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A holistic approach to digital skills in schools – words by Gareth Stockdale, CEO at Micro:bit Educational Foundation

  Children and their access to mobile phones is a topic that has always created strong opinions. The recent announcement by the British Education Secretary to ban mobile devices in schools in order to address disruptive behaviour and online bullying, has brought the relationship between technology and education back into the spotlight.  While handheld devices can be distracting for young people, simply banning […]

Over half of UK citizens aren’t recycling properly. Schools can join ‘The Big Recycling Hunt’ to help change that – and win up to £250!

  Presently, over half of UK citizens dispose of items in the rubbish bin that could instead be recycled[1]. Recycle Now wants to inspire children aged five to eleven to help change that, with The Big Recycling Hunt – a nationwide hunt to find ‘lost recyclables’ that often end up in the rubbish bin.   […]

Breakfast skipping means children may not be getting all the nutrients they need, warns new report.

  A new scientific review* published today by the British Nutrition Foundation, in partnership with the charity, Magic Breakfast, highlights that many schoolchildren are skipping breakfast, making it harder to get the nutrients they need for healthy development and learning. Teenagers, especially girls, and children from households on lower incomes are particularly at risk.  The […]

Major round of appointments to NASBTT Board of Trustees

  Six education and training leaders have been recruited to the National Association of School-Based Teacher Trainers (NASBTT) Board of Trustees.   Cat Scutt MBE, Deputy CEO, Education and Research at the Chartered College of Teaching, brings a range of sector-wide expertise to the NASBTT Board. A former English teacher, Cat’s roles have since focused […]

Promethean brings expanded ActivPanel portfolio to Schools & Academies Show 2023

ActivPanel 9, ActivPanel LX, and Explain Everything showcased on stand B4 Promethean, a leading global education technology company, will showcase its full ActivPanel portfolio at the Schools & Academies Show, in Birmingham on 22nd November 2023. Visitors to stand B4 can learn more about ActivPanel 9, ActivPanel LX, and Explain Everything – the interactive platform […]

PRESS RELEASE: Webinar for educators to identify and support pupils with mild to moderate hearing and sight loss – December 7th 2023

  SchoolScreener for Schools announces an invaluable webinar for educators in primary and secondary school settings entitled ‘Identify and Support Pupils with Hearing and Sight Loss’.   Studies identify that as many as one in five have some form visual and/or hearing deficit* with the potential to affect their educational, social or behavioural development.   The free […]

Two Discovery Education Products Named 2024 Bett Award Finalists

Two products from Discovery Education, the worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place, have been named as finalists for next year’s prestigious Bett Awards. Produced in association with The British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA), the Bett Awards recognise and reward the UK’s most outstanding edtech and are widely acknowledged […]

Doodle Learning Launches ‘Winter Calendar’ Festive Countdown

  Discovery Education’s Doodle Learning is excited to announce the return of The Winter Calendar – a popular challenge which encourages children to practise maths and English as they countdown to Christmas.   Using the award-winning DoodleMaths and DoodleEnglish apps, children can earn fun virtual rewards by opening the Winter Calendar each day in December, and completing an exercise. Designed to encourage a few minutes […]

Additional support materials for GCSE exams in 2024

  Students across the country will not have to memorise formulae for GCSE mathematics and equations for GCSE physics and combined science in 2024 The Department for Education has asked Ofqual to make arrangements to extend formulae and equation sheets for GCSE exams for one more year Ofqual is today launching a two-week consultation to […]