There is a conundrum that I am sure all design and technology (D&T) teachers throughout the UK cannot understand– why is technology being allowed to perish in schools by the education system, when in the wider world it has never been more prevalent? As a subject, it remains in danger of being marginalised in schools [...]
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The Government’s expert advisor on behaviour, Charlie Taylor, recently released a checklist, which if followed correctly, claims to improve pupil behaviour in schools. While we have not implemented his specific checklist per se at All Saints, we do employ very similar strategies to those outlined in it. I would encourage any school to use a [...]
Michael Gove, in a speech at BETT 2012 to the UK education community, ICT industry partners and to education ministers from around the world, announced a proposal for substantial changes to ICT in maintained schools in England from September 2012. http://www.education.gov.uk/inthenews/speeches/a00201868/michael-gove-speech-at-the-bett-show-2012
At the heart of his announcement is the proposal that the ICT National Curriculum programmes [...]
Hi readers and a happy new year,
I just wanted to introduce myself as the marketer on the Education Show. It’s just over 10 weeks now until the doors open and things here at HQ are certainly hotting up!
Trying to keep on top of everything that’s going on in the world of education, alongside working towards [...]
An estimated £625 million of government funding will be pumped into schools in 2011-12, and is set to rise significantly for 2014-15. The coalition’s flagship Pupil Premium will see schools get an extra £430 for every poorer child on their books next year. The seemingly positive step taken by the coalition has, however, sparked outrage [...]
In the most recent international league table, the UK is ranked 14th in science (our previous ranking was 4), a fact which worries the coalition Government just as it worried the previous one. Experts believe that a workforce skilled in the STEM subjects is the key to economic stability and Gove is one of a [...]
Music is one of my great loves. From the Beatles to Bach, Sinatra to the Stones, my record – sorry - itunes playlist is a source of great pride to me. So it was with a large amount of interest that I viewed reports on the BBC about a Derby school that has used classical [...]
My brief sojourn to the South of France earlier this year brought home the importance of learning a foreign language. Admittedly, that was because I accidentally asked for a shuttle turnip to my destination, rather than a shuttle bus (navet versus navette). Nonetheless, faux-pas aside, foreign languages are very important and it was with disappointment [...]
Bonjour, I’m currently topping the tan up in the south of France and I’m having a lovely time. I would have sent you all a postcard but I ran out of stamps, so I hope this will do.
While I have been relaxing just before the start of the new academic year, as I hope you [...]
WWF has organised a great new campaign - Earth Hour - which will mean that people, businesses and iconic buildings around the world will switch off their lights for an hour on Sat 28 Mar at 8.30pm.
Ok, so that’s a Saturday you’re not at school but WWF have bought out a brilliant new pack of resources [...]