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TEACHING TALENT UNDER THREAT AS OLDER WORKERS EXIT THE CLASSROOM

  Classrooms are facing a mass exodus of senior teaching staff as the baby boomer generation nears retirement, coupled with societal pressure to leave the workforce at state pension age, according to new research from specialist recruiter Randstad Education. A recent report by Ros Altmann, the Pensions Minister, outlines that by 2022 the number of people in the workforce aged 50 to state pension age will have risen by 3.7 million to 13.8 million and the number aged 16-49 will have reduced by… Full story

Climate Games mark exciting conclusion to economics summer school

Students attending a summer school in the heart of Vienna can get a global perspective on climate change, with a simulated exercise that captures all the pace, excitement and impact of the subject. The Alternative Economic and Monetary Systems (AEMS) summer school gives participants a unique opportunity to take part in the exercise as part of the programme. In the historic setting of Vienna’s old town, the AEMS students are placed in groups to represent countries from around the globe, each… Full story

City College Southampton art student and Groundwork South to give ABP Town Quay containers a splash of colour

City College Southampton has collaborated with ABP Town Quay and local environmental regeneration charity, Groundwork South, in the Urban and Coastal Art Competition which aims to bring two quayside containers to life. The project saw budding Van Goghs and their families come together to create pieces of art at four free summer workshops in Town Quay Marina and Lloyd Recreation Ground, in Marchwood. The winning designs, which were selected from over 40 entries, will now be used to decorate two… Full story

Education Show 2016 joins forces with The Big Bang Fair

The Education Show 2016 has announced a partnership with The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair, the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) for young people in the UK. According to the National STEM Centre, STEM graduates have the potential to earn amongst the highest salaries of all new recruits, yet STEM skilled staff remain at a premium. The Big Bang Fair and the Education Show aim to address this by working together to inspire students and… Full story

£44 MILLION OFF-SITE SCHEME STARTS ON SITE IN EAST LONDON

The £44 million Riverside Schools off-site project – the largest ever in the education sector – has started on site in Barking. The scheme for the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham was awarded to the Portakabin Group and is using a Yorkon off-site solution to deliver an innovative three-school campus. Now under construction, the 23,000sqm Riverside Schools campus will provide places for 2,645 children from 0-19 years on a six hectare site. The development will integrate provision for… Full story