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, ...

BESA calls on the government not to micromanage teachers’ use of classroom resources

Schools behaviour tsar wants to ‘tear up gold stars’   The British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA), the UK’s leading trade association for education suppliers, and three of the UK’s largest school sticker producers called on the ...

SCHOOLS GENERATE AVERAGE ANNUAL REVENUES OF £40,000 BY OPENING FACILITIES FOR COMMUNITY USE

Some schools generating as much as £350,000 annually by using BookingsPlus helping them to cope with ever tightening budgets   Even if only 10% of the UK’s 24,317 schools adopted such online booking and marketing systems it could virtually wipe out ...

DISCOVERY EDUCATION INVITES PARTNER SCHOOLS TO JOIN DIGITAL ‘DAY OF DISCOVERY’ IN BIRMINGHAM

Digital professional learning event will be held at Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum on 12th April Teachers from Discovery Education’s UK partner schools are invited to attend a unique ‘Day of Discovery’ next month, which will showcase the very ...

Half a Million Children a Step Closer to Rocket Science

Royal Horticultural Society and UK Space Agency rocket seeds returned to Earth from International Space Station this week Half a million children across the UK are a step closer to Rocket Science this week as rocket seeds that will be grown as part ...

UK National Apprenticeship Week: Alcoa Foundation and Discovery Education host live virtual field trip for pupils worldwide

UK National Apprenticeship Week: Alcoa Foundation and Discovery Education host live virtual field trip for pupils worldwide   Schools invited to take part in live broadcast from the Alcoa Kitts Green plant in Birmingham on 4th March for exclusive ...

Educater to become sole online provider of STAT Sheffield tracking and assessment

Sheffield schools, Sheffield Council and leading tracking and assessment provider, Educater, have partnered together to develop STATonline, a system which helps schools to adapt to life after levels. Educater will become the sole online provider to ...

HCSS EDUCATION TOP RANKING FIRM IN SUNDAY TIMES’ 100 BEST SMALL COMPANIES TO WORK FOR

One of the UK’s leading education finance specialists, HCSS Education, has had a strong start to 2016 after being ranked in 69th place in the Sunday Times ‘Best Small Companies to Work For’. The company increased its position in the ranking table by ...

Leading manufacturer launches a brand new scheme to bring Design and Technology to the forefront of the curriculum

Leading supplier and installer of Design and Technology equipment for schools, HME Technology Ltd, has launched an innovative scheme in a bid to put Design and Technology (D&T) at the forefront of the National Curriculum, addressing the issue of ...

ACCLAIMED AUTHOR TO VISIT NURSERY AS BUSY BEES TRAINING ANNOUNCES THE WINNER OF ITS NATIONAL STORYTELLING COMPETITION

Apprentices from Busy Bees nurseries across the country captured the imaginations of young book worms as they brought stories to life and created their own story sacks as part of a competition by Busy Bees Training. The competition was launched to ...

Whistle While We Work – UK Employees a Happy Bunch

Over half of those in the educational profession think feeling valued in a job is a top priority 56 per cent of workers are self-motivators, driving themselves to succeed. More than two-thirds of workers enjoy collaborative working to achieve ...

Vienna summer school puts happiness score on economic radar

Developing a balance between economic progress and wider satisfaction factors is a subject area put firmly under the radar in a summer study programme held in Vienna.   The Alternative Economic and Monetary Systems (AEMS) course, which is open ...