Secondary Schools now starting to feel the squeeze…

Secondary squeeze

With only a few weeks left before schools break up for the summer, are you ready for the new influx of students come September?
Recent press reports have suggested that the pressure on state school places in England has spread from…

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What we’ve learnt at school.

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Ask any teacher how they manage to imbue knowledge to their charges and you’ll probably get a whole range of answers.
Enthusiasm for the subject, inspiring content and no doubt the constant repetition and reminder that will eventually allow facts and…

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Could you pass the driving test?

Driving test

One of the most nerve-racking experiences we’re ever likely to face is taking our driving test. But, as the driving test reaches it’s 80th anniversary, is it set to get a whole lot harder?  The Institute of Advanced Motorists is…

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Confucius says “You cannot open a book without learning something…”

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Research undertaken by Save the Children has revealed that every year around 130,000 children in the UK leave primary school unable to read well!  That’s a shocking statistic in this day and age.  Poor literacy by the age of 11…

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It’s May and that means just one thing for students – Exams!

Exams

Sleepless nights and days spent cramming information into their heads, yes; exam season is well underway… But, according to studies by the NSPCC the number of young people in Britain seeking counselling over exam stress has increased by 200% in…

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Time for our ‘little ones’ to go to ‘big school’ (literally)…

Primary school

The ‘baby boom’ and rising immigration are just two of the things being blamed for the growing pressure on our primary schools. It is reported that the UK’s birth rate has been rising in recent years, with more than 700,000…

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How many people can you fit in a space?

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It’s not a joke! Cramped offices and schools are fast becoming a reality these days….
A great deal of time and money is invested in designing and constructing the perfect building to house businesses and education establishments.  Yet, often overlooked at…

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What’s on the menu?

School dinners

What was it about lashings of pink custard? It was certainly the highlight of my school dinners…
With the Government’s new School Food Standards coming into effect at the beginning of January, school dinners are once again a hot topic. The…

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The three Rs have gone digital…

So much about how and where students learn has changed over the years…
Those of us who have worked in the interior design of schools and colleges over the last decade or more, work hard to keep up with the changes…

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Teachers need a break too…

They say the most stressful thing you can do in life is move house.  Or is it get married?  Although, ask any teacher and they would probably disagree.  Surely the most stressful thing you could do is teach? But, it’s…

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