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As children head back – or off – to school, parents will naturally focus on making sure they have all the equipment they need to begin their studies. However, guardians often forget about the devices their kids take to school – the increasing number of which is making more children vulnerable to cybercriminals

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Aberdeenshire councillors today agreed a number of key workstreams to progress with the devolution of school budgets. 

As part of a national drive to empower head teachers, primary schools across the local area will have more flexibility on how budgets are used in a similar way to the way secondaries have been able to operate since April 2017.  

Develop your personal skills: New research offers lessons for young people heading for university
 
New research on the importance of non-cognitive skills – such as conscientiousness, self-esteem and feeling in control of one’s life – for graduates’ earnings potential offers important lessons for young people receiving their A-level results.
 

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Summertime blues: Over half of education professionals say work has damaged their mental health 

Are you feeling down right now? With summer drawing to a near close, a new survey from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job board, reveals that education professionals are feeling the effects of the upcoming seasonal change, with over half (56.9%) claiming that work is damaging their mental health. 

It won’t be just the pupils that will be learning when the new session begins, Aberdeenshire’s latest intake of probationer teachers officially start their careers in the classroom soon. 

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Students and staff celebrate a fantastic year of results seeing an increase in the number of students achieving A*- B A Level grades with the largest number of A*- A grades in A Level Biology, Chemistry and Maths.  In Level 3 extended diplomas, students also achieved fantastic results with more than 50% of students achieving a Triple Distinction - equivalent to 3 A grade A Levels.

Other stand out A Level subjects included Computer Science, French, Further Maths and Spanish, where 100% of students achieved A* - C grades.

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Twinkl Educational Publishing has gone from shining star to supernova after opening its second office in the city of Sheffield, following rapid growth. 

The company, which provides an online catalogue of over 625,000 resources and services for schools and educators, has purchased a 20,000 sq.ft building at Hallamshire Business Park on Napier Street. 

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An exciting new partnership to inspire the next generation of scientists was launched at Rolls-Royce HQ in Derby recently. Teachers from local primary schools visited the Rolls-Royce Learning and Development Centre to celebrate the start of the new initiative, which sees the company joining forces with Discovery Education to support STEM learning.

A Cardiff primary school teacher has been awarded Teacher of the Year 2019 for her outstanding work at Lakeside Primary School, Cyncoed.

Holly Buse, who teaches Year 5 at Lakeside, was recognised for her efforts as part of the Twinkl Awards 2019 run by the international educational resource publisher, Twinkl. 

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