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YHA (England & Wales) has been named as the Best Residential Experience provider for school trips.

Fareham College, the Times Educational Supplement (TES) FE College of the Year, welcomed education leaders from Iraq as part of a programme by the British Council to develop effective leadership through sharing good practice.  

Spending a week at Fareham College, the delegates met with teaching staff and senior managers, and were able to view the industry-ready facilities and experience the teaching that have earnt it the status of top further education college in the country and an ‘outstanding’ Ofsted judgement.

Young entrepreneurs from 19 primary schools across Glasgow took to the stage at Hampden Park for an event focused on reducing, reusing and recycling. The Circular Economy Showcase, hosted by Young Enterprise Scotland with support from the ScottishPower Foundation, gave youngsters the opportunity to present their enterprise projects to their peers, teachers and a panel of judges.

The showcase marked the culmination of work carried out by the business-savvy youngsters on the Circular Economy Programme (run by YES and the SP Foundation).

The world’s biggest literacy competition has wrapped up for 2018! LiteracyPlanet has officially announced the winners of Word Mania Global 2018, after almost 500,000 students around the world improved their English literacy skills by participating in the competition.

Schools from over 100 countries participated in Word Mania Global 2018, which is based on one of LiteracyPlanet’s most popular exercises. It challenges students to think outside the box and create as many words as they can in three minutes from 15 randomly generated letter tiles.

As part of Bickley Park School’s centenary celebrations pupils enjoyed playing a rugby tournament against schools that previously had been located in the Bromley area.

Amesbury, a prep school which is now in Guildford, Surrey, moved from the same road as Bickley Park shortly after the end of the First World War.

St Hugh’s, which is now based in Oxfordshire, left the Bromley area at the beginning of the Second World War.

The recycling plastics education programme R-Generation is widening its reach for 2018, and will now be available to every primary and secondary school in the UK. 

Following its launch in 2016, Nestlé Waters UK is continuing its partnership with recycling charity, RECOUP, and environmental education organisation, Wastebuster, to deliver an updated programme for 2018. This year will see the national roll out of the initiative, which aims to help children understand the responsibility they have in becoming more environmentally aware citizens.

In my opinion governors have a critical role to play in schools. This is why I was happy to join the board of a local school in the past year. They help set out a school’s ethos and vision, take responsibility for financial decisions and spend time analysing data to make recommendations for progress. And crucially, we share our own personal blend of skills and areas of expertise with the school we’re working for.

Recognised as the world’s best; a British education is becoming increasingly popular with parents around the world. This is pleasing news for the 4,300 British international schools* which operate globally and make up over 45% of the international school market.

Friday 14th December 2018 sees a whole host of celebrities and brands supporting the return of Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day 

This year, Save the Children’s annual Christmas Jumper Day is taking place on Friday 14th December. 

Flashing, festive knits will be sweeping the nation once again as schools, homes and offices across the country will be ditching their day-to-day dress and donning their daftest, most wonderful woollies for the annual fundraiser. 

Young people in Warwickshire are being helped into work by Positive Futures, a training scheme targeting 15 to 24-year-olds not in education, employment or training who do not have basic maths and English qualifications.

Co-funded by the Department for Work and Pensions’ European Social Fund and 50 per cent match funded by Warwickshire County Council and PET-Xi Training, the training course is helping break down barriers to entering the jobs market for young people in the local area.

Health educators, The Sound Doctor, are offering UK parents and teachers a “secret weapon” in combating growing concerns about childhood obesity – kids who are willing to change their own lifestyle choices!

Primary school pupils are about to receive fun and memorable facts on healthy eating, weight management and exercise, thanks to a new animated course based on short, animated films to be shown in classrooms. 

Bluestone College, a vocational training provider, established for less than 2 years, is a finalist in the prestigious Learning Awards alongside Sky, Santander and EDF Energy