AI Could Save UK Public Workers 23 Million Hours of Admin Per Week
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    More than half of UK public sector workers say admin burden is negatively impacting their effectiveness and motivation Research from Dr Chris Brauer, Goldsmiths University, commissioned by Microsoft identifies opportunity for AI to enable front line public sector workers to spend less time on admin and more time on front line work   London, U.K, 20th June 2024: New research commissioned by Microsoft has revealed that the scale of administration required of the UK’s public sector is drawing front line workers away from delivering frontline services, and impacting the motiv ..read more
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Ofsted hails “startling transformation” of Leeds school since change of leadership
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— John Smeaton Academy had been a failing school for over a decade before change —   Ten years ago, John Smeaton Academy was placed in Special Measures by Ofsted. And the Leeds secondary school was rated either Inadequate or Requires Improvement every time Ofsted inspectors visited after that.   But today, following the first inspection of the school since it joined The GORSE Academies Trust three years ago, John Smeaton Academy has been rated Good in all areas, with Ofsted describing the turnaround as “startling”.   Inspectors said the school had become “a beacon for its commu ..read more
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THE UK PAYS TRIBUTE TO TEACHERS AND STAFF ON NATIONAL THANK A TEACHER DAY, BRITAIN’S LARGEST CELEBRATION OF EDUCATORS
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102 teachers, support staff, lecturers and institutions also honoured for their outstanding contribution to education in the Pearson National Teaching Awards    London, 19 June 2024: Celebrities, students, parents and teachers across the UK are today paying tribute to all those who work in education on National Thank a Teacher Day, which celebrates and shines a light on the life-changing work that takes place in education across the UK every day.     Together with students, celebrity supporters including Dame Helen Mirren, Dame Joanna Lumley and marvel star Will Poult ..read more
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Sexual harassment and sexism rife in schools, report finds – By Alan Jones, PA Industrial Correspondent
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Sexual harassment and sexism is “rife” in schools, with support staff complaining of physical advances and lewd remarks, according to a new report. Unison said its study showed that one in 10 female support staff in secondary schools revealed they have been sexually harassed, mainly by male pupils but also by male colleagues. Responses from more than 2,000 employees across the UK working mostly in primary and secondary education, included teaching assistants, technicians, lunchtime supervisors and administrators, showed a number of incidents. These included a male student trying to kiss a fem ..read more
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British Science Association widens access to science for SEND learners
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  The British Science Association (BSA) has released an adapted version of an existing CREST Award resource, ‘Design and make a pizza box’, to make it more accessible for learners with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Developed in collaboration with SEND expert Rob Butler, Projects Lead at the Association for Science Education (ASE), the project resource aims to enable all children and young people to discover a love of science learning. The BSA’s CREST Awards scheme provides online resources and activity packs to help children and young people to think and act like sci ..read more
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Inspired Education Group expands ‘Inspired AI’ programme to relieve planning burden for teachers; rolls out time-saving tool
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  Inspired Education – the leading global group of premium schools – is expanding its market-leading ‘Inspired AI’ programme with a phased roll out of a new AI platform – Lesson Planner – for teachers The tool will reduce the amount of time teachers are required to spend on admin by a minimum of 10 working days per year, boosting the teaching experience and delivering more time for personalised one-to-one learning Lesson Planner will be rolled out to all age-appropriate schools by September 2025, benefitting nearly 7,000 teachers across 80 schools in Inspired’s group   19th June 2 ..read more
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Movers and shakers: two thirds of independent schools considering mergers and acquisitions due to financial pressures
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Three in five independent schools are more concerned about their finances than ever before, research by Ecclesiastical finds Three in five are more concerned about parents being unable to keep up with paying school fees than ever before One in five independent schools are currently going through a merger or acquisition   New research1 from specialist education insurer Ecclesiastical has revealed the independent school sector is under increasing financial pressures as two thirds (64%) of independent school leaders say their school would be open to considering a merger or acquisition in ..read more
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JUST ONE Tree recognises Planet Hero Schools
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LONDON, 17 June 2024:  JUST ONE Tree has recognised over 80 schools as Planet Hero Schools for having taken part over three years in the annual JUST ONE Tree Day for schools to help tackle the dual crises of climate change and biodiversity loss.  This recognition is for their ongoing commitment to protecting the environment through JUST ONE Tree Day and, along with all the other 650 plus schools taking part, have helped to plant over 330,000 trees in countries close to the equator where they can have the biggest impact on global warming.   The Planet Hero Schools have been ..read more
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AI meets Education
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AI-capable laptops are set to play a crucial role in elevating educators Acer’s longstanding commitment to education focuses on supporting the digital transformation of schools through a dedicated product portfolio, a network of specialized partners and strong relationships with key education players in the market. The mission is clear: bring next-generation technologies to the forefront of education, fostering learning environments where students and teachers can seamlessly connect, collaborate, and engage from anywhere. Reliable Partnerships The Partner Program for Education was established ..read more
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ACER Road To 50 – A consistent strategy that evolves into the future…
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Acer was founded in 1976 as Multitech and changed its name to Acer in 1987. A decade later, Acer acquired Texas Instrument’s Extensa and TravelMate mobile computing business, making it one of the world’s largest PC manufacturers. Acer has never lost its ambition to make technology accessible and immediate for everyone, focusing on innovation as the answer to the challenges introduced by social and environmental changes. Today, we ’re still committed to meeting business needs through all-inclusive IT packages designed to encourage sustainable growth, boost financial stability, and ensure peace ..read more
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