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Haylie Taylor, EducationCity’s education consultant and a former teacher, on pupil self-assessment

Helping pupils thrive through self-assessment

Haylie Taylor, EducationCity’s education consultant and a former teacher, provides insight on the importance of boosting independent learning and looks at how schools can help their pupils thrive by prioritising regular self-assessment activities over formal testing… The ability to think and act independently is one of the most important skills that students can learn. Creating learners who are in control of their education helps to nurture them to become independent thinkers outside the… Full story
Times Tables

Over Half of UK School Parents Don't Know Their Times Tables

A new survey by YouGov, on behalf of educational app Edplus, reveals that 52% of parents and guardians of school aged children (under 18 years old) across Britain don't know all of their times tables perfectly. Furthermore, the survey found that: The easiest times table to recall perfectly was the 2 times table, with 76% of the British population being able to do so. The hardest was the 8 times table, with only 59% of British population being able to recall it perfectly. The age group who… Full story
Caitlin blogs on the Rocking Ur Teens event

Rocking Ur Teens: Year 9 pupil Caitlin blogs about conference

Caitlin McShane from class 9D at Southend High School for Girls took part in an empowering conference organised by Rocking Ur Teens, aimed at boosting confidence amongst young people. Here's how Caitlin found the experience… On Tuesday 12 March, following International Women’s Day celebrations, twelve Year 9 pupils attended the Rocking Ur Teens girls’ conference, which took place at the NatWest offices, Bishopsgate. Rocking Ur Teens is a social enterprise whose goal is to give young people the… Full story
The Wilderness Centre exterior

Welcome to The Wilderness Centre

Set in around 30 acres of beautiful woodland, meadow and pastureland right of the edge of the Royal Forest of Dean, the Wilderness Centre is an award winning outdoor activity and residential centre offering a range of outdoor activities and indoor facilities for schools and community groups, family gatherings and corporate clients.  With flexible packages such as day or residential stays, camping, self-catered or fully catered options, the Centre is well placed to meet the needs of a variety of… Full story
Genee registar equipment

Genee: Future proofing classrooms

Genee is a leading manufacturer of touchscreen technology and interactive software solutions; delivering a range of interactive multi-touch touchscreen displays, touch tables, and visualisers, with a range of software to enhance teaching, training and presentations within the education sector. Our expertise in the professional AV industry enables us to have an in-depth understanding of varied client requirements, and we provide unique solutions designed to make life easier and enhance teaching… Full story
Britton Pears Foundation students at a education session

Engaging and inspiring education sessions for all 

The Red House, Aldeburgh - Engaging and inspiring education sessions for all  The Red House is the former home of the world famous composer, Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) and his partner, the singer Peter Pears (1910-1986). Located in the beautiful Suffolk town of Aldeburgh, The Red House is a unique resource for schools and provides an inspiring educational experience for all children. It has won awards for its work with families, children and young people. Benjamin Britten wanted to engage… Full story
Train from The Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway

The Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway Co Ltd

The Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway Co Ltd A traditional steam train, taking passenger on a unique journey to the tip of Lake Windermere. The perfect addition to your Lake District adventure. Established in 1973 The Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway is a family run business in the heart of the Lake District. The track which passengers travel upon today was a former Furness Railway branch line, initially used to transport coal and iron ore, bobbins, dye, gunpowder and much more, in and… Full story
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Pioneers OKIDO & OjO launch the first coding board game

London-based STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and maths) learning pioneers OKIDO and OjO, have joined forces to launch the first coding board game for four-year-olds. OKIDO, makers of Messy Goes to OKIDO CBeebies TV show and OKIDO arts and science magazine, and educational game and toy developer OjO, are today (May 13) launching the Which Way? game as part of a joint Kickstarter campaign to raise £15,000. Designed to make learning engaging and fun, the game has been created … Full story
The Timpson Review on school exclusions has been published, with 30 recommendations for change. Recommendations include making settings more accountable for school exclusions in an “effective and fair way” and offering more guidance and tools to teachers, writes QA Education editor Victoria Galligan.  A £10million crackdown on poor behaviour also formed part of the key measures which are being taken by the Government in a bid to reduce exclusions.  The review, carried out by Edward Timpson CBE, highlighted

What does the Timpson Review on school exclusions mean for your school?

The Timpson Review on school exclusions has been published, with 30 recommendations for change. Recommendations include making settings more accountable for school exclusions in an “effective and fair way” and offering more guidance and tools to teachers, writes QA Education editor Victoria Galligan. A £10million crackdown on poor behaviour also formed part of the key measures which are being taken by the Government in a bid to reduce exclusions. The review, carried out by Edward Timpson CBE… Full story
Glasdon Nexus® Waste Bins

New Glasdon Nexus® Evolution is step forward in Waste Management

The latest addition to the Glasdon range is changing the face of how we recycle. Entirely customisable; from aperture colour to waste type; the Nexus® Evolution is a stylish, robust and versatile multi-stream recycling unit. Choose from a multitude of colours, sizes, configurations and over 50 apertures, including cup recycling and even confidential waste to fit your exact waste management requirements. A narrow footprint makes Nexus Evolution the perfect fit for a wide variety of environments… Full story
Children riding bikes at Beaudesert

Beaudesert Outdoor Activity Centre

Beaudesert Outdoor Activity Centre is located in the former parklands of the former Beaudesert Hall in Cannock Wood, Staffordshire. Beaudesert offers a wide choice of residential packages, self-catered options and various day visits. With over 125 acres including camping glades and woodland, Beaudesert is a magical setting. The walls of the former Beaudesert Hall still stand in the grounds, Cannock chase is a short walk away as is the ancient castle ring fort. We have lodges, tented village,… Full story
Children on bike at Greenwood Park

A Five-Star Day Of Forest Fun At Greenwood

A FIVE-STAR DAY OF FOREST FUN & OUTDOOR DISCOVERY AT GREENWOOD       Nestled amongst a forest clearing at the foothills of Snowdonia’s National Park, lies GreenWood; an eco-friendly inviting land which promises the ultimate trip full of outdoor adventure, learning and discovery. Studies have shown that children learn best through real world experiences and so, the activities at GreenWood have been designed to offer an unrivalled sensory stimulus, educational environment and calming… Full story
Little boy using school apps on his phone

The next generation of school apps

92% of UK adults aged 25-44 own a smartphone and are used to having information at their fingertips. Schools that embrace this trend have engaged parents and higher performing students, but there is a huge difference between an app and a good app. The new generation of school apps truly are school gateways, ready to deal with the challenges schools face.  Schools have adopted several systems to communicate a range of information with parents. Parents love having the information, but soon… Full story
Damian Hinds, Education Secretary at Oak View Academy

Education secretary praises Oak View Academy

Cabinet minister Damian Hinds heaped praise on the ‘inspirational leadership’ at Oak View Academy after a visit to see the school’s stunning turnaround. The Secretary of State for Education described the Winsford primary as a 'success story' after witnessing its ‘truly dramatic’ progress since being ranked second-worst in the country five years ago. At its lowest ebb in 2014, the Whitby’s Lane school was taken on by North West Academies Trust (NWAT) and relaunched as Oak View. Now Mr Hinds… Full story
Shaun Masters OT to deliver first ever educational seminar

Shaun Masters OT to deliver first ever educational seminar

Shaun Masters, Occupational Therapist and Trusted Assessor, in association with Theraposture, will be delivering a seminar at Kidz to Adultz South entitled: 'Becoming confident in prescribing cot beds for better sleep hygiene, client care and moving and handling.' Thursday 16th May 2019, 9.30am – 4.30pm, Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre, Farnborough, GU14 6FD. Free entry and parking. Stand F1: FREE PROFESSIONAL THERAPOSTURE TAPE MEASURE FOR ALL VISITING THERAPISTS… Full story
Leora Cruddas, CEO of the Confederation of School Trusts, on multi-academy trust management

Building strong relationships within a multi-academy trust

/*-->*/ /*-->*/ /*-->*/ /*-->*/ How can a multi-academy trust (MAT) engage its schools during times of change? Leora Cruddas, CEO of the Confederation of School Trusts, shares some top tips from trust leaders… Working together in a trust provides schools with the benefits of mutual support and collaboration - but it can also mean changes in a school's way of working. So how can trusts build strong links with schools and get them on board with their overarching vision? 1.… Full story