Mersey Ferries brings learning to life for thousands of schools across the North West

Mersey Ferries offers discounted rates on school bookings, with access to their attractions including Spaceport and The U-Boat Story   Schools receive one adult free per six paying children for all ferries attractions   Mersey Ferries days out are ...

CATs system could be limiting the overall progress of children say almost 4 out of 5 secondary school teachers

CATs taken by Year 7 children at beginning of secondary school as a measurement of intelligence and a predictor of GCSE grades may put a ‘glass ceiling’ on academic ability and potential, according to study   Nearly three quarters (70%) of Year 7 ...

PUPILS ‘MAKE WORLD BIGGER’ TO WIN NATIONAL COMPETITION

Ten primary school pupils from across the UK are celebrating after scooping top prizes in a national competition.   The children were all winners of Discovery Education’s Make Your World Bigger, a video challenge designed to keep children ...

Budget 2017 – Not much for schools unless you aspire to be maths specialists…

The Chancellor promised to “build a Britain for the future” in his first Autumn Budget but for schools and academies, it is difficult to see how his announcements will make a significant impact warns Kreston Reeves. Phillip Reynolds at Kreston Reeves ...

IET Budget reaction: Financial boost for Maths pupils a small step in right direction for engineering

Stephanie Baxter, Education Lead at the IET, said: “As we are facing an engineering shortfall in the next decade, the financial boost for students studying the crucial engineering gateway subject of Maths at A-Level is welcome news.   “This is a ...

AoC responds to Chancellor’s Budget announcement

Speaking in response to the Budget announcement today, David Hughes, Chief Executive of the Association of Colleges, said: “I said last week that the Chancellor should take a long term and moral view of investment in young people and adults to ...

THE ULTIMATE 360 REVIEW: EDUCATION WORKERS REVEAL HOW THEIR BOSSES REALLY MATCH UP TO KEY MANAGEMENT QUALITIES

– Bosses being honest, approachable and fair is key for education workers – Just 6% believe their boss is sincere -1 in 4 would stay with a company for the long term if they had a good relationship with their boss MOST adults have a good ...

NEW REPORT: UK’s failure to integrate engineering in curriculum threatens country’s economy and productivity.

UK’s engineering skills crisis will deepen without a fundamental change in the way we educate children about the ‘made world’. 21 November 2017 School students have little exposure or understanding of engineering which is leading most to ...

Gift educational toys this December to build children’s STEM skills

From designing the latest smart phone to building rockets, children need to learn about the world through play from a young age, is the festive message from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), which today launches its 2017 seasonal ...

School funding cuts leaving students feeling under pressure

New research by online tutor service,, revealed that 88 per cent of primary and secondary students surveyed felt there is pressure on them to perform to a certain level in exams, yet almost half (42 per cent) revealed that despite this, their school ...

Red Monkey’s sponsorship helps children cross the line!

Leicester based children’s outdoor play equipment specialists, Red Monkey, have sponsored the Oadby and Wigston Schools Cross Country League for the second year running. Red Monkey donated £200 to the event which has enabled the league to buy ...

Can technology tackle the global literacy problem?

London, November 13, 2017 – 13 companies around the world are selected by UK based global education publisher Pearson and the US-based venture capitalist The Unreasonable Group to combat the worldwide problem of low literacy. Among this select ...