FarehamCollege host T LevelsQ&A
schools and businesses &A event for
qualification from the Department for Education’s Deputy Director for T Level Schools and businesses were invited to learn more about the new T Level
T Levels are new qualifications stemming from the Government’s reform of Delivery, Susan Lovelock, at a special event hosted by Fareham College.
advanced technical and professional education and training. They are
The two-year courses, which are aligned to 25 different industry sectors, intended as a technical alternative to A Levels.
are co-designed with employers and combine A Level-style classroom teaching with an industry work placement of 45 days.
Last June, it was announced that Fareham College would be one of 50 colleges nationally, and one of only nine in the South East, chosen by the Department for Education to pilot T Levels. The first T Levels Fareham College will deliver will be in Digital Production, Design and Development and Early Years’ Education.
The event was created by the College to help raise awareness of T Levels locally, providing clarity on how they fit within the context of other 16+ choices and what the new qualification will mean for pupils, schools and employers .
Taste of success for UK outdoor education centre One of the UK’s leading providers of outdoor educat oi n is celebrating after being served up an award which
Ta recognises its commitment to providing fresh, healthy and nutritious meals to visitors.
The Field Studies Council (FSC) welcomes in the region of 165,000 visitors a year to its 20 field centres located up and down the UK.
The vast majority are primary and secondary school children undertaking residential field trips in science and The trips can vary in length from two days to a week, but each centre provides on-site catering, using either
home-grown or locally sourced produce, for schools during the field visit.
The organisation, which has its headquarters located at PrestonMontford near Shrewsbury in theWestMidlands, has now been recognised for the quality and freshness of the meals they supply by achieving the Food for Life Served Here Bronze Award from the Soil Association. The award recognise cs atering departments in schools and other organisations s cu h as the FSC which go the extra mile to make sure children are receiving healthy and nutritious meals.
FSC is an ambassador for improving environmental understanding in communities across the UK and is taking the lead when it comes to reducing the impact of its centres on the environment.
By the end of next year its sites will have phased out single use plastics and is on target to have reduced its carbon footprint by 40 per cent and to net- zero by 2030. www.field-studies-council.org/
Ysgol Gynradd Bethel in Caernarfon celebrates victory
ry in the Summer Sprintmaths challenge!
Ysgol Gynradd Bethel in Caernarfon is celebrating fantastic success after its students scooped 1st place in the international Summer Sprint maths challenge. The competition, which this year ran between 17-23rd of June, was powered by 3P Learning, developers ofMathletics – the multi-award- winning online maths resource designed to make learning maths fun. Over the week, thousands of students from 174 schools in the UK, Europe, and TheMiddle East competed against each other, testing their strengths and determination to gain as many points as possible to win the 3 coveted prizes.
gained corresponding to a cash donation to the charity from 3P Learning. Pupils also raised money for UNICEF whilst competing, with each point
Gynradd Bethel said, “The students were so excited and eager to take part in Commenting on the win, Nia Elwyn,Maths Coordinator from Ysgol
the Summer Sprint maths challenge and it has been very encouraging to see 1 0 www.education-today.co.uk
them so driven. All pupils got stuck in and have found a passion for maths in the spirit of competition. Children were dedicated to usingMathletics both in school and at home.Si
nce introducingMathletics to the classroom, we have seen a world of change in our students’ attitude to maths. They love using Mathletics thanks to the engaging interface provided by the resource, and have become so much more motivated and focused, while improving their grades too! Pupils know that if they are struggling with a concept, they can log intoMathletics and practise this area in order to master it. Children often comment on how muchMathletics has helped their learning.”
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Speaking at the event, Susan Lovelock, said: “I was delighted to be invited to Fareham College today and have the opportunity to present what T Levels will mean for the future of technical education. It’s great to see the College playing such a proactive role in helping schools and businesses gain a greater understanding of T Levels, which is why I was thrilled to support today’s event.”
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