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High-tech support for pupils with special educational needs

22.01.20: Trials for new innovative technology to aid disabled pupils in the classroom will take place across the country in the first programme of its kind in the world. Universities, science, research and innovation Minister Chris Skidmore spoke to...

New artificial intelligence technique to stop online child grooming

10.01.20: A newly developed technique which uses artificial intelligence to identify and block child grooming conversations online has been launched by the Home Office and Microsoft in Seattle. The method, which began expansion at a hackathon co-host...

Food for thought - Stephen Garthwaite, Ysgol y Grango

07.01.20: Source: PSE Dec19/Jan 20   Stephen Garthwaite, headteacher, Ysgol y Grango In November Ysgol y Grango, the secondary school in Rhosllanerchrugog in Wrexham of which I am headteacher, hosted the launch of the Stop School Hunge...

£80m Government funding into music hubs

03.01.20: Further investment by the Government in music hubs sees thousands more children being able to learn instruments and play in orchestras or choirs. Additionally, charities that help young people learn about different genres of music will next...

£1m Arts Council bid put forward by West Cumbrian Councils

16.12.19: Allerdale and Copeland community groups have been presented with the opportunity to help form a bid to bring more than £1m of Arts Council funding to the area. Creative People and Places ethos is about more people choosing, creating a...

New innovation centre of excellence opened in Glasgow

11.12.19: The University of Strathclyde has today (Dec 11) announced the opening of a new centre of excellence in Glasgow, supporting innovation in the medicine, food and drink and high-value manufacturing sectors. It comes following a partnership be...

Ten universities take measures to maximise research potential in the UK

11.12.19: Research potential in the UK is set for a boost as universities collaborate to improve research quality and reproducibility. The UK is already a world leader in research, but in order to maintain this reputation, there must be constant comm...

£16.1m invested into skills education across Liverpool City Region

10.12.19: Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has confirmed an investment of more than £16m into skills education at colleges, local authorities and learning providers across the Liverpool City Region. Skills training in the city region ha...

Greater Manchester has closed the regions educational gap

04.12.19: New figures from the Department for Education shows that Greater Manchester has now closed the educational equality gap between local young children eligible for free school meals and the rest of the country. The statistics mean that 56% of...

West Midlands sees 8.7% boost in apprenticeships

04.12.19: The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has announced figures showing a rise in jobs and skills, with over 2,500 new apprenticeships created in the region. The report comes from the Office for Data Analytics, showing that there are now...

Buckinghamshire schools leading the way in sustainable travel

28.11.19: Two Buckinghamshire schools have been awarded for their sustainable travel by a national scheme sponsored by the Department of Transport. The schools have been recognised for their work with encouraging children and young people to walk or...

Manchester Metropolitan University’s new £35m School of Digital Arts underway

28.11.19: Building work is underway on Manchester Metropolitan University’s School of Digital Arts, a £35m investment into the future of digital storytelling. Due to be opened in 2021, the School of Digital Arts (SODA) is a pioneering int...

£60m in Scotland Mental Health funding allocated

26.11.19: In September last year, the Scottish Government announced over £60m investment into additional school counselling across Scotland. It has been announced today (Nov 26) that an agreement has been reached between the Scottish Government...

National Autistic Society opens first of its kind autism centre

21.11.19:   The National Autistic Society Northern Ireland has opened a new autism centre this week (19 Nov) to meet the needs of autistic people and their families. TV star and mum of autistic twins, Christine McGuiness opened the first of...

Manchester City Council and University launch research into city's languages

21.11.19: The University of Manchester and Manchester City Council have formed a new research partnership to track Manchester’s languages. New research is going into identifying the diversity of Manchester’s languages and public signage i...

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Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

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