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Deirdre Black - Educators to receive greater recognition

Educators to receive greater recognition in historic chemistry prizes overhaul.

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) has more than doubled the number of prizes open to educators, as part of a major overhaul of its established recognition structures to be fairer, more…

Smartick

Smartick - maths initiative to create equal opportunities for children in need

AN innovative maths program has launched a new charity initiative to help children in need advance in their maths education.
 
For every subscription of Smartick taken out, the…

antimicrobial spray

World’s first household antimicrobial spray that kills COVID-19 even after six weeks launches in UK

A biotech cleaning company has released a household version of its antimicrobial treatment, which kills and provides continuous protection against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pathogens on surfaces for…

Dollar Academy

Dollar Academy becomes the first independent school in the UK to receive Food for Life Green Kitchen Standard Award

Leading independent school Dollar Academy has become the first in the UK to be awarded the Food for Life Green Kitchen Standard Award, in recognition of their extensive sustainability practices.…

chores for girls

More chores for girls in the UK means less time to schoolwork

Covid-19 is having a disproportionate impact on girls in Britain, with many taking on additional household chores such as cooking and cleaning, leaving them less time to do their schoolwork,…

Anti-Hate Challenge

Stronger Than Hate: Anti-Hate Challenge for UK Secondary Schools

A powerful challenge which empowers children to tackle hate within their communities and take action for a better future is being launched to UK secondary schools. 
 
Created by…

Poor Quality Internet Connection

One-in-Four Parents Say Poor Quality Internet Connection Negatively Impacts School Pupils’ Education

New data from YouGov Research, commissioned by Huawei UK, reveals millions of children across the UK are being held back in the virtual classroom, exposing a nationwide digital divide felt by…

Home-schooling appreciation for teachers

Home-schooling leads to a new found appreciation for teachers

  • 5% of parents now considering a career in education
  • Suggested areas of improvement for streamlining home-schooling by parents revealed

After taking on part of the…

Children’s Mental Health Week

Children’s Mental Health Week (February 1-7) An activity for every day

With children and young people’s mental health so badly effected by lockdown and prolonged absence from school, this year’s…

Tony Sullivan NHS Deep Cleaning

Teacher training with a twist: How the NHS Deep Cleaning and Advisory Service is protecting staff and students during lockdown

The NHS Deep Cleaning and Advisory Service is joining forces with schools across the UK to help protect staff, students and parents during the Covid-19 pandemic.


More than 30…

glue sustainably

Nation’s children can glue sustainably, says Pritt stick owner, Henkel

Consumer goods company, Henkel, has relaunched its famous Pritt stick, bringing some good news during lockdown for climate-conscious children, teachers and crafters. The new generation of Pritt…

Virtual Education

Teacher Co-op Confronts Inequality in Virtual Education

A new virtual learning platform, owned by freelance teachers, confronts inequality, and discrimination in virtual education by forming an international teacher cooperative.

Poised to open…

education studies

Teachers could be over or underestimating the effectiveness of education studies because of how they are presented

The way that some education studies are presented could give teachers unrealistic expectations about what they might be able to achieve in the classroom, according to new research.

iPad parental donation scheme

School’s results soar after iPad parental donation scheme

Since Apple Authorised Education Specialist Jigsaw24 helped them launch a parent-driven 1:1 iPad scheme, Stephenson Memorial Primary School have posted some of their best-ever results, with their…

School safety standards: How to teach our children about allergens

School safety standards: How to teach our children about allergens

As schools welcome students back, albeit with greater COVID-19 health and safety measures in place, leaders must begin to give thought to other areas of concern too. Namely, food safety standards…

new initiative to aid children's mental wellbeing

Homes Under the Hammer’s Martin Roberts launches new initiative to aid children's mental wellbeing

TV personality Martin Roberts has joined the fight against childhood mental health anguish exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic by providing free support to every primary school in the UK. …

Children at school on PCs - Edmentum

Edmentum: at the forefront of the edtech revolution

Editor Victoria Galligan spoke to Gareth Bradwick, project manager at Edmentum International, about how the global edtech company is reducing workload for teachers thanks to its simplified…

emotional connections

Strengthening emotional connections

The last 9 months whilst locked in together, or now as you try to regain some new normality will definitely have taken many of you to levels of emotional exhaustion and compassionate fatigue. Even…

DFRobot - robotics teaching in action in a classroom

Building a bridge between schools and robotics

Edward Teng from DFRobot spoke to QA Education editor Victoria Galligan about how the Chinese company is plugging the gap between high-end technology and children who are eager to learn more…

MEL Science - a VR graphic of student using technology

How MEL Science kits have transformed experiments

MEL Science kits are making a name for themselves as one of the most innovative resources for science teachers out there at the moment – particularly in KS2 and KS3. QA Education editor…