With the New Year in full swing, it is safe to say the UK education sector hasn’t got off to the best start, with reports of an acute teacher recruitment and retention crisis and ongoing concerns around a lack of digital skills dominating headlines. Last month Damian Hinds, the man tasked with leading the Government’s
RED Academy – a leading design and technology campus – is launching its full-time courses on 2 October and part-time courses commencing the week after. The courses, located in the heart of London at Aldwych House, offer students, graduates and employees real-world projects, coaching and skills needed to better equip themselves for technology-related careers. The
Industry immersion: teachers get hands-on experience at IBM Computing Summer School This July, teachers will have the chance to step out of the classroom setting and into the technology industry with the IBM Computing Summer School, which will take place 3-5 July 2017, at IBM Southbank (one of three Summer Schools that IBM is delivering this
The TeacherIn app connects schools directly with pre-vetted supply teachers, minimising the need for costly recruitment agencies TeacherIn is live in schools across Liverpool, Cardiff and Cornwall, and is currently expanding into other regions across the UK over the next few months The app is free for teachers to sign-up to, and for schools there
17 October 2016: nasen has been welcoming back some of its team members this week as they return from a busy weekend in London at this year’s TES SEND Show. As the education sector’s leading association for special educational needs and disabilities, nasen staff were on hand to provide advice and guidance to visitors.
Global education initiative, HundrED is continuing its worldwide search for education innovation and inspiring teaching and learning practices. Finland is frequently praised for having one of the best and most progressive education systems in the world. The aim of HundrED, which forms part of the country’s centenary celebrations, is to help Finland maintain its world-leading status in education, and
Subject Genius: Computing: Shaun Eason, All Saints Catholic School for TES In this blog for TES, Shaun Eason from All Saints Catholic School considers the limits of current ICT teaching, showing concern with the growing trend of teaching the subject with a focus on computer science, rather than the application of computing to real-life problems. He also
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
How to find a missing child – Daily Express Having spoken with Groupcall’s data security officer, Steve Baines, Alice Foster’s article details the five key tips for parents to take if their child should go missing. The advice given by Mr Baines advocates signing up to the Child Rescue Alert (CRA) system, which uses the
How to provide effective support for student mental wellbeing Writing for the Guardian Teacher Network, Corinne Adams, deputy headteacher at All Saints Catholic Secondary School, shares her top tips for supporting student mental wellbeing in preparation for Mental Health Awareness Week (16-22 May). Her suggestions include assigning teams responsible for the students’ mental wellbeing, in order
Getting the most out of homework and revision In his article for SecEd, Gareth Mellor, marketing manager at SAM Learning offers his advice for teachers to help their students get the most out of homework. Gareth believes that students need to know that they can receive support from their teachers, whilst teachers must be capable
Shaping UK Education British education organisation Innovate My School are set to aid the working lives of teachers further with their new Education Advisory Board. This group currently boasts chair Dominic Norrish (United Learning), leading edtech expert and author Mark Anderson, and Computing trailblazer Mark Dorling. The UK education Advisory Board also includes a quarterly-rolling
Stephen Fry is urging members of the public to help save the lives of high risk missing children as part of a two week long national campaign launching today. People are asked to register for free service, Child Rescue Alert, which is activated when a child has gone missing and police believe their life is
Emphasising the importance of physical education in schools In this article for Education Magazine, Daisy Hamilton, the head of Physical Education (PE) at All Saints Catholic Secondary School, explains what her department has done to encourage students to get involved with sports and physical activities. For starters, they have removed the possibility for students to
Boosting communication, transparency and parental engagement In his article for Tech & Learning UK, Lawrence Royston, managing director of Groupcall discusses the growing importance of communication and interaction between schools and parents. Through his links with Naace, he speaks with other members about how they have adapted to using technology for parental engagement with their child’s education.