"Life would be tragic if it weren't funny." - Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76, leaving a legacy of scientific discoveries and groundbreaking theories, as well as providing inspiration for science students, teachers and people with disabilities.


As the debate over single-sex education continues, Karen Raven, Headmistress at Chislehurst School for Girls in Bromley cites the importance she believes girls education plays in preparing young women for 21st century


Budget cuts have placed the education sector under a severe amount of pressure over the past three years, making it increasingly difficult for schools to continue operating sustainably. Since 2015, £2.8bn has been cut from school budgets, and the effects are now beginning to show.

Ford Engineering Group has joined forces with Gateshead College to deliver a six-month traineeship which equips young people with the attitudes, skills and knowledge required to start an apprenticeship in this sector.


West Bromwich Albion FC is working with the Three Faiths Forum to help encourage young people in the Birmingham area to build good relations between all faiths, beliefs and cultures. The club’s legacy players, Cyrille Regis, Laurie Cunningham and Brendon Batson overcame racist attitudes to inspire a generation of black footballers and today this approach is enhanced to include the perspective of religious and faith-based tensions.

The positive impact of 3D printing on school curriculum has already been well-documented. But as any school IT administrator will attest, implementing such a resource can pose significant challenges behind the scenes.

Leicestershire Playground specialists  Red Monkey Play is proud to be supporting the Move It Boom initiative organised by Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT). To get the event up and running – literally – Red Monkey Play took part in a mascot’s race alongside the Trust’s five other partners.


At The Big Bang Fair this year, ZEISS are set to inspire the scientists of tomorrow with a full Digital Classroom set-up, a showcase of Microsculpture insect photography and the chance to win a science assembly with the BBC One Show’s resident scientist!

Bloomsbury Education have very kindly provided QA Education magazine with a collection of four fabulous new titles, which we are giving away to one lucky reader!

The collection spans a primary school’s needs are aimed at heads as well as trainees, NQTs and experienced teachers. The titles cover the following in-depth: planning interventions, differentiation and CPD on both independent learning and technology in the classroom. 

The four titles in the collection are: 

100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Interventions, by Stephen Lockyer (£14.99)

To mark International Women’s Day today, home education provider Oxford Home Schooling is celebrating women in education by compiling a list of the top female figures from recent history who have influenced the British system.

The British education system is revered all over the world, with the standard of teaching and breadth of curriculum earning global admiration.

Websites, apps and social media mirror and reflect the lives of young people, but they may also have a deep impact on their personal experiences so how can we be keeping children safe online.

Figuring out how to work with less space, time and cost? The Qube is your best formula.

We have hit the nail on the head when it comes to creating truly bespoke modular buildings. We’re unique in that we insist on using the highest quality materials, combined with the latest innovative design and Eco-smart features. 

As the enforcement date of 25th May 2018 approaches, your organisation should be promoting a strong culture of protecting data ahead of the General Data Protection Regulation being implemented.

The British education system is revered all over the world, with the standard of teaching and breadth of curriculum earning global admiration.

Four of the country’s universities currently reside in the top ten in the world rankings and it is female students in particular who are making the most of this respected higher education structure – they are more than a third more likely to go to university than boys.