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Essential School-Leaver Event Returns To Olympia London

Essential School-Leaver Event Returns To Olympia London

With so many options available for school-leavers, deciding what to do next can be a daunting prospect. This autumn, What Career Live? and What University Live? returns to Olympia London to provide students, parents and teachers with the chance to explore over 100 apprenticeships and higher education options side-by-side.   There will be expert advice at over 40 free presentations with topics ranging from degree apprenticeships and how to choose the right career path, to student finance and… Full story
Primary school children and staff cleaning up local beach

Primary school children carry out local beach clean to “save our seas”

A group of primary school children from Trinity Croft Church of England Primary Academy in Rotherham recently visited Cleethorpes beach to help pick up litter and learn about the environment and the oceans as part of their school curriculum. The visit was organised ahead of the United Nations’ World Environment Day on 5 June which seeks to encourage worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. In the half an hour that the children were tidying the beach, they found over two… Full story
Teacher showing a guitar player how to make music

New online course to help music teachers inspire next generation

ABRSM partners with FutureLearn to provide an intensive teacher development course  Becoming a Better Music Teacher is a free online course for teachers created by ABRSM and available through FutureLearn. The course is aimed at teachers who are beginning their teaching journey or wishing to refresh and refocus their teaching skills. It is now open for enrolment and will provide teachers with a strong foundation for effective music teaching.  ABRSM is passionate about inspiring musical… Full story
Alsager School's 320k development

Innovative £320k development aids pupils' wellbeing 

School children in Cheshire are enjoying a renewed sense of health and wellbeing, following a ground-breaking project at Alsager School. The £320k development has provided students with space to enjoy the fresh air – whatever the weather. Tasked with overseeing the design, build and installation of a sleek new ETFE canopy to enclose what was previously an open courtyard, Access North Build has made waves within the education sector with its industry-first solution. Yorkshire-headquartered… Full story
Iain Cox discusses how new schools aren't built with sprinklers

Only 15% Of New Schools Built With Sprinklers

By Iain Cox, Chair of the BSA Of the 673 new schools built and open under the government’s flagship school programme, only 105 were fitted with sprinklers.  With hundreds of schools in the UK having a fire each year, this alarming statistic once again only emphasises that money spent on dealing with the aftermath of fires should be being spent on sprinklers.   The BSA shares the concerns of Labour MP and former teacher Stephanie Peacock who said: “The ridiculous thing is that we spend far… Full story
Stressed teacher with head on desk after working long hours

Cash-strapped education professionals work longer hours but struggle to make ends meet

Brand new research from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job board, reveals that despite 62.5% of professionals in the education sector working more hours than they’re contracted to, over half (61.1%) struggle to make ends meet at the end of each month.   The study surveyed 1,200 working professionals and found that one in four (44.2%) work 1-3 hours extra per week, amounting to 96 hours per year and meaning education professionals are missing out on £1,467.84* unpaid overtime.   Lee… Full story
university refurbishment – flooring in Peel Hall lecture theatre

University refurbishment sees new flooring laid in Peel Hall

Based just one mile west of Manchester, the University of Salford has been established since 1967. Home to over 19,500 students and 2,700 members of staff, the University is made up of two campuses which are part of a £650m regeneration scheme for the local area. The university refurbishment began in 2014, when a number of areas in the main campus of the University of Salford including Peel Hall, a historic Victorian building with original features housing the University’s lecture theatres,… Full story
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
Worker from Nationwide Platforms

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

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