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CONTENTS


In this issue... 4-12 NEWS


H 1 VIEWS


ighlights from the UK education sector 3


With authors Paul A. Kirschner and Carl Hendrick; and Alexander Shea, BESA policy analyst


Dear Re de Reader,r,


Welcome to the latest issue of Education Today. I’m loth to mention it, given the blanket news coverage, but the coronavirus epidemic is showing no signs of abating, indeed it looks as though the worst is yet to


government moves to the next stage of its come for us here in the UK. If the


planning for tackling the outbreak, then


access to school commonplace and perhaps impact, with closures and restrictions on schools all across the land will feel the


looming, this is a concern for students, even mandatory.With exam season


planning and I can only wish all of you well. schools are now deep into contingency teachers and pupils alike – I know that


there which can help you mitigate the more do close, there is a plethora of solutions out ages – if the worst happens and our schools distance learning software for schools of all One possible silver lining is the ubiquity of


extreme effects.We’ll be looking at this in


Moving on to this month’s magazine, we our next issue, so keep an eye out!


specialist Syscomm Ltd, who offers ideas on company of Chris Tyler, CEO of IT services look at classroom technology in the


Ingram, CEO of Pamoja Education, who in a getting your infrastructure right; and John


timely piece looks at distance learning.We


Teacher Booker, who looks at ways you can also hear from Vamsi Vadde, CEO of


recoup recruitment costs to spend on


and views, as well as our SEND spotlight and Elsewhere, we have all the usual news resources.


including Kirsty Bertenshaw and Felicia contributions from our regular writers


Remember, we love to hear from you, Jackson.


you can get in touch with us via Twitter


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Enjoy the issue! Jonathan Swift


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We hear from BESA members Lexonik and Jolly Back


16-17 VIEWFROMTHE CLASSROOM With Lindsay Cooper-Smith, SEN Lead at The


Edison Centre 18 COLUMNISTS


Insight and advice from Louise AnneMasterson, Early Years Lecturer at Edge Hill University; and STEMtastic founder Kirsty Bertenshaw


19 SPOTLIGHT ON SEND


With Asha Patel and Kate Sarginson 20-24 VIEWS & OPINION


Featuring comment and opinion from the UK education sector


25 VIEWPOINT


With Arran Smith and Juniper Education’s Graham Cooper


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FEATURE FOCUS: CLA TECHNOLOGY


30-31


FEATURE FOCUS: CLA TECHNOLOGY


Education LASSROOM


With Chris Tyler, CEO of IT services specialist Syscomm Ltd


LASSROOM


We hear from John Ingram, CEO of Pamoja 32-34


FEATURE: RECRUITMENT


With Vamsi Vadde, CEO of Teacher Booker 36-37 BUILDINGS,MAINTENANCE &


REFURBISHMENT With product news from Gerflor


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Solutions 42-45 ROUND UP


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