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Schools in Scotland encouraged to use free video content provided though the National e-Learning Partnership and ClickView

To help teachers engage students in remote learning the National e-Learning Partnership and leading video content provider, ClickView, are offering all schools across Scotland free access to their full range of dynamic, highly visual resources. Already trusted by many Scottish schools and local authorities including Edinburgh and Inverclyde, ClickView was …

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Growing ransomware threat to schools highlights data backup risks

Comment by Charlie Smith, Consulting Solution Engineer, Data Protection at Barracuda Networks As students and teachers are forced out of the classroom due to the COVID-19 crisis, cybercriminals are exploiting the security vulnerabilities in distance learning and virtual teaching setups to launch ransomware attacks against education institutions. This increase is …

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NASA & Discovery Education to stream Mars Rover landing live for schools

On February 18, 2021, NASA’s Perseverance Rover is set to touch down on Mars and begin exploration of the Red Planet. To commemorate this historic occasion, Discovery Education—the global leader in curriculum-aligned digital resources, engaging content, and professional learning for primary and secondary classrooms—is partnering with NASA to bring students worldwide a special no-cost livestream …

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Archery targets primary schools as ideal socially distanced sport for all ages and abilities

As families struggle through lockdown, with many juggling home-schooling alongside their own commitments often working from home, it’s clear that physical activity for children unable to access regular PE lessons has become restricted by limited time and opportunity. In response to this potential crisis, Archery GB is approaching primary schools …

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Thrybergh Academy and Foljambe Primary School officially join Wickersley Partnership Trust (WPT)

On 1st February 2021, Thrybergh Academy (pictured) and Foljambe Primary School officially became academies under Rotherham-based multi-academy trust, Wickersley Partnership Trust (WPT). Thrybergh Academy and Foljambe Primary School have joined 11 other schools – 7 primaries and 4 secondaries – under WPT’s umbrella. The vision for both of the schools …

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World’s first IB special autism school appoints Deputy Headteacher

The Cavendish School, the world’s first International Baccalaureate (IB) special autism school, opening on the outskirts of Cambridge in Autumn 2021, has appointed Stephanie Smith as its Deputy Headteacher. The Cavendish School will also be Cambridgeshire’s first state maintained special free school for young people with autism, and Stephanie joins having previously worked at Medeshamstede Academy in …

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NFER and EEF publish interim findings on impact of Covid-19 on school closures

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published the interim findings from a study assessing the extent to which Key Stage 1 pupils’ attainment in reading and maths were impacted by partial school closures during the first national Covid-19 lockdown, and particularly the effect on disadvantaged pupils. This paper focuses on …

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