UK teachers to be offered a year’s paid sabbatical to improve retention

Recently, British Education Secretary Damian Hinds, announced that teachers in England will be offered up to a year’s paid sabbatical after 10 years of service. The £5m pilot scheme was designed to ensure teaching remains “an attractive, fulfilling profession”. The scheme allows teachers to take between a term and a year away from the classroom … Read more

Adobe launches Spark with Premium Features for every students, free of charge

Recently, Adobe announced that it will be making Spark for Education with premium features available free of charge to primary, secondary, and higher education. Normally priced at SGD$182.91 per year, Adobe Spark for Education is a fun storytelling Creative Cloud application that enables students to easily express themselves via graphics, web stories and video to … Read more

UK Schools are removing analogue clocks from exam halls because teenagers are struggling to read the correct time

Schools in the UK are making a move to remove analogue clocks from examination halls and replacing them with digital versions after students sitting for their GCSE and A-level examinations complained that they were struggling to read the correct time on an analogue clock. The Deputy General Secretary at the Association of School and College … Read more

Incorporating current affairs and real-world examples into school curriculums

Today’s world is changing at a more rapid pace than ever before. Just five years ago, roles such as “big data scientist”, “social media marketing specialist” and “user experience manager” were not commonplace. Today however, they are among the most sought-after positions on employment-related portals such as LinkedIn. To develop the adroitness to take on … Read more