Ways to make sure infant free school meals serves up value for money. Part 4 of 4 – Words by Paul Aagaard.

Readiness for learning will improve if behaviour polices are consistently applied at lunchtime. My final blog in this four part series on how to make UIFSM value for money, is about how Midday Supervisors engage with the children and how they manage ...

Ways to make sure infant free school meals serves up value for money. Part 3 of 4. Words by Paul Aagaard.

Good caterers help create lunchtime systems designed for children, not adults. I have talked in my first two blogs about getting the dining room right and engaging with parents. This blog is all about working with caterers. The vast majority do an ...

Ways to make sure infant free school meals serves up value for money. Part 2 of 4. Words by Paul Aagaard.

A recent survey suggests that 95% of parents of the children taking up infant free school meals are recognising the benefits. In the first blog in this series, I talked about getting the dining room right. But lots of schools have already adopted ...

Ways to make sure infant free school meals serves up value for money. Part 1 of 4. Words by Paul Aagaard.

Restaurant style lunchtimes help improve readiness to learn. It’s just over one year since Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM) was first introduced and there have already been reports that the policy could be scrapped. David Cameron has said ...

Award Winning School announces exciting new Parent & Child initiative.

Canterbury Steiner School has today announced that it will be expanding its outdoor group “Brambles” for parents and children across Kent. Brambles brings together the unique Waldorf kindergarten experience with the chance to explore the natural ...

Hour of Code™: UK Schools take part with Discovery Education

Discovery Education is encouraging schools across the UK to take part in Hour of Code – a global computer science initiative which takes place between 7th and 13th December. Now in its third year, Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of ...

Goffs School’s partnership with PET-Xi Training boosts the attainment of disadvantaged pupils

Goffs School in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire has won national recognition for demonstrating and sharing best practice in spending its Pupil Premium Grant. Here Tom Sparks, assistant principal and the lead for pupil premium, outlines the most effective ...

DISCOVERY EDUCATION AND VULCAN PRODUCTIONS SUPPORT SCIENCE TEACHING WITH NEW DIGITAL RESOURCES AND IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES LINKED TO DISCOVERY CHANNEL’S ‘RACING EXTINCTION’ DOCUMENTARY

A critically acclaimed new film by Academy Award winning director Louis Psiyohos (The Cove) will be used in science and geography lessons in classrooms across the UK from this month. Racing Extinction – which receives its global TV premiere on The ...

LEADING CHILDCARE SOCIAL ENTERPRISE RECEIVES EXTRA £1.5 MILLION INVESTMENT IN ORDER TO ACCELERATE IMPACT

The London Early Years Foundation has received a second stage of acquisition financing worth £1.5 million from leading social impact investors Big Issue Invest (BII) and Bridges Ventures (BV)’ Social Entrepreneurs Fund. This latest instalment forms ...

UK’s top teenage code breakers battle it out in Cyber City games

UK’s top seven school code breaking teams fight to become UK cyber champions Futuristic ‘Cyber City’ themed competitions will challenge contestants to infiltrate networks, stop criminals from causing damage to infrastructure, learn how to gather ...

SCHOOLS FEEL PRESSURISED TO CONVERT TO ACADEMY STATUS DESPITE OVER HALF NOT WANTING TO

Over 80% of schools in England feel pressurised to convert to academy status, new research has found. A study of over 100 schools in England by HCSS Education, a leading education finance specialist, found that a staggering 82% of schools feel that ...

Holroyd Howe named Contract Caterer of the Year at the FSM Awards 2015

Holroyd Howe named Contract Caterer of the Year at the FSM Awards 2015 Managing Director Ronan Howe receiving the FSM award for Contract Caterer of the Year from Adrian O’Hare Sales Director, Peros. Holroyd Howe, one of the UK’s leading independent ...