Mango at PLMR is recruiting a PR Account Manager

Mango at PLMR is an education specialist division within PLMR, a successful, fast-growing communications agency with a dynamic, vibrant team that works across a number of high profile clients to deliver public relations for its clients. We are currently looking for a PR Account Manager to play a central member of the Mango at PLMR team,

Client News: London Connected Learning Centre and IBM Computing Summer School

Industry immersion: teachers get hands-on experience at IBM Computing Summer School This July, teachers will have the chance to step out of the classroom setting and into the technology industry with the IBM Computing Summer School, which will take place 3-5 July 2017, at IBM Southbank (one of three Summer Schools that IBM is delivering this

UK General Election 2017: Getting young people involved with politics

It’s a topic that has dominated the media for the past month, following Theresa May’s announcement of a snap UK General Election for 8 June, three years before we were due to go to the polls. Politics is a difficult subject for some young people, who believe that it is too complicated to understand, or

Raising awareness around mental health

Mental Health Awareness Week runs from 8-14 May, and this year rather than focusing on why so many people live with mental health problems, the campaign is uncovering why too few of us are thriving with good mental health. Currently, suicide is the biggest killer of young people under the age of 35, with an

Mango Marketing joins forces with PLMR

Mango Marketing has joined forces with PLMR, after being acquired by the Westminster and Edinburgh-based integrated communications agency. The Mango team have moved to PLMR’s headquarters opposite the Department for Education in Westminster. PLMR, which has an award-winning education team of its own, is the perfect platform for Mango and its team. Sue Murray and

Positive vibes in the education news

Every day at Mango, we write a bulletin summarising the latest education news from all the major news sources for the sector. Today, one of the stories really stood out to me, simply because of how incredibly positive it was. While it’s not always “doom-and-gloom”, the news often focuses on the issues at hand and how

Shaping the next 100 years of education innovation: HundrED needs YOU!

Global education initiative, HundrED is continuing its worldwide search for education innovation and inspiring teaching and learning practices. Finland is frequently praised for having one of the best and most progressive education systems in the world. The aim of HundrED, which forms part of the country’s centenary celebrations, is to help Finland maintain its world-leading status in education, and

Reach for the stars; the view is great up there!

Astronaut and British Army Air Corps officer, Tim Peake, has featured regularly in national and local newspapers over the past year and has frequently trended on Twitter, which, in the 21st century, is something of a big deal! As the first British European Space Agency astronaut and the second astronaut to bear a British flag

All change: Who’s who in education now?

As Theresa May steps into office at Number 10, a number of key changes are already taking place in the cabinet, not least for the Department for Education. This morning, it was revealed that Nicky Morgan would no longer be serving as education secretary and later in the day, Justine Greening was appointed as her replacement. So

Refugee Week: helping students understand the situation

This week is an important time for Britain. Not only because thousands of people will be making the decision whether to remain in, or to leave the EU, but because it’s also Refugee Week; a hugely significant event which takes place across the world, in collaboration with World Refugee Day (20 June). The week-long event

Teaching leaders join forces to help shape UK education sector

Shaping UK Education British education organisation Innovate My School are set to aid the working lives of teachers further with their new Education Advisory Board. This group currently boasts chair Dominic Norrish (United Learning), leading edtech expert and author Mark Anderson, and Computing trailblazer Mark Dorling. The UK education Advisory Board also includes a quarterly-rolling

What does the OECD PISA report mean for education?

The recent OECD PISA report on the use of technology in education states that “Schools have yet to take advantage of the potential of technology in the classroom to tackle the digital divide and give every student the skills they need in today’s connected world,” This is a topic that continues to cause controversy, with

Pupil exposure to ICT continues to rise despite its value being questioned

Despite a recent OECD report questioning the value of classroom technology, UK schools continue to increase the amount of teaching time using ICT.   The British Educational Suppliers Association’s (BESA) annual ‘ICT in UK State Schools’ research findings shows that pupils are currently exposed to ICT for 53 per cent of teaching time in comparison