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BRITISH THORNTON LAUNCHES TRUDY FIXED FURNITURE RANGE

Yorkshire-based educational furniture manufacturer British Thornton has launched a new range of fixed furniture to an audience of head teachers and school business managers at the Academies Show in London.   The Trudy fixed furniture range builds on the success of British Thornton’s existing Trudy range of loose furniture, which was first launched in 2008 […]

TALENTED CHEFS FROM BUSY BEES NURSERIES WILL BE BATTLING IT OUT TO PRODUCE A DISH FREE FROM ALL 14 NAMED ALLERGENS IN A NATIONAL COOKERY COMPETITION

  Chefs from Busy Bees nurseries across the country who have been crafting some delicious allergen-free dishes as part of the Busy Bees’ ABC Chef Competition, are preparing to sauté their way to success at next week’s final!   Chefs at Busy Bees nurseries regularly adapt meals to suit the needs of children with dietary […]

First of its kind free online CPD training for SEND launches

A new, online continuing professional development (CPD) resource offering free training to help education professionals meet the needs of pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) is to launch on April 29. The resource, ‘Focus on SEND’, was developed by nasen, the leading organisation supporting those who work with or care for children and […]

National schools programme leads way in improved attainment for young carers

To mark the first anniversary of the Young Carers in School programme (YCiS), 35 participating schools have provided key data showing dramatic impacts on attendance, achievement and confidence of pupils who care for a loved one following their adoption of the programme. Launched in April 2015 by Carers Trust and The Children’s Society, YCiS aims […]

WOLVERHAMPTON SCHOOLS TO LEARN HOW TO BE HAPPY…

WOLVERHAMPTON primary schools will be the first in the country to run sessions for pupils on how to be happy.   The trailblazing initiative is being developed by award-winning online resource Insight4Life and the city’s Big Lottery funded Headstart programme, which aims to develop resilience and wellbeing in 10 to 16-year-olds.   Insight4Life’s Zumos programme […]

First News takes on the world!

Leading newspaper for children and young adults launches into the international market   Following ten years in the UK, with more than 10,000 subscribing schools, First News is going global! First News International is a new version of the popular newspaper, with content created specifically for children around the world. The paper is accompanied by […]

EXPERT COMMENT: Pre-school Learning Alliance underfunded nursery places

Iain McMath, CEO of Sodexo Benefits and Rewards Services, a leading provider of childcare vouchers in the UK, comments on the Pre-school Learning Alliance report in to underfunded nursery places: “The nursery sector is currently under intense pressure, with 49% of nurseries fearing they will be forced to close as a result of the government’s […]

OUTSTANDING’ INVESTMENT FOR EPSL EDUCATIONAL PRINTING

Leading educational resources and learning solutions provider EPSL Educational Printing has revitalised its branding and communications to provide greater support to schools and colleges. The company has invested in a new e-commerce website, www.eprint.co.uk, with a range of features to help customers quickly and easily access its products and services. An enhanced user-experience for placing […]

Naace announces new chair to drive education technology standards

The national education technology association, Naace, today announced the appointment of Dave Smith, computing and online safety adviser at Havering’s Education Services as its new Chair.   His appointment comes at a time when Naace is increasingly being recognised as the organisation from which schools and colleges can gain advice on the effective use of education technology.  […]