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Education Mutual Becomes AFM's 50th Member

Education Mutual is the latest firm to join the Association of Financial Mutuals (AFM), becoming the organisation’s 50th member. Education Mutual, a national mutual, launched in July 2018 to provide cover for schools for staff absences and other health services. The mutual’s core purpose is to be ‘By Schools, for Schools’, which means schools and academies that sign up to its services automatically become members.   The mutual insurance industry has doubled its market share in the 10 years… Full story
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3/4 of education professionals haven’t had a pay rise in the last 12 months

New research conducted by CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job board, reveals that three quarters (74.1%) of education professionals haven’t had a formal pay review meeting in the past year. This has resulted in just 20% of workers in the industry receiving a pay rise over the last 12 months, despite not being offered an annual pay review.  In addition to this, the study, which surveyed over 1,200 UK professionals, found that over three quarters (77.8%) of workers in the industry… Full story
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Adrift Refugee Project Making A Big Impact in Cheshire Schools

Ahead of Refugee Week, 17-23 June 2019, Cheshire schools have been utilising a school based project called Adrift to enable children to understand the plight of refugees.  The starting point for the project was the play Adrift, which was created by Action Transport Theatre in collaboration with St. Bernard’s RC Primary School in Ellesmere Port. Billed as a ‘refugee fairytale’, Adrift tells the story of two refugee children on a boat as they dream, play and laugh.  Children from St. Bernard’s… Full story
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Free classroom resources launched by Institute of Physics

The Institute of Physics (IOP) has announced the launch of a brand new education website – IOPSpark – designed to provide online classroom resources for every aspect of teaching pre-19 physics. In a single, easy-to-navigate destination, teachers can discover: The UK and Ireland’s most comprehensive set of free, quality physics classroom resources A carefully curated collection of themed research, news, video content and expert comment designed to bring classroom teaching to life with… Full story
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"period poverty holds girls back from doing well at school"

New phs report reveals half of teenage girls say period poverty holds girls back from doing well at school  A new research report by hygiene services provider phs Group reveals nearly half of teenage girls believe period poverty prevents girls from doing well at school and a third believe it holds them back from achieving their aspirations.  The new phs survey on the experiences and opinions of 1,000 teenage girls across the UK found that nearly one in 10 girls believe having to miss school … Full story
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New research highlights schools’ lack of confidence in handling online abuse

RM Education has today released key findings from its latest research - conducted in association with the NSPCC - into online safety policy and practice in UK schools.  The survey asked 1,158 senior leaders, designated safeguarding leads and network managers from primary and secondary schools for their views and experiences in creating safe web environments for pupils. Results revealed that only 37 per cent felt very confident in identifying and handling online abuse incidents involving… Full story
FREE Safeguarding in September Webinar

FREE Safeguarding in September Webinar

Sign up to Educare's FREE Safeguarding in September webinar today!  When? Tuesday, June 25th at 4:00pm September always brings fresh challenges with children returning to school after the long summer break and new pupils and staff settling in. This year, there will be additional complexity due to the introduction of Ofsted’s new inspection framework and changes to PSHE guidelines. In this free webinar from EduCare, former Headteacher, Doug Watt, and Pastoral Care Specialist, Dawn Jotham,… Full story
Waterborn Stand Up Paddleboard School

Waterborn - Stand Up Paddleboard School

Waterborn - Stand Up Paddleboard School based in Kingsbridge, South Devon We are a dedicated British SUP Association school teaching to the highest standards within the industry. Waterborn has been also been recognised as a Centre of Excellence by Red Paddle Co. the world’s leading ISUP Brand. At our sheltered location at the head of the picturesque Salcombe/Kingsbridge Estuary we specialise in beginner sessions but cater for all things SUP. All of our staff are passionate, professional and… Full story
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Beaudesert Outdoor Activity Centre

Beaudesert Outdoor Activity Centre is located on the edge of Cannock Chase, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and offers a truly unique experience for schools and youth groups. Our 120 acres of mixed woodland and parkland offer fantastic opportunities to learn and experience the outdoors. We have lots of residential packages available now from a simple 24 hour sleepover through to a weekend, several days or  a full week-long camp. These packages include everything: Programme, tested or… Full story
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The Met Office launches programme for 7-14 years olds

The Met Office is launching a schools programme to help young people understand and prepare for the impact of weather and climate on their communities. This long-term investment in education brings to life the Met Office’s expertise and authority in world-leading science and meteorology through resources designed to improve young people’s engagement in maths, science, technology, the arts and humanities. “Weather and climate affect everything from the way we live, to what we eat, to our… Full story
Your school can save money on water bills

Your school can save money on water bills

As the final weeks of the academic year ebb away, the notion of a summer holiday will have already planted itself firmly into the conscious of staff and students alike. Students carry the stress of end of year exams, but tucked away in the engine rooms, the balancing of yearly budgets is a stress that, unlike exams, never ceases. The procurement of new contracts and delegation of utility responsibilities to expert consultancies is an easy way to eradicate future stress and unlock hidden… Full story
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GroupBC To Support University Of Birmingham's One Estate Initiative

GroupBC, one of the world’s leading digital project and asset information management platforms, is pleased to announce a new contract with the prestigious University of Birmingham.  The University of Birmingham is in the midst of one of the most transformational campus redevelopments since the first phase of building was completed in 1909. The development programme, worth £1 billion as part of a 10 year investment starting in 2016, is creating outstanding new facilities for students, staff and… Full story
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Tring Park School Wins BBC Songs Of Praise Award

The prestigious Tring Park School for the Performing Arts, which boasts a glittering alumni that includes Lily James (Mamma Mia Here We Go Again, Disney's Cinderella, Downton Abbey and War and Peace) and Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi), have won the much-coveted BBC Songs of Praise Senior School Choir of the Year 2019 competition for the second time in four years. The final, which was aired on Sunday 2 June on BBC1, saw the Tring Park School Chamber Choir, also… Full story
Kyocera - edtech offers solutions from primary schools to university

How edtech innovation is improving education

Pauric Surlis, Frameworks Relationship Manager KYOCERA Document Solutions UK, on the Government's recent £10million investment in edtech. Anyone working in the education sector will be acutely aware of the pressure on teachers to provide high-quality learning, support and care to all students, with an ever-increasing administrative burden making it harder to deliver an engaging learning experience. Whether supporting GCSE pupils with exam preparation or guiding older students through the… Full story
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WIN five classroom books worth over £65

Thanks to publishers Featherstone, Bloomsbury and Button Books, we have five brand new classroom books to give away which will make a great addition to any primary school. The classroom books cover everything from PSHCE to gardening and span age ranges from Early Years to KS2. They are all brand new titles in the bookshops and have a combined value of over £65. The classroom books we have to give away to one lucky winner are: Winter of the Wolves, by Tony Bradman (£5.99, Bloomsbury) An… Full story
The Speaker's Coach Graham Shaw, expert on public speaking

Brilliant body language for public speaking

The Speaker's Coach Graham Shaw discusses how teachers can help children to speak with confidence, through effective public speaking skills… When speaking to a group, a few aspects of body language can make all the difference. Body language matters! How you stand and move has a major impact on how the audience perceives you. It also affects your confidence and thereby your performance. Four top tips for public speaking: 1. Stand confidently  When you move around for no reason, it makes it… Full story