careers advice tips for SEND teachers - young people at work

Keeping careers advice accessible: Top tips for SEND teachers

Kirstie Mackey, Head of Barclays LifeSkills, on how relating careers advice to real-life school situations can help pupils with SEND to explore their employment potential… Helping young people realise their aspirations and reach their full potential is a universal aim for teachers. Particularly when it comes to careers education and building the life skills that will prepare young people for the world of work, we know that educators are constantly on the look-out for better ways to equip their… Full story
maths mastery - Katie Hiatt, publisher at Pearson

UNCOVERED: Maths mastery for four-year-olds

Katie Hiatt is a Publisher at Pearson and has led the development of Power Maths Reception. Here, she explains the CPA method and how it's suited to children in early years. With a mastery approach becoming increasingly popular in primary schools, many school leaders are starting to consider how to embed mastery in their reception classrooms, without compromising on giving children a rounded experience of early years. Here are some ways you can align a mastery approach with early years best… Full story
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Nationwide Platforms

Nationwide Platforms - Working at Height Specialist for the Education Sector As the UK market leader in powered access rental, Nationwide Platforms provide working at height solutions with a concentrated focus on offering the best customer service, commitment to safety, innovation and training. Working at Height in Schools, Colleges & Academies According to a recent HSE study, most major injuries in schools relate to ‘low level’ falls below two meters. These accidents all have a common… Full story
Cosy Corner Reading Corner

Getting Cosy in the Great Outdoors

Learning in the great outdoors, we know, is a great benefit to children – but it is sometimes easier said than done. Creating that outdoor space which provides both freedom to play and opportunities to learn can be a tricky task. The space needs to feel natural yet flow, give children options to choose what they do and still provide that element of awe, wonder and risk – that’s no mean feat.  Fear not! Here at Cosy we understand what it takes to make an outdoor space special – having spent… Full story
Tassomai – Claire Crichton-Allen on the impact on GSCE results at Matthew Moss High School

How our science department improved learners’ understanding of core concepts

Claire Crichton-Allen, Curriculum Lead for Science at Matthew Moss High School in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, explains how and why the app Tassomai can help secure pupils’ knowledge of the basics… The impact of using Tassomai At Matthew Moss, we take a humanistic approach to education, which makes us slightly different from comparable high schools. However, exam results are still very important to us. After all, exam results are not just a benchmark for the performance of our school and… Full story
Cath Hunter - expert in child mental health, talks about using reflective language

Building resilience – using reflective language to support child mental health and well-being

Cath Hunter is a therapeutic consultant, trainer, play therapist and author with over 30 years’ experience of working with schools, children and families. Here, she discusses reflective language and its impact on children with behavioural issues… One of the challenges facing school staff can be dealing with children’s behaviour in a way that has a positive impact on them, supports their self-esteem, and enables them to make realistic changes. As children, especially young children may not have… Full story
ONVU Learning – an EdTech demonstration of Lessonvu

Lessonvu from ONVU Learning – evidence-informed EdTech

From concept to operational in schools, action-based research and evidence-informed practice has been, and always will be, at the heart of the Lessonvu 360-degree video recording and sharing system, DNA and developments.  It’s a cliché but Lessonvu in all aspects is truly, “from teachers, with teachers and for teachers”. But that headline is the only thing about Lessonvu that is a cliché, everything in the technology, workflow and use of the Lessonvu system for teacher professional… Full story
HCL school caterers at awards ceremony 

HCL school caterers honoured at awards ceremony 

HCL (Hertfordshire Catering Ltd), the leading school caterer in Hertfordshire celebrated the talent of its staff at a glittering awards ceremony, on Friday 17thMay at Ashridge House, Berkhamsted. All 36 shortlisted nominees, and those who nominated them, attended the Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony hosted by Paul Martin, a member of the world-famous Magic Circle and award winning AIMC with Silver Star. Paul, a master magician and mind reader, ensured that everyone at the 5thannual awards… Full story
Parent and child at Back To Wilderness

Don’t just book an activity, gain an experience & get Back to Wilderness in East Anglia

Back to Wilderness is a high quality Bushcraft, Survival and Wilderness educational centre of excellence in the heart of East Anglia. We provide a conduit for all ages & abilities to reconnect with nature in a safe, topical, fun & memorable way, all while learning serious survival skills!  Back to Wilderness holds the Learning outside the classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge, which is a national benchmark that accredits providers of learning outside the classroom offering good quality… Full story
Staff from Moulton School & Science College

Moulton School & Science College wins Redway Networks “Win Big” competition

Moulton School & Science College wins Redway Networks “Win Big” competition with a £20,000 Aerohive new WiFi 6 802.11ax solution! Redway Networks popular “Win Big” competition returned at the end of last year with a bigger than ever prize for the education sector. The competition was supported by Aerohive Networks to offer a school, college or university the opportunity to win a wireless solution with their new 802.11ax WiFi 6 wireless technology worth over £20,000, providing the very best… Full story
Debbie Watson With New Eating Disorders Resource - Wednesday's Child

New Eating Disorders Resource Labelled 'Game Changer' By GP

Teachers, and those with student welfare responsibility, may at last have a new resource to help them support young people experiencing eating disorders. Such is the case of rapidly increasing rates in disordered eating across the country, it is now becoming more and more challenging for headteachers, school wellbeing teams and campus-based care staff to find swift and appropriate options for support. Now a new service has entered the arena, to help provide instant empathy and recognition of… Full story
Lincroft Academy students receiving Artsmark Award

Lincroft Academy receives prestigious Artsmark Platinum Award 

Pupils and staff at Lincroft Academy are celebrating after receiving a prestigious Artsmark Platinum Award. Artsmark Platinum is Arts Council England’s highest award for schools and education settings that champion cultural education. It celebrates settings that embrace the arts across the curriculum, influencing other educational organisations and bringing them to life for children and young people. In order to achieve their Artsmark Award, Lincroft Academy, rated Good by Ofsted and part of… Full story
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Sheffield Hallam Festival of Education set to breakdown barriers

Sheffield Hallam Festival of Education set to breakdown barriers, raise aspirations and start conversations A groundbreaking ground breaking new education conference, Hallam Festival of Education, is taking place on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th June at Sheffield Hallam University. Organised by South Yorkshire Futures, a social mobility partnership committed to improving education and raising aspiration for young people in South Yorkshire, the theme of the Festival is ‘Transformative Change’,… Full story
Boy in Science Class after watching personalised intervention videos

Tassomai to launch personalised intervention videos

From September, schools working with Tassomai will have access to a suite of 150 videos designed to target gaps in knowledge identified by their use of the program. The Tassomai algorithm automatically identifies students’ weaknesses and picks out a video targeted at helping them. - Tassomai to launch personalised intervention videos for students with knowledge gaps in science - Research project shows significant impact on knowledge recall and retention amongst GCSE science students From… Full story
Children reading for 140 million minutes for World Book Day

Almost half a million bookworms read for 140 Million Minutes!

On Thursday 7 March 2019 (World Book Day) 489,619 children and young people from around the world took part in the never-before-attempted challenge to read for 200 Million Minutes in just 26 days as part of Achievement for All’s 200 Million Minutes Reading Challenge. In total over 140 million minutes were read in special reading assemblies, teddy bears picnics, reading events and competitions in schools, settings, libraries, community groups, businesses and organisations across the UK as well… Full story
Education resources from the marketplace

Introducing the Marketplace just for Educators is a unique online marketplace platform for educators to swap, buy and sell, donate or borrow equipment and resources   Sites like eBay, Gumtree and Facebook Marketplace have become valuable resources for anyone looking to sell, find or swap goods - however nurseries, schools, colleges and universities have a niche need for equipment and as budgets are squeezed they’re often trawling these sites to no avail. In comes Reuse4education, a new online portal dedicated solely to… Full story