England

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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UNBOXED puts creativity at the heart of UK-wide learning programme designed to inspire millions of young people

Millions of young people across the UK are set to benefit from a unique schools’ programme that puts creativity and collaboration at the heart of learning based on real-world examples. UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK is launching the programme designed to inspire young people, aged 4 to 19, with its …

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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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Research finds 97% of teachers stress the importance of financial education

In line with the recent Talk Money Week (8-12 Nov), a teacher-driven research study from EVERFI, a leading education company committed to closing the education gaps that lead to long-term inequality, in partnership with popular app Teacher Tapp, has discovered that a resounding 97% of teachers feel that it’s important …

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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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New loan scheme gives more children access to computer programming kits

Children in primary and secondary schools across England can access the latest technology to learn how to control objects by computers, thanks to a new initiative from the National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) and its supporters. Teachers can now borrow classroom technology kits which enable them to teach innovative …

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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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Parents say college for children with complex mental health needs has ‘changed their lives for the better’

The behaviour and attitudes of staff teaching young people at the on-site college of a psychiatric hospital has been praised for being ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. The Government watchdog recently took part in an unannounced inspection of St Andrew’s College which provides education in a secure setting and is located on …

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