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An irresistible force meets an immovable object

Posted by Daniel Barrass on November 1, 2018

When it comes to education, can Government policy-makers ever hope to keep up with rapid technology change? Should it even be a considerationDoes, in fact, policy-making conflict with the rapid technological advances within Higher Education?  And does either improve student success? So many questions, but do you agree with the experts on this?

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Topics: Higher Education

A Mobile App for education: Improving communications through a college app

Posted by Lauren Hancox on October 29, 2018

We recently visited NESCOT college, a further and higher education college based in Epsom, UK. They've been using a mobile app (NESCOMMS, a College branded version of Tribal's Student Engage App), to manage three-quarters of all College communication. Here's how their communication strategy has changed.

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Topics: Further Education

Our day at Westoe Primary School

Posted by Lauren Hancox on October 22, 2018

Let me paint a picture for you. You walk into the playground at Westoe Crown Primary School in South Tyneside and you're greeted with a wash of smiles from pupils and teachers alike. The head teacher, Mr Steve Price, knows the name of every single pupil (all 700 of them), and the love the children have for him is abundantly clear. Everyone was so happy and it was only 08:00 am. 

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Topics: Schools & Early Years

Top tips to get onto the Register of Apprenticeship Training providers

Posted by Hannah Muckersie on October 18, 2018

The ROATP is expected to reopen for applications on 12 December 2018 and will stay open throughout the year with no closing date. The Department for Education and Education Skills Funding Agency have announced a redesign of the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP) and promise that the tougher rules will ensure providers deliver high-quality apprenticeships. 

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Topics: Skills, Training and Employability

Are you ready to be an employer provider? Five things you need to consider.

Posted by Tribal Group on October 15, 2018

If you’re considering becoming an employer provider you’ll need to apply to the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (ROATP). But before you do, it’s worth making these five components the basis of your feasibility study:

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Topics: Skills, Training and Employability

Want a bigger training budget? Use the Apprenticeship Levy to upskill your NHS workforce

Posted by Ben Park on October 11, 2018

70 years of the NHS is definitely something to celebrate! But can it also be said that HR and Training Managers of NHS Trusts are celebrating the Apprenticeship Levy? Check out this week’s blog to find out why Ben Park, Senior Project Support Officer at Health Education England, says they should…

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Topics: Skills, Training and Employability

What does quality mean in primary education?

Posted by Nicola Morris on October 8, 2018

I am sure this is a question that many school leaders have asked themselves over the years. The oxford English Dictionary defines quality as: 

the standard of something as measured against other things of a similar kind; the degree of excellence of somethinga distinctive attribute or characteristic possessed by someone or something’

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Topics: Schools & Early Years

Choosing the right apprenticeship training provider

Posted by Carla Martinho on October 4, 2018

You’ve made the decision to take on apprentices, your headcount has been approved, you’ve got resources to support them through their learning and your CFO is champing at the bit to recoup some of the company’s levy money.  

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Topics: Skills, Training and Employability

School Improvement –supporting learning through peer massage

Posted by Glynis Rabin on October 1, 2018

What is peer massage?

Peer massage is a simple 15-minute massage routine used in schools from 36 countries to promote a wide-ranging set of benefits in all phases of learning. It aims to promote the wellbeing of children, as nurturing touch is a basic need and can help children develop into healthy, well-balanced young people. Children really enjoy it, every child in the class gets to experience a positive and nurturing touch which prepares them for learning.

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Topics: Schools & Early Years

Why are apprenticeship standards replacing apprenticeship frameworks?

Posted by Tribal Group on September 27, 2018

With the rise in university and further education costs and employability statistics making headline news – apprenticeships are rapidly growing in popularity. But should your business offer an apprenticeship programme, and if you do, will your apprentices actually have the right skills to carry out their job?

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Topics: Skills, Training and Employability