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Legionella in schools

Legionella in Schools: 
Key points for good water management

Starting with management policy; it’s important to identify a hierarchy of authority (communications pathway/organogram) for water hygiene management ensuring that those responsible are…

George Vlachonikolis Author of From Camouflage to Classroom

From camouflage to classroom - troops to teachers by George Vlachonikolis

In 2013, the UK government introduced the Troops to Teachers scheme to facilitate ex-military service personnel to re-train as teachers. Over the following 5 years, some 363 ex-service personnel…

Immersive Art Exibition

HALF TERM FAMILY ACTIVITIES!

The first is WEAVING JOURNEYS free, drop-in creative sessions where visitors can help make a giant woven artwork! After taking inspiration from the paintings and…

Fiona Goddard talks about assessment

What Role Can Technology Play in Assessment?

With the cancellation of exams in the summer, the subject of assessment has been brought to the fore.  The short-term exam preparation phenomenon of ‘teaching to the test’ will have temporarily…

Envelo

Carbon Dioxide Monitors for Schools – Room for Improvement

A thought piece from Ralph Izod, Managing Director, Envelo Solutions

With news that ‘Classrooms in England are to be supplied with CO2 monitors when state schools and…

Karl Deady of Cinos, Improving the learning experience through AV & IT

Improving the learning experience through AV & IT

Karl Deady, Executive Director at Cinos talks about the role of AV & IT across the higher education space and the steps that organisations…

Employability

Employability hit hardest by lockdown according to UK students

More than half (54%) of UK pupils aged 16-18 believe the COVID-19 pandemic caused greater disruption to their employable skills-based learning - such as data analysis and communication skills -…

Junaid Mubeen

Blended Learning must be part of education’s ‘new normal’

By Dr Junaid Mubeen, Director of Education, Whizz Education

 

In brief

  • Blended learning is back, but faces a backlash for fear that online learning is diluting…
Fiona Miller

Fiona Miller - Director of People Programmes at IGD

“With 18-24 year olds disproportionately affected by the economic impact of COVID-19, it is more vital than ever that businesses work in partnership with education and government to support the…

Deirdre Black - Educators to receive greater recognition

Educators to receive greater recognition in historic chemistry prizes overhaul.

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) has more than doubled the number of prizes open to educators, as part of a major overhaul of its established recognition structures to be fairer, more…

Smartick

Smartick - maths initiative to create equal opportunities for children in need

AN innovative maths program has launched a new charity initiative to help children in need advance in their maths education.
 
For every subscription of Smartick taken out, the…

antimicrobial spray

World’s first household antimicrobial spray that kills COVID-19 even after six weeks launches in UK

A biotech cleaning company has released a household version of its antimicrobial treatment, which kills and provides continuous protection against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pathogens on surfaces for…

Dollar Academy

Dollar Academy becomes the first independent school in the UK to receive Food for Life Green Kitchen Standard Award

Leading independent school Dollar Academy has become the first in the UK to be awarded the Food for Life Green Kitchen Standard Award, in recognition of their extensive sustainability practices.…

chores for girls

More chores for girls in the UK means less time to schoolwork

Covid-19 is having a disproportionate impact on girls in Britain, with many taking on additional household chores such as cooking and cleaning, leaving them less time to do their schoolwork,…

Anti-Hate Challenge

Stronger Than Hate: Anti-Hate Challenge for UK Secondary Schools

A powerful challenge which empowers children to tackle hate within their communities and take action for a better future is being launched to UK secondary schools. 
 
Created by…

Poor Quality Internet Connection

One-in-Four Parents Say Poor Quality Internet Connection Negatively Impacts School Pupils’ Education

New data from YouGov Research, commissioned by Huawei UK, reveals millions of children across the UK are being held back in the virtual classroom, exposing a nationwide digital divide felt by…

Home-schooling appreciation for teachers

Home-schooling leads to a new found appreciation for teachers

  • 5% of parents now considering a career in education
  • Suggested areas of improvement for streamlining home-schooling by parents revealed

After taking on part of the…

Children’s Mental Health Week

Children’s Mental Health Week (February 1-7) An activity for every day

With children and young people’s mental health so badly effected by lockdown and prolonged absence from school, this year’s…

Tony Sullivan NHS Deep Cleaning

Teacher training with a twist: How the NHS Deep Cleaning and Advisory Service is protecting staff and students during lockdown

The NHS Deep Cleaning and Advisory Service is joining forces with schools across the UK to help protect staff, students and parents during the Covid-19 pandemic.


More than 30…

glue sustainably

Nation’s children can glue sustainably, says Pritt stick owner, Henkel

Consumer goods company, Henkel, has relaunched its famous Pritt stick, bringing some good news during lockdown for climate-conscious children, teachers and crafters. The new generation of Pritt…