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Meet the avatar helping schools and academies safeguard children

Meet Sam; the education sector’s first ever ‘virtual’ safeguarding consultant, lending a cyber hand to busy school and academy leaders in meeting all the latest requirements to protect children and adults from abuse. Living inside Safeguarding Auditor, a brand new online tool from SSS Learning that audits a school or academy’s safeguarding provision, Sam takes […]

1 in 4 Employees will LIE About Illness THIS FRIDAY To Avoid Work

27% of employees plan to lie about illnesses to get the day off work this Friday, a survey reveals. “Sorry, won’t make it in today – must be something I ate” – a common excuse phoned in to workplaces across the UK, typically as the summer weather delivers scorching temperatures. However some of the workforce […]

iSAMS Launches Integrated MIS and Accounting Solution for Schools

Northampton, United Kingdom: iSAMS, the leading MIS supplier to Independent Schools in the UK, announced today the launch of the company’s new Finance Solution – iFinance. The iFinance solution brings together the academic, pastoral, administrative and fee billing elements complete with an accounting system to help schools eliminate unnecessary duplication of work and reduce costly […]

High profile Ofsted case demonstrates importance of proper staff vetting

By Francesca Snape – Regulatory Law Specialist at Stephensons Nurseries and early years childcare providers must ensure they have robust policies and procedures in place with regard to the vetting of potential staff and recruitment practices, or they may face enforcement action by Ofsted. A recent case, which has been widely publicised, demonstrates the importance […]

Heathfield School rated ‘Excellent’ by Independent Schools Inspectorate

Heathfield School, the Ascot-based independent secondary boarding and day school for girls aged 11-18, is celebrating having been officially declared ‘Excellent’ in all areas by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI). Delighted headmistress, Marina Gardiner Legge, said, “I’m thrilled to see that the hard work and commitment of our brilliant staff has been formally recognised in […]

Parsons Green Prep’s Year 6 pupils achieve excellent 11+ results

Parsons Green Prep’s Year 6 children have achieved excellent 11+ results this year. Three children were offered scholarships to Putney High, Radnor House and Wimbledon High, with one of them now going to St Paul’s Girls School. All of Year 6 managed to get into one of their chosen schools and they passed examinations at […]

BOSCH PROVIDES HEATING SOLUTION FOR SIXTH OLDEST SCHOOL IN THE WORLD

  As part of an extensive sustainability programme and after suffering several legacy boiler failures, Royal Grammar School Worcester required a reliable and efficient heating solution across its seven plant rooms. The heritage of Royal Grammar School Worcester means there are certain challenges when incorporating energy efficient technologies within buildings dating back as far as […]

Sir Lenny Henry launches Let’s Play, the National Theatre’s new national primary school programme

Sir Lenny Henry today launches Let’s Play, a major new initiative supporting the development of drama and theatre in primary schools across the country. Let’s Play commissions exciting new plays with songs and music for children aged 4 to 11 to perform. The programme also provides teachers with high quality training and professional development. This […]

Bristol organisation shows why playtime is as important as class time

Teachers from five European countries visit ‘OPAL’ schools where improved playtimes have produced impressive results. Monday 12 February: Last week, 30 delegates from Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary flew to Bristol to get expert advice on playtime management and design from the Bristol-based community interest company Outdoor Play and Learning (OPAL). OPAL supports […]