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A new report published by think tank LKMco maps out the ‘sophisticated mix of skills’ that make an effective middle leader, such as a head of year, head of department or pastoral leader.

92 per cent of students in initial teacher training (ITT) postgraduate courses were awarded qualified status (QTS) for the 2014/15 academic year, the highest proportion to date.

Academies overspent by £171 million for the 2014/15 academic year, according to government figures.

The forthcoming College of Teaching has opened applications for trustees to help establish the professional membership body.

MI6 has opened its doors for its first ever school trip, welcoming seven prize winning students.

Chair of Social Mobility Commission Alan Milburn has called on the government to put education at the centre of its drive to deliver social mobility.

NUT Cymru has raised concerns over the welfare of Welsh teachers after research found that 51,795 days were lost to stress related illnesses last year.

The money schools are spending on advertising job vacancies has risen by 61 per cent since 2010, according to figures obtained by the Labour Party.

Good quality careers education can play a vital role in helping young people to aspire to fulfilling careers, according to the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT).

The government has been urged to reconsider its ‘Prevent’ extremism strategy, which places a legal duty on teachers and schools to prevent pupils from being drawn into extremism and report suspected cases of radicalisation.

 Features

John Galloway, a SEN ICT adviser in Tower Hamlets, discusses how teachers can assist SEND students in developing computational thinking, and encourage their learning beyond the lesson.

Young people deserve to experience a broad and balanced curriculum which recognises the importance of design, argues Catherine Ritman-Smith of the Design Museum.

Maintaining high levels of cleanliness in schools is essential in keeping disease and illness away from the classroom and keeping pupils in them. Guy Charteris, of Biocote, explains why.

Sport in schools can help to create a much needed active generation among the nation’s youth. The Sports & Physical Education (PE) Association UK discuss why investment in sport is crucial to pupils’ health and well-being.

Are you making the most of your outside space?

Stepping outside of the classroom door carries an abundance of opportunities to enhance pupil learning and development, says Mark Hardy of the Association of Play Industries.

With children spending over eight hours of the school week outside, the exposure to UV radiation should be a concern to both parents and teachers, says Marie Tudor of SKCIN.

Many schools need to re-align their understanding back to the basic principle of a school trip – to bring a sense of experience and enjoyment to learning. Gill Harvey of the School Travel Forum explores the benefits of cross-curricular learnings in an outdoor setting.

The theatre can enhance educational learning, open up opportunities and improve a pupil’s involvement in creative subjects, says The National Theatre’s Alice King-Farlow.

Following the announcement by the government of an impending Sugar Tax and a renewed focus on the dangers of sugary drinks, Education Business evaluates the importance of nutritional value in children’s diets and the importance of hydration for students.

More than 120 teenagers from schools across the UK presented projects designed to make life ‘easier, simpler or better’ to a host of celebrities and judges at the TeenTech Awards. Education Business looks at this year’s stand out entries.

 Education Events

20/09/2016 to 21/09/2016

Leisure Industry Week is the heartbeat of the UK leisure industry. Designed to offer delegates genuine world class education and practical business benefits with a focus on boosting physical activity levels and delivering real commercial benefits through attracting new customers and driving down operational costs.

30/09/2016 to 01/10/2016

Childcare Expo is returning once again to Ricoh Arena in Coventry on 30th September & 1st October.