BUILD-ON-BUILD – A TALL SOLUTION TO UK’S DIMINISHING DEVELOPMENT SPACE

As building space in our towns, cities and countryside becomes ever more premium, perhaps it’s time – in construction terms at least – we stopped thinking big, and started thinking taller. Erecting buildings on top of existing structures ...

GENDER PAY GAP AT 26.7 PER CENT FOR EDUCATION SECTOR

  ONS statistics show the gender pay gap has narrowed to 18.1 per cent   National gender pay gap now lowest on record – 18.1 per cent   Lowest gender pay gap since the survey began in 1997, when the gap for all employees was 27.5% The Minister ...

Parent Zone and Securus join forces to help schools meet KCSIE duties

November 2016, London Parent Zone and Securus join forces to help schools meet KCSIE duties Parent Zone has joined forces with leading e-Safety software and monitoring company Securus to help secondary schools comply with the Department for ...

Spanish e-learning startup partners with the world’s open source learning platform to deliver first-class edtech solutions.

3rd November 2016   Moodle continues its mission of providing educators and learners with powerful and flexible learning tools through its partnership with Inserver E-Learning Factory in Spain.   Today, Moodle – the world’s open source learning ...

NEW GUIDELINES PUBLISHED FOR BUSINESSES TO REDUCE PRIMARY EDUCATION ‘BLIND SPOT’

Prudential UK, Business in the Community (BITC), and the CBI have collaborated to produce new guidelines for businesses to help increase their involvement with the primary education sector.   The report, Principles & Practices for Primary ...

We NEED parents reading at home with children, say UK teachers

  BookTrust relaunches Children’s Book Week for schools and families to help avoid a generation of non-readers 01/11 2016 – BookTrust, the largest children’s reading charity in Britain today relaunches Children’s Book Week in a bid to help ...

Bett 2017 shines the spotlight on education game changers

  Bett is returning to ExCel London from 25 to 28 January 2017 The focus of the show is on game changers and best practice within education Bett Futures returns to nurture edtech start-ups The Higher Education Leaders Summit and School Leaders ...

Brand new international e-Assessment Awards programme launched

The e-Assessment Association has announced the launch of a brand new awards programme to celebrate the use of technology to enhance assessment worldwide.   United Kingdom, November 1st 2016 – The first international e-Assessment Awards programme ...

Primary School Homework: Is there any Point?

By Rachel Andersson courtesy of the superb www.theeducator.com The issue of Primary school homework is one of the most contentious in education. A quick scan of the newspapers and social networking sites reveals an ongoing debate that never seems to ...

British Science Association and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announce new education initiative for UK students

New competition to recognise young people’s science and technology work to find solutions for global health and development issues   London, 26 October 2016: Today, the British Science Association have announced a new extra-curricular initiative ...

BIRMINGHAM SCHOOL HOSTS NATIONAL DIGITAL TEACHING EVENT

  Teachers from some of the UK’s leading digital schools gathered in Birmingham on Friday, to share the very latest ideas for using technology in the classroom. Hosted by Greet Primary School, the event brought together over 80 educators as part ...

Digitising parental communication saves Oxfordshire school £12,000 in just one year

At The Warriner School in Oxfordshire, school-to-home communications were a big issue. Trying to keep parents engaged and informed about what was going on in the school was time-consuming, costly, sporadic and often unreliable. School staff dreamed ...