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Male students are as much as 50% more likely to apply to prestigious Ivy League or Russell Group universities than their female counterparts, according to new research by university and careers guidance platform, BridgeU.

The research, which reviewed 21,949 university applications from global IB students during the 2017-18 academic year, also revealed that female applicants are as much as 200% more likely to receive an offer for their chosen university, when compared to their male peers.

3P Learning, provider of award-winning online educational maths and literacy resources for children aged 2- 14, is proud to announce it will be partnering with award-winning Gooseberry Planet to provide a comprehensive e-safety toolkit for the whole school community to schools across the UK, Europe and Middle East (EME).

Reading charity Beanstalk has launched a national campaign to encourage more male volunteers to train as reading helpers to support children who struggle with reading in primary schools and early years settings.  

Not-for-profit LGfL (London Grid for Learning) has joined forces with Google and Neverware to provide free of charge to its 3,500 community of schools Neverware’s CloudReady operating system, which enables schools to revitalize their old hardware, save money and accelerate their technology plans by giving students the same simple and secure computing experience as can be obtained on a Chromebook. 

A new report released on Outdoor Classroom Day proves the importance of getting outdoors on children’s mental health and environmental awareness. Today marks the return of Outdoor Classroom Day: the world-wide campaign which calls on millions of children around the world to get outdoors and prioritise outdoor learning and play.

This year, over 530,000 children across the UK and Republic of Ireland (ROI) will be ditching their desks for the school grounds in support of the global initiative. 

Figures released by the Scottish Council for Independent Schools (SCIS) have revealed that Independent Schools in Scotland have provided in excess of £51 million in fee assistance during the current academic year (2018 / 2019).

The data, collected from SCIS’s 74 member schools, shows that 24.6% of mainstream pupils (7204) received means tested assistance (£30,807,706), with 573 pupils (3.2%) benefiting from 100% fee assistance.  A further £20,301,772 was awarded to children on non-means tested basis.*

Chancellor Phillip Hammond announced the government’s Autumn Budget, saying it is investing “record amounts” in schools.

The Chancellor pledged more cash to pay for “little extras” – a choice of language which was deemed “patronising” by critics who said it was too little, too late. The amount added to the schools spending will be the same as pledged to fix potholes.

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A North-East charity that connects education with the world of business is urging Primary schools in the region to follow the enterprising example of a school in Darlington to win the chance of a £5000 prize. Newcastle based charity, Primary Inspiration Through Enterprise - PIE - recently named Reid Street Primary School in Darlington as the North-East's most enterprising school after they won the final challenge in a unique project.

The Education Training Hub (TETH) are delighted to announce the launch of The Early Years Training Hub from the 20th of November 2018, featuring June O'Sullivan, an expert member of its advisory board, as the keynote speaker.

The event will be held from 1pm to 4pm at Finsbury Square, London, EC2A 1AF.

An MP has returned to school in Kirkby to help broaden primary pupils’ jobs horizons and boost their career aspirations, with education charity Future First.

Gillian Keegan, who grew up in Knowsley and is now the Conservative MP for Chichester, visited Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Primary School in Moorfield, Tower Hill, Kirkby, to share her journey from a local girl to Westminster with Year 6 students and to discuss the pupils’ jobs aspirations and how they might achieve them. 

Tuesday 9 October saw Accrington Town Hall become a busy hive of activity as former students of Accrington and Rossendale celebrated their outstanding achievements with an Awards and Graduation Ceremony.  Wendy Higgin, Vice Principal at Accrington and Rossendale College, opened up the evening welcoming students and tutors to the event, with Assistant Principal, Charlotte Scheffmann, taking to the stage afterwards to share the highlights of Higher Education at the college over the last academic year.

Bristol-based 3P Learning scoops Teach Early Years Award for its learning resource Mathseeds and a Teach Primary Award for its Mathletics program.

One in ten children who video chat with strangers have been asked to change or undress on camera, according to a survey. This is just one of the startling statistics revealed in Hopes and Streams – the UK’s largest nationwide online safety survey (40,000 children). Children aged seven to 16 were polled by LGfL DigiSafe, the safeguarding arm of the London Grid for Learning. Some key findings from the research included:

· Youngest pupils (aged seven and eight) were just as likely to be asked to get undressed as students in the first four years of secondary school