Sparx, the socially focused learning technology company, has today announced the appointment of Tim Oates CBE as the latest member of its Advisory Board.
Tim has had a 30-year career dedicated to educational research and is currently the Group Director of Assessment Research and Development at Cambridge Assessment. Prior to this, he was Head of Research and Statistics at the Qualifications and Curriculum Agency. He was awarded a CBE for services to education in 2015.
Caudwell Children, the national charity that provides practical and emotional support to disabled children and their families, has announced that it is to extend its programme of online activity sessions, for disabled children, across the UK.
The 'LifeSkills' programme, open to disabled children and those with additional needs aged 8-18, will be delivered through online video calls, three times a week, and has been designed to encourage children and their families to participate in activities outside a school setting.
Sparx, the Exeter-based socially focused learning technology company has been named ‘Supplier of the Year’ at this year’s Education Resources Awards (ERA’s) for its innovative approach to maths learning and its focus on evidence-based technologies.
The ERA’s reward quality educational resources and aim to raise the standard of services and products by highlighting excellence in the industry. This year, due to the coronavirus outbreak, the winners were announced at a virtual awards ceremony on 27 March 2020.
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In response to the Coronavirus Sparx – a socially focused learning technology company – is offering secondary schools free access to Sparx Maths Virtual Classroom so Devon students can continue their maths lessons remotely. The Exeter-based company will support any school that has had to close as a result of the virus through the product, for the duration of their closure.
The new year represents a momentous occasion in the history of Exeter College, marking 50 years since being named as the UK’s first tertiary college, although their roots date back to the 1800s.
Exeter College was established as a fully-fledged tertiary college in 1970, providing an education centrepiece for the community. Over the past 50 years the college has grown, developed and adapted but it still serves the wider Exeter community with a varied education offering that aims to meet the skills challenges of the future in a proactive way.
A Devon charity is inspiring young people to change the world – and they’re doing it for free.
Wild Planet Trust is launching new sustainability workshops for schools. The six free workshops – called All Our Futures – aim to empower children and young people to make good choices for the future. Group Education Manager Steve Nash explained: