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

Hour of Code

20th December, 2017

The week of the 4th of December saw learners across R.E.A.L. Education take part in the national ‘Hour of Code 2017’ initiative. As a listed ‘Hour of Code’ event holder, R.E.A.L. learners were encouraged to have a go at coding, from programming computer games to controlling a robot. All learners who took part were awarded… View Article

Standing up to Domestic Violence

20th December, 2017

On Wednesday 29th November R.E.A.L. Education stood up to domestic violence. Staff and learners wore orange for £1 and fundraising activities such as bake sales, quizzes and spongings took place across R.E.A.L. throughout the day in aid of the White Ribbon Campaign (www.whiteribbon.org.uk). Fay Hunter, R.E.A.L. Wellbeing Lead, who organised the day said: “Everyone pulled… View Article

100 Mile R.E.A.L. Challenge for Children in Need

20th December, 2017

On Friday 17th November, staff and learners from across R.E.A.L. Education braved the cold weather to walk a mile (in their pyjamas!) for Children in Need. With a collaborative target of 100 miles, learners walked out of their usual learning environments and into the fresh air for this brilliant cause. Sian Bullen, R.E.A.L. Alternative Provision… View Article

Monthly Round-up November 2017

30th November, 2017

Please see below for a round-up of all stories from across R.E.A.L. Education for November 2017   R.E.A.L. Education – British Chamber of Commerce National Finalists On Thursday 2nd November, representatives from R.E.A.L. Education collected the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) Education and Business Partnership Award for the East Midlands Region. Scott Knowles, Chief Executive… View Article

R.E.A.L. Recruitment – make a Change

16th November, 2017

Can you, or do you know anyone who can make a difference to the lives of young people? R.E.A.L. Education are looking to recruit quality team members who share our vision and approach to engaging children and young people who are struggling with mainstream opportunities. As well as making a real difference to the lives… View Article

VOTE for the R.E.A.L. Foundation Trust!

14th November, 2017

Trent Barton have opened a public vote to select their Charity Partner for 2018 and 2019 and it would be fantastic if the R.E.A.L. Foundation Trust could be chosen. The R.E.A.L. Foundation Trust was established in 2008 to support innovative and creative educational solutions for children and young people, between the ages of 5 and… View Article