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Free period products are to be made available to all schools and colleges in England from next week, as the Department for Education launches its fully funded scheme.

The new scheme is set to give pupils easy access to free period products at school or college, helping to break down stigmas and ensure no young person’s education is disrupted by their period. 

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The British International Education Association (BIEA) is proud to host its second annual international Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) conference on 15 January 2020. Focusing on the theme of plastic pollution and how to combat the global issue, the conference will convene a series of expert speakers and panellists who will discuss how technology can help counter plastic waste and save threatened marine and land-based life.

If you’re looking to expand your team this year, then you are in luck! The latest report from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job board reveals that job applications in the education sector have increased by 5.1% in the last year.  
 
The report from CV-Library analysed job market data throughout 2019 and compared it with statistics from 2018. It reveals that the education industry saw the tenth biggest jump in applications year-on-year, with the top 10 including: 

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Sex and relationships education will soon become a legal requirement in every child’s education. With only nine months to go before this process starts*, a survey of young people suggests that teaching of the subject in schools is flat-lining, and for many the ‘talk’ with parents is not filling in the gaps.

In a poll commissioned by the Sex Education Forum, 16 and 17-year-olds were asked to rate aspects of their RSE at school and home. Only 41% per cent rated their school-based RSE as good or very good, slightly lower than a similar poll (45%) conducted in 2018.

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As the UK gears up for its fourth general election since 2010, increased economic uncertainty has led to a significant drop in job advertisements across the education industry. In fact, according to data from the UK’s leading job board, CV-Library, the number of advertisements fell by 4.9% month-on-month and a further 1.6% year-on-year.

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Lancashire Police have warned parents about the dangers and consequences of their children becoming money mules. 

Young people are increasingly being targeted to become money mules. They are being approached online through social media, or in person at school, college or sports clubs. Sometimes people they know will persuade them to take part, often because they are also acting as money mules. 

A money mule is someone who transfers stolen money through their own bank account on behalf of someone else, and is paid for doing so. 

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The BBC recently discovered that 24 schools have gone without inspection for more than 13 years. 

According to the data there are 1,010 outstanding schools that have not had a visit from Ofsted in 10 years. 

There has been an exemption rule on routine inspections for outstanding school which has been in place since 2012. Ofsted has now called for it to end due to concerns about falling standards in classrooms. 

Coronation Street star Cherylee Houston wishes Brits knew how easy it is to learn basic first aid training and skills as she spreads the word with the launch of a new online course, First Aid Five.

The actress plays Izzy Armstrong in the popular soap and uses a wheelchair because she has a rare genetic condition called Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and made her plea as part of World First Aid Day which takes place in September.

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To support teachers in delivering first aid education, the British Red Cross are launching a new teaching website for learners aged 5-18. It’s aimed at educators across the UK, and you’re invited to trial the new resources at your school.

Why teach first aid?

From 2020 it will be compulsory for all school children in England to be taught First Aid. The move, announced by Education Secretary Gavin Williamson, means the government’s relationships, sex and health education curriculum will be taught in all state-funded schools in England from September 2020. 

 

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