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Managing People in an Academy – Strategies for Success

With increasing pressure from the government, it looks like every Local Authority maintained school will eventually become an Academy. One of the barriers that discourage many schools is the complex conversion process and…

The Week Junior’s New Partnership Aims to Unlock the Power of Children’s Curiosity

National scheme launches between The Week Junior Magazine and Ormiston Academies Trust Pupils from four Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT) academies are participating in a new enrichment programme pilot which will see award winning…

Changing lives with Special iApps

Tablets and smartphones are a way of life for children in the second decade of the 21st Century – but how much screen time is healthy? As the debate continues about giving young…

To Risk or Not To Risk?

It is widely known that nowadays most children are given less freedom than the children of previous generations. My own parents told me stories of how my grandparents allowed them to spend their…

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…

HCL wins award for school meal excellence

HCL (Hertfordshire Catering Ltd), which provides catering in most of Hertfordshire’s schools, has won a national award for excellence. HCL won the Local Authority Caterer of the Year award at the EDU Catering…

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…

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…

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 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…

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