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3P Learning, provider of award-winning online educational maths and literacy resources for children aged 2- 14, is proud to announce it will be partnering with award-winning Gooseberry Planet to provide a comprehensive e-safety toolkit for the whole school community to schools across the UK, Europe and Middle East (EME).

In partnership with their sponsors, Hachette Children’s Group, the School Library Association have announced the winners of the School Library Association Information Book Award 2018 and the Hachette Children’s Group Award for Outstanding Contribution to Information Books at an award ceremony at Carmelite House in London on 7th November.

NewVIc work in partnership with Greenwich University supporting the up and coming EPQ (Extended Project Qualification).
The number of students taking up the EPQ is growing rapidly, it is estimated around 30,000 students took the EPQ recently and this is growing each year. Universities look positively at an EPQ and value its rigorous academic content and the vast amount of time taken to complete this project.

A learning space that embraces and nurtures the relationship between teachers and children is crucial in cultivating a culture of working together. In today’s more progressive classrooms, technology is ubiquitous, collaboration is celebrated, movement is encouraged, and multiple activities take place in adaptable environments.

The British Council for School Environments recognises the right of young people to learn in an environment which is safe, healthy and achieves thehighest quality education possible.

As we head towards the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, a Sunderland academic has been reflecting on the often overlooked role North East students played in the Aftermath of the Great War (1914-18).

Dr Sarah Hellawell, a lecturer in Modern British History at the University of Sunderland, hopes to enhance our understanding of this particular group of ex-service students and their universities and colleges affected by their wartime experiences.

Discovery Education Espresso News has been announced as a finalist at next year’s prestigious BETT AWARDS, in the Primary Digital Content category.

Produced in partnership with ITN Productions, Espresso News brings the world’s biggest news stories to thousands of primary school classrooms every day – delivering dynamic age-appropriate content to help children engage with current affairs. 

Reading charity Beanstalk has launched a national campaign to encourage more male volunteers to train as reading helpers to support children who struggle with reading in primary schools and early years settings.  

Not-for-profit LGfL (London Grid for Learning) has joined forces with Google and Neverware to provide free of charge to its 3,500 community of schools Neverware’s CloudReady operating system, which enables schools to revitalize their old hardware, save money and accelerate their technology plans by giving students the same simple and secure computing experience as can be obtained on a Chromebook. 

A new report released on Outdoor Classroom Day proves the importance of getting outdoors on children’s mental health and environmental awareness. Today marks the return of Outdoor Classroom Day: the world-wide campaign which calls on millions of children around the world to get outdoors and prioritise outdoor learning and play.

This year, over 530,000 children across the UK and Republic of Ireland (ROI) will be ditching their desks for the school grounds in support of the global initiative. 

Figures released by the Scottish Council for Independent Schools (SCIS) have revealed that Independent Schools in Scotland have provided in excess of £51 million in fee assistance during the current academic year (2018 / 2019).

The data, collected from SCIS’s 74 member schools, shows that 24.6% of mainstream pupils (7204) received means tested assistance (£30,807,706), with 573 pupils (3.2%) benefiting from 100% fee assistance.  A further £20,301,772 was awarded to children on non-means tested basis.*

Chancellor Phillip Hammond announced the government’s Autumn Budget, saying it is investing “record amounts” in schools.

The Chancellor pledged more cash to pay for “little extras” – a choice of language which was deemed “patronising” by critics who said it was too little, too late. The amount added to the schools spending will be the same as pledged to fix potholes.

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A North-East charity that connects education with the world of business is urging Primary schools in the region to follow the enterprising example of a school in Darlington to win the chance of a £5000 prize. Newcastle based charity, Primary Inspiration Through Enterprise - PIE - recently named Reid Street Primary School in Darlington as the North-East's most enterprising school after they won the final challenge in a unique project.

The Education Training Hub (TETH) are delighted to announce the launch of The Early Years Training Hub from the 20th of November 2018, featuring June O'Sullivan, an expert member of its advisory board, as the keynote speaker.

The event will be held from 1pm to 4pm at Finsbury Square, London, EC2A 1AF.