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Strictly Education acquires school support specialist Babcock 4S

Strictly Education acquires school support specialist Babcock 4S

Leading education support services provider, Strictly Education (www.strictlyeducation.co.uk), has acquired Babcock 4S, enhancing its position as a single source strategic solutions partner for schools, academies and multi-academy trusts (MATs). Babcock 4S will be rebranded to Strictly Education 4S with immediate effect. United by a common mission to be the trusted partner of education support services for schools and academies, Babcock 4S brings enhanced capability, expertise and geographical… Full story
Screen time is replacing outdoor activity

Screen time is replacing outdoor activity

New research shows for the first time a strong link between recreational screen time and children’s inactivity, with children choosing to spend hours indoors and on screens instead of playing outdoors. The report released by the Association of Play Industries (API) – A Movement for Movement - reveals that children have never moved so little and points to substantial evidence that screens are a key reason. There appears to be a ‘rapid and dramatic’ change from outdoor to indoor time, with a 50… Full story
Voice is Choice for Schools 

Voice is Choice for Schools 

Well documented research into human behaviour in emergency situations shows that 75 percent of people react immediately to clear authoritative voice messages in the event of fire. Education is one sector where voice commands that instruct and direct students and staff on how to leave a building or other area during an emergency is widely recognised as the most efficient and safest solution. The advantage of using multi-message voice sounders in schools and colleges is that traditional fire… Full story
Kingswood camp

Netball camps hosted by Kingswood

Schools and groups have the chance to take part in fun-filled residential netball tournaments which promise high-adrenaline excitement and adventure. The two-night camps at Kingswood Grosvenor Hall, in Ashford, Kent, are suitable for U12 to U16 age groups and will be hosted by HC Tournaments. The site has recently had a £1 million investment in its sports and accommodation facilities, including a brand new flood-lit sports court which players will be able to put to the test. As well as… Full story
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
Aalborg. For the finest and most innovative education furniture.

Aalborg. For the finest and most innovative education furniture.

Shell Chair encourages an 'open' seating position to ease pressure on the lower back and reduce the propensity for spinal curvature. Good posture improves concentration, reduces discomfort and helps to improve productivity. Available in a number of fixed and adjustable heights, Shell Chair works perfectly works with Aalborg's Class Desk. Aalborg Saddle Stools also encourage good posture. They are available on adjustable height gas lifts, or other fixed height supports with or without footrests… 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
Leonard Hudson Schoolwear and Sportswear Solutions

Looking For Schoolwear and Sportswear Solutions? Or Need A Reliable Supplier?

Leonard Hudson specialises in Uniform and Sportswear for both Junior and Senior schools. Our products and services come with the benefit of our 50 years’ experience serving the school and educational sector. In fact our heritage in the clothing trade goes back much further than that, as can be seen in Our History on the www.leonardhudson.co.uk website. During the early part of the year we invite customers to consider placing forward orders in order to take advantage of previous year’s… 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
Bekonscot Model Village and Railway

New Schools Programme at Bekonscot Model Village and Railway

Bekonscot is the world’s oldest and original model village. The 1.5 acre site features an extensive gauge 1 model railway which links seven different miniature towns and villages, all of which represent life in rural England as it would have been in the 1930s. The model village and railway offer a variety of opportunities for learning across the curriculum. They provide an unforgettable experience for children and a unique insight into life, transport and industry from nearly 100 years ago.… 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