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BRITCON COMPLETES MAJOR REFURBISHMENT FOR GOOLE ACADEMY

Building and engineering company, Britcon has completed major refurbishment works for Goole Academy high school.  The project, valued at close to £1m, was awarded to Britcon by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) working with Arcadis LLP. It is part of the Government’s £4.4 billion Priority School Building Programme which is rebuilding or refurbishing […]

Schools Showcase their Garden Designs in Royal Horticultural Society Competition

Secondary school pupils present school and community garden designs in RHS Green Plan It Challenge Ten-week project aimed at inspiring the next generation of young horticulturists Designs include conservation, rooftop and peace gardens Some schools taking part in the RHS Green Plan It Challenge (high res images available on request) Eight hundred secondary school pupils […]

Research finds more children than ever are learning to play music, but few are advancing beyond ‘beginner’ level

  Almost 460,000 schoolchildren learnt how to play a musical instrument for the first time last year, following a recent boost in government funding.   Researchers at Birmingham City University have conducted a nationwide online survey and a series of interviews with music education leaders, to explore the state of music provision in English schools […]

Educational supply specialist comes to rescue of school in national headlines for asking parents for donations

An educational supply specialist has come to the rescue of a school that hit the national headlines after asking parents to contribute to vital classroom resources. Robert Piggott CE School in Theresa May’s Maidenhead constituency in Berkshire, was in the news after changes to school funding meant the school and governing body, after consultation with […]

Nureva to demonstrate its new, dynamic learning environment at Bett 2018

Nureva Inc., an award-winning collaborative solutions company, will be demonstrating the latest version of its integrated solutions on stand C160 at Bett 2018. New features in Nureva™ Span™ software, digital working walls and the HDL300 audio conferencing system combine to create a dynamic collaborative learning environment for primary, secondary and postsecondary settings around the world.   […]

Hallfield School announce appointment of new Headmaster

Governors of Hallfield School have today announced the appointment of a new Headmaster. Keith Morrow, currently Headmaster at The Elms School in Long Eaton in Nottingham, will take on the headship role at Hallfield School from September 2018. Keith will be the 14th Headmaster to lead the independent school in Edgbaston in its 139 year […]

Safeguarding for Schools and Teachers

Reclaiming Radical Ideas in Schools   Examples of hate crime and terrorist attacks are rising in the UK and Europe. In 2015-2016, there were 7,631 referrals to the Prevention programme, which aims to stop people being drawn into terrorism. A quarter of these referrals were under-15’s. Never before has there been a greater need for […]

The iron grip of the government’s school accountability system is damaging children’s education, warns former No10 policy adviser

With teaching-to-the-test, gaming and curriculum-narrowing all on the rise, RSA issues call-to-arms  Former Number 10 policy adviser to Nick Clegg warns that school leaders’ growing desperation to meet the government’s high-stakes performance targets is leading to decisions that are not in the best interests of children and young people. While acknowledging the important role the […]