High demand for people with science and technical skills has ensured an opening for schools and other educational establishments to take advantage of new Laboratory Technician Apprenticeships issued by innovative training provider CSR Group.
The Advanced Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship programme is a Government funded programme which is expected to fill skills gaps within the sector, particularly where budgets are tight.
Interactive 3D teaching software provider 3D-Hub is expanding its online library of 3D content after a number of world-leading distributors and producers agreed to make a selection of their titles available for download.
This expansion is good news for teachers looking for new and exciting 3D videos to use in the classroom with 3D-Hub’s media player.
3D Content Hub, National Geographic Entertainment and Principal Media have all agreed to provide 3D content, adding to the many titles already available on the 3D-Hub website.
Among the new factual clips will be the multi-award-winning film Cosmic Journey. This spectacular documentary takes the viewer on a trip to the edges of the universe using previously unseen NASA and Hubble space telescope images.
Global sports star David Beckham OBE is joining Sky as an ambassador, it was announced today.
The long-term partnership will see Beckham play a leading role across the breadth of Sky’s work to support grassroots sport and encourage participation across Britain and Ireland. He will also feature in adverts to promote the unrivalled range of sport and innovative services offered by Sky.
As a national sporting icon, David Beckham is an inspirational role model to millions of young people. In his role as a Sky ambassador, he will help to use the power of sport to change lives through the successful Sky Sports Living for Sport initiative which is delivered in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust. Now in its tenth year, this free initiative uses the life-changing stories and expertise of athlete mentors to inspire young people to learn new skills and improve their lives. Around 30,000 young people a year participate in the programme, which reaches one third of all secondary schools in Britain and has just launched in Ireland.
Some of the comments we hear most from Middle and Senior Leaders in schools today include the desire to ‘raise my confidence in the leadership role’ and ‘think about the bigger picture to make change happen in my school.’
Time is your most precious resource and we understand that Leaders in your school need to get the most out of their learning. Quality, bespoke Middle and Senior Leaders Development Programmes from BlueKiteCoach provide you with confidence that the learning your teams tackle has been specifically designed to inspire, engage and motivate. Indeed, it will be a talking point in your staff room, for all the right reasons, long after your learning event.
Do you have one class that you just can’t seem to build any rapport with? Is their behaviour difficult to control?
Here are some great tips from the world of professional speaking that will give you more certainty, confidence and conviction when it matters most. David Hyner delivers student and staff training workshops on presentation skills, and the use of gesture and body language to gain rapport and manage the classroom.
The audience or students need to “see, hear and feel” that what you are telling them is true for them to engage with you.
Leading educational assessment software developer Lucid Research has recently enhanced their support information available for teachers via the company website.
Kevin Thomas, Managing Director, explains: “We have revamped large sections to make it easier for our customers to find the information they require. In particular, we have received tremendous feedback for our new video tutorials section to help with interpreting the results from our assessment software.”
The new tutorials give examples of Lucid's software used within a number of real world scenarios, and show the investigative thought processes of an educational psychologist as they work through the assessment reports.
GCSE Biology is a fascinating subject, yet many students underestimate how difficult achieving an A−C* grade can be. Students will often find the key topics engaging but when it comes to their final exams find that their results don’t reflect their predicted grades.
To help your students get the grades they deserve LearnersCloud have developed the most comprehensive GCSE Biology revision resource available. Consisting of easy-to-follow video tutorials and end-of-topic exam styled questions, each clip follows the UK’s leading exam board specifications and are delivered by real GCSE tutors.
Spelling and grammatical mistakes in graffiti around London have inspired a new tongue-in-cheek campaign by Arc, a division of the Leo Burnett Group, for the online English tuition service The Tutor Crowd.
The campaign shows the offending graffiti on walls, toilet doors and public areas around London corrected with paint pens and stickers.
The stickers direct children and their parents to The Tutor Crowd’s online service for a free English tuition trial.
SAM Learning, the company behind the eponymous global online study platform, has added a new dimension to its exhibition stands this year. There will be a prize draw with the chance for one lucky teacher to win an iPad mini.
The draw is open to all teachers from secondary schools who have a demonstration of SAM Learning on the stand. Here they will see how SAM Learning works and hear about the latest independent research that proves that on average pupils improve their GCSE results by one grade in two GCSE subjects within just 10 or more hours of using SAM Learning.
Leading assistive technology company iansyst have given their website a makeover, which now incorporates a comprehensive online shop.
Visitors can instantly purchase popular software programmes to assist with a variety of disabilities and special educational needs at their school.
Many of the products featured are used widely in schools, such as: Nessy Learning Programme, Clicker 6, Dragon NaturallySpeaking, Inspiration, Numbershark and many more. In addition to SEN products, the shop offers a variety of hardware accessories, computers, printers and furniture, now making it even easier for schools to browse and purchase essential items all in one place.