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Hampshire primary school taps into NSPCC’s Speak Out Stay Safe programme to support PHSE curriculum

A recent independent evaluation by the NSPCC confirmed an ongoing need for Speak out Stay safe (SOSS). Whilst most primary children have a good understanding of what abusive behaviour looks like and which trusted adults they can speak to, the children’s charity safeguarding programme is designed to boost schools’ relationships …

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Q&A: Avaya

Continuing our occasional series of Q&A sessions with leading suppliers to the education market, we recently sat down with NEAL McMAHON, Regional Sales Leader UK&I at Avaya, to hear about new trends in education technology and how Avaya can help the education sector address emerging technology challenges. What’s changing when …

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The importance of collaboration and a whole curriculum approach to STEM

Ahead of last week’s launch in Paisley of UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK ( the free learning programme designed to inspire young people, aged 4 to 19, with its creative projects showcasing collaborations across science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM)), we were delighted to sit down with Dr Anne-Marie …

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Charity launches national spoken word project to support schools

Eastside Educational Trust has launched a new national funded creative project designed to enhance the creative writing and oracy skills of young people. SPOKEN WORD POWER is a 3 year national spoken word poetry programme for school age young people. SPOKEN WORD POWER embeds spoken word poetry teaching, practice, writing …

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Growing ransomware threat to schools highlights data backup risks

Comment by Charlie Smith, Consulting Solution Engineer, Data Protection at Barracuda Networks As students and teachers are forced out of the classroom due to the COVID-19 crisis, cybercriminals are exploiting the security vulnerabilities in distance learning and virtual teaching setups to launch ransomware attacks against education institutions. This increase is …

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Can education change the world?

The educationalist Sarwar Khawaja (left) once remarked that education “is like the master key, it unlocks almost every door around the world”. Some of the biggest issues facing the globe have been helped through the power of education. Here are just some of the ways in which education has played …

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