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Using Coaching to Drive School Improvement

Denise Inwood, former Assistant Head and Managing Director of BlueSky   Denise Inwood, Former Assistant Head Teacher and Managing Director of BlueSky, creators of BlueSky Education, the leading online performance management, professional learning and self-evaluation solution for schools, outlines how to use coaching to drive school improvement.   Strategies for effective improvement in teaching focus […]

Schools need to increase focus on recycling, survey shows.

One in three people think schools need to place greater emphasis on teaching kids about recycling. A quarter of respondents think that energy-saving lessons are required in schools Government figures show there is a huge disparity between recycling rates at local level. A new survey has shown that one in three people in the UK […]

London Grid – Press Release

New contemporary film drama ‘The Prodigals Online’ explores the issues young people face as they transition to adulthood and independent living –  KS 4/5 resource The Prodigals Online has been produced to engage, educate and empower young people to confidently face the challenges and opportunities of independence and adulthood.   Developed in partnership with the […]

Vet charity launches free BeDogSafe workshops

PDSA sessions aimed at preventing dog bites. Leading vet charity PDSA is launching new BeDogSafe workshops which, thanks to £550,00 funding from players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, will be available free of charge from September 2015 for schools and community groups. PDSA has reached over 150,000 children through its workshops between 2010-14, and this […]

The classroom impact of cashless payments.

Sarah Phillips, Managing Director of WisePay, provider of online payments, bookings and communications services, explains how moving to a cashless payments system has whole-school benefits… While it is clear that moving to a cashless system holds enormous benefits for school finance offices, administration staff and parents, the many ways it can help teachers and pupils […]

How To Help Pupils Cope With Back to School Anxieties?

Carefree sunny days filled with activity, ice cream and fun – now replaced with new shoes, sitting still and change, the autumn term begins!   This term in particular can be an anxious time for all young people. The transition to secondary school brings apprehensions of the unknown as well as the cultural differences from […]

Why I look for McDonald’s on a CV

Whenever I look at a CV I am always delighted to see that the applicant has spent time working with McDonalds. The number one thing it tells me is that the person is a grafter – keen, willing to work hard and most importantly of all equipped with a wide range of ‘soft skills’ including […]

Celebrating the centenary on Shackleton’s footsteps.

Falkland, South Georgia & Antarctica 30 Oct – 20 Nov 2016 I 22 day expedition cruise In May 1916 Shackleton and two of his loyal companions set out on an unprecedented crossing of the South Georgia icecap to reach the whaling station of Stromness to seek help for his party left behind on Elephant Island. Charlie […]