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Fennies Nursery Group In Line for Two National Awards

A group of day nurseries in south London and Surrey has been shortlisted for two national Nursery World childcare awards. Fennies, which has eight settings in Croydon, Horley, Bromley, Purley, Sanderstead, Epsom and Beckenham, is in line for both the Business Development Award and the Nursery Operations Manager of the Year Award. John Warren, Director […]

Net Zero Eco-Library Opens at St John’s Primary School

Wednesday 15 July 2015  A brand new eco-building has been opened at St John’s Primary School in Basingstoke, Hampshire. The radically efficient “Schoolhaus” building will be used as a library for the children as well as a community space for local residents. The environmentally-friendly Schoolhaus building was constructed offsite, eliminating the majority of the waste […]

Explore Alternative Education

Students in mainstream education can tap into a unique form of learning thanks to a programme offered by YMCA Lincolnshire. YMCA Lincolnshire’s The Showroom Activity and Conference Centre on Tritton Road, Lincoln works with local schools to provide young people with a chance to explore a bespoke learning experience outside of a regular school environment. […]

Charity launches free BeDogSafe workshops for kids

PDSA sessions aimed at preventing dog bites Leading vet charity PDSA is launching new BeDogSafe workshops which, thanks to £550,00 funding from players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, will be available free of charge from September 2015 for schools and community groups. PDSA has reached over 150,000 children through its workshops between 2010-14, and this […]

Staffordshire educational ICT consultancy scoops national accreditation

A recently established educational technology consultancy based in Stone has been awarded accreditation from Naace, the national charity for the advancement of learning. The NMSP – or Naacemark for Service Providers – recognises educational technology firms’ commitment to quality; offering reassurance to schools enlisting the services of JWB Consultancy.   From auditing a school’s use […]


− Six UK teachers are attending Discovery Education’s Summer Institute in Washington, D.C. to learn about innovative technologies and network with educators from all over the world. −   UNITED KINGDOM, 7 July 2015— Many teachers and pupils discuss the idea of belonging to a global community; however, few get to participate in an international […]

Budding young photographers invited to ‘capture’ amazing animals

Animal-loving kids are encouraged to capture photos of their favourite pets and great British wildlife this summer, as PDSA launches its 2015 photo competition. Running with the theme ‘amazing animals’ youngsters are being asked to submit their own photos to one of three age categories: under 10s, 10-13 or 14-16-year-olds. From awesome ants and daring […]

Ofsted reveals new ‘Online Safety in Schools’ survey

July 3rd 2015 Today, Ofsted has revealed data from a survey of online safety practice across all HMI-led inspections during March 2015.  The survey referenced a discussion on online safety issues with senior leaders, staff, governors and staff across 39 primary schools and 45 Secondary schools’ inspections. The data follows on from Ofsted’s landmark ‘The […]

A new Head of School has been announced for Burnt Mill Academy.

Former associate headteacher John Blaney has been promoted to help lead the school, along with Helena Mills whose role is now head of Burnt Mill Co-operative Academy Trust schools. The move enables Ms Mills to be freed up from the more minor day-to-day tasks involved with running Burnt Mill, in First Avenue, Harlow, to focus […]

Teaching Creative Writing: From Craft to Technique

As every teacher of English knows, one of the most enjoyable and also mindbogglingly difficult parts of the job is the business of teaching a type of writing that, when successful, sees children make an art of their imagination. For anyone middle aged or above, such a thing is simply learning how to write a […]