Blogs

World Mental Health Day green ribbon

Helping students to understand mental health

Mental Health can affect anyone at any time or any age, and our younger members of society are particularly vulnerable. Teachers need to be aware of the issues around the subject and look out for warning signs that could help support children. The…
plastic bottles – climate change blog

Pupils blog for QA Education on climate change

The team at QA Education have invited pupils from across the UK to submit their work for a brand new climate change blog. As Greta Thunberg inspired millions of people worldwide to protest about climate change, we wanted to hear from pupils about…
Eela Devani of the CLA on reducing teacher workload associated with printing resources

CLA – online service has potential to ease teacher workload

A service launching this autumn for schools aims to reduce the amount of time involved in lesson preparation by delivering digital books needed for the classroom on a single online platform. Eela Devani explains. At a time when government and…
Kayode - Qube Learning

Qube Learning Blog – QA Education

BBC Apprentice Kayode Damali talks education and work life Well-loved BBC Apprentice and motivational speaker, Kayode Damali talks hot education and work topics in The Right Route podcast series. Collaborating with national training provider Qube…
Rocking Ur Teens - a previous event

Rocking Ur Teens remind boys about "being your true self”

With the #MeToo movement and men in senior positions accused of deception, it’s arguably never been a more important time to ask: What does it mean to be a man? How do we tackle toxic masculinity? What is men’s responsibility in the world? How can…
children in class wearing school uniform

School Uniform – A Summary of Government Guidance to Schools

This post was written by Christian McAleenan, Managing Director of Owl & Badger, a schoolwear business. Christian is an advocate of reducing school uniform costs by allowing parents to shop from multiple school uniform suppliers. At the…
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DBS checks a guide for the Education Sector (2019)

The DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) was formed on 1st December 2012 through the merger of the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA). Just as the CRB used to do, the DBS conducts background and criminal…
Brampton student Scarlet collects her GCSE results

College celebrates another year of outstanding GCSE results

Students at Brampton College, Hendon – London’s top performing sixth form college since 2001 and third highest-achieving sixth form nationally– are celebrating another year of outstanding GCSE results, with 59.4% 9-7 / A*-A grades (compared to 20.3…
Dr Mark Kennedy – Lead Educator on the Understanding ADHD: Current Research and Practice course on the FutureLearn Platform. 

What teachers need to know about ADHD

Dr Mark Kennedy is a Senior Teaching Fellow at The Institute of Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience, King’s College London. He is also Lead Educator on the Understanding ADHD: Current Research and Practice course on the FutureLearn Platform. …

The knock-on effect of Brexit on career opportunities

With the once distant idea of Brexit fast becoming a reality, concerns over the future of the current labour market have grown. For young people, the impact on the job market presents a lot to be worried about, particularly with the threat of large…
Benedict Freeburn, history teacher at St Mary Magdalene CE School

Keeping the love for history alive

Benedict Freeburn, history teacher at St Mary Magdalene CE School, explains the positive impact great CPD can have on teachers’ passion for their subject. After giving explanations of how William the Conqueror won the Battle of Hastings to a…
Sharon Walpole, Director at Careermap, on what do do after receiving GCSE results

Advice for students after receiving their GCSE results

Deciding what you want to do after your GCSE results can be a tough choice, and you might not even know what career path you want to head down just yet, so making decisions on A Levels and further education can be hugely overwhelming. The key is to…
Victoria Nielson of Waterloo 200 on the history animation competition

Bringing history to life through animation

Victoria Nielson, CEO of Waterloo 200, discusses getting youngsters engaged with history through the Age of Revolution project… Q&A on Waterloo 200's history animation competition 1. Tell us about Waterloo 200 charity, about its background and…
Poio phonics app - review

Poio phonics app - review 2019

QA Education editor Victoria Galligan reviews the new Scandi Poio phonics app that's proving a hit with parents… When I heard about the new app Poio, which is a phonics learning app for children aged 3-8, I knew my three-year-old daughter Amy would…
Karin Bjerde, Head of Strategic Growth at Kognity, on how edtech eases stress, teacher workload and budget pressures.

How edtech can relieve exam stress for an entire school community

Karin Bjerde, Head of Strategic Growth at Kognity, comments on how edtech embraces a hands-on and personalised approach to education that eases stress, teacher workload and budget pressures. Students have studied hard over the year. They’ve…