Laptops offered to school pupils to assist with virtual lockdown learning

Disadvantaged teenagers preparing for their GCSEs will be able to borrow laptops to enable them to study from home during the coronavirus pandemic. Laptops or tablets will be provided to those 15 year-olds who do not have access to a computer in England. The number of devices available or set budget to procure them has […]

Education Never Stops – UNESCO’s Global Education Coalition

A global crisis requires global solutions. With this intent UNESCO has created the Global Education Coalition, to rally the efforts of global intergovernmental organisations, companies and charities and tackle the main issues that this pandemic has generated. With 188 countries affected by school closures as of the end of March 2020, 89.5% of the world’s […]

Schools & Academies Show 2019 Highlights

The Schools & Academies Show 2019 brings together over 4,000 senior education leaders to tackle the biggest educational challenges effecting the sector.
The Schools & Academies Show event returned to the NEC in Birmingham for its 8th year on 13th & 14th November. After seven years as a one day show, the event returned this year offering a two-day …

The Importance of Downtime in Employee Performance and Mental Health.

“People who cannot find time for recreation are obliged sooner or later to find time for illness” – John Wanamaker. In the words of the great BA Baracus, from the A-Team: “I pity the fool!” I personally pity the fool that sees working long hours, checking and responding to emails at all hours of the […]

The Mentally Healthy Schools Workbook – transform the wellbeing of your school

We’re delighted to have partnered up with our friends at Jessica Kingsley Publishers to run a fantastic competition for our upcoming Schools & Academies Show Birmingham. Each week, we’ll feature a blog on a topical education book on our website (provided by Jessica Kingsley Publishers) After the our show we’ll be entering one lucky person […]

Deliver better student outcomes with Turnitin Feedback Studio

Feedback Studio is designed to save teachers hours of work by making the feedback process faster, easier, and more consistent. With tools that support timely feedback and prevent plagiarism, Feedback Studio’s interactive platform delivers provable educational outcomes. It is the only comprehensive solution that simultaneously provides effective feedback, streamlined grading, and promotes academic integrity. 1. […]

How school financial software can save you time and reduce human error

With the education purse strings showing no signs of loosening, budgeting and financial forecasting for schools, academies and multi-academy trusts (MATs) is becoming increasingly complex. Here, Jane Gibson explains how cloud-based school financial software can help simplify the process by eliminating a number of redundant or duplicated tasks which are draining staff resources and hindering productivity.

Why do people believe our school system is broken?

Since our launch in October 2018, the Confederation of School Trusts has been actively shaping the education policy agenda and speaking on behalf of Trusts.  Bringing together school trusts in England from every region and of every size, CST has a strong, strategic presence with access to government and policy makers to drive real change […]

The effects of Brexit on modern foreign languages

Back in June former Secretary of State Damian Hinds visited the Emirates Stadium with a group of pupils from Sheffield Park Academy, to witness how the Arsenal football team is helping pupils learn languages. The Double Club initiative harnesses the diversity and popularity of the sport and the team itself to illustrate what future opportunities […]

Why it’s high time we considered the impact of Brexit on schools

It is, without doubt, the most contentious and most talked-about political issue of our generation. Brexit: an issue that has divided the country (almost exactly) in half, which has dominated the political landscape for three solid years, and which continues to rumble on as prime ministers come and go. Amidst the thousands of column inches […]

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