Community engagement

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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Citizens UK and L.E.A.D. Academy Trust announce strategic partnership

L.E.A.D. Academy Trust and Citizens UK have announced a pioneering two-year partnership to develop a strong civic curriculum across the Trust using the tried and tested methodology of Community Organising. This pilot, involving primary schools from the Nottingham hub, will strengthen the Trust’s existing relationship with its local broad-based alliance, …

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Forest Hill School becomes only school in London to win prestigious LGBTQ+ award

Forest Hill School has achieved the Stonewall School Champion Gold award. Currently the only school in London with Stonewall Gold status under the revised programme – and one of only two secondary schools in the country – the award gives recognition to schools tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying, and …

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RSC releases learning resources for young people

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) works with thousands of young people, teachers, and partner theatres each year to ensure everyone has access to an arts-rich education and the opportunity to unlock their potential. This autumn, RSC Learning is offering a wide range of resources and activities for teachers and learners, many free to use, including online performances …

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Brand new Natural History Museum schools programme to create thousands of young urban nature champions

The Natural History Museum is inviting schools across the UK to join its exciting new education programme, Explore: Urban Nature, part of the Museum’s Urban Nature Project, which will provide the next generation with the skills to engage with and protect urban nature. Leading a coalition of museums and wildlife …

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Free resources for Key Stage 2 teachers to contribute to landmark plastic pollution study

Plastic is quite literally choking our oceans and everything in them. But where does it all come from and how can we stop this from happening? The Rivers Trust and Preventing Plastic Pollution are calling on primary schools across the country to help leading scientists find out! Aimed at Key …

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Teaching resources for Airship Dreamers

Bedford Creative Arts (BCA) has developed a series of teaching resources to help schools in and around Bedfordshire explore the iconic airships of Bedford’s past. BCA’s Airship Dreams: Escaping Gravity project, delivered in partnership with The Higgins Bedford, provides a great way for schools to link local, social history to …

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Warwickshire CCC and Sandwell College form partnership to deliver BTEC studies at Edgbaston Stadium

Warwickshire CCC and Sandwell College have announced a new partnership that will see a new two-year further education course delivered in collaboration with the club’s official charity the Edgbaston Foundation. The programme is designed to support a career in professional sport, delivered from the iconic Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham. The …

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