Vocational Courses – Places Available

26th January, 2018

We have a few places in Construction (Bolsover), Land Based Studies (Huthwaite) and Sport (Ilkeston). For more in depth information about these courses, please do take a look at our latest prospectus, email enquiries@real-education.org or call 01158 220400. Open day dates for September starters will also be announced soon, giving you the opportunity to have… View Article

New Raspberry Pi Computers

26th January, 2018

Computing resources at R.E.A.L. Education have been expanded this year with five new Raspberry Pi 3 computers. Widely recognised as one of the best ways to teach coding, the Raspberry Pi is a small computer that can be used for a wide range of projects – from building a functioning laptop, home security system development,… View Article

BP Ultimate STEM Challenge

26th January, 2018

For the second year in a row, R.E.A.L. Education have entered the BP Ultimate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Challenge. Every year BP run a national STEM competition for teams of learners aged 11-14. This year’s competition gives learners the chance to choose one of three challenges based around a theme of ‘My Sustainable… View Article

Induction Training Programme for new Starters at R.E.A.L.

26th January, 2018

R.E.A.L. have reorganised the delivery and scope of the induction training for new starters. In addition to providing all the practical information for new recruits, the training programme features modules on Wellbeing, IT, eSafety and Safeguarding. New starters at R.E.A.L. have really benefited from the longer induction period and greater depth and breadth of topics… View Article

New R.E.A.L. Timetable and Attendance System

26th January, 2018

At the Staff Conference on Monday 8th January, the new R.E.A.L. app was launched to staff. The app is a bespoke timetable and attendance system, designed to make it easier and more efficient for staff to record learner attendance. It links up to staff mobile phones and can record and present attendance data – helping… View Article

A R.E.A.L. Christmas Dinner!

26th January, 2018

On Tuesday 19th December learners and members of staff were treated to Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, cooked and served by Andrew and Declan –  R.E.A.L. Alternative Provision School (RAPS) Catering and Hospitality learners. Chloe and Stani joined Declan and Andrew the day before the dinner to prepare the food as well as providing… View Article

10 Years and Growing Stronger – R.E.A.L. Staff Conference

10th January, 2018

The new spring term started on a positive note on Monday 8th January as the full R.E.A.L. Staff Conference took place at the DoubleTree Hilton in Nottingham. With 200 staff members attending from across both independent schools, vocational group provision and commissioned services, the day was a fantastic opportunity to roll-out new technology, take part… View Article

Term Dates

20th December, 2017

We hope you have an enjoyable and festive break. Please click here for a reminder of the term dates and we’ll see you in 2018!

R.E.A.L. Work Experience

20th December, 2017

The eLearning team are one of the many businesses that offer work experience placements for R.E.A.L. Education learners. These placements are crucial as they offer our learners a real insight into a working environment – with an opportunity to learn new skills and add a credible new addition to their CV. The eLearning team are… View Article

Making Maths Fun!

20th December, 2017

Staff from across R.E.A.L. Education have been continuing their professional development by discovering techniques to re-engage learners with maths. Learning Manager, Martin Kirkland ran ‘The Making Maths Fun’ twilight session at the Blidworth Hub on 21st November. The well attended session provided tutors with ideas and starting points that could be developed and explored to… View Article