Skills

New report finds social background has a negative impact on educational choices made by children at the age of 16

Bright children from poorer backgrounds are far less likely to go to university or study A-levels that could get them into top universities than their wealthier counterparts – even if they live in the same neighbourhood and achieve similar results at GCSE. New research by the Social Mobility Commission has …

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A hidden industry

It is no exaggeration to say that modern life would not be possible without air conditioning and refrigeration. The technology is often hidden, tucked away behind the scenes or on roof-tops. In fact, it is often at its best when it is invisible, just getting on with the job. But …

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Second National Schools Snowsport Week dates announced as four Winter Olympians back the initiative

The second ever National Schools Snowsport Week (www.nssw.co.uk) will take place from 24-30 April 2017 and is backed by Winter Olympians Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards, Dave Ryding, Aimee Fuller and Graham Bell. Aimed at encouraging more schools to introduce their pupils to snowsports, the Snowsport England initiative will work with …

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The Junior Memory Championship is now open for entries

Now in its ninth year, The Junior Memory Championship™, a hugely popular nationwide memory championship for primary school children, is officially open for entries for 2017. Following on from the success of last year’s championship, which saw over 300 schools take part, the competition aims to find Britain’s rising memory …

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New schools careers initiative to plug digital skills gap

A new school careers scheme is addressing teachers’ lack of understanding about the digital industries and the shortage of up-to-date information on how school leavers can get digital jobs. Digital Advantage was set up in response to feedback from creative and digital employers who think the national curriculum and classroom …

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