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Schools “concerned” about Relationships, Sex and Health Education changes

New research by Headway Education, a social enterprise established to help provide children, and those who teach them, with the most up-to-date, sophisticated, high quality and engaging materials possible, has revealed that schools are growing increasingly concerned that they are not equipped to deliver the requirements of the Relationships, Sex and Health Education curriculum from […]

LAST CHANCE FOR SCHOOLS TO FLAG ASBESTOS AS CASES OF RELATED DEATHS SOAR

Bureau Veritas is urging the education sector to heed the government’s impending 15th February deadline to submit outstanding asbestos management surveys, as the legacy of asbestos exposure in UK schools is leading to increasing deaths. It comes after MP’s issued a stark warning that they were ‘seriously concerned’ that almost a quarter of schools have […]

Cisco partners with University of Edinburgh to accelerate innovation

Cisco today announced a partnership with the University of Edinburgh to collaborate on opportunities in AI and data-driven innovation, a key pillar of the recently announced Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal. As the first initiative in the partnership, Cisco has committed to support 20 start-ups through the University and Wayra UK’s Artificial […]

FXP Festival launches for 2019 with new creative category

FXP Festival, an East Anglian education initiative which aims to drive social mobility in the region, has announced the launch of its 2019 competition (6-8th July) with the introduction of an exciting new category. Originally formed as a STEM initiative based on a computer game design and development competition, FXP Festival 2019 is expanding to […]

RM Education announces partnership with the largest Multi-Academy Trust in the country – Academies Enterprise Trust

Education technology experts RM Education are delighted to announce a comprehensive partnership with Academies Enterprise Trust (AET). This strategic contract places RM Education as the provider of Managed Services for the entire estate for AET – the largest Multi-Academy Trust in the country. The contract, which runs until July 2022, encompasses 62 schools plus their […]

Sony launches first Artificial-Intelligence-based video analytics solution

Basingstoke, UK, 30th January 2019: Sony has today announced its first Artificial Intelligence (AI) based Edge Analytics solution, the REA-C1000, which allows users to create video content in real time, without the need for specialist training or additional staff or equipment. The compact and lightweight REA-C1000 uses its advanced AI-based video analytics technology to analyse […]

Scotland’s ‘Fintech Skills Academy’ pilot hailed a success

The pilot of Scotland’s new Fintech Skills Academy initiative, announced in September last year, has been hailed as a success. An ‘Introduction to the Retail Card Payments Business’, run in a collaboration between Dunfermline payment specialist Renovite Technologies and Fife College, concluded on Friday. Participants with varying levels of experience, from trainees through to seasoned […]

Bridgend schools’ pilot innovative legal services scheme

Fifty-six of Bridgend County Borough’s 59 schools have signed up to a new collaborative way of accessing legal services, the first of its kind for the education sector in Wales. As part of the group, Bridgend schools will have access to a dedicated, single legal provider – Cardiff-based firm Capital Law – which will assist […]

Stronger Than Hate: USC Shoah Foundation & Discovery Education Launch Anti-Hate Video Challenge in UK Secondary Schools

  Secondary schools across the UK are being encouraged to take part in a new challenge, inspired by the testimonies of Holocaust and genocide survivors, to empower pupils to make a difference in their own communities. Launched by USC Shoah Foundation in partnership with Discovery Education, the Stronger Than Hate Challenge inspires pupils to take […]

The Cool Initiatives Education Challenge 2019 – launched to meet three challenges for technology identified by Damien Hinds, Secretary of State for Education

  £17,500 up for grabs by students, teachers and start ups with edtech ideas that could change the way we teach and learn in schools Are you a bright spark with a brilliant educational technology idea that could change the way we teach and learn in schools and drive up educational outcomes? If so Cool […]