Studytracks partners with prestigious music and business figures to take app to the next level

Studytracks has announced that Cathy Guetta, Fay Arjomandi and Raphael Aflalo have joined the edtech startup’s advisory board with the aim of continuing its rapid development, including plans to partner with renowned music artists. Cathy Guetta and ...

MIT’s Curious Learning takes literacy learning global

30 January 2017: Global literacy project Curious Learning is on a mission to bring 100 million children to fluent literacy by 2025 by utilising mobile technology for learning.   Created by leading researchers from MIT Media Lab (Massachusetts ...

NORTH EAST MINECRAFT FESTIVAL WILL TEACH PARENTS COMPUTER SAFETY…

A festival celebrating one of the most successful video games will help North East parents to keep their youngsters safe online. Nethermined – an unofficial event around the game Minecraft – will be held in Newcastle for the third time on Feb 11-12 ...

Multi-Academy Trusts spend less on expenses and more on teaching staff

Secondary schools within MATs are spending £49 per pupil less on running expenses than LA schools MATs spend £23 more per pupil on teaching staff at primary level than LA schools Further savings made when geographic “clusters” of MAT schools reach ...

NAME CHANGE FOR HEATHFIELD ACADEMY TRUST TO REFLECT CONTINUED GROWTH

Heathfield Academy Trust has changed its name to Lingfield Education Trust to reflect its continued growth plans. The Darlington-based Multi-Academy Trust, which is comprised of five local schools and recently put forward an application to open a ...

BETT 2017: DISCOVERY EDUCATION PRESENTS SIR TONY ROBINSON AND ED STAFFORD

  Broadcasters will speak in the Bett Arena on Thursday 26th January and join Discovery Education stand F200   The world’s biggest education technology fair is just days away, and Discovery Education is delighted to be partnering with two ...

Northern Grid for Learning helps schools in the North East avoid broadband disruption

The BT Broadband Contract for schools in the North East will cease in July 2017, but Northern Grid for Learning (NGfL) will continue to provide schools with E-Safety support as they do now NGfL is providing guidance and advice to its schools ahead of ...

Pupils online: National survey of 19,000 UK pupils reveals new trends in children’s internet use

The results of a national pupil survey on internet use will be released on 30 January 2017 ahead of Safer Internet Day, taking data from 60 schools and 19,000 pupils Primary-aged pupils are more frequently using tablets and smartphones to access the ...

Maynooth University future proofs its campus

Background Maynooth University is internationally recognised for its quality of research & scholarship, as well as the dedication and commitment to teaching its students. Part of the NUI and formally established as an autonomous university in ...

Studytracks: Disrupting education at Bett 2017

Studytracks will make its Bett debut in the Futures area on Stand BFS50 Studytracks has been shortlisted for the Innovation in ICT and Secondary Digital Content awards Ivor Novello Award winner and Studytracks founder, George Hammond-Hagan, will be ...

Edtech startup to launch app to close literacy gap at Bett 2017

24 January 2017: Edtech startup, Zaprendo, has announced the launch of its innovative learn-to-read app, Sounds English Phonics, at Bett 2017. The app is designed to accelerate reading achievement and early-stage literacy by teaching pupils with a ...

Brexit shines spotlight on political literacy courses in schools as bookings double in 2017

Shout Out UK is educating the nation’s schools and providing young people with AQA accredited political literacy courses that have doubled in sign-ups this academic year Brexit and the nomination of Donald Trump as America’s next president are just ...