Secondary schools

Popular national food, farming and environment competition announced in new and exciting format

LEAF Education, in partnership with Coleg Cambria Llysfasi, has re-launched its annual national competition in Food, Farming and Environment to offer even more schools the chance to win on-farm experiences. For the first time, the competition will see up to ten schools being chosen as semi-finalists, who will each receive …

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Pearson reinvigorates English Language GCSE through contemporary, skills-based learning

Pearson has announced the launch of a new Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) English Language specification, which has been designed to engage and motivate students through contemporary texts and writing tasks, providing a new qualification choice to reflect the diversity of learners. The newly accredited Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) English Language …

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Work to commence on new Discovery Academy in Sheffield

Work is set to begin on the new Discovery Academy in Sheffield, designed by HLM Architects working with construction specialists Tilbury Douglas Construction. The free special academy will cater for 80 special education needs (SEN) pupils and is being delivered via the Department for Education Framework on behalf of Sheffield …

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Plymouth College of Art launches dynamic Creative Education Short Course for teachers

Plymouth College of Art are already renowned for their highly sought-after creative evening classes and Short Courses, covering a wide range of subjects from calligraphy to ceramics. Now, the college has launched a new Short Course aimed at teachers, designed to give them the skills to tackle the challenges of …

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Next generation of young dancers supported through iPad roll-out

Glasgow secondary school Rosshall Academy is using iPad across a range of subjects including Dance and Drama to enhance pupils learning experience during the pandemic. The school received their iPad deployment as part of Glasgow City Council’s digital learning strategy, in conjunction with CGI, and been using the devices as …

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Witchford Village College unveils revamped science labs

Witchford Village College, a secondary school on the outskirts of Ely, has unveiled its three recently renovated on-site science labs, significantly improving science facilities at the school and creating a vibrant and dynamic learning space for everyone to use. Following a successful bid for funding of over £200,000, the work …

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Arkwright Engineering Scholarship Programme launches 2021 applications

Children’s education charity, The Smallpeice Trust, is calling for students and schools to sign up to its highly respected engineering scholarship programme, The Arkwright Engineering Scholarship. The programme, for which applications are now open, is designed to inspire and equip the country’s brightest young people to pursue their dreams of …

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Orchestras for All announces free access to group music-making programme for state secondary schools

National music education charity Orchestras for All (OFA) has announced that for one year only, access to their transformative Modulo Programme for state secondary schools will be free of charge to all participants, offering vital support to music teachers and young musicians throughout the UK. According to Nick Thorne, OFA …

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BBC Children in Need: Joe Wicks and Laura Whitmore launch 2020 schools fundraising appeal

BBC Children in Need has announced Joe Wicks will be returning for the charity’s 2020 Appeal as the Schools Ambassador. Joe is leading this year’s primary schools campaign, ‘Five to Thrive’, which aims to unite children in schools across the UK in a week of activities to enhance their own …

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