Nicky Phillips

  • Highlights from 2017 WISE Summit

    Schools Week senior reporter Alix Robertson was joined at WISE 2017 by Tom Sherrington, an author and former headteacher with nearly 30 years’ experience in schools. Tom became a reporter in his own right for the two-day conference, attending sessions and carrying out interviews with delegates from different countries and areas of education. You can

    18.48 Nov. 23rd, 2017 | Supplements

  • Trust sends 66 pupils to US

    Sixty-six UK students from low and middle-income homes will soon cross the pond to take up places at leading US universities. They were selected as part of a Sutton Trust US programme, offered with the Fulbright Commission. The 66 have been given about $17 million (£12.8 million) of aid from the universities, Harvard, Princeton and

    14.00 Jul. 10th, 2016 | Bulletin

  • The sky’s the limit for Bristol students

    Year 8 pupils at Bristol Metropolitan academy will build their own aircraft as part of an Airbus Flying Challenge, which aims to engage the young people in science, technology, engineering and maths. A spokesperson for the aerospace company’s programme, which is being run for the first time in the UK, says the challenge will give

    10.00 Jul. 10th, 2016 | Bulletin

  • Cranleigh School marks Somme anniversary

    Cranleigh school in Surrey has unveiled a contemporary war memorial to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme. Students and staff gathered at the front of the school on June 1 to watch Richard Dannatt, former head of the army, unveil a statue sculpted by Nicholas Dimbleby, the creator of the well-known

    14.00 Jul. 9th, 2016 | Bulletin

  • Irfan Latif, Andrea Arlidge, Matthew Woodville and Bernice McCabe

    Irfan Latif, the headmaster of Sexey’s school in Somerset and the first chair of the State Boarding Forum (SBF), says he will build awareness of the “outstanding education” on offer at boarding schools. “Although its reputation is growing fast, state boarding is still a relatively unknown quantity to many parents. “The SBF’s work is crucial

    12.30 Jul. 9th, 2016 | Bulletin

  • Emaleigh’s big chop for cancer

    A brave 12-year-old chopped off her hair to raise more than £1,000 for a cancer charity. Emaleigh Holder, a year 7 pupil at Rendcomb college in Gloucestershire, wanted to do something to raise money after the death of a family friend. She chose to chop her locks in aid of the Little Princess Trust, which makes

    10.00 Jul. 9th, 2016 | Bulletin

  • Taking the rap to learn how to spell

    Ideas for memorable science resources and a spelling project in which students become DJs won the day for two teachers in the Let Teachers SHINE competition. Michelle Lockwood of St Bernard’s Catholic high school in Rotherham, and Peter Scutt of Isambard community school in Swindon, were two of ten teachers recognised at the Capita SIMS

    12.00 Jul. 2nd, 2016 | Bulletin

  • Chicago beckons for primary staff

    Eight teachers from primary schools across the UK will fly to Chicago this summer after being recognised for their work as “digital pioneers” in the classroom. The teachers — from schools in the Midlands, Hertfordshire, London and Devon — will attend the Discovery Education summer institute, a week-long professional development and networking event this July.

    12.00 Jul. 2nd, 2016 | Bulletin

  • Sport week gets off the starting blocks

    Double Paralympic champion Hannah Cockroft and former Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt kicked off National School Sport Week last Monday by leading a sport and dance session for Chobham academy pupils at London’s Olympic Park. The pair, both Youth Sport Trust ambassadors, the charity that runs the week, joined the year 9 east London students for

    12.00 Jul. 2nd, 2016 | Bulletin

  • Pupils take on TeenTech challenge

    Pupils from four south London schools came together earlier this month to build a city from recyclable materials. More than 70 nine to eleven-year-olds took part in the TeenTech’s City of Tomorrow project at the University of Roehampton to get them thinking about careers in science, technology and engineering. The students – from Tolworth girls

    12.00 Jul. 2nd, 2016 | Bulletin

  • Katrina Axford, Lyndsey Prewett & Nick Short

    Katrina Axford is moving across the world to lead the Admiralty school in Dorset, one of three “schools within schools” at the Isle of Portland Aldridge community academy. She was previously coordinator of project-based learning at Mark Oliphant college in South Australia. The “schools within schools” model at Admirality splits a large academy into three,

    10.00 Jul. 2nd, 2016 | Bulletin