Community engagement

North West and Yorkshire primary academies champion sustainability

North West primary academy trust Focus-Trust has reduced its overall energy costings by championing sustainability and joining schools across the UK in the Let’s Go Zero 2030 campaign. Let’s Go Zero is the national campaign uniting teachers, pupils, parents and their schools as they all work together to be zero …

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Head of Inclusion College aims to establish mental health support network for Hampshire schools and colleges

Head of Inclusion College Marie Greenhalgh (pictured left) is calling for Senior Mental Health Leads (SMHL) in Hampshire schools and colleges to join a local regional network. Marie, who has worked at Inclusion Hampshire for 13 years, is hoping to engage with other teachers and education professionals who have completed …

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Celebrate Pride Month 2022 with British Army LGBTQ+ student resources

The British Army is marking the start of Pride Month by urging secondary school teachers to download its free, award-winning resource, LGBTQ+ Voices. It helps students build upon their understanding of the LGBTQ+ community, including trans rights. The LGBTQ+ Voices aligns to the Gatsby Benchmarks for good careers education, creating …

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Ormiston Academies Trust empowers students to lead the way with nationwide elections

Ormiston Academies Trust’s (OAT) 33,000 students have been given the opportunity to have their voices heard and lead the way following nationwide student elections. The national student voice initiative was created to bring students from across the Trust’s 43 academies together to encourage them to use their voices to drive …

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Local MP visits Denton primary school to celebrate environmental improvements

Local MP and Shadow Health Secretary Andrew Gwynne recently visited Manor Green to discuss the context of the school and the local area and learn from children about the environmental improvements. Last year, Manor Green Primary Academy was successful in its bid for funding to convert a yellow school bus …

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National Literacy Trust and RSPB launch new poetry and nature resource for Earth Day 2022

To celebrate Earth Day (22nd April 2022), the National Literacy Trust and the RSPB have come together to create a free resource pack for school years 5 to 9 to inspire writing through nature. The unique poetry and nature resource pack is available nationally, yet also forms part of the …

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Supporting service students in secondary schools: new free resources from charity Little Troopers

Little Troopers, the military children’s charity, has expanded its range of free resources to help teachers support service pupils aged 11+. Any secondary school with one or more service students can access the materials online at www.littletroopers.net/little-troopers-at-school Released as part of the charity’s Little Troopers at School programme, the new resources …

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An actor, scientist and arctic explorer join St Margaret Clitherow Catholic Academy Trust as they ‘Invest in Our Planet’ on Earth Day 2022

St Margaret Clitherow Catholic Academy Trust, which covers 17 schools in Yorkshire – 2 secondary and 15 primary – were joined by a host of famous faces and remarkable individuals as they celebrated Earth Day 2022 early. Last year, the Trust was the only academy group in Yorkshire to feature …

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Primary Schools in Enfield become the latest to benefit from a Chase library transformation

Three flagship schools in Enfield, with a further 19 enhanced libraries, have become the latest to benefit from the Chase Rewarding Futures initiative. Underused areas in Hazelbury Primary School, Keys Meadow Primary School, and Churchfield Primary School have been transformed into a space that puts reading and access to books …

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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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