The new phonics-based app, designed to teach children to read through play

With September now upon us, both parents and teachers alike are on the lookout for new and innovative learning tools. Once which has recently caught our eye, and is designed to help children learn to read in a fun and engaging way, is Norwegian app, Poio. As such, QA Education is giving away an access code (worth £18.99) and the accompanying physical storybook to one lucky winner!

Successful Difficult Conversations in School: Improve your team's performance, behaviour and attitude with kindness and success

by Sonia Gill (£14.00, John Catt Educational Ltd)

Most heads have been there – when it comes to discussing those difficult issues with staff, parents and pupils you sometimes wish someone could have the conversation for you.

Luckily, QA Education has five copies of this useful how-to book to give away.   

Review: Children’s Meditations In My Heart, by Gitte Winter Graugaard (£14.95, Room For Reflection Publishing)

With test season in full swing, the importance of pupils getting a good night’s sleep is paramount. But worries about school, friends, arguments and all the other stresses which feature in everyday life can prevent children from nodding off. 

Monday 31 October 2016

BookTrust, the children’s reading charity relaunches Children’s Book Week today to help to encourage more children to read for pleasure. Aimed at children of primary school age, the annual event is rolled out in partnership with several high profile children’s writers, schools and booksellers across seven different areas in England, Northern Ireland and Wales.

This year, between 31 October – 4 November authors including Cressida Cowell, Nick Butterworth and Jon Mayhew will read stories, sign books and run interactive workshops to help ignite a love of reading in children.

Thursday 29 September 2016


A new book edited by the former Chief Executive of the National Apprenticeship Service, and University of Winchester Visiting Professor, David Way is to provide crucial insight from business and education leaders about the state of apprenticeships and what more needs to be done to ensure their long-term success.


As part of a worldwide project linked to Finland’s centenary of independence, Helsinki-based non-profit global education initiative, HundrED, invites educators around the world to share their innovations and ideas for transforming teaching and learning practices.




Can Shakespeare’s hometown produce another literary genius? STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, UK, MARCH 9TH 2016: Classic book publisher Wordsworth Editions has teamed up with Stratford-upon- Avon School to run an exciting literary competition to celebrate 400 years of William Shakespeare’s legacy.


As pupils get into the spirit of World Book Day on 3 March, and go to school dressed up as their favourite characters, the aim is to encourage youngsters to explore the pleasure of reading.

World Book Day was designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and is marked in over 100 countries around the globe.

Now in its 19th year, the day offers an opportunity for children to get a new book of their own – and every child in the UK and Ireland will be given a voucher to spend on books.