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University of Exeter team pioneers virtual field trips in 3D

3D gaming technology is being used by a team from the University of Exeter to take students and researchers on virtual field trips to the Arctic Circle. The Interactive Virtual Environments for Teaching and Assessment – InVEnTA – uses the latest advances in 3D imaging to take students and researchers to environments from the sunny […]

Ten-week literacy intervention in West Yorkshire boys’ school improves reading age by more than a year in 80% of Year 8 pupils

  Head teacher at Upper Batley High School Samantha Vickers explains how Supply Desk’s reading intervention programme ‘Love to Read’ improved pupils’ reading age across the school, which has a high proportion of English as an additional language (EAL) and special educational needs (SEN) students. About the school Upper Batley High School (UBHS) in Batley, […]

Screening, suicide and support while on waiting lists: the questions children and young people want answered about their mental health

The McPin Foundation, the mental health research charity, today reveals the Top 10 most important, unanswered questions about children and young people’s mental health at a launch event in Parliament. The Right People, Right Questions project set out to identify gaps in research on children and young people’s mental health, as identified by children and […]

Six in ten Education workers feel lonely

– British Red Cross releases new research on the extent of loneliness in the UK – Six in ten people (60%) working in the Education sector feel always, often or sometimes lonely according to new research released by the British Red Cross. (1) The Red Cross polled over 4,000 UK adults and found that three […]


  People throughout Wales have until Friday 30th of November to nominate outstanding teachers and Youth workers working in schools all over Wales for the Professional Teaching Awards Cymru 2019, and with a new category being introduced this year, there are even more opportunities to celebrate the very best in Welsh education. Nominations for the […]

Ofsted and the college curriculum: AoC responds

In her speech at the Association of Colleges Annual Conference and Exhibition today, Ofsted Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman said that colleges must do more to help college students reach their potential. In response, Kirsti Lord, Deputy Chief Executive of the Association of Colleges, said: “One in three students leaves school with less than 5 GCSEs, […]

Tackling the epidemic of cyberbullying needs a coordinated response

  This week, the Anti-Bullying Alliance is running 2018’s Anti-Bullying Week – a timely reminder that, despite our best efforts, bullying remains a serious problem for many schools, children and parents. Bullying is a major factor behind the growing mental health crisis in schools – one in three 13-15 year olds are suffering from a […]

Options Trent Acres school celebrates Outstanding Ofsted

An Options Trent Acres student learning. Options Trent Acres, Kings Bromley, Staffordshire, a special independent school for boys and girls aged 8-18 with autism and a range of complex needs, including mild learning disability, is celebrating having been officially declared ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. The school, run by Options Autism is part of the Outcomes First […]