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Whizz Education’s competitive insight to help schools excel at maths

Whizz Education, the leader in adaptive learning technology and maths educational programs, has strengthened its senior team. Drawing on their competitive sporting backgrounds and educational expertise, the new appointments will now help schools in the UK and around the world improve provision and deliver learning experiences that cater for individual …

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New gymnastics programme available to UK schools will make gymnastics more accessible to young children

A new programme has been launched by British Gymnastics to modernise delivery of gymnastics across the UK and improve children’s access to the sport. Rise Gymnastics is a fun and engaging programme that provides children with a progressive journey through recreational gymnastics, whilst encouraging them to develop physically, socially and …

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Reforms to encourage more students to take up language GCSEs

Students will study reformed language GCSEs from 2024, following government changes to make the subjects more accessible and attractive for students, and boost take up by making it clearer what they need to know. Following a public consultation, the Department for Education has confirmed changes to French, German and Spanish …

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The country’s fastest growing teacher training provider becomes the National Institute of Teaching and Education

The UK’s fastest growing teacher training provider, the National Institute of Teaching and Education (the National Institute), which launches this month (January 2022), is bucking a downward trend in teacher recruitment seen over recent months. With recent data from NFER showing a decline in applications to initial teacher training to …

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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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Disadvantaged children to benefit from an additional £100m Pupil Premium Funding thanks to Free School Meal Eligibility Checker

A £100 million Pupil Premium Funding (PPF) milestone has been met – just 11 months after the #EndChildfoodpoverty campaign supported by footballer Marcus Rashford, MBE, joined forces with edtech charity LGfL to drive up applications for Free School Meals and help liberate PPF to improve education outcomes for England’s 27% …

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