Boris Johnson backs 100-hour careers plan

26 June 2015

Every young person in London should have at least 100 hours of careers advice or work experience by the age of 16, says the Mayor of London.

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Boris Johnson backs 100-hour careers plan

Every young person in London should have at least 100 hours of careers advice or work experience by the age of 16, says Boris Johnson. Read more

Even 'good' schools could be forced to become academies, Prime Minister warns

David Cameron increased the pressure on schools this week by warning that even those with “good” Ofsted ratings could be forced to become academies. In a speech at an academy in Runcorn he expanded on the government’s “zero tolerance” approach to failure in education and condemned “coasting schools”. Read more

Schools must consider double shifting to accommodate growing pupil numbers

‘The old ideal of having all students in school from 9am to 3.30pm will soon be unmanageable. Re-organising the school day and year is the only alternative’ says Roy Blatchford, Director of the National Education Trust. Read more

Young becoming hostages to handheld devices, says charity

The Youth Sports Trust report suggests that nearly a quarter of children see playing computer games with friends as a form of physical activity. The trust called for technology to be integrated with PE in schools. Read more

Massive rise in number of children in care under coalition

The number of children being cared for by the state rose by more than 5,000 during the term of the coalition government, an investigation by Children and Young People Now has found. Read more

The Children’s Commissioner wants your views

The Children’s Commissioner would like to hear from children and young people on what they think are the best things about being a child or young person and what could be better. Help them promote this short survey to the children and young people you know and work with. The survey is open for 7-21 year olds. Read more

Sample - Discover - Share Early Years & KS1

The Rainbow Collective and Lewisham Education Arts Network are hosting next week a creative networking event for the early years/KS1 sector in partnership with Apples and Snakes and Coin Street Family and Children's Centre, Southbank. This is a space for sharing, exchange and the opportunity to meet with and potentially develop relationships across sectors including early years settings, schools sector and arts organisations/ creative practitioners. Book your place

The Institute Open Day and Festival of Learning

On the 4th of July, The Institute will be hosting performances, exhibitions of Art, Sculpture, Pottery and over 300 courses. There will also be free cake decorating class for Adults and children to join, yoga demo, flower arranging, etc. Expert advise and guidance at hand. Come and join them for an exciting day at their newly renovated building in Masons House. For more information, download the PDF below.

Download Open Day July4 2015

Funding commitment to boost arts in education

Paul Hamlyn Foundation is strengthening its funding for arts education with new channels of support for projects that increase access and build a love for the arts. Read more

Technical Work Experience at Sadler’s Wells and The Peacock

Sadler’s Wells are offering a number of work experience opportunities within the Technical departments at both Sadler’s Wells Theatre and The Peacock. The successful applicants will work with our in-house team to provide support to visiting companies and will be involved in lighting, sound and stage for large scale productions at our theatres. They are seeking candidates who require a work placement as part of their second, third, or final year of study in a Technical Theatre course, with specialisations in Lighting, Sound or Stage. Ideally, the successful candidates will have a specific interest in technical production for dance. Apply now