Monthly Archives August 2018

Effective Personal and Social Education prepares young people for the demands of the 21st century workplace

Historically, Physical and Social Education (PSE) has been perceived as ‘the poor relation’ of some of the more ‘mainstream’ subject areas like literacy, numeracy, science and history.   Many schools deliver excellent PSE. One of the reasons for its perceived lack of prominence is that for many years PSE is expressed through the basic curriculum and is a non-statutory curriculum area.However, recent reports from workforce experts support the view that progressive PSE is essential for preparing young people for the world of work as greater importance is being given to the use of technology and artificial intelligence (AI) rather than more
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EconoME – Exhibitor Spotlight, Bank of England

We're happy to have the Bank of England at this year's show, where they will be showcasing EconoMe at their stand. Learn more about it at the show (tickets) and the blog below. As the United Kingdom's central bank, the Bank of England are committed to providing schools across the entire UK with free, high quality teaching resources and exciting initiatives.  We want to support teachers and help students in their understanding of our work and the economy in general.  Earlier this year we unveiled EconoME, our free programme of high quality downloadable teaching resources to support students in their
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Body Percussion as a classroom starter activity (for any subject)

Following on from last year’s sold out workshop, Ollie from Beat Goes On returns to The National Education Show with a seminar that will get the room buzzing with body percussion warm ups, group composition activities and the development of literacy skills through body percussion. Read all about what you can expect at the show with his blog below, or to book tickets follow the link here.Specialist music teachers have long known the value of body percussion. It’s music that you can make anywhere and with anything. This makes it an equally exciting tool for use by non-musicians in their lessons.We
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The Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT) – Why Primary Science? A highlight of the teacher support we offer, and one of our key resources, now in Welsh!

The PSTT is an educational charity whose vision is “to see excellent teaching of primary science in every classroom in the UK.” Research tells us that a child can decide that science is not for them before they leave primary school. This presents a huge concern, because whether a child chooses a career in science or not, they still require a level of scientific literacy to make informed and responsible decisions about their personal health and well-being, and the important wider issues for society. Furthermore, the future of the UK economy depends on a continuous pipeline of skilled scientists entering the
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