White Rose Academies Trust launch their first primary academy – Alder Tree Primary

On Wednesday 8th August 2021, a huge celebration was held in Leeds to officially launch Alder Tree Primary, the first primary academy to be a part of the White Rose Academies Trust (WRAT) – a group of schools who are all invested in the success of ...

New start, old problems: Two-fifths of British schools report above average NO2 levels in 2021. London ranks top for bad air, deprived areas suffer the most.

Schools: The air pollution levels around 41% of British schools have higher than average NO2 levels caused by car and factory pollutants Regional impact: Larger numbers British schools struggle to manage NO2 standards, London remains top ranked for ...

Enjoy the adventure with Biff & Chip on CBeebies this autumn

Join the famous siblings Biff, Chip and Kipper for joyful adventures and plenty of laughs in new family-friendly CBeebies show, Biff & Chip.   Building on the world and characters from the iconic Biff, Chip & Kipper books from the ...

How to look after children’s mental health as they go back to school

Following disruption caused by the pandemic, school children are more anxious than ever   Children returning to school after the summer holidays, or starting new schools, are likely to feel more anxious than ever following disruption caused by ...

The importance of digital inclusion for school children – Miriam Manderson, Headteacher, Rooks Heath School

I am no expert in all things digital. However what the past year and five months have shown me is how important and vividly clear the digital divide can become if we do not teach our children how to manage in a world where the understanding of this ...

Emergency evacuations – ensuring efficient and reliable roll calls

The fire drill has been a familiar event throughout the lives of most people. From termly practice runs at school through to the regular office drills, we’ve all experienced the scheduled interruption to the day to file out in an orderly fashion ...

COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in myopia (short-sightedness) in children[i] – yet one in four parents have never asked about their child’s vision[ii]

CooperVision® is calling on parents to get their children’s eyes checked during the school holidays and inform parents there are ways to help slow the progression of myopia to help protect their children’s future vision   New research among 1 ...

How to spend less time on admin and gain more time with pupils

Graham Cooper from Juniper Education advises that if your teachers are snowed under with admin, stretched to the limit with tasks or spending precious evenings and weekends on planning, then workload is a problem for your school.   Heavy ...

As top grades reach record highs, edtech tools in teacher-led assessment demonstrate a commitment to fairness, says Turnitin

WITH this week’s A-level results showing the proportion of pupils receiving A* or A grades has reached a record high of 44.8%, edtech provider Turnitin has emphasised the importance of fair and accurate assessment for all. This year’s teacher ...

Back to school edtech: myphizz boosts children’s physical and mental wellbeing

A brand-new app built by four former teachers and self-taught coders will launch in schools from September 2021, providing teachers with the tools they need to engage pupils in an active curriculum.    Following a decrease in activity ...

Poor digital access and lack of tech for UK teachers holding back remote learning, new survey shows

Survey of UK teachers suggests nearly half (47%) of teachers lack tech facilities at home harming their ability to teach remotely Digital Poverty Alliance says findings highlight the need for a national digital poverty and inclusion strategy   ...

NetSupport further enhances classroom.cloud’s online safety provision by including integration with Microsoft Teams

NetSupport today announced that its newest solution for classroom management and online safety, classroom.cloud, will now further enhance students’ online safety at all times – and, critically, in any location – by including integration with ...