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Recognised as the world’s best; a British education is becoming increasingly popular with parents around the world. This is pleasing news for the 4,300 British international schools* which operate globally and make up over 45% of the international school market.

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.

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Wednesday 03 August 2016

Workshops prove to current generation ‘people like them’ can succeed in fulfilling jobs.

Former state school students across the South West are being urged to volunteer in an ambitious programme to inspire current students to career confidence and academic success.

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Thursday 14 July 2016

 

Taking the time to engage, inspire and support young people is an investment that is paramount to developing a sustainable future. The development of academic skills in young people starts from an early age, but when is applicable, work-related skillsreally introduced? 

There’s a plethora of ways for young people to get engaged in employment,including apprenticeships and part-time work. But what about those who are still in education?

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Plenty has been written about the horrors of homework. A negative impact on leisure time is high on the list of concerns, as is an uneven playing field, where some students benefit from more parental help or access to learning resources than others.

Many students also find the marking process problematic as they are often left with little or no feedback on their work, or get a mark they don’t fully understand. But homework can no longer be seen a much maligned ‘add on’ to the school day.

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Schools across England are being offered a high-tech solution to prepare for Ofsted inspections and improve results free of charge.

Bluewave Education is offering its award-winning Common Inspection Frame work module for free to schools, as leaders face increasing budgetary challenges in the coming year.

Managing director of Bluewave Education, Keith Wright, said: “Accurate assessment of a schools strengths and areas for development is an essential requirement for school improvement and school inspection. 

Specialist independent education agency, Class People, has responded with surprise to the NASUWT survey that suggests supply teachers are missing out on pay and development opportunities. The survey which suggests that 58% of supply teachers were not getting enough work is at odds with Class People figures.  

“We are in the midst of a teacher recruitment crisis and therefore schools are having to rely more heavily on agency cover for support, which has led to us struggling to fill our placements due to teachers’ lack of availability." 

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Supporting students, schools, colleges and businesses to realise their potential

In support of the Mayor of London’s £5m investment programme in advancing young Londoners’ digital skills, the London Enterprise Panel (LEP) has today announced MOBILIZE:LDN. MOBILIZE:LDN is a series of five Digital Career Roadshow events in the tech hotspots of London, bringing together 15,000 young people with 1,000 tech employers. The first event is at Camden Roundhouse, London, 23 February.

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