Jonathan Swift

LGA responds to Education for All bill

Responding to the Government statement that the Education for All Bill, announced in the Queen’s Speech, will not be introduced in Parliament, Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, said: “We are pleased that the Secretary of State is acting on the strong …

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Toshiba helps UK’s top air conditioning students

Toshiba has organised a programme of training courses around the country to help students prepare for their participation in the national SkillFRIDGE finals, which take place at the NEC in November. The programme covers technical knowledge and practical skills in relation to residential and light commercial air conditioning, including installation, …

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Second National Schools Snowsport Week dates announced as four Winter Olympians back the initiative

The second ever National Schools Snowsport Week (www.nssw.co.uk) will take place from 24-30 April 2017 and is backed by Winter Olympians Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards, Dave Ryding, Aimee Fuller and Graham Bell. Aimed at encouraging more schools to introduce their pupils to snowsports, the Snowsport England initiative will work with …

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The Marketors throws down the gauntlet to Westminster Kingsway Apprentices

The Worshipful Company of Marketors, “The Marketors”, has announced the launch of its Enterprise Challenge in which the apprentices at Westminster Kingsway College are tasked with demonstrating that “Marketing for Good is Good Marketing”. Apprentices from companies such as Nielsen’s, Westminster Wealth Management, Urban Planters, Rain Cloud Victoria, Axiom TDM …

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Parents call for teachers to rethink the traditional primary school report

Research from Capita SIMS has revealed that over half of parents (57%) feel primary school reports are either too generic or do not contain enough information about how their child is doing. More than a third of primary school teachers (35%) agree. This is despite the fact that schools are …

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The Junior Memory Championship is now open for entries

Now in its ninth year, The Junior Memory Championship™, a hugely popular nationwide memory championship for primary school children, is officially open for entries for 2017. Following on from the success of last year’s championship, which saw over 300 schools take part, the competition aims to find Britain’s rising memory …

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Oxford University Press to grow its teacher education range

Leading schools publisher Oxford University Press (OUP) is to grow its teaching list with new titles from prominent thinkers in education, including assessment expert Daisy Christodoulou, Mathematics Mastery founder Helen Drury, and teaching method guru Geoff Petty. Responding to the call for more evidence-informed approaches to teaching, the titles will …

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