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How to get children excited about STEM

How to get children excited about STEM

It’s unsurprising that children who have confidence in their abilities tend to be more successful in their studies - and that confidence isn’t just built within the school gates. Teaching kids about science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) early on helps lay the foundations for deeper learning, and parents can play a big role in supporting this.  Leading chemistry specialists Radleys share their top tips for getting kids excited about STEM subjects. Look outside the classroom… Full story
phs provides free-vend sanitary dispensers to education sector to tackle period poverty

phs provides free-vend sanitary dispensers to education sector to tackle period poverty

Washroom services and consumables provider phs Group has launched a free-vend sanitary dispenser for schools, colleges and universities in a bid to tackle period poverty.  The purpose-designed free-vend dispenser was created in response to the growing period poverty agenda and rise in demand from customers across the UK and Ireland. It has already been extensively trialled in Scotland following a directive by the Scottish Government to make free sanitary products available to all pupils and… Full story
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North Yorkshire County Council Rolls Out Wrapmaster

North Yorkshire County Council has partnered with Cofresco Foodservice, rolling out the award-winning Wrapmaster across its 25 secondary schools and 298 primary schools. Wrapmaster is the catering professional’s dispensing system for cling film, foil and baking parchment. With 42,000 meals served daily, the affiliation is part of the council’s strict policies on hygiene and food safety, as well as its ongoing commitment to pupil welfare and allergies. Joanne Simpson, Area Manager, North… Full story
This is NewVIc's time to make a stand against knife crime

This is NewVIc's time to make a stand against knife crime

On Thursday 14 March, NewVIc is hosting their annual anti-knife crime event - ‘Life not Knife'.  Students are invited to take part in activities and workshops with special guests including Local MPs, The British Red Cross, Trident Central Gangs Unit, a lead Trauma Nurse from The Royal London Hospital and a Self Defence Expert.  The aim is to educate students on the dangers and impact of knife crime, teach them how to be safe and learn about the support that is available to them.  MPs have… Full story
Future First take students to The Flava People factory

Students taste life in the food industry with Future First

School students interested in a career in food are taking part in a programme to demonstrate the breadth of jobs available in the industry and increase their work skills. National education charity Future First has partnered with The Flava People, who supply the UK's leading retailers, restaurants and food manufacturers with sauces and seasonings, to inform state school students about the skills necessary to succeed in the food and hospitality industry. Under the scheme, The Flava People will… Full story
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Over half of education professionals don't know how to ask for a pay rise 

A study conducted by CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job board, has discovered that over half of education professionals (56.3%) don’t know how to ask their employer for a pay rise. A further 51.1% revealed that they’ve never even negotiated on parts of a job offer.   What’s more, the survey of 1,200 British professionals reveals that 56.1% of education professionals haven’t received a pay rise in the last 12-18 months. Of those who did, over a quarter (29.4%) received a minimal… Full story
Beyond the walls of a gallery - an art trip unlike any other

Beyond the walls of a gallery - an art trip unlike any other

Imagine a living, breathing art gallery, where nature and art work in harmony to create a truly magical and unique experience. Magnificent sculptures are placed amongst mature trees and architectural plants, whilst gently moving water provides a sense of calm and an accompanying backdrop to the wildlife that calls this outdoor gallery home. The Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden in Ockley, Surrey has proudly exhibited an ever changing collection of contemporary sculpture within 10 acres of… Full story
Teacher Using Free Teaching Resources With Students

Education Destination Creates Over 700 Free Teaching Resources

Education Destination has created over 700 teaching resources that cover all Key Stages, Abilities and Subjects, and are free for teachers to use. Created by Education Destination’s own team of teachers, with over 175 years’ experience between them, no other school trip provider in the world offers such a depth and breadth of teaching resources.  All address specific National Curriculum or main exam board syllabus requirements. And most are differentiated for ability, making it easy for mixed… Full story
Rosh Pinah Primary School pupils by the Book Bus from leading bookseller, The Book People. The school was crowned the winners in the Achievement for All 100 Million Minutes Reading Challenge

Have children lost their love of reading?

The number of five-16 year-olds who read books for pleasure has declined, according to recent research[1] from Childwise, so Achievement for All is calling for schools, settings, families, libraries, community groups, businesses and organisations from across the world to come together to reignite a love of reading during their 200 Million Minutes Reading Challenge. The research shows that whilst the average amount of reading per day has remained consistent year on year (0.6 hours),more than… Full story
Teacher & students with 3D Printer in school

HSE Report Raises Concerns Over 3D Printer Safety In Schools

Leeds-based Kora 3D, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of desktop 3D printers, has developed a unique universal safety cabinet to protect 3D printer users, following the release of a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) report today which found that the printers can create  harmful emissions, potentially endangering staff and pupils. The use of Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) and Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) 3D printers as part of the school curriculum has grown rapidly in recent years… Full story
Bromley students cash in on centenary challenge

Bromley students cash in on centenary challenge

Pupils at Bickley Park School in Bromley have taken their first steps to becoming young entrepreneurs after being given ten pounds each. As part of the school’s centenary year, each pupil aged seven to 13 has been challenged to set up a profitable small business, either alone or by pooling their investment, with up to three other pupils. The 'lend us a tenner' initiative challenges the children to unleash their business ideas and acumen over the Easter holiday.  Pupils have been given… Full story
UK’s First Ever College ‘Academic Partnership’ Announced for National Apprenticeship Week

UK’s First Ever College ‘Academic Partnership’ Announced for National Apprenticeship Week

To mark National Apprenticeship Week 2019 (4 – 8 March), an international engineering association announced it is forming the first ever academic partnership agreement with a further education college in the UK. The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), which has 92,000 members globally, attended the Hunslet Campus of Leeds College of Building yesterday (Tuesday 5 March) to launch the partnership. The agreement, usually reserved for higher education institutions, is designed to advance the… Full story
London School of Economics students

London School of Economics students win £15k corporate award at Duff & Phelps annual YOUniversity Deal Challenge

LONDON: A team of three students from the London School of Economics have won a £15,000 cash prize after competing in the final round of Duff & Phelps’ annual YOUniversity Deal Challenge, held in London.  Duff & Phelps, the global advisor that protects, restores and maximizes value for clients, saw a pool of 23 university teams from across Europe prepare and pitch a financial transaction case study that involves a broad range of finance-focused skills, including aspects of Mergers and… Full story
Britannia Village Primary in Newham celebrates its new status as a Centre of Excellence for ICT in Mathematics

Britannia Village Primary in Newham celebrates its new status as a Centre of Excellence for ICT in Mathematics

Britannia Village Primary School, a thriving multi-cultural inclusive school in the heart of Newham, East London, already a Google Reference School, is celebrating its new status as a Centre of Excellence for ICT in Mathematics. The school - rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted - was awarded its new status by 3P Learning, international provider of curriculum-mapped learning resources for maths and English and the team behind the number one worldwide resource for maths, Mathletics.  The school will… Full story
Teachers need more support to tackle self-harm in schools

Teachers need more support to tackle self-harm in schools

84% of secondary school teachers have taught a student who they believe is self-harming in the last year, according to a survey by mental health charity YoungMinds.   YoungMinds is highlighting the need to ensure that teachers have support in identifying and responding to self-harm.   The charity has found that often teachers are the first point of call for students who need mental health support, but have limited training on how to respond or what action to take.   The charity carried… Full story
The OU has launched a social worker degree apprenticeship

The Open University launches social worker degree apprenticeship

The Open University has launched its Social Worker Degree Apprenticeship, supporting more people into higher education and providing a new, flexible route into becoming a social worker. With 25 years experience of delivering work-based training in social work, The Open University recently completed a year-long study into improving retention and diversity in the sector – ‘Social Work for Everyone’ – funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (now Office for Students)[1]. The… Full story