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Education is one of the BEST industries for work-life balance right now! 

Education is one of the BEST industries for work-life balance right now! 

A new survey from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job site, has revealed that 97.1% of education professionals believe that work-life balance is important, with the sector emerging as one of the best for work-life balance.   The survey investigated how 1,200 workers in various industries across the UK felt about their work-life balance and whether it affected their career decisions. The results revealed that the education sector was one of the top industries for work-life balance… Full story
Juicy Satsuma

Juicy Satsuma

Juicy Satsuma is a family run garment printing and embroidery company specialising in the bespoke personalisation of goods and clothing. We have no minimum order and we are able to offer a fast turnaround on all orders. Our Web catalogue offers a range of over 16,000 items of clothing from all major brands including Fruit of the Loom, Gildan and B&C, we also stock a wide range of workwear and sports clothing including team strips. Juicy Satsuma provide a comprehensive service in all… Full story
Teamwork Helps Sea The Difference For Devon City Kids

Teamwork Helps Sea The Difference For Devon City Kids

DISADVANTAGED children in Devon are to benefit from Co-op teamwork after Beach Schools South West CIC was chosen as Community Fund beneficiaries for this year. Shoppers will be able to choose to donate to the organisation to raise funds to transport kids to the beach for outdoor learning in the marine environment. Beach Schools South West teach on the beach and they are already offering some schools in Plymouth free sessions - but the schools cannot afford the transport to get there. Now the… Full story
Cambridge Regional College student organises consultation with local MP 

Cambridge Regional College student organises consultation with local MP 

Student Union President and Level 3 Sports Studies student, Sophie Day from Cambridge Regional College invited Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge, to attend the college for a forum with students and staff about the importance of fair funding for further education (FE). Mr Zeichner, who recently referenced the region’s colleges during a parliamentary debate speech on FE funding, addressed a full room, fielding questions from both students and staff about the role of FE in local economies and… Full story
Schools “concerned” about Relationships, Sex and Health Education changes

Schools “concerned” about Relationships, Sex and Health Education changes

New research by Headway Education, a social enterprise established to help provide children, and those who teach them, with the most up-to-date, sophisticated, high quality and engaging materials possible, has revealed that schools are growing increasingly concerned that they are not equipped to deliver the requirements of the Relationships, Sex and Health Education curriculum from 2020. In September next year, Relationships Education will become compulsory for all pupils in primary schools,… Full story
Research shows employers in the industry DON’T KNOW what education professionals want from a job offer 

Research shows employers in the industry DON’T KNOW what education professionals want from a job offer 

Despite 89% of employers claiming to know what education professionals find most attractive in a job offer, new data reveals that two fifths (40.4%) actually get it wrong. That’s according to the latest survey from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job site. The survey asked the industry’s job hunters what they believe to be the most important aspects of a job offer. It also asked employers what aspects they believe professionals deem to be the most important. When comparing the… Full story
University awarded contract from Department for Education to help challenging schools recruit and retain teachers 

University awarded contract from Department for Education to help challenging schools recruit and retain teachers 

The University of Derby is being supported by the Department for Education (DfE) to help increase the supply of trainee teachers to schools with poor recruitment and retention in the Midlands.  Funding from the DfE will be used to support a new initial teacher training pilot initiative, led by the Institute of Education at the University, which aims to improve the supply of newly qualified teachers to schools in challenging areas, promote career progression, and remove obstacles to social… Full story
Creating A Distraction-Free Learning Environment

Creating A Distraction-Free Learning Environment

Motivating students to participate in class can often feel like a challenge. Delivering insights that inspire them to excel in their studies isn’t easy either. Using crowdbeamer from RGB Communications, it doesn’t have to be like that. Crowdbeamer is a game changing presentation system that helps you connect with your students in innovative and collaborative ways. CONNECT TO YOUR STUDENTS’ WORLD It’s so important to structure basic learning content into a compelling story and complete it… Full story
Midlands Business Nominated For Global Education Technology Award

Midlands Business Nominated For Global Education Technology Award

Just launched voice-activated reading app Yap Books is targeting international success this month after being nominated for a global education technology award. Yap Books, developed by Birmingham-based Yap Technology, has been shortlisted in the Innovation Product Awards - Digital/Coding/Software category at the GESS (Global Education Supplies & Solutions) Awards and is up against nine international competitors. App developer and Yap Technology founder Ben Ridgway, from Lichfield, will… Full story
Gratnells Engineering team with school students

Gratnells Engineering inspires school students to consider careers in STEM

The Harlow-based manufacturer is committed to promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Manufacturing subjects to young people and recently welcomed local school students on-site for a day of activities.   Historically known as the leading name in school storage in over 68 countries of the world (and the producer of the iconic Gratnells Tray) Gratnells Engineering has developed into a multi-sector manufacturer capable of providing high-volume laser cutting, powder coating and bespoke… Full story
NASBTT statement: Response to Teacher Recruitment and Retention Strategy

NASBTT statement: Response to Teacher Recruitment and Retention Strategy

The Department for Education (DfE) has today published its Teacher Recruitment and Retention Strategy, which NASBTT has been involved in shaping. Giving her reaction to the strategy, NASBTT Executive Director Emma Hollis said: “NASBTT is pleased that the government has clearly recognised the challenges faced by the teaching profession and is committing to address them. It is good to see competitive salaries and pathways for teachers remaining in the classroom on the agenda, alongside the… Full story
Bournville College Academy  Opened By Lord Mayor Of Birmingham

Bournville College Academy Officially Opened By Lord Mayor Of Birmingham

Birmingham’s newest 14-16-year-old education provider, Bournville College Academy, which has just achieved an Ofsted Grade 2, was officially opened by the Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Yvonne Mosquito on Wednesday 6th February.  The Academy was delighted to welcome local dignitaries and educational professionals to the event. The Lord Mayor, along with Mr Chaudry Khaliq and Principal Mike Hopkins, performed the ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the Academy based at Bournville… Full story
reuse4education science equipment

reuse4education – like eBay, but better

With another term underway, schools, colleges and universities will have the opportunity to make their budgets go a little bit further thanks to the launch of reuse4education. At a time when funds are constantly being stretched, this free, easy to use online platform allows educational institutions to buy, sell, swap and loan anything from photocopiers and PE equipment, to musical instruments and books, and reuse4education is the only site that is exclusively for education institutions. … Full story
The Mutual Revolution: New Insurance To Cover Staff Shortages

The Mutual Revolution: New Insurance To Cover Staff Shortages

Shock figures reveal a staggering 57% of teachers have considered leaving the education sector within the past two years because of health pressures.  The latest studies from the Teacher Wellbeing Index expose the problems facing the sector with the recruitment and retention of teachers being a key issue.  Now one company, based in the North East, is trying to change the way school finances are run so that profits are fed back into the system rather than being sucked into the private sector… Full story
Children and teachers at FXP Festival

FXP Festival launches for 2019 with new creative category

FXP Festival, an East Anglian education initiative which aims to drive social mobility in the region, has announced the launch of its 2019 competition (6-8th July) with the introduction of an exciting new category.  Originally formed as a STEM initiative based on a computer game design and development competition, FXP Festival 2019 is expanding to include a ‘Storytelling’ category, which will encourage students to develop both their creative writing and illustration skills. Publishing and… Full story
Vlogstar Challenge comes to NewVIc

Vlogstar Challenge comes to NewVIc!

"To date, more than 4,500 young people from across London and Essex have been trained on how to create, shoot and edit vlogs!" This week NewVIc Performing Arts students have been working on a social media project with facilitator and former Rising Star Vlogstar Challenge winner Justyn Hollett, exploring how to shoot, edit and produce their own vlogs. This unique training and competition is run by the Jack Petchey Foundation and Media Trust. The Vlogstar Challenge is also working in partnership… Full story