Archive for March, 2008

Effective Procurement Training for Schools

March 26th, 2008

The Strategic Procurement & VfM Unit has arranged for 2 half day ‘Effective Procurement’ training courses for schools to be held on Wednesday 7 May 2008 and Thursday 8 May 2008, both 9.30am – 12.30pm. The course will be held at EDC. The cost is £35 per delegate.

The training course is specifically for schools and will help maximise the value they obtain from their budgets and improve understanding of financial regulations. Positive feedback has been received from schools that have attended the training previously. In particular they have welcomed the advice and guidance on getting the best deal, dealing with sales tactics, understanding basic contract issues and the financial regulations that apply to schools.

Please contact Mel Blagg in the Strategic Procurement & VfM Unit on 01724 296027 or email to reserve your place.

A Vision of Students Today

March 11th, 2008

A short video summarizing some of the most important characteristics of students today – how they learn, what they need to learn, their goals, hopes, dreams, what their lives will be like, and what kinds of changes they will experience in their lifetime. Created by Michael Wesch in collaboration with 200 students at Kansas State University.

The Big Toddle

March 10th, 2008

Get your under 5’s ready for some serious summer fun!

Want to do your bit for charity? And find a reason to get the kids exercising in the fresh air? We’ve found the solution – The Barnardo’s Big Toddle.
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A date for your diary!

March 10th, 2008

Come and join us in the wonderful setting of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens & Glasshouses for the Growing Schools Conference: The Creative Outdoor Classroom, on April 7th.

This event will run from 9.30am (registration and coffee) to 4.30pm and will offer an inspirational set of talks, walks and lectures on how to work with the many ‘Growing Schools’ informal education providers and their resources to help you deliver science, geography, citizenship, art and mathematics lessons.
» Read more: A date for your diary!