Dan Sullivan, founder of Empiribox – a whole-school solution that makes it easy for primary schools to deliver thought-provoking science in their classrooms – shares his thoughts on why practical science should remain strongly within the primary national curriculum…

Helen Garnett, author of Developing Empathy in the Early Years, summarises a chapter at the end of the book titled Empathy and Autism. This chapter helps to explain autism and its history, as well as offering sound advice to early years educators when it comes to whole-school empathy...

Autism in the 21st century

National education charity Future First's brand new primary schools project will see volunteers help build on its successful work in secondary which has seen educators harness the skills of alumni to support students.

Executive head teacher Malcolm Drakes explains how a science resource has changed the way that the subject is being taught across Broadford Primary School…


“Pupils at Broadford Primary School

Last week 83 primary school pupils in P6/7 from Banff and Macduff took on a project whereby they used technology to become creators, generator and disseminators of knowledge. They exemplified the disruptive classroom technologies and the T3 framework as practiced and promoted by Dr Sonny Magana.

Thursday 27 October 2016

Ahead of Christmas, YPO, the UK’s largest public sector buying organisation, has launched a nationwide search for a budding artist whose design will appear on its corporate Christmas card, which will be distributed to the company’s contacts, including customers, suppliers and partners.

YPO is calling on teachers and parents to encourage children to create imaginative and festive designs that it can imprint upon its corporate greeting to spread the holiday cheer. 

The competition is open to primary school children (aged 5-11) across the UK. 

Monday 24 October 2016

Teachers from some of the UK’s leading digital schools gathered in Birmingham on Friday, to share the very latest ideas for using technology in the classroom.

Hosted by Greet Primary School, the event brought together over 80 educators as part of a tour which will visit more than 20 cities in the UK, US and Canada this year.  

Monday 17 October 2016

Over 100 pupils from UK primary schools gathered at a special event in London on Friday to mark the start of UK Code Week.

The initiative, now in its 4th year, aims to make coding more accessible - by encouraging schools, businesses and local authorities around the country to host their own coding events. 

Kicking off at Dragon Hall in London’s Covent Garden, the launch day saw school children put their coding skills to the test and get hands-on with new technology by programming robots, creating apps and even building small computers. 

Thursday 13 October 2016

Staff and pupils at a Kent primary school are celebrating this week, after winning a prestigious digital learning award.

Beaver Green Primary School in Ashford has been presented with a Discovery Education ‘Digital Champion’ Award, in recognition of its use of new technology in the classroom. 

Wednesday 05 October 2016


Every SEN (Special Education Needs) build is different, because every SEN school is different. That being said, the same base requirements that need considering for a SEN construction project apply to all.