We select the education businesses that we partner with very carefully. Specifically, their communications must be relevant to you and your role(s) of responsibility, relevant to the type of school (its location, school type, age range etc.), meet a particular educational need, and have a positive impact on the teaching and learning that takes place.
Some of the education businesses we partner with...
Gap Medics specialise in helping students wishing to pursue a career in the healthcare sector and promote opportunities for Year 12 and 13 students looking for medical and nursing work experience. Gap Medics help and advise on the most suitable placements to further these students' aspirations for a career in healthcare.
The National Space Academy promote a series of free exciting lesson plans aimed at Key stage 4 and 5 students based on Tim Peake’s video experiments when he was on board the International Space Station.
iAM Compliant helps educational establishments comply with premises obligations and provides information on legal guidelines and compliance issues through their software. This helps schools ensure they are up to date with their maintenance and compliance obligations.
Childnet’s ‘Safer Internet Day’ reaches over 2.8 million children and 2.5 million parents in the UK. In 2016 1,140 schools and organisations took part in celebrating the positive use of digital technology.
Balanceability is the UK's first accredited 'learn to cycle' programme for children aged 2½ to 6 years. The programme is a structured course available to schools and is currently active in 400 sites across the UK with 94% of children aged 4 to 6 years old being able to safely ride a pedal bike at the end of the programme.
Lil-lets provide free PSHE lesson packs (DVD, printable lesson plans, puberty quiz, FAQs, teachers’ notes, full size display/demonstration packs, and individual samples), aimed at Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 students about puberty and periods through their 'Teen School Programme'.
The Government agencies and public sector bodies that we partner with always possess the objective of wanting to impart important information to schools and teachers which ultimately helps improve standards, helps schools spend budgets effectively and wisely, and provides students with exciting opportunities.
Some of the Government agencies and public sector organisations we partner with...
We’ve helped them promote the following nationwide initiatives: the 500 Word competition, Doctor Who script-writing competitions, Micro:Bit computer giveaways, Bitesize Revision, Ten Pieces, and the Terrific Scientific education campaign.
The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation send regular correspondence to certain school staff about issues like ‘exam-fairness’, the new grade scale in English Language, English Literature, and Maths GCSE examinations, new linear A level subjects, and the ‘New Applied General qualifications’.
The British Council is the UK's international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We help them promote a wide-range of resources including promoting ‘Language Assistants’ – native speakers of French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Irish and Mandarin, and who come from Europe and beyond. They bring current and up-to-date knowledge of their languages and cultures, and plenty of interactive learning resources. They work alongside a school’s pupils using free, interactive, teacher curriculum-based resources that range from Shakespeare to Social Enterprise.
We promoted the ‘Bank, Camera, Action' Film Competition 2017/18. The message came from the Governor Mark Carney and encouraged students to take part and create a short film about Independence that would be featured on the Bank of England’s website.
The Goethe-Institut is the Federal Republic of Germany’s cultural institute, active worldwide. We help them promote the study of German abroad and the encouragement of international cultural exchange.
The charities we partner with have a unique motivation for wanting to reach out to you and your students. They’re not out to make a profit, their simple aim is to help children deal with issues that they face in their lives and to help them gain knowledge that serves them well as they grow into young adults.
We’ve partnered with the British Heart Foundation on several campaigns. Our most recent (and current) campaign is to supply free CPR kits to secondary schools for free (each kit is worth over £2,000) and helps protect staff, pupils, and visitors. This hugely important campaign will no doubt help save lives.
Stonewall are a lesbian, gay, and bisexual anti-bullying charity. We help them promote their 'Education For All' conference which takes place at the University of Birmingham each year. We also promoted their CPD-accredited courses that provide pastoral, PSHE, and anti-bullying leads with the knowledge, tools and confidence to train fellow staff, meet the requirements of Ofsted's inspection framework, and work towards acceptance without exception.
The Outward Bound Trust is an educational charity that uses the outdoors to help develop young people from all walks of life. They run adventurous and challenging outdoor learning courses that equip young people with valuable skills for education, work and life which helps them become more confident, more effective and more capable at school, college, and in the workplace. We promote their research and learning courses to relevant staff members.
Just Different is a charity that educates children on treating people with disabilities equally. We help them promote both Primary School and Secondary School workshops that shine a positive light on disability and empower pupils with the ability to change the way society views and treats the disabled.
Stand Against Violence works with young people up to the age of 25 years and their associates to prevent violence. Their work to date has received overwhelmingly positive feedback reporting reductions in violence, fighting and improved attitudes towards violence. We help them promote violence prevention workshops and talks that focus on personal safety, anger and aggression, basic life support, and the awareness of choices and consequences.
Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity helps to make life better for seriously ill children in the UK. Roald Dahl Nurses provide support to children with serious illnesses, and their families. We help the charity promote their 'Dahlicious Dress Up Day' to schools which helps to raise awareness and funds to provide the best possible healthcare for sick children.
Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement. Every year they train more than 8,000 professionals, helping them to better understand and meet the needs of grieving families. We help promote their free resources, seminars, and workshops.
We partner with many of the UK's leading exam boards. Exam Boards need to disseminate information about their syllabuses and often provide training, seminars, and courses for both teachers and students.
AQA offer free ‘Preparing to teach events’ to help teachers prepare to deliver their new course specifications and also provide scheduled workshops at the school where practical guidance is given to ensure teachers’ planning is on the right track.
LAMDA provide an award in speaking and listening skills which is designed in line with the curriculum at Key Stage 3 and enables students to attain a nationally recognised, vocational qualification within the school timetable, along with the interactive, twilight sessions at venues around the UK.
We have also partnered in the past with OCR, Edexcel, and WJEC.
We work with some of the most prestigious universities in the UK and help them promote free open days, curriculum-based courses for both staff and students of all ages, and clearing places for A Level students.
The University of Cambridge Department of Veterinary Medicine holds a residential course for potential Veterinary Medicine applicants which we help them promote each year. The course is subject to excellent bursaries for those students whose household income is low. We have also helped promote their ‘Cambridge School Classics Project’ - a free one day conference in London about how to enrich the English curriculum by using oral storytelling and classical mythology.
The University of Sheffield houses one of the leading departments for Chemical Engineering in the UK. We help them promote the open day for their original course which was one of the founding courses in the UK to be accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) in 1957.
We helped the University of Leicester's professional development unit for schools, and conducted a survey of teachers' attitudes to Continuing Professional Development, which formed part of a larger research project that investigated potential opportunities to support history teaching using local heritage resources.
We partnered with Birmingham City University to help them promote two free taster days to prospective students: Law in Practice Taster Day and Applied Sociology Taster Day. Both of these days provided the students with valuable guidance on the UCAS application process, hands-on workshops giving an insight into studying at university and opportunities to talk to current students and lecturers about their careers.
Very often the schools we partner with have a need to invite other local schools to attend educational courses and events, and also advertise Senior Management vacancies.
We have helped Wellington College promote their Teaching School Partnership which is a series of Professional Learning courses ranging from Best Practice in Geography to Effective Professional Learning. We also helped promote the prestigious Education Festival and also their seminars for teachers remembering the landmark anniversary of the First World War Centenary.
Cranleigh School partnered with us to promote their School Philosophy Conference which featured an update on the proposed new GCSE Philosophy along with keynote addresses, workshops and an exhibition, as well as opportunities for networking.
South Bromsgrove High needed to promote an RE Conference 'Bringing the new RE GCSE to Life' where they brought together faith experts and speakers and offered a unique opportunity to discuss the new GCSE specification with them as well as network with colleagues.
We promoted the Southbank International School's new scholarship that was of interest to Year 11 students. The scholarship is merit-based, worth approximately £50K, and is offered to a talented student who would like to study for their IB Diploma in Year 12 and 13.