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The arrival of A level results, out on 16th August, can herald a particularly stressful time for both students and parents alike. Gabbitas, the leading education consultants, have a great deal of expertise in identifying a way through the many options. With their in-depth knowledge of the educational landscape and their experience in dealing with students who find themselves having to look for a new way forward, help is at hand to relieve the stress with some practical solutions.

Anthony Langan, director and education sector lead at architecture and building consultancy practice AHR, explains why modular construction might hold the key to delivering more school places.

With growing pressure for school places across many parts of the country, the expansion of school infrastructure, and indeed the creation of new schools, is a key consideration for educational establishments, local authorities and the Government.

This Thursday (16 August 2018) will see students in Yorkshire and the Humber nervously receive their A-Level results. But whilst many teens will be delighted with their grades, the day can also prove to be extremely testing for those who fall short of their expectations. 

Ahead of A Level results day, NICEIC - the UK’s leading name for electricians - is reminding school and college-leavers to consider viable alternatives to the degree route. 

Stone’s SCCM imaging solution ensured all 900 devices delivered across multiple academy sites were pre-imaged and ready for use, reducing deployment time by 520hours

The Harris Federation is one of the most successful large multi-academy-trusts in the UK. The Department for Education has just announced Harris Federation as one of the top performing multi-academy trusts, with best scores for pupil progress.

Children from primary schools in Merseyside have been experiencing a unique safari-themed outdoor learning adventure as part of a special project to get more children excited about reading whilst encouraging them to learn and connect to the natural world around them.

The initiative was organised as part of a collaborative project between local reading charity Beanstalk and Knowsley Safari – a partnership which aims to help more school children develop a love of reading while extending their learning beyond the classroom through a range of outdoor learning activities.

The University of Buckingham was established in 1976, has 3 campuses and 65 buildings. It has its own department for maintenance and repair which is led by Operations Manager, Matthew Cross and covers all plumbing, carpentry and electrical needs for the University.

The in-house maintenance department has a woodworking workshop, storage for all the consumables needed, an administration and records office and a team of 10 operatives that are all scheduled with a range of repairs and general up keep in and around the buildings.

This week QA Education spoke to Joanne Denham, Librarian at Wodensborough Ormiston Academy in Wednesbury, about the ‘Big Debate Day’ recently held at the school and the benefits of inclusive debating workshops to give students a boost in their confidence and a stronger career focus.

Primary school children across the UK are being encouraged to continue their love of learning during the summer holidays by entering an exciting digital challenge, the Make Your World Bigger challenge.

Launched by Discovery Education, Make Your World Bigger is open to schools and families everywhere, extending children’s summer learning while inspiring curiosity and adventure.

Students from Cambridge Regional College were put through their paces recently at a former RAF and Army Barracks.

The end-of-year assessment for Public Service students studying at the college took place at Waterbeach, on the edge of the Fens in Cambridgeshire, and saw 183 students march over 6 miles to reach their destination, carrying equipment and supplies.

Bohunt School Worthing has hosted a pioneering technology event, attended by a representative from Apple Education, following the success of its Digital Leaders initiative.
 
The event included an introduction to the senior digital leader team and a full briefing on the achievements of the digital leaders to date. The team were keen to receive professional advice and guidance regarding the quality and professionalism of their daily news articles, live broadcasts via Youtube and plans for the future of The Bohunt Times.
 

York Minster is one of the world’s most magnificent cathedrals, a vision of heaven on earth crafted in stained glass and stone. For a millennia, people have been drawn to this sacred place but the story stretches back 2,000 years to the birth of modern day Christianity in Roman York.

York Minster’s dedicated Learning Team deliver a wide range of fascinating workshops and tours which meet curriculum needs and give students memories that can last a lifetime.

Pupils at a Wandsworth primary school were inspired to be more active after receiving a special visit this week from an Olympic gold medallist thanks to "The Active Kids Do Better" programme.

Slalom canoeist Joe Clarke, who made history at the 2016 Rio Games by winning GB’s first gold medal in the canoe slalom men’s K1, shared his inspiring story and spent time with pupils at Riversdale Primary School.

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Clare Othman, Operations Director, Supply Desk, specialists in matching school staffing needs with the best available SEN staff - permanent, long-term and supply - gives her top tips on how to identify dyslexia in students
 
Teachers who are able to identify dyslexia in affected students provide a wonderful benefit to those students. Identification helps enable children to access life-changing support. Dyslexic students learn very differently from other students, and really must be taught differently in order to help them maximise their potential.

A recent survey conducted by an online label company revealed 32% of people said developing modern skills is the biggest advantage when using technology in schools. Overall 88% of people acknowledge technology has an overwhelmingly positive effect on students.

Virtual Reality Learning: A Technological Innovation for Education

When it comes to classroom study, learning processes are constantly evolving and new developments in technology means that many education practices can be eased through these new innovations. One particular technology which has been changing the face of education and improving learning methods lately is Virtual Reality technology.

Draisci Studio, the award-winning London-based architecture and design studio, introduces STEM - a new sculptural feature created for the Science and Technology Building in the long-established Oundle School, Northamptonshire.

LocknCharge to launch its new charge and store device, the Putnam 16 Charging Station, at BETT 2018.

 

As you may have noticed, young children love colour! It catches their eye and grabs their attention. A baby is born with monochrome vision and is unable to distinguish the difference between colours, it is not until around eight months when their colour vision is fully developed. By three to four years, a child can begin to recognise and name basic colours as frequent exposure can help strengthen this skill.

Cambridge IGCSE® is the world's most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds. It is tried, tested and trusted by schools worldwide – and forms the basis of everything Kaleem Akbar teaches his students.

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A national training provider of 1,500 childcare, management and catering apprentices has been recognised for its commitment to training and skills development with a Princess Royal Training Award.

Busy Bees Training was one of only 40 recipients, including Barclays and Waitrose, to be presented with the award by HRH The Princess Royal at a ceremony which took place at St James’s Palace on 2 November 2017.