provider with such clients as Netflix, has noted a serious increase in need for more transcriptions for subtitles for both English and most recently, non-English productions.

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LEARN-BY-DOING COURSES BY STRIDE OPEN UP THE WORLD OF BUSINESS AND ENTERPRISE

TO PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL CHILDREN

Forward-looking head teachers from state and independent schools are incorporating enterprise courses into their curriculumfor children aged 10-18 to introduce them to the workings of the business world. Stride is an education enrichment partnershipthat designs and delivers challenging programmes to open children’s minds to the world of business and enterprise.

Affinity Workforce has successfully been awarded a place onto the prestigious new Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Supply Teacher Framework. 

This landmark award for Affinity Workforce covers the provision of Managed Recruitment Services for Supply Teachers and support staff to the education sector, via Lot 2 of the Framework. Associated companies Monarch Education and CER were also successful in Lot 1 of the Framework (Approved Supplier), which covers the agency provision of Supply Teachers and support staff. 

Reading 123, a distributor of reading glasses, has found that 57% of stress suffers are not aware that simply reading a book can help to dramatically reduce their stress levels. The survey was undertaken as part of a study on the health benefits of reading and involved 413 adults living in the UK and currently suffering from high stress levels.

Youngsters receiving their GCSE results this week are being offered free advice on their CV and interview skills by a local businessman infamous for his prowess in this field.

Rod Lloyd, managing director of Low Cost Vans (LCV), starred in reality TV series ‘The Job Interview’ on Channel 4. He will be running mock interviews and a CV workshop for students receiving their GCSE results this week – whether they got the grades they wanted or not.

As thousands around the country are set to receive their GCSE results this Thursday 23 August, Accrington and Rossendale College are calling out for students to set off on the next stage of their studying journey in the heart of #AmazingAccrington at their Ofsted GOOD rated college campus.

Why Accrington and Rossendale College?