Events

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.

Autism and Wellbeing – Expert Speakers Scheduled for Bradford Conference

Little girl with autism - Autism and Wellbeing – Expert Speakers Scheduled for Bradford Conference

2019 marks the 20 year anniversary of Bradford based charity Sacar, and the 10 year anniversary of the CIC they developed, Specialist Autism Services. From Sacar’s humble beginnings supporting just 6 people with an autism spectrum condition from a church hall in Bradford, Specialist Autism Services have developed their provision to engage with approximately 350 members across Bradford, Shipley, Leeds, Calderdale, Kirklees and York. Through delivering member led and autism specific tailored learning programmes, outreach support, employment support, and counselling, Specialist Autism Services contribute to building the confidence, independence, and overall wellbeing of the people they support. 

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Celebrating our schools with #ilovemyschool campaign

School students celebrating #ilovemyschool campaign

Hands up who knows an inspirational teacher? We’re finding that the answer is almost always ‘yes’ and we’re determined to remind teachers and prospective new hopefuls, as well as the wider public across Aberdeeenshire just how much of an important job they do. 

Aberdeenshire Council is inviting people across the area to recognise some of the good work going on in our schools by sharing their positive experiences (and photos if everyone pictured has given consent!) using the #ilovemyschool hashtag throughout the last week of term. Tag us @Aberdeenshire on Twitter or @AberdeenshireCouncil on Facebook and some of the best examples will be shared. 

Little Sutton Primary School Celebrates Cross Country Success

Students from Little Sutton Primary School Celebrates Cross Country Success

Children from Little Sutton C of E Primary School are celebrating their success at the recent 2019 Ellesmere Port and Neston Cross Country Finals. The Cheshire school, located on Berwick Road in Little Sutton, picked up three awards with year 3/4 boys taking the trophy for first place, year 5/6 boys receiving a runners up certificate and the girls team narrowly missing out on the placings. Little Sutton C of E Primary School also took the trophy for best overall performing school, based on the accumulated points from each individual child.

Summing it up: Maths Week London celebrates official launch!

Maths Week London celebrates official launch!

Yesterday, teachers, schools, educationalists and The Mayor’s Fund for London joined together at City Hall to celebrate the launch event of Maths Week London.

Maths Week London, which will take place from 10-14 June 2019, is set to become an annual event dedicated to improving children’s attitudes towards maths and inspiring more pupils, teachers and parents to improve their confidence in the teaching and learning of the subject. The event will also promote maths as an essential skill in paving the way for every career path.

Due to the huge success of ‘Maths Week Ireland’ and ‘Maths Week Scotland’, organisers, Sumdog, are now replicating this event throughout London and are calling for as many schools and teachers as possible to get involved. 

Empowering Pupils through Participatory Budgeting in Schools

Empowering Pupils through Participatory Budgeting in Schools

Schools play a central role in developing the life-skills and confidence of young people.

Participatory budgeting (PB) is a proven deliberative process that can inspire, empower and engage young people in a cooperative, democratic and purposeful way.

Bringing the two together has many positive benefits for schools, for society and for young people.

School based PB, through promoting social action, develops student leadership, supports student and school success, promotes student and parent voice, and involves the entire school in meaningful civic experiences.

International STEM Youth Innovation Competition now open

STEM Competition Drone

Born Free and BIEA have announced details of this year’s exciting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) youth competition to design a drone to help protect wild and endangered species.

Created by BIEA, the STEM Youth Innovation Competition is open to students under the age of 18. Due to the tremendous response of entries received from across the UK in 2018, this year the competition is inviting submissions from across the world.  

In the first instance school teams must research, design and write a report about a drone that could be used to help conserve vulnerable animals. Entries must be submitted by 31st March. Entrants will also be working towards a silver CREST award with their submission.