“Unfashionable” textbooks dramatically cut workload and improve student progress say teachers

Using textbooks cuts teacher workload, helps students make better progress and frees up teacher time for one-to-one support in the classroom, according to new research with just over 500 teachers. The research carried out by Collins surveyed teachers ...

TeacherIn app set to transform the recruitment landscape for schools and supply teachers

  The app will help UK schools and supply teachers connect directly, while saving a significant amount of money   The TeacherIn app connects schools directly with pre-vetted supply teachers, minimising the need for costly recruitment ...

TODAY’S YOUNG SEEK MEANINGFUL CAREERS OVER FAME

  Narcissistic next generation? Not so! New research reveals today’s young people aspire to careers in cutting-edge science over fame or fortunebut more needed to nurture talent   Friday 18th November 2016, Welwyn Garden City: Today’s young ...

Handy Fasteners win £25000 award for innovation which helps arthritis sufferers

Three University of Sheffield graduates are helping people with limited dexterity who find fastening buttons a challenge. Matt Barrett,  Natalie English and Tom Fantham, the team behind Handy Fasteners, have been awarded £25,000 by Arthritis Research ...

UK’s fastest growing independent school reveals pioneering new sixth form curriculum

The UK’s fastest growing independent school, according to the ISA, has revealed its ambitious plans for a ground-breaking new co-curriculum set to begin in September 2017.   Having taken inspiration from the world-renowned International ...

The power of music: Arts Council England publishes report on the impact of In Harmony

15 November 2016 The power of music: Arts Council England publishes report on the impact of In Harmony Arts Council England has today (15 November 2016) published a new report by the National Foundation of Educational Research (NFER), reviewing the ...

How to be an Assertive Teacher in 5 Easy Steps – By www.theeducator.com

Words by the superb www.theeducator.com Okay, we need to come clean about this – being an assertive teacher in the classroom or being more assertive in life isn’t always easy. In fact, becoming more assertive, when you are not naturally that way ...

“An oasis in the city” Dallington School to Exhibit at the Independent Schools Show 2016

The brainchild of Mogg Hercules, independent family-run school, Dallington, is set to showcase its unique brand of nurturing, creativity and “multi-sensory, multi-disciplinary experiences”, at the Independent Schools Show, Battersea Park, London, ...

SDSA to Showcase Schools’ Support Services at The Academies Show

  The School Development Support Agency, (SDSA), is set to showcase its unique brand of schools’ support services at The Academies Show, NEC, Birmingham, on the 23 November 2016. Following a successful appearance at the National Conference on ...

To See Or Not To See; The Shakespeare Schools Festival At The Civic

The Civic presents Shakespeare Schools Festival, All the World’s Our Stage   The Civic brings the largest youth drama festival in the UK to Barnsley. Abridged Shakespeare plays will be performed by local schools, showcasing an interpretation of ...

4 Secrets of Successful Lesson Plans – By www.theeducator.com

Courtesy of the superb www.theeducator.com One of the secrets of successful lesson plans is how you decide to structure them. Lessons should have a mixture of activities and time for students to be involved in collaborative group work. One thing that ...

Sir Lenny Henry launches On Demand in Schools Primary

Sir Lenny Henry today launched On Demand in Schools Primary at Shenley Academy, Birmingham.  On Demand in Schools Primary is the second phase of the National Theatre’s digital initiative offering acclaimed curriculum-linked productions free of ...