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Subtract fear and add a positive outlook!

How one primary school is changing its pupils’ attitudes towards maths The terms ‘long division’, ‘equations’ and ‘square roots’ are enough to strike fear in the hearts of many adults, with memories of their long gone maths class days making them shudder. In fact, if you were to mention these terms to a group of […]

APPRENTICES IN SCHOOLS HAVING HUGE IMPACT WITH 60% INCREASE IN SCHEME UPTAKE

As the Government consults on increasing public sector apprenticeships, an increasing number of primary and secondary schools are witnessing the multiple benefits of taking on apprentices in positions from Business Administrators to Teaching Assistants.   Over the past year, National Schools Training (NST), the largest provider of apprenticeships in schools in England, has seen an […]

New Kortext analytics dashboard gives universities greater insights into student learning

  Kortext, the UK’s leading digital textbook platform, has launched a new analytics dashboard to give lecturers and university staff unprecedented insights into how students are engaging with their digital learning content.   On a day-to-day basis, Kortext Analytics gives lecturers access to data that will show how students on their modules are engaging with […]

7 Ways to Make Your ICT Spend Go Further

Technology is changing the world and will inevitably have a huge impact on the world our children grow up into. But as it becomes an increasingly integral part of education, so does the challenge for schools to save money, spend it wisely and use ICT more effectively.   Major cost-effective technological trends in education – […]

English as an Additional Language (EAL) Intervention Programme from Twinkl helps schools integrate new to English children into school life

Net flow of 330,000 long-term migrants moved to the UK last year   New from Twinkl is the EAL Intervention Programme, an eight-week scheme of work including a Language Assessment and Maths Assessment, designed to help teaching assistants and specialist EAL (English as an Additional Language) teachers integrate new to English pupils with little or […]

APPRENTICES IN SCHOOLS HAVING HUGE IMPACT WITH 60% INCREASE IN SCHEME UPTAKE

As the Government consults on increasing public sector apprenticeships, an increasing number of primary and secondary schools are witnessing the multiple benefits of taking on apprentices in positions from Business Administrators to Teaching Assistants.   Over the past year, National Schools Training (NST), the largest provider of apprenticeships in schools in England, has seen an […]

HANDS-ON STEM PROJECT WORK LEADS TO POSITIVE EFFECT ON STUDENTS’ GCSE GRADES AND FUTURE SUBJECT CHOICES

First quantitative evidence published by the British Science Association on the impact of extra-curricular STEM interventions A Pro Bono Economics report, published today (Wednesday 27 January 2016) by the British Science Association (BSA), reveals that students who have taken a CREST Silver Award – a hands-on, extra-curricular STEM project – achieved half a grade higher […]

HCSS Education strengthens its team with senior appointments

HCSS Education, a leading education finance specialist, has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of two senior members of staff following a period of significant growth. Martin Sutcliffe has joined the firm as a support and training manager and Eleni Kettles has been appointed as customer relationship marketing (CRM) manager as part of the […]