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Welcome to the latest issue of Education Today. In this issue, we look in detail at the practice and importance of music in education.Music as a bject can be overlooked in the busy day-to-day classroom, but it is an bject for many pupils. In our first


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feature, we hear from the Academy of ContemporaryMusic in Guildford, which recently welcomed legendary soul band The Drifters to the school to give students a once in a lifetime opportunity to hear from, and more importantly learn from, a hugely successful band. In our second feature, we speak to Ewan Grant,MD at the Notting Hill Academy ofMusic, about the importance of understanding the business of music.


Elsewhere in the issue, we have all the usual news and views you would expect. Graham Cooper of Capita SIMS takes some of the mystery out of the new OFSTED short inspection, while regular Education Today contributor Kirsty Bertenshaw offers her thoughts on adding a festive twist to STEMin the classroom.We have a great line-up of commenters, including Natalie Harling from the Outward Bound Trust, who asks whether outdoor learning can benefit students and teachers equally; and Debbie Forster, C CEO f CDI Apps for G doo and Elizabeth Kanter, Director Government Relations and Public Policy, SAP, who look at how practitioners can deliver the appropriate education to school children to ensure that future need for digital skills is met.


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J onathan Swift –Managing Editor I In this issue... n this issue... 4-11 NEWS VIEWS VIEWS NEWS


Highlights from the 7


With VSO volunteer 12


CarolineWright COLUMN STS COLUMNISTSI


Insight and advice from Graham Cooper and Kirsty Bertenshaw


13-19 V EWS AND OPINION 20-22 VIEWFROMTHE CLA VIEWS AND OPINIONI


Featuring opinion and comment from the UK education sector


VIEW FROM THE CLASSROOM LASSROOM


With Alex Sullivan, science teacher at All Saints Catholic School in Dagenham


24-25 MUSIC & THE PERFORMINGIMUS C & THE PERFORMING ARTS


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Featuring a visit from legendary soul band The Drifters to the Academy of Contemporary Music


UK education sector TerryWard, and BESA’s


What do you get when you combine pedal-power, lots of enthusiasm, and Epson’s WorkForce Pro printers? One Scottish council is finding out.


What do you get when you combine pedal-power, lots of enthusiasm, and Epson’sWorkForce Pro printers? One Scottish council is finding out.


They’re using that combination to achieve ambitious public sector CO2 targets and drive student awareness of energy use at the same time.


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26-27 THE MPORTA IIN EDUCATION


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THE IMPORTANCE OF MUSICI CATION


TANCE OFMUSIC


With Ewan Grant,MD at the Notting Hill Academy ofMusic


28-29 BUILDINGS, MAINTENANCE &IBU LDINGS,MAINTENANCE & REFURBISHMENT


REFURBISHMENT


Including products and services from Polyflor and Elliott


30-34 COMPUTING & IT RESOURCES Including products from Leba Innovation and


COMPUTING & IT RESOURCES Epson 34-35 RESOURCES RESOURCES


Including products and services from Fieldwork Education and Delta


36 CAREER RESOURCES CAREER RESOURCES


Including products and services from Adviza 37MODERN FOREIGN LA With news from Vocab Express 38 ROUND UP


MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES ROUND UP


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Including news from Carlease UK and the ER Awards


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They’re using that combination to achieve ambitious public sector CO2 targets and drive student awareness of energy use at the same time.


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