At a glance headlines: June 11, 2015


A 'diabetes passport', student fundraising resources, travelling fellowships and Raspberry Pi resources are among the SecEd at a glance headlines for June 11, 2015.

Diabetes passport

Schools are being encouraged to adopt a new diabetes “passport” to help drive up standards of care for pupils with the condition. Launched by the InDependent Diabetes Trust, the Parents Passport for Schools provides a means by which parents can formally let schools know how to manage their child’s diabetes and in turn support schools to comply with new SEN regulations, as well as informing teachers about the condition. Email or visit

Children in Need

Champions of Change, an education initiative tailored for secondary schools, is aiming to allow young people to take the lead in fundraising. Launched by BBC Children in Need and Lloyds Bank, it enables young people to plan and run their own fundraising activities while developing literacy, numeracy, communication and teamwork skills. The initiative is publishing resources from September and a free school rewards kit is available. Visit:

Bon voyage

In 2016, the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust plans to award 150 Travelling Fellowships, including four grants in partnership with the Farmington Trust for aspiring secondary school headteachers. The trips must focus on researching educational values and standards, new developments in teaching, or improving leadership skills. Successful applicants will receive an average grant of over £6,000, covering return airfare, daily living costs, insurance and travel within the countries being visited, for approximately six weeks overseas. Apply at

Raspberry Pi

An advanced version of the BASIC programming language – used to learn and teach programming – has been released free of charge for the Raspberry Pi. FUZE BASIC has been published by UK company FUZE Technologies and is configured to run on all models of the Raspberry Pi. A community website will also host support and advice from FUZE BASIC users. Visit:

Apps for Good

The finalists have been unveiled in this year’s Apps for Good Awards, which celebrate the most innovative and successful apps created as part of the initiative. Apps for Good runs projects in secondary schools encouraging students to create apps to solve problems they care about. Taking place on June 18, there are 18 finalists in the awards across a number of categories. On the day, the student teams will have to pitch their app in front of a panel of judges. Visit:


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