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QCOUNTER LAUNCHED TO HELP SCHOOLS ENSURE COVID-SAFE OPERATIONS

For the safe flow of people in schools   The company behind some of the UK’s most exciting and dynamic interactive exhibition displays in visitor attractions and museums has brought to market QCounter – a fully automated, but low-cost, access control/people-counter system.   Businesses emerging from lockdown restrictions must limit the number of people accessing […]

70% of secondary school students admit to future career fear

The Careers after Covid report published today by Launch Your Career, has revealed that 70% of secondary school students do not know or are unsure about what they want to do for a career when they leave school. Three quarters of students (78%) admitted they are worried about making the right choice of career.    The report also reveals that nearly […]

Delight after plans for new school move ahead

A SUNDERLAND headteacher has spoken of his delight after ‘life-changing’ plans for a new school building were approved by the city council.   James Waller, who was appointed headteacher of Sunningdale Primary School earlier this year, said that the move to a custom-built new facility at Doxford Park Way, will ‘transform opportunities’ for the city’s most […]

Report highlights impact of school exclusions on pupils

School exclusions have left some children at increased risk of harm – with decisions too often taken without efforts to understand and address issues which may be affecting their behaviour, a new report has found.   The Children’s Society’s report, Youth Voice on School Exclusions, includes both positive and negative insights from 11 young people […]

SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES URGED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF WINNING GRANT SCHEME

A new grant scheme for deserving school and college sports teams has been launched by the UK’s largest independent pest controller, Pestokill, to help support sport, exercise and activities as the nation emerges from the latest lockdown. The Leigh based company is offering grants of £1,000, £500 and £250 to school and college clubs and […]

DISCOVERY EDUCATION ANNOUNCED AS ‘EDUCATION EXPORTER OF THE YEAR’ FINALIST

Digital content provider shortlisted for prestigious industry prize at the Education Resources Awards   Discovery Education, the leading digital content provider for schools in the UK and around the world, has been announced as a finalist at this year’s Education Resources Awards (ERAs).   Organised by The British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA), the ERAs celebrate success […]

Education Spends

How much are local governments spending on education around the country? Education spending (of which EdTech such as Promethean interactive displays and teaching software is just one area) is one of the most important things that taxpayer money goes towards, from early years nurseries to post-16 education. But with funding for schools being controlled by individual local authorities, which […]

ECO Primary School Receives £133k Government Grant

A Lincolnshire primary school has received over £133,000 funding from the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme to become more energy efficient. Kirkby la Thorpe CofE Primary Academy, in Sleaford, were successfully awarded a Government grant to fund a Low Carbon and Sustainability project, which involved installing an Air Source Heat Pump, energy efficient hand dryers, Energy […]

Stora Enso helps to accelerate sustainable schools from concept to reality

Experts showcase Cambridgeshire wooden school success story with low carbon footprint and improvement of student well-being    Last Thursday, industry experts from the architecture, construction and education industry gathered to discuss how wood can successfully be used as a building material to create sustainable learning environments. Hosted by Stora Enso, in collaboration with The B1M, […]