Organisations across different sectors in Europe are soon to be affected by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)— and if you haven’t made the appropriate changes, it’s time to act now. However, although it’s one of the most dominant sectors in the world — education is sometimes left unaddressed.
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Working in TV is a dream career for many in the UK, but television can seem like a closed off industry, dominated by mysterious jargon; unclear hierarchies and unadvertised job roles enter the The Network scheme. Without a helping hand to guide the way, breaking into the industry can seem like an impossible task.
Student outcomes are the most relevant factor when it comes to measuring the success of learning environments. Though classroom design has an important influence on learning achievement, the majority of time is spent on traditional methods of enhancing the learning progress, such as executing standardized tests, professional growth for educators, and advancement or mediation courses for students. Thanks to a growing awareness of the profound impact classroom design can have on the educational achievements of students, opinions on classroom design are changing, as educators are making strides toward constructing optimal learning environments with the goal of meeting the educational needs of various groups of students.
Andy Beadsley, director of the Wheelyboat Trust, and Jennifer Cameron, the CEO of Action4Youth, talk to Education For Everybody magazine about the new fully-accessible powerboat launched recently at the Caldecotte Xperience in Milton Keynes…
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The National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art at Palace House, Newmarket has launched an online ideas bank of downloadable resources for teachers on its website.
The resources support learning in the three areas of English, Science and Learning From Objects. They have been created as the result of teacher training sessions ( led by Pippa Smith of “Handling The Past” and Robert Cooper of c) and of the Palace House Literacy Project, “Poetry Is A Horse,” which was run in partnership with All Saints’ CE Primary School and performance poet, Justin Coe.
A college which operates in England and Wales has become the first in the country, since the change in Ofsted inspections, to hold outstanding ratings for both its care and education from Care Quality Commission.
National Star College, a national centre of excellence which enables young people with complex disabilities and learning difficulties prepare for adulthood, has earned the top ratings following Care Quality Commission and Ofsted inspections. It was marked outstanding in every category on both reports.
Both reports praised National Star for its outstanding level of care and education and its safe environment.
Offsite construction specialist, The McAvoy Group, has handed over a new school building at West Hill School in Leatherhead, bringing the number of education projects now completed by McAvoy for Surrey County Council to more than 40.
The project at West Hill an Ofsted outstanding special school featured extensive use of BIM to help address the complexities of the site. It was manufactured offsite to reduce disruption and was ready for occupation on time and after less than eight months on site. The scheme links the traditionally-constructed main building and an existing modular classroom block on a highly constrained, fully operational school site.
Living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is challenging and often difficult to manage for both the individual as well as the carers of those with the condition. However, early introduction to an array of different autism therapy options, such as music, art or animal activities, can have a huge impact on the individual as well the surrounding family and friends.
Autism therapy can, and is being used to help autistic individuals understand and explore challenging symptoms of their own condition, such as meltdowns, mental health struggles, difficulties surrounding communication and the application of life skills. Autism therapy has the capability to open up new avenues and adventures that those with autism may not have had the opportunity to explore previously.
Students classed as less able are being hindered by being grouped into ability-based sets, according to new research published today in the Cambridge Journal of Education.
Teachers’ expectations of pupils in lower sets, which are based on their prior academic record and closely tied to the belief that their behavior will be more challenging, could instil a damaging ‘culture of dependency’ on teachers among these groups.
Researchers used questionnaire data generated from almost 600 Maths and English teachers based in 82 UK secondary schools, alongside interviews with teachers, to understand how grouping students into sets influenced the independence of lower attaining students.