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Digital T Levels at a fork in the road

Two years into the flagship T Level programme would normally be an ideal time to review, take stock, and plot a clear route forward. When those two years coincided with a world-wide pandemic that massively impacted on face-to-face teaching, never…
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Art Workshops and Teacher Training for Primary Schools

Hi, my name is Christine and I run the Art Room. I used to work as a primary school teacher and now I specialise in supporting schools to teach art and DT. This is usually carried out as part of a whole school inset session, where I can target a…
Sarah Holmes

Hounslow Council is encouraging professionals to come forward and foster children and young people

As part of a national drive, Hounslow Council is encouraging professionals to come forward and foster children and young people in our care. People foster for a number of reasons, but it’s overwhelmingly because they want to make a difference to a…
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Facing the Cyber Threat in the Education Sector

Cyber security has long been a challenge for the Education sector, but with the recent increase of cyber attacks against academic institutions, awareness and action is urgently needed now more than ever.  Schools and universities can be lucrative…
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Head Teachers Role in Controlling Legionella in Schools

Author: Craig Morning, Senior Consultant, Water Hygiene Centre Ltd If you are a Head Teacher what are your responsibilities in relation to preventing or controlling Legionella in your school? To answer this question, it might be easier to split…
PlanBEE Kick Off Programme - L-R Phillip Hilton-West (B&W), Terry Hanlon (Robertson), Daniel Hancock (NUF), Ben Smith, Steve Logan (Gateshead College), Jack Thain, Cameron Eastlake, Leuan Crawford, Wendy Dawe (Ryder Architecture) and Ish Bamba (NUF).

North East engineering firm helps to Kick Off careers in MEP design

Newcastle’s Black and White Engineering (B&W) is opening its doors to budding engineers by joining a key initiative to provide career opportunities to young people across the region. The PlanBEE Kick Off programme is led by Ryder Architecture…
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Lesson Planning for Stress Management

Learning to DeStress at School can set Teachers (and Students) up for Success Meghan Crowley, Senior Program Associate with The Monday Campaigns and a former sixth grade teacher with a master’s in Health Education degree from Teachers College,…
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Universal Design for Learning: Change the lesson, not the student

Every teacher understands that children approach learning in different ways. Celebrating that difference rather than ignoring it is absolutely essential to creating impactful lessons that engage every student. Based on scientific insights into how…
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How to enhance your Literacy Teaching?

Since 1972 the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) have been dedicated to raising the literacy achievement of children by putting quality literature at the heart of all learning. CLPE are an independent UK based charity with an…
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7 ways to reduce deadline panic, according to an education expert

Deadlines can be challenging and stressful in the best of circumstances- especially when your assignments are all due in the same week! We spoke to education expert Richard Evans, founder of The Profs, who outlines 7 ways to reduce deadline panic…
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7 Halloween half-term activities, as recommended by an education expert

It is already October, which means that Halloween is just around the corner, and so is the half-term! Although this is exciting news for children, some parents might strive to find the right challenges that will keep their kids engaged and…
Eleanor Bradley

Eleanor Bradley, MD Registry and Public Benefit at Nominet says:

“Covid-19 has undoubtedly shone a light on the importance of digital skills, with the pandemic catalysing a digital transformation in the world of work. This is evident in the many organisations embracing technological innovations in order to…
Kaylie smashes school’s lockdown reading target

8 year old Kaylie smashes school’s lockdown reading target with animal fundraiser

Renaissance believe that every pupil can be a successful learner and their portfolio of education technology products, from Accelerated Reader to myON news, empower teachers to help their students to reach their full potential.   Eight year old…
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Top five tips for robust MAT budgeting

Creating a budget for a group of schools across different phases and local contexts, with the potential to also be spread across multiple local authorities, is by no means an easy task.  The sheer variety of areas that require in-depth…
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Implications for MAT in-year forecasting and budgeting

The unprecedented situation facing Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs) in responding to Covid-19 took another unexpected turn when the Department for Education (DfE) announced it had cancelled “all but the most essential data collections” to “help reduce…
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MAT budgeting: to centralise or not to centralise?

Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs) have come a long way in the past few years and there are a growing number of Trusts that have started the financial centralisation journey. The Kreston Academies Benchmark report, published in January, highlighted that…