Orchestras for All

14 November 2018

Youth music charity Orchestras for All (OFA) has unveiled details of its 2019 Modulo programme, which supports teachers and music leaders to establish and develop a small ensemble – a “Modulo” – of between four and 10 young people in their school or community.

Charity urges Ofsted to focus on wellbeing

7 November 2018

An open letter has been delivered to Ofsted chief Amanda Spielman calling for wellbeing and mental health to be given greater priority when the Common Inspection Framework is updated next year.

SEND funding grants available

7 November 2018

Grant funding is being made available to test different programmes and strategies to improve attainment and other outcomes for children with SEND.

Schools prepare for January consultation over Ofsted plans

17 October 2018

The chief inspector has set out plans for a proposed new ‘quality of education’ judgement, marking a shift in focus away from headline data and towards curriculum breadth and quality. A consultation is planned for launch in January. Pete Henshaw reports

Forever project to safeguard Holocaust stories

17 October 2018

The National Holocaust Centre and Museum has unveiled its Forever Project, which uses life-sized, 3D interactive technology to enable people to hear and see Holocaust survivors and to ask them questions.

The Festival of Engineering 2019

17 October 2018

The third annual Festival of Engineering is to take place on April 2 in London and is aimed at secondary school students.

A quarter of CAMHS referrals are rejected

10 October 2018

More than 55,000 children were refused mental health treatment in 2017/18 as providers of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) rejected as many as one in four referrals.

National Archives focuses on 1920s

10 October 2018

The National Archives have posted online an array of documents and pictures that illuminate the history of the 1920s – a decade that saw enormous changes in British society.

Amnesty launches Word that Burn project

10 October 2018

The Words That Burn project from Amnesty International is challenging young people to make a difference through poetry focusing on human rights.

Mental health toolkit offered to schools

10 October 2018

All secondary schools in England are to receive a free mental health resource for 11 to 14-year-olds offering an animation and assembly and lesson plans.

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