Science luminaries unite to support the IET FIRST® LEGO® League Cambridge tournament

Lego IET league students

Maths education extraordinaire, author and TV personality, Bobby Seagull, and volunteers from Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd., Marshall, Arm and Cambridge Science Centre, among many others, have all signed up to support the FIRST® LEGO® League Cambridge regional tournament. 

Tech Entrepreneur Launches App To Support Children With Dyslexia

Tech Entrepreneur Launches App To Support Children With Dyslexia

Kilkenny tech entrepreneur, Brendan Morrissey has launched a specialist smartphone application dedicated to providing support for those living and working with Dyslexia and ADHD. 

iDyslexic has been rolled out to users across Ireland, with firm plans in place to assist children suffering with Dyslexia and ADHD across the globe.  

Following 18 months in development, iDyslexic is an easy-to-use digital platform that allows the Child, Parent, Teacher and Case Worker to log into a secure classroom to aid continuous support and development. 

Investment in AI is essential to modernise the education sector

Investment in AI is essential to modernise the education sector

Jayne Warburton, former Assistant Head Teacher and CEO EMEA, 3P Learning, providers of curriculum-aligned educational resources Mathletics, Spellodrome and Reading Eggs, discusses artificial intelligence (AI) and its potential to modernise the UK education sector...

According to a new report AI in Education Market, Articifical Intelligence in the US is set to grow by 47.5% by 2023.

Inside our specialist school – by deputy head Laura Smith

Laura Smith, deputy head at Hillcrest Shifnal specialist school

Laura Smith, Deputy Head of Hillcrest Shifnal specialist school, answers our questions on her school and the education it offers pupils…

Could you tell us a little about the history of Hillcrest Shifnal School?

Hillcrest Shifnal School is a Department for Education-registered independent school operated by Outcomes First Group – a leading specialist provider of education and care services to children, young people and adults with autism, complex needs, learning disabilities and SEMH (social, emotional and mental health needs). We have been based in rural Shropshire for just over ten years and during that time have extended the number of students on roll and the range of needs we meet. 

Enhancing the underlying skills for learning using MiMo

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The authors of a new white paper have explained how their primary intervention MiMo – Minimum Input Maximum Output – can improve maths, literacy and personal skills in short six-minute sessions. 

Tamara Nathan & Myrom Kahaner published The Minimum Input Maximum Output Neurodevelopmental Programme for Schools white paper, which outlines their research and has confirmed that in just six minutes a day following the unique combination of activities of the MiMo® Programme, skills in maths and literacy and many developmental areas can be dramatically enhanced.

The white paper states: “In 2007 England had plummeted from third to nineteenth in an international league table of children’s literacy levels and 2018 saw a slide to 49th.

Servelec wins tender to provide Hackney Learning Trust with Synergy Education Management Information System

Servelec wins tender to provide Hackney Learning Trust with Synergy Education Management Information System

Servelec, a provider of health, social care and education software, has won a competitive tender to supply Hackney Learning Trust, the Education Department of Hackney Council, with its Synergy Education Management Information System. Synergy will help the Trust to provide more targeted, digital education support to children, young people and their families. It replaces the Trust’s legacy Capita solution, which had been in place for 15 years.

Improve wellbeing and reduce social isolation through volunteering in 2019 

Improve wellbeing and reduce social isolation through volunteering in 2019 

National reading charity Beanstalk is urging more people to consider becoming a reading helper in 2019 to not only help transform the lives of children who struggle with reading, but also to discover how being a volunteer can positively change their own lives and significantly improve wellbeing.  

According to the latest feedback received by over 1,200 Beanstalk volunteers, being a reading helper in 2017-18 has helped them feel better connected to their local communities while improving mental activity and overall wellbeing, with 93% saying they would recommend becoming a reading helper to others. 

What to keep in mind when teaching pupils with autism

Tania Marshall on teaching pupils with autism

Tania Marshall, M.Sc. – an award-winning author, psychologist, AspienGirl Project lead for girls with Autism or Asperger Syndrome, and Autism Ambassador for Education Placement Group which specialises in education recruitment – discusses best practice for teaching pupils on the autism spectrum, primarily focusing on high-functioning females…

Characteristics of autism in girls and boys and presentation in school 

Girls and boys with autism present quite differently to one another in school – and also across the lifespan. Generally speaking, both differ in terms of the severity of their symptoms, personality, IQ, social skills, sensory processing sensitivities, cognitive profile, disorders and learning disabilities. 

Top four teaching resources for supply teachers and teaching assistants

Caroline Cafferty - Top four teaching resources for supply teachers and teaching assistants

One of the key factors in the delivery of an outstanding lesson is preparation. The internet is often the first port of call and online teaching resources are an invaluable aid to both supply teachers and teaching assistants. However, with so many resources available the sheer volume can be overwhelming – where do you turn to for the best science lesson plans, phonics resources, maths worksheets or the crucial end of term quiz? 

Caroline Cafferty, Operations Director, justteachers – a leading supplier of a leading supplier of teachers and support staff – spoke with a number of supply teachers and teaching assistants and put together the top four sites, both paid and free, to help you find the right teaching resources to deliver outstanding lessons.