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Just one book can brighten a vulnerable child’s Christmas

BookTrust appeals to public to donate £10 to send a book gift to a vulnerable child this December BookTrust is appealing to the public to dig deep this Christmas and help send special book gifts to children who are vulnerable or in care. The UK’s largest children’s reading charity needs to raise enough money to […]

Latest research shows league tables ‘punish and reward wrong schools’

A fifth of schools saw their national league table position change by over 500 places using the adjusted Progress 8 measure; In the North East, schools on average were ranked 361 places higher; in the North West, 107 places higher; and in Yorkshire, 82 places higher; Schools with the highest numbers of long-term disadvantaged children […]

Virgin Media Christmas Stars 2019

Enter your school Christmas play by Tuesday 19 November and Stephen Mulhern could be coming to your school to be the narrator & your school could win £5,000! Virgin Media’s magical Christmas Stars competition is back for its second year, giving UK primary schools the incredible opportunity to have their Christmas play televised to the […]

New Robotics Challenge to focus on the environment

Over 550 schools are set to take part in this year’s Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge and have the chance to be crowned UK winners at the competition finals taking place at The Big Bang Fair in March 2020. The students will build, program and control LEGO robots for a series of environmentally themed missions […]

Empowerment in Employment in STEM

It’s no secret that science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are industries primarily dominated by men. The ratio of women earning jobs in these fields are extremely low compared to men. Statistics from 2017 show that women made up only 23 per cent of the STEM workforce. Although this is low, this is 105,470 higher […]

From reporter to robotics engineer: Jenni Falconer takes part in Amazon Future Engineer programme at Tilbury fulfilment centre

London, 25th October 2019. Heart FM radio presenter, Jenni Falconer, was in Tilbury this week learning about robotics in the real world through a new programme called Amazon Future Engineer, which aims to inspire UK school children of all ages topursue careers in computer science and coding. Jenni and daughter Ella, eight, visited Amazon’s fulfilment centre […]

ZUNTOLD PUBLISHING’S LATEST YA NOVEL TACKLES ONLINE GROOMING

Young adult novel Always Here For You by Miriam Halahmy will be launched by ZunTold Publishing on 11 February 2020, as part of its Fiction as Therapy arm, coinciding with Safer Internet Day. Drawing from real life accounts, Always Here For You gives voice to important issues in an accessible and compelling read, ideal for […]

Gardener Schools Group invest in fourth school site

An independent school group will launch a new private secondary school in Maida Vale after securing seven-figure bank funding. Gardener Schools Group has used the multi-million-pound funding from NatWest to purchase the former Westminster College campus building on Saltram Crescent, which has lain unused for the last seven years. The funding has also enabled a […]

Edtech charity LGfL and the National Cyber Security Centre (part of GCHQ) reveal an urgent need for more cyber security training within schools

In a growing and sophisticated threat landscape, 2019 Cyber Security Schools Audit reveals only 35% of schools provide non-IT staff with cyber security training. Edtech charity LGfL is highlighting the need for more cyber security training in schools, following the publication of its Cyber Security Schools Audit. Working in partnership with the National Cyber Security […]