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Irlen syndrome – Wear your rose-coloured (or blue or green) glasses…and read on!

Most folks have never heard of Irlen syndrome. When people ask why my daughter wears tinted spectacles, I tell them it’s because she has Irlen; the usual response is ‘what’s that?’ or ‘isn’t…

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Nottingham Trent student develops virtual reality technology to help people, like him, who stutter

An MSc student who has stuttered since the age of six is using virtual reality technology to help rehabilitate people with speech impediments. Gareth Walkom, 24, an MSc Medical Product Design student at Nottingham…

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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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How to empower students with SEN through drama

Last week, Labour started an investigation into access to the arts to look into what prevents working class people from entering the world of drama. Not only are actors from less privileged backgrounds…

This Morning's Be Kind Campaign

What is This Morning’s Be Kind Campaign and should all schools be a part of it?

Whether you’re a fan of This Morning or not, you may have heard about their Be Kind Campaign. I’ll explain what it is and whether your school should be a party of it….

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Kids to go bananas over their lunchbox with Seafarers Awareness Week

  24,000 primary schools across the UK are being invited to ask their pupils: ‘How does a banana get to your lunchbox?’ The question forms part of an educational campaign run by the…

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A Murmuration of Starlings – working together to drive improvement

By Gary Handforth, Director of Primary Education at Bright Futures Educational Trust A murmuration of starlings is a breath-taking sight – a swooping mass of thousands of birds whirling in the sky above…

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School managers are struggling to recruit teachers because the process is too long and complex

90% of teachers want a standardised application form introduced Two thirds have given up on an application because of the complicated process Just 10% of teachers would apply for two jobs 84% schools…

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Scrapping practical science: damaging and counterproductive

Ofqual’s decision to remove practical science experiments from GCSE assessment is causing a lot of concern among the scientific community, and education minister, Nicky Morgan is deeply frustrated with the outcome. Ofqual has…

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Official figures may underestimate number of asbestos-containing schools

                  Is there more Asbestos in our schools then official figures show? A series of Freedom of Information (FoI) requests have shown that the amount…

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