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EduCare Make Courses Free

EduCare Make Courses Free in Response to School Closures

As COVID-19 continues to have a far-reaching socio-economic impact on the UK, it can be difficult to navigate and adjust to the big changes to our routines and environments. Duty of care and safeguarding training specialists, EduCare, recognise the impact that school closures will have on the safeguarding of children and young people, and have made a number of their courses and resources available for free online. The courses and resources, which are usually only available to customers, can… Full story
young girl smiling as schools urged to continue providing free period products

Schools and colleges urged to continue providing free period products to students

Schools and colleges are being encouraged to keep providing free period products to students to help tackle period inequality. From January, a new portal was launched by period product supplier phs Direct allowing every school and college in England to order free products for students, funded by the Department for Education. The initiative was launched to create period equality for all – ensuring no young person misses out because of a lack of access to such a basic necessity as period… Full story
Kelly Garrett - new head of school

Kelly Garrett appointed new Head of School for Ebbsfleet Green Primary

Kelly Garrett has been appointed the new Head of School for Ebbsfleet Green Primary.  She is bursting with excitement at the prospect of leading a brand-new school in a brand-new community that will grow year-by-year as the Ebbsfleet Green community grows.   She says she ‘feels honoured and privileged to have been chosen to work in collaboration with Mrs. Wilkinson-Tabi, Executive Head and Maritime Academy Trust in leading the school to greatness.’ As parents across Ebbsfleet Garden City in… Full story
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Exam Cancellation Update: Coronavirus

For this summer’s awards, schools and colleges are being asked to provide centre assessment grades for their students. Schools, colleges and other exam centres will be asked to submit students assessment grades after Easter. Exam boards will put all centre assessment grades through a process of standardisation using a model being developed with Ofqual, to ensure grades are fair. During these unprecedented times, we appreciate that substantial uncertainty and rapid change may be… Full story
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Department for Education appoints Sigma as its user experience partner

£1.5 million contract for Manchester and North of England partnership UX design and development agency, Sigma has been appointed by the Department for Education (DfE) as its user experience (UX) and design partner in Manchester and the North of England. The appointment will see Sigma support the Department for Education on the development and improvement of a range of its products and services over the next two years, as part of its digital transformation strategy. The contract, valued at up… Full story
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Mobilising 500 staff to support key workers childcare during the Covid-19 outbreak

Kings Active Foundation, a charity established to get children active, is working to create additional resource to support schools providing critical childcare for key workers during the Coronavirus crisis.   Their 500 staff are normally looking forward to getting children active over the Easter holidays but now they’re being mobilised to support the childcare efforts for key workers.   Without the normal function of schools, providing childcare over the next 2+ months will be a challenge, … Full story
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CircleLoop pledges free remote phone service to UK schools

Tech company pledges free remote phone service to all UK schools to support their communication challenges during Coronavirus outbreak CircleLoop, the cloud-based phone system for business, today announces that it will fund a pledge to provide free business telephony to any school, healthcare provider or charity who is facing remote working challenges, due to the unprecedented outbreak of Coronavirus across the country.  The service will be offered free of charge for the next 3-months to any… Full story
CircleLoop founders

Free remote phone service to all UK schools from CircleLoop

CircleLoop, the cloud-based phone system for business, will fund a pledge to provide free business telephony to any school, healthcare provider or charity who is facing remote working challenges, due to the unprecedented outbreak of Coronavirus across the country. The service will be offered free of charge for the next three months to any existing or new customers who need to facilitate remote, mobile or flexible working at short notice. The internet-based phone system can be live in a matter… Full story
Kaligo - free educational app for parents to use with their children

How to get a free handwriting app from Kaligo

Schools across the globe will be closed for the foreseeable future, as COVID-19 takes its toll across the world.  It’s a well-known phenomenon for school leaders that there is a fall back in progress that can occur when children are away from school for long periods of time. So, what can parents do now to help ensure their child doesn’t fall too far behind in these extraordinary long absences from school?  After listening to the concerns of teachers and senior leaders, Kaligo, the company… Full story
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Free learning resources to help parents and carers

A global educational publisher is providing free learning resources to over 630,000 teaching and learning materials to support teachers, parents and carers as schools close or prepare to close as a result of the coronavirus.  The materials available on the Twinkl website range from activity sheets, information packs and interactive presentations to online educational games and videos. These cover all core subjects for all ages and include a huge range mapped to each curriculum in the UK. … Full story
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Supporting our community when in-person teaching isn't possible

Supporting our community when in-person teaching isn't possible. From the team at online learning platform and app, Quizlet. Over the past week, we’ve seen back-to-school seasons postponed in South Korea and Japan, as well as school closures here in the U.S. due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus. During these challenging and uncertain times, we know teachers want to help students learn and make progress — even if it’s not possible to be in the classroom. For the teachers and students… Full story
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Bristol primary school children kick-off Shakespeare Week celebrations

One of the world’s most historic ships, proudly docked in the European capital of graffiti, will form a stunning backdrop for a special performance of Shakespeare’s famous plays marking the launch of Shakespeare Week – the annual national celebration of Shakespeare in primary schools. Children from two Bristol primary schools will be showcasing their Shakespearian learning with a performance of The Tempest and Romeo and Juliet at Brunel’s SS Great Britain. Organised by independent charity the… Full story
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Robotical Ltd offer a free trial of Marty the Robot for 3 weeks

Free STEM resource: Robotical Ltd offer a free trial of Marty the Robot for 3 weeks to schools throughout the UK! The Edinburgh based tech company, Robotical, are on a mission to create classrooms ‘Where learning comes alive’ with their programmable, walking, dancing, football-playing robot named Marty. To achieve this goal they are offering 3 week free trials of the robots throughout the UK and even covering all of the shipping and collection costs! Marty is designed to deliver real-world… Full story
QA Education and Head Space magazines

QA Education named 9th top education mag in the world

   QA Education has been ranked as the world's 9th top education magazine to follow in 2020. For the second time, the school products and services guide – which also features news and views on primary and secondary education – has been named in Feedspot’s Top 15 education publications.  The content reader announced the list recently, saying it contained “the Best Education Magazines from thousands of online magazines on the web ranked by relevancy, social engagement, domain authority, web… Full story
Construction at Ebbsfleet Green Primary School

Ebbsfleet Green Primary School invites parents to unveiling of building plans

Ebbsfleet Green Primary School – a brand new setting due to open September 2020 – invites local members of the community to the unveiling of the school campus plans. The public consultation event will be held from 4-8 pm on Tuesday 25 February at the Eastgate Centre in Springhead Parkway, DA11 8AD. Held in partnership with the school’s building company Kier Construction, GDM Architects, planning consultants DHA planning and Project Managers Gen 2, the public consultation is an opportunity for… Full story
Primary Academy pupils dressed up for NSPCC

Primary academy in Manchester raises £140 for NSPCC

Pupils from Manor Green Primary Academy take part in NSPCC Number Day 2020   A primary school in Denton has raised over £140 as children donated money to dress as their favourite rock stars for the school’s NSPCC Number Day 2020.   Dubbing the initiative as the Manor Green Rockstar Day, the school encouraged pupils to ditch their uniforms and take part in the maths-inspired fundraising day, helping children with their numeracy skills whilst supporting the charity.   As part of the event, the… Full story
Furniture on school campus

Maximise space on your school campus

Whether it is in the classroom or on the sports pitch, every inch of space matters to school leaders. Schools cannot afford to have teams washed off sports grounds due to bad weather or outdoor seating at lunchtimes made out of bounds due to rain or excessive heat. Streetspace has a range of solutions to help. Its ZONE glazed buildings are perfect to create additional indoor dining hall space and its covered canopies can create all-weather outdoor social spaces that can be used for break time… Full story
Andrea Chatten, the founder of mental health service Unravel, is the Lead Children’s Emotional & Behavioural Psychologist and author of The Blinks novels. Here, she discusses raising child self-esteem and its effect on behaviour…  I have always been fascinated in children’s emotional and behavioural difficulties. Starting out as a teacher, I recognised that, although it was my role to educate them in maths, English and the ten plus subjects that they needed to be taught, but these children needed more. I fe

Raising child self-esteem takes patience

Andrea Chatten, the founder of mental health service Unravel, is the Lead Children’s Emotional & Behavioural Psychologist and author of The Blinks novels. Here, she discusses raising child self-esteem and its effect on behaviour… I have always been fascinated in children’s emotional and behavioural difficulties. Starting out as a teacher, I recognised that, although it was my role to educate them in maths, English and the ten plus subjects that they needed to be taught, but these children… Full story
'Monday this way' sign - suffering from Sunday night fear

A third of education professionals suffer from Sunday night fear

A third of education professionals suffer from Sunday night fear, with a further one in three calling in sick because of it but nearly three-quarters feel better once they’re ‘over the hump’    The latest survey from the UK’s leading independent job board, CV-Library, reveals that over a third (34%) of education professionals suffer from Sunday night fear; with 33.9% admitting that they’ve called in sick because they were too worried to go to work.     The study, which surveyed 2,000 British… Full story
Teacher using school insurance to get medical help

Astonishing March Of New School Insurance 'Disrupter'

A school insurance 'disruptor' have secured an astonishing 3,400 % increase in market share in just 12 months. Only a year ago, they had 20 schools on their books but they now boast over 700 - and the numbers are rising weekly. Education Mutual, set up for schools by schools, is gaining customers at the expense of more traditional private insurance providers like Towergate and The Schools Advisory Service. Some schools, who have switched school insurance providers, have already made savings… Full story
Texthelp at the BETT Awards

BETT Awards victory for Texthelp!

Texthelp - the global technology company helping learners of all ages to improve their reading, writing and maths skills - has won best ‘International Digital Education Resource’ in the UK’s BETT Awards 2020 for its flagship Read&Write product.  Read&Write is a software toolbar with literacy support features designed to help teachers deliver inclusive, personalised learning experiences to all students - and assist every member of the class in meeting their full potential.  For educators… Full story
Speedy 100 laser cutter from Trotec

Raspberry Pi purchase a Speedy 100 laser cutter from Trotec

Raspberry Pi has pushed the boundaries to bring a Speedy laser cutter from Trotec to their makerspaces.    Who is Raspberry Pi? Digital making and fabrication are becoming core areas of focus in many industries. The Raspberry Pi Foundation has been leading the way in this field since it was founded in 2008. The charity's mission is to put the power of digital making into the hands of people worldwide. In 2011 the first low-cost, high-performance Raspberry Pi computer was released for people… Full story
Shelley McLaren talks to QA Education about new qualification for aspiring headteachers

Qualification for aspiring headteachers to become a prerequisite from August 2020

Qualification for aspiring headteachers to become a prerequisite from August 2020 As of August, this year, any teacher appointed to their first permanent headteacher post must have been awarded the Standard for Headship.  Aimed at teachers likely to reach a headteacher post within the next two to three years, the fully funded ‘Into Headship’ programme brings a wealth of career benefits and opportunities. Headteachers play a vital role in shaping schools and the lives of pupils and staff –… Full story
Young girl thinking about free period products

Free period products for all schools and colleges

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.  From Monday 20 January, schools and colleges across the country will be able to order a range of period products from supplier phs… Full story