Website to support school and college staff to keep children and young people safe

The Centre for Research on Children and Families at the University of East Anglia (UEA), has launched a website to support school and college staff in understanding abuse and neglect from the child or young person’s point of view. The iCAN website includes free training materials and resources for schools and colleges, and a framework to help teachers and other school and college staff to be alert to children and young people who may be experiencing abuse or neglect, and to better understand: to what extent children and young people recognise maltreatment and how they decide whether to tell someone about it; how they may show their distress, even when they can’t talk about it; and what children and young people think about the help they receive.

Source: UEA 

Further information: iCAN

Budding biologists from Southport’s KGV hailed in prestigious competition

Budding biologists from Southport’s King George V College have been awarded prizes in a prestigious biology competition.

A handful of talented Biology A level students from KGV took part in the event, organised by Edge Hill University.

The ‘Biology Olympiad’ saw KGV students undertaking intricate activities such as DNA extraction, insect identification, thermal imaging processes and a demanding quiz.

Two teams of KGV students competed against 17 teams from all over the North West, including Manchester, Wigan, Wirral, Cheshire and Liverpool.

Sophie Feeney, Course Leader for A level Biology at KGV, said: “We were delighted to have this amazing opportunity to take part in this fascinating event.

“This event really showcased the practical and manipulation skills needed for Biology A level, and was a really interesting opportunity for KGV students to see biology in action at university level.  Our students also got to meet students from other colleges and it was lovely event.”

A level Biology has a long standing record of academic success at King George V College, with more than three quarters of KGV A level Biology students achieving high grades as part of KGV’s best ever A level results last summer.