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NEWS Lavenhampupils thanks to newbuilding


Positive learning experience for Lavenham pupils thanks to new building


Positive learning experience for


has the capacity for 48 pupils and includes a bright and spacious purpose-built play space, staff room, office space, toilets and a separate ‘quiet room’ to support children with special education needs. A large outdoor play area has also been created using natural resources to enhance the children’s learning and development.


Katherine Eves, pre-school manager, said: “We wanted to create a building that was an


alternative to a traditional build and are absolutely delighted with the finished product. “We were working to a tight time c and Scotts were very adaptable and p r


ofessional onstraint,


The future is looking bright for pupils at a Suffolk pre-school thanks to the completion of a new Lavenham early years centre which has been built specifically to create environment.


The building, whi


ch primarily offers pre-school a positive learning


education for two to five-year olds, was


constructed by Northamptonshire-based Scotts of Thrapston, specialists in the design, manufacture and installation of creative buildings, which are designed specifically for learning, living and leisure.


The carbon efficient timber-framed building


can only have a positive impact on their learning experience.


“Huge thanks also to everyone in the local community who has supported us with this proj


oject.” www.scottsofthrapston.co.uk


in fulfilling all our needs.We now have a very light, airy and happy place for the children which


QA Group appoints Sir Charlie Mayfield as Chairmanroup appoints Sir CharlieMayfield as Chairman QA Group, the UK’s leading IT and business skills tr ia ning and education provider, has announced that Sir CharlieMayfield has


QA Gro joined the Board as Non-Executive Chairman.


Sir Charlie is Chairman of the John Lewis Partnership (“JLP”). He originally joined JLP in 2000 as Head of Business Development and joined the Board as Development Director in 2001. Sir Charlie was the Government-appointed Chair of the UK Commission for Employment and Skills from2010 to 2016. He is also non-executive chairman of the Productivity Leadership Group. WilliamMacpherson, Chief Executive Officer of QA Group, said: “I amdelighted to welcome Charlie to QA, and I look forward to working closely with himas we continue to develop the business. QA has experienced a phenomenal amount of growth and success over the last 10 years, rapidly expanding to become the UK’s leading IT education and skills provider. Charlie’s broad


experience in leading the John Lewis Partnership, as well as previously chairing the UK Commission for Employment and Skills,makes hima great fit for our business and his oversight and guidance will be invaluable to QA as we continue to invest and grow our business.”


Sir CharlieMayfield commented: “I have always been passionate about better development of skills in the workplace to support both personal progression and corporate productivity and QA’s work is focused precisely on this area. I’mreally looking forward to working withWilliamand the rest of the QA teamto address the skills gap and providemore services to a growing customer bas e. ”


www.qa.com


Jamiroquai guitarist and funk legend visits ACM London


The Academy of ContemporaryMusic (ACM) recently welcomed Jamiroquai guitarist Rob Harris to its London campus for an exclusive masterclass. Covering his secrets to writing a killer guitar riff and lots of performances along the way, questions were wel comed throughout the exciting class.


Kicking off the se introduction to his c


‘style of Jamiroquai’ writing guitar parts.


areer, Rob soon picked up the ssion with a short


guitar for a performance of Jamiroquai’s ‘Cloud 9’. He then went on to explain his process for Often asked to play in the when doing session work,


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Rob shared that the trick to writing a successful guitar line was to find a hook that doesn’t interfere with the vocal.


Moving on to the topic of practice routines, Rob revealed that he practised for eight hours a d ay when he left school, and talked about the importance of practising everything until it’s second nature reminding them of the need to keep their routines up - “as you’ll soon forget everything otherwise!”


The students left feeling inspired and eager to put what they had learnt into practice in their own work at ACM. Rob was pleased to have


1 2 www .education-today.co.uk.co.uk


Jamiroquai guitarist and funk legend visits ACMLondon


passed on his knowledge to the talented ACM students and said “This is my first time here (ACM London) it looks really great, a nice bunch of students. It’s a great facility and a really exciting place to be.”


www.acm.ac.uk/ k/open-days/ December 2017 2017


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