Fri 27th Jan '17 08:51
DfE have announced that the funding to enable every school in England to convert to an academy has been returned to the treasury as the project is not going forward. How this will impact academisation more generally is unclear.
Tags: National News
Tue 24th Jan '17 10:03
Plaid Cymru's Steffan Lewis wants to introduce a minimum ratio of supervisory staff to pupils on educational trips. He will take part in a ballot on Wednesday, where one AM will be picked to propose a private member's bill.
If Mr Lewis' bid was picked and if the law was passed, the proposed Safety on Educational Trips bill would introduce a mechanism for independent review following injury or death during a trip.
The bill would also introduce:
Tags: Welsh News
Mon 12th Dec '16 15:15
Wed 12th Oct '16 07:13
Fri 15th Jul '16 11:49
England’s largest outdoor learning project reveals children more motivated to learn when outside:https://www.gov.uk/government/news/englands-largest-outdoor-learning-project-reveals-children-more-motivated-to-learn-when-outside
Fri 15th Jul '16 11:31
Thu 2nd Jun '16 12:41
This week’s article has been carefully compiled for us by Robert Williams, Outdoor Education Adviser, Buckinghamshire County Council. firstname.lastname@example.org based on an original article for IOL’s Horizons Magazine written by David Crossland.
Wed 11th May '16 09:43
A short piece on Adventurous Learning by beamingsimon
School Travel Organiser is a magazine for teachers. I wrote a short article on Adventurous Learning for their readership. This might be the kind of easily digestible piece that can be shared with those colleagues and managers who require a little more persuasion before stepping outside the classroom… You can download it here. https://beamingsimon.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/theory-focus-adventurous-learning-sto-winter-2015-16.pdf
Tags: National News
Fri 8th Apr '16 10:44
It's time to rewild the child – video
George Monbiot argues that the more time children spend in the classroom, the worse they do at school because our narrow education system only rewards a particular skill set. He says that when you take failing pupils to the countryside, they often thrive – yet funding for outdoor education is being cut
Mon 4th Apr '16 10:21