Headteacher Magazine, guide to services and products for UK Schools
In the age of a digital world, it’s never been more important for pupils to get to grips with computing and computational thinking. As exciting as the digital world is, it can also pose a danger to those who don’t know what is safe, and what is not.
Two schools are trialling a new tactic to keep bad behaviour to a minimum in the classroom.
Teachers in two UK schools have taken to wearing small cameras, similar to those worn by police, to reduce “persistant, low level disturbances”.
The cameras are operated according to government-approved guidelines and are only turned on when an incident occurs.
Students are warned when the cameras are being turned on and all cameras are forward-facing so all students are aware of what is being filmed.
HUNDREDS of North East schools could be without access to adequate e-safety advice and security resources when a Government-backed support network closes this year.
IT experts Advantex Network Solutions Ltd warns that the end of Northern Grid for Learning (NGfL) will have a ‘massive’ impact on schools, colleges and other training providers unless they act and start to draw up alternative plans.
Stadia Sports manager Daniel Goddard takes a look at the dangers of school rugby and discusses the safety equipment available.
In a recent letter to the Government, more than 70 doctors and health experts asked for a ban on tackling in school rugby games. The letter outlines and warns of the risk of serious injury among under 18s playing the sport, with a recommendation for schools to introduce touch and non-contact versions of the game.
This powerful online safety video show there's so much schools can do to monitor and potentially help pupils and their families.
Wooden decking can become hazardous in damp and slippery conditions, creating the possible threat of a slips or falls for anyone walking across the surface. Outside areas where people gather need to be made safe to comply with health and safety issues.
FibreGrid has come up with a solution to this problem with the development of Anti Slip Standard GRP Decking Strips, part of their affordable GRP SlipGrip® Standard range. Timber decking becomes safer with these quick and easy to install DeckGrip Strips, which come supplied with decking screws and are pre-drilled
According to the Carbon Trust, getting lighting right is essential for both energy efficiency and the bank balance of a school, and as importantly for the wellbeing of its occupants.
In the third of this special series of lighting in education guides, Energys will explore how LED upgrades can create multiple financial opportunities. It can also improve site health and safety, maintenance, and deliver infrastructure gains for bursars.
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Deb – a leading innovator and supplier of skin care products – has partnered with Skcin, a national skin cancer charity, to create a colourful and engaging UV board. These are to be placed in primary schools across the UK; where education on sun safety is crucial.
A survey into the standard of UK secondary school science labs has revealed that a shocking 49.5% of teaching professionals are not confident about pupil safety in science lessons.
The study conducted by leading education interior specialist, Innova Design Solutions, also revealed that a damning 63% of respondents view science labs as low tech, with 11% saying their facilities are very low tech.
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