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Swotting Up on Payroll

Running payroll in the education sector can be a real challenge. Every month is different and every once in a while, something turns up that casts everything in a new light. Teachers’ salaries…

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North West entrepreneurs back life-saving anti-bullying app

North West based tootoot, creators of the award-winning anti-bullying app for schools, colleges and universities, has successfully raised over three quarters of a million pounds in Series A investment. The app, which has…

GDPR for Schools – a Primer

The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) is the hot topic of 2018. Never before have we witnessed a piece of legislation having such an impact on a wide range of sectors. What does…

Hacked HVAC: The BMS that could close your school 

Cyber attacks. They’re highly disruptive, can result in a loss of data and severely hamper the functioning of a school or university. Small wonder then that educational establishments go to significant lengths to…

Blue Planet II Creates A New Wave Of Interest In The Undersea World

Much-loved broadcaster Sir David Attenborough’s latest dive into the Blue Planet has created a big wave of interest in the undersea world, with a sharp increase in school group bookings at SEA LIFE…

Online Educational Game Portal Emile Helps Children Learn As They Play

Children will be able to learn as they play with a new online games portal developed by university education specialists and a company supplying web-based resources to primary schools. The platform, Emile, provides…

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…

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…

UK Air Pollution and its Impact on Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) in Schools

The UK – alongside Germany, France, Italy and Spain – have been issued a final warning by the European Commission for failing to address breaches of air pollution limits for nitrogen oxide. EU…

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