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YOUNG PEOPLE WARNED TO LIMIT TIME ON SOCIAL MEDIA WHEN FEELING DOWN

Research shows social media amplifies good and bad feelings ·         35% of people feeling low, felt worse when using social media   Leading health and wellbeing charity, Central YMCA, is advising young people to limit their time on social media when feeling unhappy, following new research.   Research published in the Eudaimonia Report compiled by […]

GDPR: How education organisations should prepare for compliance

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new law relating to data protection, due to take effect on 25th May 2018. This may sound like the distant future; however, there are significant steps that need to be taken to ensure your teaching establishment is fully compliant.   Many question whether the need for compliance […]

Radio DJ Lauren Laverne helps celebrate 25 years of BookTrust’s flagship programme Bookstart

  Monday 22nd May – To celebrate 25 years of Bookstart, BookTrust has partnered with popular TV presenter and Radio DJ Lauren Laverne, who voices the interactive storybook, to bring this year’s National Bookstart Week title, Everybunny Dance! to life. BookTrust, through its partnership with Hodder Children’s Books, part of the Hachette Children’s Group, will […]

OFSTED IS COMING, BUT IS PRIMARY SCIENCE READY?

Sir Michael Wilshaw, Chief Inspector of Schools, has tasked inspectors with putting a sharp focus on Science over the coming years. As a result inspectors will look closely at Science and give it the same status as English and Maths. In 2014 only 27.4% of Ofsted reports mentioned Science and only 11.1% mentioned practical Science. […]

Support Needed To Launch Vital Critical Thinking Book For Children

AN ACADEMIC has launched a crowdfunding campaign in order to publish a book on critical thinking, which she says is vital to put an end to what other experts have called ‘teaching children to be stupid’.   Tutor, Eliza Abioye (PhD.) has written the critical thinking workbook, which is aimed at children who are six […]

TACKLING THE TABOO OF EMERGENCY SITUATIONS WITH CHILDREN

How do you prepare children for emergency situations? It’s a difficult subject to broach but a brand new national programme for school children is tackling the issue head on – helping to increase emergency understanding, awareness, preparedness and response in a fun, interactive and engaging way. Using six characters and their sniffer dog, each with […]

Career change opportunity for foreign language speakers

A unique partnership between the state and independent sectors will see some of the country’s leading schools at the forefront of a national drive to recruit, train and develop more teachers of modern foreign languages. French, German and Spanish speakers are being encouraged to consider a career change –  training to become teachers in the […]

PUPILS SEND QUEEN INTO SPACE TO WIN NATIONAL CODING COMPETITION

Two Manchester primary school pupils have won a national coding competition, after designing a computer game to send The Queen into space. The Year 3 pupils from Bury Catholic Prep scooped joint first prize in the Discovery Education ISA Junior Coding Competition, which encouraged children to create a space themed app. 8-year-olds Imogen Linas and […]