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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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STEM event set to launch competition to stop plastic pollution

The British International Education Association (BIEA) is proud to host its second annual international Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) conference on 15 January 2020. Focusing on the theme of plastic pollution and how to combat the global issue, the conference will convene a series of expert speakers and panellists who will discuss how technology can help counter plastic waste and save threatened marine and land-based life. “We know that the world has a plastic problem… Full story
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Revealed: Education sector among best industries for hiring in 2020 

If you’re looking to expand your team this year, then you are in luck! The latest report from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job board reveals that job applications in the education sector have increased by 5.1% in the last year.     The report from CV-Library analysed job market data throughout 2019 and compared it with statistics from 2018. It reveals that the education industry saw the tenth biggest jump in applications year-on-year, with the top 10 including:  Hospitality - job… Full story
Sex and relationships education in schools

Sex and relationships education stalling in schools

Sex and relationships education will soon become a legal requirement in every child’s education. With only nine months to go before this process starts*, a survey of young people suggests that teaching of the subject in schools is flat-lining, and for many the ‘talk’ with parents is not filling in the gaps. In a poll commissioned by the Sex Education Forum, 16 and 17-year-olds were asked to rate aspects of their RSE at school and home. Only 41% per cent rated their school-based RSE as good or… Full story
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Recruitment for education roles slows down in the run up to the general election

As the UK gears up for its fourth general election since 2010, increased economic uncertainty has led to a significant drop in job advertisements across the education industry. In fact, according to data from the UK’s leading job board, CV-Library, the number of advertisements fell by 4.9% month-on-month and a further 1.6% year-on-year. The findings, which explore job market data from November 2019 and compare this with the previous month and the same period in 2018, also reveal that while the… Full story
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The head who lobbied for £18.4m to build a new school

When the roof collapsed just days after a condition survey carried out by the Department for Education concluded the building was in A1 condition, High Tunstall College of Science Headteacher Mark Tilling headed to Parliament to lobby for a new school. With the help of the previous Member of Parliament for Hartlepool, Iain Wright, Dean Jackson, the former assistant Director of Education for Hartlepool Borough Council, Mark was able to secure a meeting with Minister of State for Schools at the… Full story
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Plastic Pioneers drive climate change campaign in schools

Thousands of primary and secondary school pupils have joined a major new campaign to drastically cut the consumption of single-use plastic in UK schools in a bid to help stop climate change.  More than 7,000 pupils, across 12 schools, have signed up to Plastic Pioneers - a campaign led by environmental charity Hubbub, and sponsored by retailers TK Maxx and Homesense.  The schools benefit from being part of a community stretching from Scotland to the south coast, sharing ideas on how to reduce… Full story
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More applications to education roles, as job opportunities improve 

Are you looking to ramp up your hiring efforts as Brexit pressure eases? Well, according to the latest job market report from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job board, it’s definitely a good time. In fact, applications for new education jobs have increased by a promising 6.6% year-on-year.    Indeed, the findings, which analysed job market data from October 2019 and compared it with findings from September 2019 and October 2018, found that salaries for education jobs also increased by… Full story
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Ofsted finds parents ‘coerced’ into home education

According to a new Ofsted report, students are being pulled out of school to be educated at home with little notice. Parents are advised that students should not switch to home education simply to solve difficulties in schools. The report - based on a small study of families in the East Midlands area, found that students with special educational needs, medical needs and behavioural issues were all reasons why children had been moved from secondary school to being educated at home. Parents “… Full story
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Empowering the Education Sector - Schools and Academies Show

The education sector remains under pressure and faces both new and long-standing challenges. Funding remains tight, inspection frameworks are changing, rates of disadvantage and high needs are increasing, all of which places more work on teachers and school staff. But there is opportunity too, with more solutions, providers, talent and expertise within the sector than ever before. There is also a new Secretary of State, with a background as a Governor and a TA as a wife, promising extra money… Full story
New Defibrillator For Schools

Cardiac Science Launches New Defibrillator For Schools

Cardiac Science Launches New Defibrillator For Schools Thousands of school children will learn about the role of  a defibrillator in saving lives next year under the latest government plans for health education. From 2020 pupils in secondary schools will be taught basic life-saving skills and first aid, including how to administer CPR, the purpose of automated external defibrillators (AEDs),  and basic first aid treatments for common injuries. It is a landmark result for those who have long… Full story
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Lancashire Police Warns Parents Of Money Mule Scam

Lancashire Police have warned parents about the dangers and consequences of their children becoming money mules.  Young people are increasingly being targeted to become money mules. They are being approached online through social media, or in person at school, college or sports clubs. Sometimes people they know will persuade them to take part, often because they are also acting as money mules.  A money mule is someone who transfers stolen money through their own bank account on behalf of… Full story
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Education's £9.4million energy efficiency boost

New data from EDF Energy has revealed that better energy efficiency could deliver nearly £9.4million in savings per year across 1,792 colleges, school and universities analysed. By putting in place various energy efficiency measures, the average campus could achieve a total saving of as much as £37,110 per year – the equivalent of 371 student laptops for the new academic year. These energy savings would have a significant environmental impact, and could save 32,421 tonnes of CO2 per year… Full story
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Over 1,000 outstanding schools not inspected in 10 years

The BBC recently discovered that 24 schools have gone without inspection for more than 13 years.  According to the data there are 1,010 outstanding schools that have not had a visit from Ofsted in 10 years.  There has been an exemption rule on routine inspections for outstanding school which has been in place since 2012. Ofsted has now called for it to end due to concerns about falling standards in classrooms.  The latest data showed that more than half of previously outstanding schools lost… Full story
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Coronation Street star urges people to get first aid training

Coronation Street star Cherylee Houston wishes Brits knew how easy it is to learn basic first aid training and skills as she spreads the word with the launch of a new online course, First Aid Five. The actress plays Izzy Armstrong in the popular soap and uses a wheelchair because she has a rare genetic condition called Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and made her plea as part of World First Aid Day which takes place in September. She said: “The statistics show how many lives could be saved if we all… Full story
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Lifesaving lessons for schools from the British Red Cross

To support teachers in delivering first aid education, the British Red Cross are launching a new teaching website for learners aged 5-18. It’s aimed at educators across the UK, and you’re invited to trial the new resources at your school. Why teach first aid? British Red Cross research reveals that 86 per cent of children believe that learning how to save a life is one of the most important lessons to learn at school. Nine out of ten pupils said knowing first aid skills would make them feel… Full story
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First aid lessons will become compulsory in 2020

From 2020 it will be compulsory for all school children in England to be taught First Aid. The move, announced by Education Secretary Gavin Williamson, means the government’s relationships, sex and health education curriculum will be taught in all state-funded schools in England from September 2020.    Starting this month, 1,600 schools in England will be trialling first aid classes as part of the pilot in preparation for the full roll-out next year. Primary school children will be taught… Full story