Blogs

Nick Russell, director of Thomasons civil and structural engineering consultancy, discusses the need to inspire the next generation of young engineers and how engineering must be better understood to close the skills gap…

Schools across the UK are dealing with a mental health epidemic, with both primary and secondary school leaders reporting a rise in stress, anxiety and panic attacks in their pupils as well as depression, self-harm and eating disorders. Here, Dr Margot Sunderland, Director of The Centre for Child Mental Health and Trauma Informed Schools UK discusses what schools can do to spot and avert mental health issues.        

James Lyne, Head of R&D at SANS Institute, writes about the complexity of cyber security and the government's Cyber Discovery programme…

Transform your stage area into a dramatic set to suit your every need with Gratnells new stage sets.

Gratnells have launched a new range of products designed to enhance your classes perfomance on stage. We have a range of dramatic backdrops that aim to set a scene and strengthen the average stage performance.

Analysis of Ofsted’s FE reports reveals new insight into how sector leadership regards quality assurance, says Carole Loader, a director at Mesma…

It’s apparent from examining reports covering more than 60 providers who were inspected by Ofsted between February to April 2018, that a good number of employer providers, FE colleges, independent learning providers (ITPs), local authorities, not-for-profit organisations and specialist further education colleges still do not have adequate quality assurance arrangements in place.

World Mental Health Day on 10th October gives us all an opportunity to reflect on whether we are really doing enough to support young people and mental health in an ever-changing world.

For many children, the start of the new school year is a time of great excitement. The first day back after the summer holidays is a great time to catch up with friends, but it’s also a time to look to the future and take advantage of the many exciting opportunities that are in store.

Caroline Cafferty, Operations Director at justteachers – specialists in matching school staffing needs with the best available teachers, teaching assistants and SEN staff – gives her top tips on how to create a winning CV and write an excellent personal statement to support an application.

An ongoing rise in demand for temporary staff, coupled with a reliance on agencies means schools are faced with increasing recruitment costs. But help is at hand in the form of new digital disruptors entering in the market, says TempRocket’s Andrew Johnston…

Siert Wijnia, CTO and Co-Founder of Ultimaker, examines how 3D printing can help to reduce fear of failure, increase engagement with students, and ultimately better prepare them for the future that lies ahead of them…

Here Theresa Johnson, Professional Development Manager at PACEY, highlights the vital role that early years professionals play in preparing children for school…

Every September, thoughts turn to the start of a new school term and shoe shops and school outfitters are packed with parents in a last minute panic. Starting school is a big step for a small person and research that we carried out at PACEY a couple of years ago showed that almost three quarters (71%) of parents were anxious about their child starting school for the first time.

Clare Othman, Operations Director, Supply Desk, specialists in matching school staffing needs with the best available teachers and teaching assistants - permanent, long-term and supply - gives her top tips on how to choose the right agency to meet your recruitment needs and help raise standards in your school...

So you’ve decided to become a supply teacher, and now you’re faced with the task of choosing a supply agency. There are hundreds of agencies out there, so how do you choose the one that will work best for you?

Carol Vorderman, one of Britain’s most popular maths stars and committed educationalists, shares her views with QA Education on the problem of adult maths skills falling short in the workplace and reflects on the importance of engaging children and families with numbers as early as possible…

Maths is the only universal language.

By Ash Merchant, Education Director at Fujitsu UK & Ireland

Recently, London has been named the Artificial Intelligence (AI) growth capital of Europe. With so many opportunities facilitated by technology, there’s no question that businesses play a pivotal role in perpetuating its importance.

During results week, there has never been a better time to address the limitations which children from disadvantaged areas experience when it comes to career aspirations. Here, Future First CEO Matt Lent outlines the work of the education charity…