LearnEd SEND Edition free training event

Teacher with SEND student

Continuing its series of highly popular interactive LearnEd Roadshow training events for teachers, the Department for Education (DfE), Havering Education Services (HES), Corbets Tey school and BESA announce a national education technology conference focusing on SEND.

Designed to deliver free access to peer-to-peer guidance and first-hand insights, LearnED SEND edition provides teachers, leadership teams and SENCOs with a platform to share best practice and advice on the best use of technology in the classroom.

Success For Schools Collaborating On Trial Of New Assessment Solution

School classroom trialling new assessment service

New digital technology for formative assessment and moderation has proven its ability to improve the quality of writing and overall attainment of students, whilst aiding Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and helping to reduce teacher workload.

Fourteen schools in Oxfordshire took part in the research project using RM Compare, a new digital assessment solution from e-assessment technology experts, RM Results. 

Gratnells Maker family featured in UK’s first Mega Maker Lab London

School children using Gratnells Maker trolley

Gratnells, best known for Britain’s most widely used range of storage systems and iconic trays, has sponsored a major Maker event in London.

The Institute of Imagination, a charity that helps create spaces for children to re-imagine the world through the eyes of a Maker and STEM, opened its doors at the beginning of August to host a Mega Maker Lab.  Every day in August, children from all over London enjoyed exploring the five creative zones, with performances and mini-workshops in the Social Space.

Council for Disabled Children statement on the new Government review of SEND support

Disabled little girl

The Government has announced a major new review into support for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). Five years on from the launch of the Children and Families Act 2014, the review is designed to improve services for disabled children and young people and their families. 

The Children and Families Act, also referred to as the SEND reforms, drastically changed provision for disabled children and young people.

New Education Leadership Academy set to transform inclusive leadership in Schools

Staff from The Education leadership Academy

The Education leadership Academy (ELA) at the University of Birmingham was officially launched on Monday 9th September. 

The Academy will combine academic-led education and values-driven leadership and be the first of its kind to focus on social inclusion and developing the very best school leaders to help transform the lives of children from different backgrounds.  

Schools Pushing Too Much Sugar at Children According to Survey

Little girl eating lolly full of sugar

A new survey conducted by the charity, Rewards Project, has found that schools are offering too much sugar to children.

Four hundred and eighty-seven (487) schools and nurseries from across the UK participated in the survey which found that 66% of breakfast clubs drinks have added sugar, 94% of schools offer desserts with added sugar and 84% of schools with a tuck shop sold snacks with added sugar.

ClaroRead breaking down the barriers for dyslexic readers

ClaroRead Pro toolbar

When you talk to people with dyslexia, don’t you wish there was a way you could make reading easier and more enjoyable for them?

Most of us spend a considerable part of the day deciphering text, whether it is checking social media, glancing at magazine and newspaper headlines, using train timetables, looking out for road signs, following instructions on food packaging, reading our mail, emails and text messages. The list goes on.

So just imagine how hard it would be if you couldn’t process information as you were reading it, if the words got in the way of the message. That is exactly what it’s like for someone with dyslexia and they often find it very stressful.

Versatile 9 – 17 Seat School Minibuses Options

Redkite Minibuses

For almost forty years, Red Kite have designed, manufactured and serviced the UK’s education establishments nationwide. Today as a trusted supplier the company provides minibuses and support vehicles to many leading education establishments throughout Great Britain. 

With a rich British heritage and reputation for craftsmanship, design and innovation. The company continues to grow year on year and is ever mindful of changing regulations and trends to consider with every new model it produces. Building strong working relationships with the industries leading manufacturers and the Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) and providing customers with real choice with options including:

Jersey’s unique hotel for people with disabilities

Maison Des Landes - Jersey’s unique hotel for people with disabilities

“It’s the holiday we thought we could never have,” say John and Janet from Surrey.  John suffers from dementia and Janet, his wife, is his carer. Maison des Landes Hotel in Jersey provides a holiday where they can both truly relax – an enjoyable experience for John and a respite for Janet who can rely on a skilled and caring staff to give her the break she needs.