COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in myopia (short-sightedness) in children[i] – yet one in four parents have never asked about their child’s vision[ii]

CooperVision® is calling on parents to get their children’s eyes checked during the school holidays and inform parents there are ways to help slow the progression of myopia to help protect their children’s future vision   New research among 1 ...

How to spend less time on admin and gain more time with pupils

Graham Cooper from Juniper Education advises that if your teachers are snowed under with admin, stretched to the limit with tasks or spending precious evenings and weekends on planning, then workload is a problem for your school.   Heavy ...

As top grades reach record highs, edtech tools in teacher-led assessment demonstrate a commitment to fairness, says Turnitin

WITH this week’s A-level results showing the proportion of pupils receiving A* or A grades has reached a record high of 44.8%, edtech provider Turnitin has emphasised the importance of fair and accurate assessment for all. This year’s teacher ...

Back to school edtech: myphizz boosts children’s physical and mental wellbeing

A brand-new app built by four former teachers and self-taught coders will launch in schools from September 2021, providing teachers with the tools they need to engage pupils in an active curriculum.    Following a decrease in activity ...

Poor digital access and lack of tech for UK teachers holding back remote learning, new survey shows

Survey of UK teachers suggests nearly half (47%) of teachers lack tech facilities at home harming their ability to teach remotely Digital Poverty Alliance says findings highlight the need for a national digital poverty and inclusion strategy   ...

NetSupport further enhances classroom.cloud’s online safety provision by including integration with Microsoft Teams

NetSupport today announced that its newest solution for classroom management and online safety, classroom.cloud, will now further enhance students’ online safety at all times – and, critically, in any location – by including integration with ...

‘JUST ONE TREE DAY’ – still time to sign up!

4 August 2021: There is still time for schools to join hundreds of others and sign-up to the highly popular ‘JUST ONE Tree Day’, taking place on Friday 15 October (England) and Friday 1 October (Scotland). Schools throughout the UK and around the ...

70% of children found not seeing friends the hardest part of lockdown

7 in 10 young people think the most difficult part of lockdown is having less contact with friends, reveals new research by the University of Cologne. The study, conducted by Professor Clemens Kroneberg and his research team, found that school ...

Putting Foundational Maths on an Equal Footing with Reading

Paul Miller, Head of Global Implementation, Whizz Education   In October 2019, the World Bank and UNESCO Institute for Statistics proposed a new metric, Learning Poverty, designed to spotlight low levels of learning and track progress toward ...

Revealed: England’s biggest lockdown bullying hotspots

Barking and Dagenham has seen the biggest increase in school bullying exclusions during lockdown – a 200% year-on-year rise  10 local authorities saw bullying rates more than double between 2018/19 and 2019/20  ...

Kinteract is ‘music to the ears’ for Music in Secondary Schools Trust

  Edtech platform provides learning continuity to musical programme of excellence   Founded in 2013, the Music in Secondary Schools Trust (MiSST) provides funding for classical instruments for secondary schools with a disadvantaged or ...

Persona Education releases free version of its Persona Life Skills social-emotional e-learning platform

Innovate UK funded edtech startup makes its social-emotional life skills online learning platform available to as many secondary students, teachers, schools and colleges as possible, to help address gaps in wellbeing and employability resulting ...