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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…
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Overcoming the myths of clearing

As of September 20th, 2018, the academic intake year seen a total of 60,100 hopeful students accepted through the UCAS clearing process. Not only was this figure 150 higher than the previous year, it broke a new record for the number of students in…
Catherine Whitaker, CEO & Head of Learning of EtonX, discusses how to teach entrepreneurship skills to the next generation of business leaders

Five reasons to teach entrepreneurship to teenagers 

Catherine Whitaker, CEO & Head of Learning of EtonX, discusses how to teach entrepreneurship skills to the next generation of business leaders… Entrepreneurship has gained mass appeal on our TV screens, through the naked ambition of the…
NQT in class

Simple quick tips to impress as an NQT

Robert Aitken, ex-teacher and education technology specialist at ONVU Learning, has some advice for the NQT in your school… Step one is complete; you’ve found an NQT job for next year. It’s only natural to feel a little scared by the prospect. You’…
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Three tips to enhance maths in your school

Alexandra Riley is author of the Power of Maths report and Senior Publisher in the Primary Maths team at Pearson. She leads the team behind Power Maths, a whole-class mastery programme developed in partnership with White Rose Maths. Here, she…
Natural History Museum - the Dino Snore

We must encourage young people’s curiosity in science and history

Beth Stone, Head of Learning and Audiences at the Natural History Museum, discusses with QA Education editor Victoria Galligan how the iconic venue inspires the next generation of STEM experts… Q&A with the Natural History Museum Can you give…
career advice for animal care

Career advice for pupils interested in animal care

Offering career advice in diverse subjects is not an easy task – particularly in a field as specialised as animal care. We all know you have to be a big animal lover to do the job but this isn’t the only factor – there are many fields of knowledge…
How schools are tackling the impact of GCSEs on mental health

How schools are tackling the impact of GCSEs on mental health

With students approaching a new academic year and this year's GCSE and A-level results just out, discussions have once again been turned to the level of stress that exams, particularly GCSEs, bring on young minds. With the exam intensity increasing…
How to manage the impact of divorce on children - paper family and broken heart

How to manage the impact of divorce on children

The process of a separation or divorce can have a significant impact on a child’s emotional wellbeing – and may affect their concentration and performance at school. The good news is that, as parents, you are not alone in supporting your child…
Sue Atkins on parent-school communication

Parent-school communication: How much is too much?

ITV’s parenting expert and former Deputy Head Sue Atkins discussesthe best way to engage parents, and the dos and don'ts of parent-school communication… Making the transition from primary to secondary school is both exciting and challenging for…
Charles Tracy, Institute of Physics

Why it’s never been more vital that we support physics teachers

QA Education asked Charles Tracy, Head of Education at the Institute of Physics, about physics teacher recruitment and how despite a rise in applications, the nation is facing a shortfall of educators in this subject… Institute of Physics Q&A…
Children playing on playground

How the School playground nurtures resilience and encourage physical goals

Rose Hardy, Headmistress at St Margaret’s School shares her thoughts on how the school playground plays a big part of the development of children.  Play time is more than simply a part of the day for children to let off steam. While all children…
School garden with orange flowers

How to plan perfect school garden

Alana Cama, Schools and Groups Programme Manager at the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) talks you through the steps to planning the perfect school garden. Gardening is a trick up many schools’ sleeves – helping to get pupils active, boost…
Children playing in playground

Why playgrounds are essential in primary schools

Marco Boi, Founder and CEO of PlayinnovationTM discusses the importance of playgrounds in primary schools. Playground days live long in the memory. Who doesn’t remember the breaktime stampede as pupils squeeze their way through classroom doors to…
Careers – female apprentice in a factory

The gender gap in STEM careers

STEM subjects encompass stereotypically male-dominated careers: science, technology, engineering, and maths. History has always leaned in favour of men within these subjects, which could explain why the number of females in these industries is still…
Katy Parkinson, founder and director of Lexonik by Sound Training, discusses how literacy training can improve the experience which academics have when attending UK universities

English as an additional language: literacy training

Katy Parkinson, founder and director of Lexonik by Sound Training, discusses how literacy training can improve the experience which academics have when attending UK universities… Academics with English as an additional language (EAL) can benefit…