April 24, 2013 Crossfields Institute

We are very pleased to have been asked by Montessori St. Nicholas (MCI International) to develop two Montessori teacher training programmes (Level 3 & 4) based on the Montessori approach. For further information on Maria Montessori, her unique approach to Early Years education and training programmes please go to their website www.montessori.org.uk

July 12, 2012 Crossfields Institute

Government has been pushing to get colleges to prioritise vocational training for unemployed adults. However, an Ofsted report has found that less than one in five jobseekers were successful in gaining work after taking courses at a further education (FE) centre. Read more here.

June 26, 2012 Crossfields Institute

The O-level, or Ordinary Level, was introduced as part of British educational reform in the 1950’s in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, with the accompanying, and more academically rigorous, A-level (Advanced Level) also being introduced at the same time. In 1988 O-levels were replaced with GCSE exams. Education Secretary Michael Gove has now told MPs that England’s…

November 22, 2011 Crossfields Institute

It seems to be an assumption these days that computers and schools go hand-in-hand. Not necessarily though, as this article in the New York times goes to show. Find out more.

October 31, 2011 Crossfields Institute

As we all know mistakes are part and parcel of the learning curve. Here’s a few school flubs that might make you smile. Click here.

October 20, 2011 Crossfields Institute

Promising more freedom for teachers and more choice for parents, free schools are one of the coalition government’s flagship policies. A Steiner free school, the Frome Steiner Academy, is due to open in September 2012. It will be the first in Somerset. Read more about it here.