Naace announces new chair to drive education technology standards

The national education technology association, Naace, today announced the appointment of Dave Smith, computing and online safety adviser at Havering’s Education Services as its new Chair.   His appointment comes at a time when Naace is ...

DAY OF DISCOVERY: SCHOOLS GATHER IN BIRMINGHAM TO EXPLORE DIGITAL CLASSROOMS OF THE FUTURE

Digital learning event was hosted at Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum yesterday Teachers from some of the UK’s leading digital schools gathered at Birmingham’s Thinktank Science Museum yesterday, to explore the very latest ideas for using ...

Academy Trusts risk falling foul of new company ownership rules warns RSM

RSM is warning Academy Trusts they run the risk of penalties if they fail to comply with new rules on company ownership disclosure which came into force in April. The new regulations require most UK companies and charitable companies, including ...

SHAKESPEARE 400: IAN McKELLEN JOINS DISCOVERY EDUCATION DIGITAL BROADCAST TO SCHOOLS

Virtual field trip will mark 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death and be broadcast to schools worldwide on 22 April Schools around the world are being invited to tune in to a unique digital broadcast next week, as part of global celebrations to ...

OUTSTANDING’ INVESTMENT FOR EPSL EDUCATIONAL PRINTING

Leading educational resources and learning solutions provider EPSL Educational Printing has revitalised its branding and communications to provide greater support to schools and colleges. The company has invested in a new e-commerce website with a ...

RUSHED GOVERNMENT REFORMS PLACE DISABLED STUDENTS AT RISK, WARNS RANDSTAD

Rushed reforms to Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) have the potential to place disadvantaged students at significant risk if implemented, Randstad Student Support has warned. New minimum requirements introduced through the Quality Assurance ...

70th Annual Co-operative Charity Festival comes to The Civic

The Civic hosts a special evening session on Wednesday 20 April to celebrate 70 years of the Co-operative Barnsley Youth Music & Drama Festival.   Taking place at Emmanuel Church from Monday 18 April to Friday 22 April, the week-long annual ...

Northern Ballet Challenges Barnsley Schools

Internationally renowned company Northern Ballet delivered free creative workshops at four Primary Schools in the Barnsley area, ahead of their new ballet for children at The Civic in April.   Earlier this year, The Civic contacted schools ...

Midlands based charity Kids Run Free empowers children across the UK to run a marathon

  As the London Marathon gets ready to celebrate its millionth finisher, UK charity Kids Run Free invites schools to get their pupils active and healthy with Kids’ Marathon. UK primary schools now have the opportunity to join the next phase of ...

Kortext and Microsoft empowers students to take ownership of digital learning

Kortext, the UK’s leading digital textbooks platform, has unveiled the first phase of its integration with Microsoft which aims to give students much greater choice over their digital reading materials.   As part of the programme, Kortext has ...

Macmillan and Inmotion launch ‘Young Rushers’ obstacle race for children aged 14+

Macmillan Cancer Support and Inmotion Sport have announced the launch of ‘Young Rushers’ – part of their Adrenaline Rush series of urban obstacle races that children over the age of 14 will be able to take part in, when entering with a responsible ...

SCHOOLS CALL OUT FOR GREATER CONTROL OVER BUDGETS TO IMPROVE STANDARDS OF EDUCATION

Over 80 per cent of schools claim they would be able to provide a better quality of education if they were given greater freedom over managing their budgets, new research has found. A study by HCSS Education, a leading education finance specialist, ...