Samantha Lauren King

  • Movers & Shakers: Who's new this week?

    Your weekly guide to who’s new and who’s leaving Andrew Morrison, Headteacher, Furze Platt Senior School Start date: September 2018 Previous job: Headteacher, Bradon Forest School Interesting fact: Andrew plays squash and tennis in the Oxfordshire leagues. ___________________________________________ Mike Buchanan, Executive director, Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC) Start date: November 2018 Previous job: Headmaster, Ashford School Interesting fact: Mike is

    10.00 May. 28th, 2018 | Movers & Shakers, Politics

  • National Literacy Trust releases free World Cup themed teaching resources

    The National Literacy Trust has released free teaching resources themed on the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia to inspire pupils to get writing. The online materials were created in partnership with Walker Books, the publishers of the Football School series, and include practical classroom activities which guide key stage 2 pupils to write their

    16.00 May. 27th, 2018 | Politics

  • Secondary pupils make 163 paper roses to commemorate victims of the Manchester Arena attack

    Students at a Manchester secondary school have been making origami roses to commemorate the victims of last year’s terrorist attack at the MEN Arena. Groups of pupils at Manchester Academy crafted 163 red paper roses which bore the names of the 22 people who lost their lives. The creations were given out to members of

    10.00 May. 27th, 2018 | Politics

  • Reading initiative gets authors reading their books to pupils

    A primary school in London is inviting a host of children’s authors in to read their books to pupils in an exciting English initiative. The ‘Authors at the academy’ programme has been running at Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane since February, and has so far seen pupils visited by Children’s Laureate Anne Fine, the author

    16.00 May. 26th, 2018 | Politics

  • Primary school recruits therapy dog to boost pupil wellbeing

    A Manchester primary school has recruited a full-time therapy dog to help boost pupils’ self-esteem and wellbeing. George, a four-year-old chocolate Labrador, has been working at Radcliffe Primary School for three weeks, helping put pupils at ease, solve disputes and act as an incentive for well-behaved pupils, who get to take him out for a

    10.00 May. 26th, 2018 | Politics

  • Movers & Shakers: Who's new this week?

    Your weekly guide to who’s new and who’s leaving Vicky Lloyd, Headteacher, Stamford Welland Academy Start date: April 2018 Previous job: Deputy headteacher, Priory Belvoir Academy Interesting fact: Vicky once won the British water polo championships with Loughborough University. ___________________________________________ William Goldsmith, Headmaster, St George’s School Start date: January 2019 Previous job: Headmaster, St Leonard’s

    10.00 May. 21st, 2018 | Movers & Shakers, Politics

  • UK's first national specialist learning festival announces Sally Phillips as keynote speaker

    The UK’s first national festival dedicated to specialist learning has announced award-winning actress and writer Sally Phillips as keynote speaker. The actress (pictured), who has a son with Down’s Syndrome, presented the BBC documentary A World Without Down’s Syndrome? and will deliver one of the keynote sessions at the one-day FestABLE event on June 2.

    16.00 May. 20th, 2018 | Politics

  • Suffragette exhibition features the work of pupils from ten Manchester schools

    Ten schools in Manchester are featuring in an exhibition about the suffragettes and their links to the city. Artwork from primary and secondary school pupils including posters, collages and banners exploring the key people and historic sites linked to the suffrage movement in the area are now on display at Manchester Central Library. The exhibition

    10.00 May. 20th, 2018 | Politics

  • Circus owner gives career talk to drama students

    Drama students from a Gloucestershire secondary school have had the chance to find out about careers in the circus. The 45-strong group of GCSE students from Archway School in Stroud paid a visit to Giffords Circus to watch an evening show, and they spoke to its owner Nell Gifford, during a Q&A for local young

    16.00 May. 19th, 2018 | Politics

  • Prince Andrew meets the winners of national cybersecurity competition for girls

    The winners of a national cybersecurity competition for girls have been invited for afternoon tea with the Duke of York. The team of four year 8 pupils from The Piggott School in Berkshire were invited to Buckingham Palace after taking first place in the CyberFirst Girls Competition, beating over 4,500 other pupils from across the

    10.00 May. 19th, 2018 | Politics

  • Hundreds descend on Truro Cathedral for 2018 Cornwall Teacher Awards

    Hundreds of teachers descended on Truro Cathedral for the annual Cornwall Teacher Awards last week. Sixteen awards were on offer at the event, including ‘outstanding headteacher’, ‘governor of the year’ and ‘outstanding student wellbeing initiative’, as well as the coveted ‘lifetime achievement award’. This last title was presented to Helen Campbell, the headteacher at Pencalenick

    10.00 May. 13th, 2018 | Politics