Secondary schools

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 schools video platform launched as latest initiative in Sport England’s ‘This Girl Can’ campaign

With 57% of girls aged 13-16 not achieving the Chief Medical Officer’s recommended 60 minutes of physical activity a day[i] and 64% of girls quitting sports altogether by the age of 16-17[ii], Sport England has developed Studio You – a new video-on-demand platform to inspire teenage girls to get active through …

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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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New class resources will help empower young people to take control of their online privacy

The UK’s data protection regulator is helping children and young people understand the power of their personal data as they learn, play and socialise online. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched a suite of lesson plans and worksheets aimed at teaching primary and secondary school pupils how to protect …

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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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