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Back to school: Making school safety a priority with smart technology

Smarter Technologies examine how smart technology can assist facilities managers and headteachers in making school environments as safe as possible.
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Stress is the most common reason that teachers change careers

With COVID-19 limitations, the profession of teaching has changed in unprecedented ways - however, public school teachers experienced high levels of stress even before the public health crisis.
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New Zealand will give free menstrual products to decrease period poverty

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is going to implement a new policy - students will receive free menstrual products from June, to decrease the period poverty that limits access to education.
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School children to be offered two COVID tests a week after lockdown

A leaked plan for the re-opening of schools lists a measure to provide two COVID tests a week, to school children who have returned to education.
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Dr Alex George appointed as Youth Mental Health Ambassador

Prime Minister Boris Johnson appoints Dr Alex George as a Youth Mental Health Ambassador during Children's Mental Health week.
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Pupil engagement and motivation remains concern for schools teaching remotely

New Ofsted report reveals parents and school leaders are concerned about pupil engagement and motivation during remote learning.
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School leaders play a crucial role in supporting young people to create a better...

Natasha Parker, Head of Compassion not Consumerism at Global Action Plan, explores the role school leaders must play in supporting young people to create a better world and give them hope for the future.
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Young minds matter: Protecting children’s mental health from lockdown 3.0

Jon Smedley, a former teacher and founder of Teach Active, explains how schools can help children stay physically active to limit the negative impact of lockdown 3.0 on their mental health.
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Research explains why students keep their cameras turned off

In a survey of 312 students, researchers explored why students were keeping their cameras turned off - despite encouragement from teachers, and a general sense of wanting to see their classmates.
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Peer support leader programmes help teens with anxiety and depression

According to a new national poll, 1 in 3 parents strongly encourage schools having peer support leader programmes for their child's mental health.
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Clearer guidance needed on supply teacher furlough

The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) is urging the Government and the Department for Education (DfE) to provide clearer guidance on supply teacher furlough payments amid national lockdown.
AV & IT

Improving the higher education learning experience through AV & IT

Karl Deady, Executive Director at Cinos, talks about the role of AV & IT across the higher education space and the steps that organisations can put in place to positively impact the learning experience for students.
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Some primary schools stay closed due to rising COVID-19 cases

With rising COVID-19 cases, secondary schools will officially remain shut until 18 January - but primary schools across the country have also decided to stay closed.
non-traditional education

Why governments need to re-direct funding towards non-traditional education

Mike Feerick, CEO and Founder of Alison, explores how education is evolving, explaining why governments need to re-direct funding towards non-traditional education such as online learning platforms.
nursery sector

Recruitment and retention in the nursery sector in the post-COVID world

Gill McAteer, head of employment law at Citation, details the necessary changes needed to improve recruitment and retention in the nursery sector to fit the 'new normal'.
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Education changes: Time for schools to turn and face the digital music

Simon Carter, Director at RM Education says that COVID-19 created deep-rooted education changes in the UK, and that we must now strengthen the world of online learning.
academic recruitment

Strategic academic recruitment research: Increasing diversity

Here, HR Director at the University of Eastern Finland, Dr Jouni Kekäle follows on from their previous piece in Open Access Government by discussing how to increase diversity with the help of proactive recruitment.

Should the Early Years address food poverty?

June O’Sullivan MBE, CEO of London Early Years Foundation (LEYF), stresses the need for the Government to make the free school meal voucher scheme available to all children, including those below the age of five.
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Will increased COVID-19 testing keep children in schools?

Abdullah Sabyah, Founder and CEO Rightangled, discusses the need to overhaul the government’s approach to coronavirus testing in schools and explores how home-based private testing can ensure children continue to receive the education they need.
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Fixed wireless broadband underpins the future of remote learning

Bruce Miller, Vice President of Enterprise Marketing, Cambium Networks, explores why fixed wireless broadband underpins the future of remote learning.

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