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Sparx welcomes Tim Oates CBE to its Advisory Board

Authored by AmySutton
Posted: Wed, 05/27/2020 - 12:49pm

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.  

Charity rolls out Free accredited online activity sessions for disabled children across UK 

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 05/19/2020 - 10:37am

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.

Dartmoor launches online 'learning in lockdown' for home education

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 04/28/2020 - 11:19pm

Dartmoor National Park has launched a new ‘learning in lockdown’ digital hub to help inspire and educate people about the National Park's special landscape and what can be found there.

Exeter EdTech company Sparx scoops prestigious award for its approach to maths learning

Authored by AmySutton
Posted: Mon, 04/06/2020 - 12:47pm

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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Ten top tips for home schooling

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 03/25/2020 - 8:50pm

Are you one of the many parents homeschooling since schools closed? Do you have a sharpened sense of respect for the teaching profession? Are those long summer holidays teachers enjoy looking less of a perk and more of a necessity?

Well, fear not, here are some home schooling tips for stressed out parents.

Ten top home-schooling tips

Sparx Virtual Classroom

Devon schools offered free state-of-art technology to support remote learning

Authored by AmySutton
Posted: Thu, 03/19/2020 - 1:49pm

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.  

Full steam ahead for young engineers as preparation is underway for the Royal Navy Engineering Challenge 2020

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Wed, 03/11/2020 - 11:58am

Young engineers from Newton Abbot’s pioneering secondary school, South Devon University Technical College (UTC), have started work on their entry for this year’s Royal Navy Engineering Challenge.

50th Anniversary Celebrations Kick Off for Exeter College

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Thu, 01/09/2020 - 12:02pm

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.  

The Sunday Times Schools Guide winners

The Maynard School in Exeter scoops another major award

Authored by rachaelboard
Posted: Mon, 11/25/2019 - 8:14am

The Sunday Times Schools Guide 2020

Southwest Independent Secondary School of the Year:

A third major achievement for The Maynard this year

Conservation charity helping young people choose All Our Futures

Conservation charity helping young people choose All Our Futures

Authored by Paigntonzoo
Posted: Sat, 11/16/2019 - 10:39am

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: