239 more school buildings to have transformations

The Department for Education has announced that 239 more schools and sixth forms will benefit from renovation projects.  The new projects build on the 161 that have previously been announced, with construction works now nearing completion on the most advanced sites.   It means that, in total, 400 out of 500 schools

SEND pupils say racism and lack of understanding lead to exclusion

Young people with additional needs have said they are unfairly excluded from mainstream schools. This is from racism to a lack of understanding from professionals as key reasons.  Findings from The Children’s Society’s ‘Disrupting Exploitation Programme’ come after figures showed pupils with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) were three times more

AQA acquires Training Qualifications UK

AQA, the UK’s leading assessment organization and educational charity, has taken a major step into vocational qualifications through the acquisition of Training Qualifications UK (TQUK).  TQUK has focused on providing a dynamic range of vocational services from levels 1-6, including apprenticeships and work-based learning. It is an award-winning Awarding and End-Point Assessment Organisation.  An End-Point

Edge Hill University looks at informal learning in music education

Research conducted at Edge Hill University used classroom-based research methods to assess whether informal learning methods help or hinder music education.  The research by Dr Anna Mariguddi looked at informal learning in music education which is based upon the practices of popular musicians.  It focuses on student choice, working in friendship groups,

Making Christmas accessible for people with vision impairments

During the festive period, children with vision impairments can face several barriers that can cause them and their loved ones feelings of exclusion and isolation. Following its successful launch of the UK’s first inclusive Christmas grotto, charity Guide Dogs has shared some advice on how to make grottos more accessible for