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EFFECTIVE IT technology from Fifteen Group

Schools and colleges must act now to ensure their it systems are effective

EFFECTIVE IT technology has never been more important to the education sector - and now is the time to invest in systems. That’s according to specialist Fifteen Group which is seeing an increasing number of schools and colleges turn to its experts for support. The business believes that at a time of increasing pressure on education leaders from inside and outside the classroom, schools and colleges need to act now to ensure their IT systems are working to the same high standards they expect… Full story
Business2Schools launch

New Business2School scheme launch

Business2Schools was established to connect businesses such as Jaguar Land Rover, Tesco and several City financial firms with schools so that pupils can benefit from both cutting edge technology and high-quality furniture.   The programme has resulted in thousands of pounds of furniture and equipment, including state of the art computers – surplus to requirements for businesses, but still fully-functional and way beyond the reach of a normal school IT budget – being given to schools in the… Full story
Dogs for Good dog comforting a boy

Dogs for good supports making schools safe

Dogs for Good has welcomed the recent comments from Secretary of State for Education, Rt. Hon Damien Hinds’ about the benefits of dogs in schools but is keen to stress how vital it is to ensure the welfare and wellbeing of each dog working in an educational setting. Dogs for Good is an organisation that has developed a Community Dog Service for Schools and Chief Executive, Peter Gorbing says: “We believe that while dogs can make a very positive contribution in educational settings, their… Full story
A child suffering from a mental health dissorder - CCMH

The emotional brain of children and teenagers

Taking place on Saturday 15 June 2019 at The Child Centre for Mental Health London the latest conference hosted by CCMH will address ‘What children and teenagers need to know about life in order to live well’. Through fascinating film footage and deeply moving case material, teachers and parents can learn how to present science and psychology-informed key information to young people on vital topics such as living with your emotional brain, why love hurts, how to make up after a row and knowing… Full story
Blue Lockers from Action Storage

Rethink Lockers with Action Storage

Who said lockers had to be dull? Action Storage challenges you to rethink lockers with its specially designed locker ranges that can transform student storage space.  Having worked with schools for over 30 years, Action Storage understand what is required for school lockers to make them durable and easy to maintain. Action Storage have two locker ranges, firstly the versatile Atlas Steel Lockers which can cater to different student requirements and have a uniquely robust design to ensure long… Full story
Skern Lodge residential outdoor centre

North Devon’s professional outdoor centre 

Skern Lodge has been using the outdoors for adventure activities and people development since 1976 and are committed to the highest standards in all aspects of their business.  Situated on the north Devon coast in 22 acres of their own grounds, they are in the perfect location. School groups use Skern Lodge for a variety of reasons, especially its talent for creating a course that suits your requirements. No two courses at Skern Lodge are the same.  With a wide variety of exciting, adventurous… Full story
First Aid Kit

Quality First Aid courses delivered on your premises

SPA Training (UK) was established in 1995 and has been successfully running first aid training courses since then across the UK.   The key to our success has been reliability, flexibility and the quality of delivery plus our 200+ trainers strategically placed across the country. We all know how important it is that your staff are fully trained in subjects such as food safety and first aid – for your own peace of mind as well as your customers.  The costs associated with poor food safety are… Full story
The Coquet Shorebase - team on canoe

The Coquet Shorebase

The Coquet Shorebase has a history of providing educational watersports going back nearly 70 years.  Originally a Nautical Training base run through the Coquet High School at Amble, on the Northumberland coast, it is now a Community Watersports Centre providing affordable watersports training and recreation for the local community.  As a registered charity, our aims reflect the social and education benefits these activities can bring to participants. Our main activity base is Ladyburn Lake,… Full story
Group of children at their customised activity week on a private Cornish Beach

Customised Activity Weeks & Holidays on a Private Cornish Beach

Big Green Surf School is the sole activity provider on the stunning, National Trust managed, Crantock Beach in Cornwall. We provide expert tuition in surfing, bodyboarding & stand-up-paddleboarding to all abilities and would love the chance to work with your school. SURFING - Surf lessons for all abilities from complete beginners up to competition level. Crantock has amazing waves without the crowds of nearby Newquay. BODYBOARDING - Ideal for younger students or those less confident in… Full story
Man with headphones listening to Calibre Audio Library

Calibre Audio Library

Calibre Audio Library is a national charity that brings audiobooks to those unable to access print because of dyslexia, sight loss or another disability that prevents them from holding a book. Our library has around 11,000 audiobooks; all are unabridged, recorded by professional actors and broadcasters and available for unlimited borrowing by our members.  Do you need key texts in audio? One in ten have dyslexia*, and this can create additional strains and challenges throughout their… Full story
Actavo Direct's Liz Scott on construction skills

The top construction skills needed from tomorrow's workforce

With the global construction industry forecast to hit $8 trillion by 2030 – and the UK driving industry growth in Europe – it’s an attractive career for young people seeking versatility and progression. Here, Liz Scott, Head of HR at Actavo Direct, offers advice on the construction skills needed to help young people thrive in their chosen career. Communicating clearly Many associate the construction industry with just the physical work, however, most critical tasks are completed in the… Full story
The Artie 3000 Drawing robot from Learning resources

CLOSED: Win a set of Gadgets, for your classroom, worth up to £180!

Learning Resources is the number one manufacturer of educational toys in the UK toy market. Founded in 1994, Learning Resources UK provide high-quality educational toys and games to schools and homes. The range supports both academic learning and learning through discovery, play, and exploration. Their mission, to help kids love to learn. We've teamed up with Learning Resources® to give away a fantastic bundle of education toys especially for you and your classroom!               You could… Full story
Learning about financial literacy with RedSTART at The Oak Bank

Financial literacy learning is as important as maths, English and science

Julian Wright, Head of Education Expansion at RedSTART, writes about the need for financial literacy teaching if we are to become a money-savvy society… Rarely a week goes by when a story appears in the news detailing one of the many ways we as a nation are in some way personally in debt. Whether this is the spiralling costs of housing, the amount of debt students are leaving university with, or the amount sitting unpaid on our maxed out credit cards. The general message seems to be that as… Full story
Shine a Light Awards – Longmoor teachers with judge Robert Rilley-Craig from Pearson and host Sally Phillips

Longmoor Primary School wins Shine a Light communication award

Longmoor Primary School in Liverpool, which is dedicated to developing their pupil’s communication skills, has won the coveted Primary School of the Year Award at the 2019 Shine a Light Awards organised by Pearson, in partnership with The Communication Trust. The awards were presented by British comic actress and writer, Sally Phillips with special performance from Britain’s Got Talent winner Lee Ridley (Lost Voice Guy). Longmoor Primary School started an initiative in 2011 to address the… Full story
Teaching application form – a DBS check is carried out on new employees

DBS check mythbuster – avoid costly delays when applying

As most people working within education will know, all staff in schools and nurseries are subject to a DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) check. Schools can encounter staffing problems if DBS checks aren’t done quickly and efficiently. Here, QA Education editor Victoria Galligan busts some of the myths regarding DBS checks and explores what a DBS check actually is, who needs one and how to avoid costly delays when applying… There is only one level of DBS check for school staff Yes – for… Full story
The-Personalised-day-at-the-zoo from In The Book

CLOSED - WIN a personalised book from In The Book!

Here at In The Book, we like to consider ourselves book specialists. To encourage little ones to become keen readers, we are giving three lucky kids to the chance of having their own personalised book! We believe that one story is enough to change a child's view of the world. From favourite stories read in childhood or a classic fiction tale, the memorable adventures last a lifetime. But, with a personalised twist, we write your child into the story. Have you ever imagined yourself in a… Full story