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Focus News – Christmas Term 2017

… And 2017 is coming to a close… what a whirlwind of a year it’s been! Take a look at the highlights of the Autumn Term.

Charity Fundraising

It is important to us that we get involved in charity events and fundraising. This term we have participated in Macmillan Coffee Morning and Children in Need, raising over £150.00. For Christmas, we are collecting food for the Oldham Food bank, which we will deliver on the 15th December.

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Special Moments  

There have been plenty of special moments at Focus Education this term. We ran the Focus English and Focus Maths event at Madeleine Lindley’s Book Store. These events were a great success and delegates really benefited in further understanding our main maths and English products and how to use them. We also ran a successful Learning Challenge Curriculum VIP event at Boothroyd Primary school, ‘Creating a Curriculum that’s Fit for Purpose’. Both these events went well and we are planning another VIP event in the spring term, watch this space.

Other exciting moments in the Focus office: We met Cleo from BESA to discuss the challenges faced in education, mainly the challenges faced around the budgets.

We have booked on two international exhibitions; GESS in Dubai at the end of February and BSME in Abu Dhabi at the end of March. We have joined COBIS and BSME and we are very excited about what’s to come in our international venture.

We have been planning for BETT in January. We will be exhibiting with 2Eskimos! This will be a great opportunity to properly launch our exciting new inspection software. We have attended a Business in Education Seminar, have developed our Rewards process – we have partnered with other organisations such as 2Eskimos, Madeleine Lindleys and OTrack to provide an even better Rewards system – if you are a Rewards member you now also get discounts off products with these companies! If you would like to read more about our Rewards club or you wish to sign up, please click here.

Another incredibly special moment to us was when pupils from Roundthorn school visited us for a takeover day and spent time with us in the office. They learned how to pack books, bind books and general computer work. We had a lovely time with the pupils and they really benefited from the experience, saying it was ‘The best day ever! We gained a lot of experience, knowledge and skills’.

Focus Education in the Press

  • August 2017 – QA Education – Middle Leadership
  • September 2017 – SEN Magazine – How to be an INCo
  • September 2017 – QA Education – Fewer Things in Greater Depth
  • September 2017 – International Schools Magazine – Floor Book Method
  • October 2017 – Teach Primary 3 – 7 – How are we doing? Self-evaluation as the backbone to a school
  • November 2017 – ie-today – Time to focus with BESA

What are we looking forward to in 2018?

There is so much to look forward to in 2018! We are turning 25, which is a huge achievement. Throughout the year we will be surprising our customers with treats to celebrate our Birthday. 2018 is also the 10th year of being in the beautiful and unique Focus offices.

We are looking forward to:

  • BETT Show, London
  • GESS Show, Dubai
  • BSME Exhibition, Abu Dhabi
  • Inspiring leadership Exhibition, Birmingham
  • New software with 2Eskimos – Inspection Coach
  • New assessment books – watch this space!
  • New courses – Is Your Curriculum Broad Enough? Implementing a Coaching Culture, Developing Subject Leadership

We’ll see you in 2018! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Shekina Rose

Shekina is the Digital Marketing Executive at Focus Education.

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