Refugee Week: helping students understand the situation

This week is an important time for Britain. Not only because thousands of people will be making the decision whether to remain in, or to leave the EU, but because it’s also Refugee Week; a hugely significant event which takes place across the world, in collaboration with World Refugee Day (20 June). The week-long event

Britain’s got (education) talent!

Celebrating education and innovation With the renowned status of the second largest sector globally, education is an industry that has huge potential for nurturing innovation and growth. Our schools, colleges and universities in Britain have a long history of excellence and innovation, and a global reputation for quality and rigour. So, how can we highlight

Education Start-ups invited to showcase innovation at Bett 2017

An invitation to education start-ups from Bett Futures i2i Events Group, and the UK’s trade association for education suppliers, BESA, today announce the return of an enhanced version of the entrepreneur and edtech innovation zone, Bett Futures, to the Bett Show, the world’s largest edtech exhibition. As part of this, they are inviting new and

Empiribox: Investing in science and doing it wisely

We spoke to Empiribox about preparing and engaging students in science at school and we believe that ultimately, in order to do this, schools need to be investing in the right resources. Sue Murray explains… A third of primary school teachers lack confidence teaching science and are in turn, not prioritising it over other subjects, according to

Gorkana article: What fewer education reporters means for PRs

We spoke to Gorkana in response to Sean Coughlan’s recent article on fewer education reporters, and what this means for PRs in the sector. Here is an exert from the article. For the full version on the Gorkana wesbite, click here. BBC education correspondent, Sean Coughlan, recently published an opinion piece on the international education and innovation

Let’s celebrate the Arts!

Last month, while commenting on the study of science and foreign languages in primary schools, Ofsted’s chief inspector, Sir Michael Wilshaw, said that the emphasis in recent years on English and mathematics at Key Stage 2, ‘while absolutely essential, should not be at the expense of other important subjects’. While Mr. Wilshaw was specifically referring

Learning gooooaaaaallllls! Kicking off Euro 2016 in the classroom

Euro 2016 kicks off this week, and I for one am beside myself with excitement! Sure, I love the football element, but for me it’s about more than that; it’s the hype that surrounds these incredible events. Not only do tournaments like this bring the country together, in a way, they also bring the world