Parents have stated they face battles getting their child's school, health workers and local authority on the same page when looking for support for their special educational needs. They are now to be given control over their child's SEN budgets. This article titled "Parents to control budgets for children with special educational needs" was written by Ben Quinn and Shiv Malik, for guardian.co.uk on Tuesday 15th May 2012 09.32 UTCParents in England are to be given control over their children's special educational needs (SEN) budgets, allowing … [Read more...]
A new Edinburgh technology company, Interface3, is currently in demand to run app development workshops to pupils across the UK.
Both independent and state schools have invited the company director, Kate Ho how to teach their students how to use coding software to design and create their own unique and fully functional apps. In the case of Cedars School the plan is to sell their finished app on the Apple’s app store. Miss Ho said, “It’s great to see the kids so excited to learn how to program. I think it’s becoming more and more important for computing skills to be incorporated in to the curriculum as computers are becoming more and more integrated into everyone’s … [Read more...]
This article titled "Teachers don't know what stress is, says Ofsted chief" was written by Jessica Shepherd, education correspondent, for guardian.co.uk on Thursday 10th May 2012 12.38 UTCEngland's teachers do not know the meaning of the word 'stress', the chief inspector of schools has said, triggering a bitter standoff with the profession.Sir Michael Wilshaw, a former headteacher who is head of Ofsted, said that despite widespread cuts to school budgets, teachers' salaries were at a record high and that they had more power, independence and resources … [Read more...]
The objective is to empower students and encourage team working, creative thinking and to teach some of the fundamental skills for a successful career. The modern business now looks for employees that are imaginative, resourceful and most importantly, adaptable in the workplace. Additionally the importance of the ability for an individual to work well within a team and a company’s way of working is equal to that of their academic achievements. Therefore building a personal portfolio of business and people skills is essential. They aim to provide … [Read more...]