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Media-rich on-screen exams. Meet us at the Bett Show, 22-25 January, Stand NB44, and learn more.


join.ibo.org/bett2020 In this issue...


4-12 NEWS Highlights from the UK education sector 13 VIEWS


Dear Reader,


Happy New Year to you all, and welcome to the first Education Today of 2020. With twin education trade shows Bett and The Education Show making their annual appearance this month, we offer a selection of exhibitors to whet your appetites for the shows; while in our feature focus this issue, we look at the importance of school trips. In our first feature, we showcase some


of the exhibitors making the news at Bett and The Education Show. From parental engagement software to school access lanyards, there are a wealth of education- related solutions and services on display and we’re delighted to bring you a selection of suppliers who, we hope, will make your school life a little easier. We’ll be at the show, on stand number EDC15, so please pop by and see us if you are in town for the event. In the first of our two features on school


trips this month, we hear from Charlotte Bleakley, English and Media Teacher, who explains how a school trip to the Museum of London became a fun-filled adventure thanks to the Breadcrumbs Game company; while in our second, Jade Rowlatt of Rayburn Tours discusses the educational benefits of getting children out of the classroom, and offers some pointers on getting the best value for money in what can be an expensive undertaking for schools. Elsewhere, we have all the usual news


and views, as well as our SEND spotlight and contributions from our regular writers including Kirsty Bertenshaw and Alicia Blanco-Bayo. Remember, we love to hear from you,


you can get in touch with us via Twitter @EdTodayMag, Facebook and our homepage, as well as by phone or email. Enjoy the issue and we’ll hope to see


you at Bett! Jonathan Swift - Managing Editor


With author Pamela Aculey, and Julia Garvey, Head of Membership and Marketing at BESA 14 BESA CORNER


We hear from BESA members Speech Link Multimedia and KAZ Type. 16-17 VIEW FROM THE CLASSROOM


With Renee Florentzou, Head of School, Learning for Life Campus, West Lea 18 COLUMNISTS


Insight and advice from Alicia Blanco-Bayo, Early Years Lecturer and WTEY Programme Leader at Edge Hill University; and STEMtastic founder Kirsty Bertenshaw


19 SPOTLIGHT ON SEND


With Dr Asha Patel and Clare Kassa, Chief Executive of the charity Sibs 20-25 VIEWS & OPINION


Featuring comment and opinion from the UK education sector


26-35 FEATURE: BETT SHOW EXHIBITORS


Who’s who at the annual EdTech event in London 36-37 FEATURE FOCUS: SCHOOL TRIPS


With Charlotte Bleakley, English and Media Teacher 38-39 FEATURE FOCUS: SCHOOL TRIPS We hear from Jade Rowlatt of Rayburn Tours 40-41 COMPUTING & I.T. RESOURCES


Including products and services from Cantium Solutions 42-43 RESOURCES


With news from AJ Products and Hackney Learning Trust 44-47 ROUND UP Including information from Gopak 48-49 SECURITY With news from Selectamark 50-51 RECRUITMENT


Selected job opportunities from talentedteacherjobs.co.uk


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