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Why digital transformation in education matters

Peter Richardson, Senior Marketing Manager PFU (EMEA), explains why digital transformation in education plays a crucial role.
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AI in education: A white elephant trampling over evidence?

Dan Sandhu, CEO of Sparx argues that government is being blinkered in its approach to AI in education. When it comes to AI’s impact in classrooms, educators are suffering from a lack of evidence and an over-reliance of self-appointed AI ‘experts’.
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Does your childs school have an unsecure Wi-Fi network?

Back-to-School season: This year, hackers can get inside your kids' classroom as many schools have unsecure Wi-Fi networks that can be easily hacked.
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Toxic stress amongst students: How is it being combatted?

In this article, we explore the difference in healthy stress and toxic stress, how our current exam system may well be aggravating stress levels, as well as the line between stress and mental health conditions.
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An estimated 1 in 7 five-year-olds are not immunised against MMR

Parents of primary school starters urged to check immunisation records after Public Health England (PHE) warns that 1 in 7 five-year-olds may not be fully immunised against MMR.
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ICT suppliers join new technology framework to support education bodies

The Government has launched a new technology framework to help education bodies to procure ICT goods and services.
NHS mental health

NHS mental health programme to be rolled out in schools nationwide

Education Secretary Damian Hinds sets out new plans to bring specialist NHS mental health services to UK schools for young people.
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LGfL and Virgin Media Business expand partnership to transform digital learning

Enhanced £50 million commitment between LGfL and Virgin Media Business will increase the capacity of LGfL’s Ignite National Education Network and transform digital learning at thousands of schools.
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Education professionals unable to help a student having an epileptic seizure

Almost half of the nation's education professionals admit they wouldn't be able to help a student having an epileptic seizure, according to research.
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Key Stage 1 tests to be removed under new reception class check-ups

Almost 10,000 schools sign up to pilot the Reception Baseline Assessment – the 20-minute check that will mean Key Stage 1 tests are removed.
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UK parents pay £28,000 for childhood extracurricular activities

A study of UK parents found that they will pay £28,000 on top of school and living costs, for childhood extracurricular activities until their offspring turn 18.
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Empathetic technology to help teachers teach

More often than not we find technologies used to enhance pupils’ attention spans, build confidence and learn more effectively, rarely is the conversation centred around how innovation can also help teachers teach.
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Spring clean your school security

The Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) issues security guidance for school security ahead of the spring bank holidays.
students’ data

How can schools and universities ensure their students’ data is safe online?

Justin Ellis, Senior Data Centre Specialist at Comms Express advises how schools and universities can ensure that their students' data is safe online by following these measures.
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Is the UK education system equipped to look after children with special educational needs?

Where The Trade Buys conduct a study to explore how well equipped the UK education system is to look after children with special educational needs (SEN).
Period Poverty

Initial Washroom Hygiene teams up with Freedom4Girls to help end Period Poverty

To help combat Period Poverty, Initial Washroom Hygiene has partnered with Freedom4Girls, a UK-registered charity actively supporting women and girls in both the UK and worldwide, who struggle to access or afford safe menstrual protection.
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Specialist teachers for deaf children battling with stress, workload and long hours

Specialist teachers for deaf children are battling stress, spiralling workloads and excessive hours as the system falls into crisis, the National Deaf Children’s Society has warned.
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Parents lack confidence in helping their children with homework

According to new research by Oxford Home Schooling, only a third of parents feel confident helping their children with homework.
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Students felt pressured to go to university by school teachers

New research looking into the benefit of apprenticeships has revealed that 64% of Britons felt pressured to go to university by teachers whilst they were at school, and a further 41% felt pressured by their parents.
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The key components of a mentally healthy school

We have health and safety policies for children’s bodies in our schools – so why don’t we have health and safety policies for children’s minds and brains too?

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