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Iraqi education leaders visiting Fareham College

Iraqi education leaders visit UK College of the Year

Fareham College, the Times Educational Supplement (TES) FE College of the Year, welcomed education leaders from Iraq as part of a programme by the British Council to develop effective leadership through sharing good practice.   Spending a week at Fareham College, the delegates met with teaching staff and senior managers, and were able to view the industry-ready facilities and experience the teaching that have earnt it the status of top further education college in the country and an ‘… Read more
School children at The Circular Economy Showcase

The Circular Economy Showcase by Young Enterprise Scotland

Young entrepreneurs from 19 primary schools across Glasgow took to the stage at Hampden Park for an event focused on reducing, reusing and recycling. The Circular Economy Showcase, hosted by Young Enterprise Scotland with support from the ScottishPower Foundation, gave youngsters the opportunity to present their enterprise projects to their peers, teachers and a panel of judges. The showcase marked the culmination of work carried out by the business-savvy youngsters on the Circular Economy… Read more
Female student at Word Mania Global 2018

Word Mania Global 2018 winning schools announced!

The world’s biggest literacy competition has wrapped up for 2018! LiteracyPlanet has officially announced the winners of Word Mania Global 2018, after almost 500,000 students around the world improved their English literacy skills by participating in the competition. Schools from over 100 countries participated in Word Mania Global 2018, which is based on one of LiteracyPlanet’s most popular exercises. It challenges students to think outside the box and create as many words as they can in… Read more
Bromley Schools playing rugby

Centenary brings old Bromley schools together for a game of rugby

As part of Bickley Park School’s centenary celebrations pupils enjoyed playing a rugby tournament against schools that previously had been located in the Bromley area. Amesbury, a prep school which is now in Guildford, Surrey, moved from the same road as Bickley Park shortly after the end of the First World War. St Hugh’s, which is now based in Oxfordshire, left the Bromley area at the beginning of the Second World War. Forty boys took part in a rugby tournament at Saracens ground, Allianz… Read more
The R-Generation plastics education pack can be downloaded for free

Plastics recycling education programme launched

The recycling plastics education programme R-Generation is widening its reach for 2018, and will now be available to every primary and secondary school in the UK.  Following its launch in 2016, Nestlé Waters UK is continuing its partnership with recycling charity, RECOUP, and environmental education organisation, Wastebuster, to deliver an updated programme for 2018. This year will see the national roll out of the initiative, which aims to help children understand the responsibility they have… Read more
Why we need to get more tech-savvy Governors into schools

Why we need to get more tech-savvy Governors into schools

In my opinion governors have a critical role to play in schools. This is why I was happy to join the board of a local school in the past year. They help set out a school’s ethos and vision, take responsibility for financial decisions and spend time analysing data to make recommendations for progress. And crucially, we share our own personal blend of skills and areas of expertise with the school we’re working for. One of my own personal specialisms is technology. The small school at which I am… Read more
Why Teachers Choose to Work in the International Schools Sector

Why Teachers Choose to Work in the International Schools Sector

Recognised as the world’s best; a British education is becoming increasingly popular with parents around the world. This is pleasing news for the 4,300 British international schools* which operate globally and make up over 45% of the international school market. However, in analysing the report Teacher Supply in British International Schools (July 2018) by the Council of British International Schools (COBIS), international teaching providers, Teachingabroaddirect.co.uk found in the next ten… Read more
Houghton Conquest Pupils Doing A Road Safety Week Activity

Houghton Conquest Pupils Go Site-Seeing For Road Safety Week

Houghton Conquest Lower School pupils have been given a safety talk at Mulberry Homes’ nearby development Houghton Fields as part of a wider Road Safety Week campaign.   The local developer invited pupils to the site and donated 120 high visibility reflector clips to the whole school to help them stay safe and seen as part of the campaign.    The visit aimed to teach pupils about staying safe on the roads and identified the potential dangers of a live building site for younger children… Read more
Stewartstown Primary School students with maths competition certificates

Stewartstown Primary School, County Tyrone, triumphs in international maths competition!

Stewartstown Primary School, County Tyrone, is celebrating international success after its students scooped second prize in the November Numeracy Challenge 2018, an inter-schools competition run by 3P Learning, creators of the online maths resource Mathletics, proven to significantly increase levels of student engagement, confidence and motivation and to improve attainment and progress in maths.  Over the course of a week  students from across the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Africa… Read more
Holly in her christmas jumper

Make The World Better With A Christmas Jumper!

Friday 14th December 2018 sees a whole host of celebrities and brands supporting the return of Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day  This year, Save the Children’s annual Christmas Jumper Day is taking place on Friday 14th December.  Flashing, festive knits will be sweeping the nation once again as schools, homes and offices across the country will be ditching their day-to-day dress and donning their daftest, most wonderful woollies for the annual fundraiser.  From knits festooned in… Read more
Positive Futures group

Positive Futures

Young people in Warwickshire are being helped into work by Positive Futures, a training scheme targeting 15 to 24-year-olds not in education, employment or training who do not have basic maths and English qualifications. Co-funded by the Department for Work and Pensions’ European Social Fund and 50 per cent match funded by Warwickshire County Council and PET-Xi Training, the training course is helping break down barriers to entering the jobs market for young people in the local area. Deputy… Read more
Animation from new course that will improve children’s health and wellbeing

New course will improve children’s health and wellbeing…for life

Health educators, The Sound Doctor, are offering UK parents and teachers a “secret weapon” in combating growing concerns about childhood obesity – kids who are willing to change their own lifestyle choices! Primary school pupils are about to receive fun and memorable facts on healthy eating, weight management and exercise, thanks to a new animated course based on short, animated films to be shown in classrooms.  The fun and educational course is the brainchild of innovative health education… Read more
HART Prize logo

HART Prize for Human Rights

/*-->*/ /*-->*/ /*-->*/ /*-->*/ Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust - HART - have announced the 2019 deadline for the HART Prize for Human Rights. The Prize includes two competitions, an essay and a creative competition, which encourage young people (aged 11 – 25) to examine and engage critically with human rights, focusing on the areas in which HART works. It is a fantastic opportunity to inspire young people to learn about current global affairs, encourage them to undertake their own… Read more
Bluestone College Finalist at International Learning Awards

New Health & Fitness College Finalist in International Learning Awards

Bluestone College, a vocational training provider, established for less than 2 years, is a finalist in the prestigious Learning Awards alongside Sky, Santander and EDF Energy Bluestone College, a vocational training provider that was started less than two years ago, with premises in Bournemouth, Coventry, Newcastle, Dudley, Henley-on-Arden, Manchester and Watford, has been shortlisted in the prestigious Learning Awards run by the Learning and Performance Institute. The college is a finalist in… Read more
Former teacher with her self-confidence children's book

Former teacher writes books to help children with self-confidence issues

Eleanor Baggaley is using her life experiences to help children and their parents to deal with maths, self-confidence and goal-setting When Eleanor Baggaley received inspiration from two special people in her life, she didn't realise that her journey was about to take her away from mainstream maths education to a life of self-employment, book writing and empowering children through her experiences. But now Eleanor has one children's book published and has two more in the pipeline, all three… Read more
Esh Group collect their STEM award

Esh Group win STEM Engagement Project Award

STEM Learning is delighted to announce that, Esh Group is the winner of the Inspirational STEM Engagement Project award at the recent prestigious STEM Inspiration Awards. These awards celebrate individuals and organisations working to inspire young people in STEM subjects across the UK and are organised by STEM Learning – the largest provider of STEM education and careers support to schools, colleges and other groups working with young people across the UK. This year’s winners are:… Read more
Cambridge Regional College pick up the 2017 Hunts Post Awards

Cambridge Regional College shortlisted for 2018 Business in the Community Award

Cambridge Regional College (CRC), with campuses in Huntingdon and Cambridge, has been recognised by the Huntingdonshire Business Awards for its contribution to projects in the local community. The College has been shortlisted in the ‘Projects Making a Difference in the Community’ category, a title which the College has won consecutively for at least the last five years. Both Huntingdon and Cambridge campuses have been extremely active again this year, working with local schools, organisations… Read more
HLM have teamed up with Glasgow Gaelic School

HLM team up with Glasgow school through Developing the Young Workforce

HLM, a leading design and architecture practice with studios in Glasgow, has announced its new partnership with Developing the Young Workforce (DYW). HLM’s contribution to academic life in Glasgow has expanded through its involvement with Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) Glasgow. HLM’s Marketing Executive, Amy Ogilvy, who is based in the Glasgow studio, has become a DYW Ambassador on behalf of the practice. Being partnered with Glasgow Gaelic School through DYW, HLM now possesses the… Read more
The Oldershaw Academy new computers

The Oldershaw Academy

The Oldershaw Academy, located in Wirral, is an 11 - 19 secondary school that’s home to 800 pupils. In the last five years, budget cuts have continued to rise leaving Oldershaw’s Network Manager, Keith Hallam, who is responsible for managing the school’s IT infrastructure, with a poor budget and inability to upgrade the school’s computer systems as often as he’d have liked to. After a decade of using desktops bought directly from Research Machines, which were often patched with spare parts, it… Read more
Kids playing violin London Music Masters

Music – the key to resilience?

Learning a musical instrument has long been valued by educationalists for its effects on cognitive development and its impact on social and emotional skills. But music charity executive Rob Adediran says that we are missing one of its most important collateral benefits: resilience. Adediran is the executive director of London Music Masters a charity which has taught over 2500 children in the past ten years. He explains why resilience might be music’s greatest gift to young people today. “As… Read more