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Nationwide training launched to close safeguarding loophole around UK’s most vulnerable children

For the first time ever, taxi drivers can access nationwide standardised training to improve pupil safeguarding for children with special educational needs. The fully accredited online programme by Spectrum Courses offers taxi drivers…


How schools can encourage pupils to cycle to school

Childhood obesity is on the rise in the UK with 70% of girls and 55% of boys predicted to be overweight or obese by 2050, according to the walk and cycle charity Sustrans….


Bottled Water: the High Price of Convenience

Bottled water is becoming more and more common in schools across the UK – but is the convenience really worth the price tag? In the following article, we’ll take a look behind the…

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The Bulwell Academy benefits from the rope access treatment

As any educational institution will know, keeping buildings and premises in good condition is important not just for health and safety, but also to provide a pleasant environment that encourages students and staff…


Outstanding Leaders Partnership to deliver new-look leadership qualifications from September

Outstanding Leaders Partnership (OLP) has been confirmed as a major provider of the new-look National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) by the Department for Education. OLP – a national partnership of schools, teaching school alliances…


Keeping Staff in Check – 100% Satisfaction with Quay HR Training

On 14th July 2017, Quay HR Solutions offered Dorset School and College leaders a free place at a Managing Employee Discipline training event, held at Rubicon Recruitment’s offices in Poole. ACAS state that…


The Classroom Essentials Every Primary NQT Needs

As the start of the school year approaches, the time has finally come for you to be in charge of your own class, and in your own classroom! The prospect of preparing for…


How effective UV protection can help children enjoy the sun safely

Schools have a responsibility to protect children from the sun when they are in their care. Paul Jakeway, Marketing Director at skin care expert Deb, assesses the risk that Ultraviolet (UV) rays can…


Have you heard of edQuote?

(Advertorial) edQuote – speed up your schools procurement it’s as easy as 1,2,3 Over many years edFirst has compiled a database of 1000′s of companies who are eager to work within the education…


Industry Immersion: teachers get hands-on experience at IBM Computing Summer School

This July, teachers will have the chance to step out of the classroom setting and into the technology industry with the IBM Computing Summer School, which will take place 3-5 July 2017, at…

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