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Leading manufacturer launches a brand new scheme to bring Design and Technology to the forefront of the curriculum

Leading supplier and installer of Design and Technology equipment for schools, HME Technology Ltd, has launched an innovative scheme in a bid to put Design and Technology (D&T) at the forefront of the National Curriculum, addressing the issue of a skills shortage that is expected to arise in the UK.    The Worcestershire-based firm has […]

ACCLAIMED AUTHOR TO VISIT NURSERY AS BUSY BEES TRAINING ANNOUNCES THE WINNER OF ITS NATIONAL STORYTELLING COMPETITION

Apprentices from Busy Bees nurseries across the country captured the imaginations of young book worms as they brought stories to life and created their own story sacks as part of a competition by Busy Bees Training. The competition was launched to mark National Storytelling Week – an annual event hosted by the Society for Storytelling. […]

Whistle While We Work – UK Employees a Happy Bunch

Over half of those in the educational profession think feeling valued in a job is a top priority 56 per cent of workers are self-motivators, driving themselves to succeed. More than two-thirds of workers enjoy collaborative working to achieve results. Supportive language and encouragement are key to creating a motivation culture. Argos for Business is […]

Vienna summer school puts happiness score on economic radar

Developing a balance between economic progress and wider satisfaction factors is a subject area put firmly under the radar in a summer study programme held in Vienna.   The Alternative Economic and Monetary Systems (AEMS) course, which is open to students and those with a general interest in economics, philosophy and social studies from across […]

EDUCATION, BODY IMAGE AND EMPLOYMENT TOP LIST OF MAJOR CAUSES OF HARM FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN BRITAIN

-Agencies supporting UK’s young people need better collaboration to address increasingly complex issues says Central YMCA Chief- Research by charity Central YMCA has revealed the biggest causes of harm to young people in Britain today – with failing to succeed within the education system, a lack of employment opportunities, and issues related to body image topping the […]

WisePay launches SmartBooker service for sports facilities, room, equipment and hospitality bookings

WisePay has launched its new Smart-Booker software enabling schools and colleges to manage their premises intelligently, maximise usage and generate revenue. Sports facilities, rooms, equipment, IT and hospitality bookings can all be promoted and managed in one place. As well as looking after internal bookings, the service can also be used to advertise and manage […]

Understanding the financial responsibility of becoming an academy

Back in August 2015, David Cameron asserted that he wanted all schools to become academies in the next few years. Whilst this was good news for those in support of the academy programme, many schools remain apprehensive about what the long-term changes will be for both staff and pupils. With this in mind, Howard Jackson, […]

Pupils go digital to celebrate Chinese New Year – schools welcome the Year of the Monkey with Discovery Education

Primary school children across the UK showed off their digital skills as part of Chinese New Year celebrations this week. Pupils from Discovery Education’s partner schools used innovative digital resources from the Discovery Education Espresso service to learn about the 15 day festival, which this year marks the start of the Year of The Monkey. […]