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Fulham School Welcomes Sixth Form & New Facilities

Fulham School Sixth Form rendering

Fulham School is to offer sixth form education for the first time, as part of a multi-million pound transformation of the leading academic institution.

Under plans outlined by new headmaster Will le Fleming, Fulham School will open a new senior school campus in Chesilton Road, Fulham, intended to provide education to 220 students. Among the students will be a new sixth form intake as Fulham School seeks to widen its educational remit. 

Will le Fleming, Fulham School Headmaster, said: “This is a powerful next step for Fulham School. We launched with just 12 students around 20 years ago. We now cater to 700 on two sites and will soon be welcoming even more as we open our third campus.

Outdoor education charity welcomes proposals for overnight school trips

Little boy playing in a tree on one of his overnight school trips

Proposals to connect every school in England with nature have been welcomed by one of the UK's leading outdoor education charities.

The Field Studies Council, which operates a network of field study centres across the country, was one of a number of key organisations asked to respond to a review of England's national parks and areas of outstanding beauty.

Among the proposals published in the final review by Julian Glover is a suggestion that all children should be given the opportunity to spend a night under the stars in a national landscape. 

It also suggests that a stronger mission to connect all people with national landscapes is needed and landscapes to improve the nation's health and wellbeing should be created.

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:

How to tell if your child has eyesight problems

Little boy with eyesight problems

National Child Measurement Programme and beyond - How to tell if your child has eyesight problems

By Ashish Mathur, eye care expert, Feel Good Contacts

Strong, healthy vision is an important part of a child’s learning and development. Reading, writing, copying work from the board, using computers and participating in sports are all vital tasks requiring stable vision. Children will have to often perform these tasks on a daily basis in the classroom and during play therefore demands on their visual ability increase as they grow.

Using digital to help young people's mental health

Little girl with poor mental health
By Eleanor Bradley, Chief Operating Office at Nominet

The NHS has labelled the issue of addressing mental health among young people as ‘in crisis’, as the support available fails to keep pace with the alarming increase in demand for it. According to the Nuffield Trust, the number of 4-24 year olds reporting a longstanding mental health issue has increased six fold in the last 20 years.

What else has changed in the last 20 years? In less than a lifetime, digital devices and the internet have infiltrated every corner of our lives. Young people today are growing up in a digital world; their lives have been changed by it, for better or worse.

Revealed: the local authorities best at tackling bullying in England

Bullying at school

England’s best local authorities for tackling school bullying have been revealed in new research that has explored the number of exclusions across the country.

Using the latest Department for Education data[1], released at the end of July, Oxford Home Schooling identified the regions which have experienced the biggest increases and decreases in bullying exclusions between 2016/17 and 2017/18.

The East of England is the best region for reducing bullying, with the area seeing a 29% decrease in the number of fixed-term and permanent exclusions for this reason over the time period. This is a significantly better rate than any other English region, with the East Midlands and the South East of England coming equal second with decreases of 20%.

Professor Brian Cox inspires the next generation at the Science Summer School 2019

Students at Science Summer School 2019

Over 400 young people from over 50 schools across the UK have attended the Science Summer School 2019 in London, an innovative event aimed at inspiring the next generation of Britain’s scientists and encouraging them to think about a career in the UK’s Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM) industries.

The Science Summer School 2019 was designed to excite and invigorate the younger generation, giving them the opportunity to hear inspirational speakers and engage in seminars and workshops aimed at promoting the fantastic and innovative careers available in STEAM businesses.

Discovery Education Announces The Acquisition Of Inspyro

Little Girl In VR Headset - Discovery Education Announces The Acquisition Of Inspyro

Purchase of Leading Virtual and Augmented Reality Provider Highlights Discovery Education’s Commitment to Immersive Learning Experiences 

Discovery Education, one of the UK’s leading providers of digital curriculum content and professional learning for primary and secondary schools, today announced the acquisition of the award-winning virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) provider Inspyro. Terms were not disclosed. 

Discovery Education’s purchase of Inspyro is a critical component of the company’s global content and product strategy. The acquisition will deliver augmented and virtual reality to thousands of UK schools, harnessing the latest technology to transform lessons and inspire pupils.

Course helps teachers understand the impact of social media

Children on social media course at school

An online course designed to help teachers better understand young people's uses of social media and how it influences their health and wellbeing is being launched at the University of Birmingham.

Starting in September 2019, the free online course is sponsored by Google and delivered by lecturers in the University’s School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences. It is designed particularly for primary and secondary teachers, and those currently undergoing teacher training.