Win a Personalised Nursery Rhymes Book with In The Book!

My personalised nursery rhyme book

Education for everybody have teamed up with In The Book to give you a chance to win your very own personalised Nursery Rhymes book. In The Book specialise in personalised books starring your child. Written directly into the book, your child’s name appears on the cover and is featured throughout the hand drawn illustrations. They’ll be starring in their very own personalised story alongside their favourite storybook characters.

They cover a huge range of books for babies, toddlers, young adults and adults, offering a unique collection of books made just for the individual. Working with big brands, there’s hundreds of books to choose from and to personalise such as Disney favourites like Moana, Cars, Toy Story, Tinkerbell and so many more.

Does the UK Have an Adequate Support in Place for Children with Special Educational Needs?

Child with special educational needs being supported by a teacher

It’s essential that young people receive a strong foundation in education to prepare them for their future. Our self-progression and self-development are dependent upon our ability to absorb and process knowledge on range of different topics, experiences and events. Through our learning experience at school, we gain a better understanding of the world and our place within it.

Making learning accessible for everyone is hugely important, including for those with special educational needs (SEN). It’s fair to say that this segment of our population faces a greater set of challenges with learning and teaching methods often require a specialist approach. 

The Great Big Workplace Adjustments Survey Opens

Workplace Adjustments

Tell us your views on adjustments

A leading not-for-profit business and disability organisation is asking employees and managers to share their experiences of requesting and arranging workplace adjustments via an anonymous online survey being launched.

Business Disability Forum wants to use ‘The Great Big Adjustments Survey’ to create a clear and up-to-date picture of what works and what doesn’t work when it comes to making and managing adjustments. The membership organisation will use the findings to develop what it hopes will be one of the most informed pieces of research on the topic, ever created.

Angela Matthews, Head of Policy and Advice, Business Disability Forum, said:

Local School Nature Grants Launched For 2019

Local School Nature Grants Launched For 2019

Schools in England, Scotland and Wales are being invited to apply for up to £500 worth of free outdoor equipment and two hours of professional outdoor training as part of the third instalment of Local School Nature Grants.

Delivered by the UK’s leading outdoor learning and play charity, Learning through Landscapes, Local School Nature Grants have been helping schools across Great Britain since 2017. Funded by the players of People’s Postcode Lottery, the grants have so far provided £900,000 worth of equipment to 800 schools. This year it will reach a further 500 schools.

Disability film competition sets young film makers on road to success

film makers

Budding young film makers are invited to show off their skills and win the opportunity of a work placement with a film production company, thanks to a competition launched by Business Disability Forum.

The not-for-profit membership organisation exists to transform the life chances of disabled people. It has launched its 10 day film challenge as part of its annual film festival taking place on 18th June 2019 in London and hosted by KPMG. The competition which is now in its third year showcases new talent through the screening of films which challenge assumptions and show different and thought-provoking perspectives on disability.

The Children’s Trust School

The Children’s Trust School

The Children’s Trust School is a non-maintained special school dedicated to the education, health, therapy and care of children and young people aged 2-19.

Located in Tadworth, Surrey, just south of London and within the M25 (J8), we are able to support children and young people with a wide range of special needs including neurodisability and complex education, health, therapy and care requirements through day and residential placements.

Excalibur Thanks Customers For IT Equipment Donations to IT Schools Africa Charity

Excalibur Thanks Customers For IT Equipment Donations to IT Schools Africa Charity

Excalibur Communications and its customers have generously donated a wide selection of ‘pre-loved’ IT equipment to Cheltenham based charity IT Schools Africa.  ITSA has a mission to provide quality education to African students through access to e-learning and invites businesses and schools to donate working IT equipment to the charity.  It also runs a Community Programme here in the South West helping local charities and community organisations bridge the digital divide.

Excalibur customers including Ecosulis, 3GHR, Wiltshire Air Ambulance and Retrac Composites have kindly donated a wide selection of working equipment to the charity.  To date; one server, 20 PCs, 13 laptops and 11 flat screens have been given. 

Gratnells Engineering employee inspired to become STEM Ambassador  

Gratnells Engineering becomes STEM Ambassador  

Chloe Winyard joined Gratnells Engineering as Marketing Assistant in May 2017 and has seen first-hand the positive impact of promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Manufacturing subjects to young people.

Historically known as the leading name in school storage in over 68 countries of the world (and the producer of the iconic Gratnells Tray) Gratnells Engineering has developed into a multi-sector manufacturer capable of providing high-volume laser cutting, powder coating and bespoke metal solutions to a wide range of customers. 

Ellesmere Primary lands a rare RAF helicopter visit

Ellesmere Primary rare RAF helicopter visit

More than 400 awestruck pupils looked to the sky as the RAF swooped on Ellesmere Primary School’s playing field on Monday.

Flight Lieutenants Tom Knapp and PJ Howard landed a Juno helicopter within the school’s Elson Road grounds as part of an unforgettable surprise for the children.

A parent at the school had arranged for the crew, based at RAF Shawbury’s training facility, to make the flying visit as part of British Science Week.

Headteacher Stuart Roberts revealed the spectacular event had been kept secret from pupils, who squealed with excitement as the chopper came into view.

He said: “They had absolutely no idea why I was taking them onto the field.

Summing it up: Maths Week London celebrates official launch!

Maths Week London celebrates official launch!

Yesterday, teachers, schools, educationalists and The Mayor’s Fund for London joined together at City Hall to celebrate the launch event of Maths Week London.

Maths Week London, which will take place from 10-14 June 2019, is set to become an annual event dedicated to improving children’s attitudes towards maths and inspiring more pupils, teachers and parents to improve their confidence in the teaching and learning of the subject. The event will also promote maths as an essential skill in paving the way for every career path.

Due to the huge success of ‘Maths Week Ireland’ and ‘Maths Week Scotland’, organisers, Sumdog, are now replicating this event throughout London and are calling for as many schools and teachers as possible to get involved.