12
May

New feature – Extra Curricular Activities Signup and Allocation

SchoolsBuddy launch brand new Extra Curricular Activities / After School Club Signup and Allocation feature When we launched SchoolsBuddy, we knew we didn’t want to stop at the features we started with. Once we perfected the organisational, communication and safeguarding elements of the software, we continued working on the interactive side. Our goal was to create a way that pupils and

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26
Apr

Child Rescue Alert

The Child Rescue Alert campaign provides an mobile alert system that could save a child’s life At SchoolsBuddy, we take child safety very seriously, and so the Child Rescue Alert scheme is one that we’re in full agreement with. Child Rescue Alert is the NCA’s CEOP (formerly  Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) command, and is run in partnership with the

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9
Feb

Safeguarding Best Practice in Schools

We explore some of the key elements of safeguarding best practice in schools, and how SchoolsBuddy can help Essentially, safeguarding in schools looks to guarantee and promote the safety of children. There are many examples of safeguarding best practice in schools, all of which aim to protect children from maltreatment, protect their health and development, and ensure safe and effective care.

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7
Jan

Making Parent Communication Digital

It’s not just pupils that are up to date with technology. Parents and teachers are hot on their heels, and we’re exploring just how technology has changed the way the two communicate. As little as 15 years ago, communication between teachers and parents relied on the child, letters, phone calls or meetings. These methods, although still around today, can be

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5
Jan

Current After School Club Trends: Technology

As we continue to look at current after school club trends, today we turn our attention to the world of technology.  Times are changing, and as pupils become more engaged with the modern world around them, it’s no surprise that after school clubs need to keep up in order to hold their interest. 1. Photography In The Wild Creativity is

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19
Dec

Current After School Club Trends: Life Skills

In the third instalment of our series of current after school club trends, we look at activities geared to life skills. Introducing kids to the basics of everyday life will set them up with skills they can use in the future. 1. Mini Entrepreneur Teaching kids that their creative ideas really can make money is fantastic, and dedicating an after

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7
Dec

SchoolsBuddy at BETT 2016

2016 is already looking to be a big year for us at Schools Buddy, and we’re excited to see what the next twelve months have in store. Our first event of the year is the BETT Show 2016, which takes place from 20th-23rd January at ExCel London. The BETT Show is an event that suits us down to the ground –

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5
Nov

Current After School Club Trends – Music

In the final instalment of our series, we look at the ways in which music is used in after school clubs today. Music is a powerful form of expression, and these endless possibilites make it a popular choice for children and teachers alike. 1. Song Factor Combine an exploration of music and words in a song writing club designed for

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7
Sep

Interesting UK School Trips

A collection of some of the most interesting destinations for pupils across the UK School trips have always been an important part of the curriculum in all types of schools. They’re an opportunity for pupils to see their studies come to life, and really get a feel for the subject they’re producing work for. We’ve put together a list of

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7
Aug

Current After School Club Trends – Active Pursuits

As times change and pupils become more engaged with the modern world around them, it’s no surprise that after school clubs need to keep up in order to hold their interest. Whilst traditional sports are still popular as extra curricular options, here are some of the alternative energy-burning activities that are causing a stir at the end of the school

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