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Why we need to get more tech-savvy Governors into schools

Why we need to get more tech-savvy Governors into schools

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. One of my own personal specialisms is technology. The small school at which I am… Read more
Why Teachers Choose to Work in the International Schools Sector

Why Teachers Choose to Work in the International Schools Sector

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. However, in analysing the report Teacher Supply in British International Schools (July 2018) by the Council of British International Schools (COBIS), international teaching providers, Teachingabroaddirect.co.uk found in the next ten… Read more
Houghton Conquest Pupils Doing A Road Safety Week Activity

Houghton Conquest Pupils Go Site-Seeing For Road Safety Week

Houghton Conquest Lower School pupils have been given a safety talk at Mulberry Homes’ nearby development Houghton Fields as part of a wider Road Safety Week campaign.   The local developer invited pupils to the site and donated 120 high visibility reflector clips to the whole school to help them stay safe and seen as part of the campaign.    The visit aimed to teach pupils about staying safe on the roads and identified the potential dangers of a live building site for younger children… Read more
Stewartstown Primary School students with maths competition certificates

Stewartstown Primary School, County Tyrone, triumphs in international maths competition!

Stewartstown Primary School, County Tyrone, is celebrating international success after its students scooped second prize in the November Numeracy Challenge 2018, an inter-schools competition run by 3P Learning, creators of the online maths resource Mathletics, proven to significantly increase levels of student engagement, confidence and motivation and to improve attainment and progress in maths.  Over the course of a week  students from across the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Africa… Read more
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Make The World Better With A Christmas Jumper!

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.  From knits festooned in… Read more
Positive Futures group

Positive Futures

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. Deputy… Read more
Animation from new course that will improve children’s health and wellbeing

New course will improve children’s health and wellbeing…for life

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.  The fun and educational course is the brainchild of innovative health education… Read more
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HART Prize for Human Rights

/*-->*/ /*-->*/ /*-->*/ /*-->*/ Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust - HART - have announced the 2019 deadline for the HART Prize for Human Rights. The Prize includes two competitions, an essay and a creative competition, which encourage young people (aged 11 – 25) to examine and engage critically with human rights, focusing on the areas in which HART works. It is a fantastic opportunity to inspire young people to learn about current global affairs, encourage them to undertake their own… Read more
Bluestone College Finalist at International Learning Awards

New Health & Fitness College Finalist in International Learning Awards

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 Bluestone College, a vocational training provider that was started less than two years ago, with premises in Bournemouth, Coventry, Newcastle, Dudley, Henley-on-Arden, Manchester and Watford, has been shortlisted in the prestigious Learning Awards run by the Learning and Performance Institute. The college is a finalist in… Read more
Former teacher with her self-confidence children's book

Former teacher writes books to help children with self-confidence issues

Eleanor Baggaley is using her life experiences to help children and their parents to deal with maths, self-confidence and goal-setting When Eleanor Baggaley received inspiration from two special people in her life, she didn't realise that her journey was about to take her away from mainstream maths education to a life of self-employment, book writing and empowering children through her experiences. But now Eleanor has one children's book published and has two more in the pipeline, all three… Read more
Esh Group collect their STEM award

Esh Group win STEM Engagement Project Award

STEM Learning is delighted to announce that, Esh Group is the winner of the Inspirational STEM Engagement Project award at the recent prestigious STEM Inspiration Awards. These awards celebrate individuals and organisations working to inspire young people in STEM subjects across the UK and are organised by STEM Learning – the largest provider of STEM education and careers support to schools, colleges and other groups working with young people across the UK. This year’s winners are:… Read more
Cambridge Regional College pick up the 2017 Hunts Post Awards

Cambridge Regional College shortlisted for 2018 Business in the Community Award

Cambridge Regional College (CRC), with campuses in Huntingdon and Cambridge, has been recognised by the Huntingdonshire Business Awards for its contribution to projects in the local community. The College has been shortlisted in the ‘Projects Making a Difference in the Community’ category, a title which the College has won consecutively for at least the last five years. Both Huntingdon and Cambridge campuses have been extremely active again this year, working with local schools, organisations… Read more
HLM have teamed up with Glasgow Gaelic School

HLM team up with Glasgow school through Developing the Young Workforce

HLM, a leading design and architecture practice with studios in Glasgow, has announced its new partnership with Developing the Young Workforce (DYW). HLM’s contribution to academic life in Glasgow has expanded through its involvement with Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) Glasgow. HLM’s Marketing Executive, Amy Ogilvy, who is based in the Glasgow studio, has become a DYW Ambassador on behalf of the practice. Being partnered with Glasgow Gaelic School through DYW, HLM now possesses the… Read more
The Oldershaw Academy new computers

The Oldershaw Academy

The Oldershaw Academy, located in Wirral, is an 11 - 19 secondary school that’s home to 800 pupils. In the last five years, budget cuts have continued to rise leaving Oldershaw’s Network Manager, Keith Hallam, who is responsible for managing the school’s IT infrastructure, with a poor budget and inability to upgrade the school’s computer systems as often as he’d have liked to. After a decade of using desktops bought directly from Research Machines, which were often patched with spare parts, it… Read more
Kids playing violin London Music Masters

Music – the key to resilience?

Learning a musical instrument has long been valued by educationalists for its effects on cognitive development and its impact on social and emotional skills. But music charity executive Rob Adediran says that we are missing one of its most important collateral benefits: resilience. Adediran is the executive director of London Music Masters a charity which has taught over 2500 children in the past ten years. He explains why resilience might be music’s greatest gift to young people today. “As… Read more
Pudsey Bear BBC Children in Need

Pudsey Bear is joining Twinkl on Twitter and wants your questions

Pudsey Bear, the BBC Children in Need mascot, will be joining Twinkl to go live on Twitter. The iconic bear will be joining Twinkl, the Proud Schools Partner of BBC Children in Need, in a take over of its Twitter account in the run up to the BBC Children in Need Appeal night on 16 November 2018. Pudsey will be joining Twinkl to tweet live from @twinklresources from 2:30pm to 3:30pm on Wednesday 14th November.   Children and schools across the UK are being invited to send in their questions to… Read more
Gratnells collaboration with Makeblock

Gratnells confirms collaboration with Makeblock

Gratnells, providers of award-winning trays and storage systems used by schools in more than 60 countries worldwide, has confirmed its collaboration with Makeblock, the leading STEAM education solution provider, to supply classroom management and storage systems to the Chinese education market. Makeblock’s STEAM educational robotic kits and curriculum resources, currently used in more than 20,000 schools worldwide, will be housed in iconic Gratnells trays that are used and specified by leading… Read more
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Principals by CH&CO strengthens operations team with two key appointments

Principals by CH&CO has made two key appointments to its operations team, reflecting its strong growth. Colin Wills and Verity Butcher have joined the team in the roles of operations director for secondary schools and operations manager for London primary schools, respectively, as the specialist state school caterer welcomed 16 new schools to its portfolio for the 2018/19 school year. A qualified chef, Colin Wills brings extensive culinary and operational experience spanning over 30 years… Read more
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Cambridge Regional College set to inspire young people with a unique Junior Job Coach training programme

Cambridge Regional College has developed a unique training programme, the first of its kind in the UK, designed to empower apprentices to become coaches and mentors to fellow apprentices. Following a series of ERASMUS meetings (a European Union student exchange programme), with representatives from Spain, the Netherlands, Austria, Romania and the UK, six key competences were identified - Engagement, Analysis, Confidentiality/Reliability, Problem Solving, Reassurance/Affirmation,  Communication… Read more
Rockin Ur Teens conference

“What does it mean to be a man?” was the hot topic at Rocking Ur Teens

What better way to celebrate International Men's Day and Anti-Bullying Week, than by inspiring and engaging a room full of teenage boys, helping them to challenge stereotypes and misconceptions, tackle bullying and grow their confidence and self-esteem? Rocking Ur Teens teamed up with Thomson Reuters to do just that at its one-day energetic and interactive event for 13 and 14-year-old boys on Monday. Bringing together teens from different backgrounds from across the UK, the event aimed to… Read more