Teaching schools to put their heads in the cloud

30 October, 2015

Daniel Liptrott, managing director of NCC Group’s escrow division, tells us about the latest cloud developments   Secondary schools aren’t usually the ones to adopt emerging technologies first, which is quite understandable.  The element of risk associated with new innovations outweighs the potential benefits.  Digital gambles are reserved for the private sector and those that […]

Leading the Way in Mindfulness

21 October, 2015

Mindfulness, the psychological technique which help can people deal with stress, has become increasingly popular in recent years. A group of MPs have now called on the government to make the practice more widely available as they believe it could have huge benefits for people’s health, happiness and relationships.  Mindfulness has been embedded into a […]

Greater flexibility for parents with summer-born babies starting education

06 October, 2015

Dame Dana Ross-Wawrzynski, CEO of Bright Futures Educational Trust: “For the government to be considering a flexible starting date for summer-born babies can only be a good thing for parents and schools alike. If you consider that, according to official figures, August-born babies are 50 per cent more likely to be labelled as ‘special needs’, […]

Stanley Grove welcomes new Head of School

05 October, 2015

Stanley Grove Primary Academy welcomes Amy Footman in the role of Head of School after seven years of working at the school.  Amy has made strong contributions in many areas, particularly community links, improved outcomes for SEN pupils and mindfulness. After joining the Stanley Grove team as a class teacher in 2008 having studied at […]