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Report reveals education sector prioritising End User Computing and cyber security over emerging technology

The education sector ranked End User Computing & Mobility as its biggest technology priority- Cyber security is the education sector’s second biggest technology priority- Organisations prioritise “utility technologies” over Big Data, IoT and AI- November 2019 – Softcat, a FTSE 250 listed company and leading provider of business technology solutions and services, has surveyed over […]

Your ABCs are Still the Building Blocks of a STEM Powered Future

By Dr Andrew Hobbs,COO of Exemplar Education, the UK’s largest provider of online learning support for children. On Friday, it’s International STEM Learning Day and children across the country will be reminded of the importance of the STEM subjects.  STEM is a real buzz word in the education sector at the moment and it seems […]

SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES TOLD TO REMAIN VIGILANT ON RADON AS ENERGY EFFICIENCY PUSH RAISES RISK

With Radon Awareness Week underway, Bureau Veritas is reminding schools and universities of the importance of radon monitoring as recent research suggests that the drive for energy efficiency is raising the risk of exposure to the radioactive gas. Research published earlier this year by University College London (UCL) found that indoor radon levels are increasing […]

Independent schools opting out of Teachers Pension Scheme urged to ‘shop around’ and take advice before choosing new pension arrangements

With more than sixty independent schools having notified the Government of their intention to withdraw from the Teachers Pension Scheme by July 2019, attention is now turning to the alternative provision which schools are putting in place.  Governors who have never before had to make decisions about pension provision for teachers in their school are […]

THE MOST IMPORTANT WORDS IN THE WORKPLACE FOR EDUCATION BOSSES

-Individual, regular rewards improve employer desirability – Positive connection found between individual rewards and employee motivation for education workers – Clear correlation between lack of expressing gratitude and staff turnover in the education sector NEW research reveals that education business leaders who thank their staff experience reduced staff turnover, improved staff retention and more successful […]

Experts Shine a Light On Changes Needed for Region’s Vulnerable Children

Thought leaders from across the UK recently came together to drive change for vulnerable children in the East Midlands.  Hosted and funded by CIC Think2Speak at the company’s Gainsborough headquarters, stakeholders were invited to discuss, explore and inform Best Practice Guidance to be able to embed practical narratives for the planning and profile-building of vulnerable […]

HOW SCHOOLS CAN MAKE THE WORLD BETTER WITH A SWEATER

Flashing, festive knits will be sweeping the nation once again this year for Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 13th December. Whether it’s at school, nursery or a youth group, we’re calling on children across the UK to swap their uniforms, for their silliest, most wonderful woollies and donate £1 each to help […]

Navigating the complexities of condition improvement funding

For academies, securing condition improvement funding (CIF) can be crucial to maintaining the condition of their estate. Here, Allan Hunt, Director at building consultancy and architecture practice AHR, outlines how academies can maximise their chances of successfully securing a grant. Academies and schools have a duty of care to their growing number of pupils to […]

The University of Hertfordshire partners with Fika to safeguard student wellbeing and employability

The University of Hertfordshire has become the latest higher education institution to partner with students’ emotional fitness app Fika, in a bid to safeguard its students’ wellbeing, academic performance and employability. The Fika app, which helps students build their confidence, resilience, motivation, focus and empathy through simple five-minute emotional workouts, launched earlier this year, and […]