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Perse School Cambridge

According to the latest Sunday Times “Parent Power” ranking, secondary state schools in Cambridge are being outperformed by private, independent schools in Essex.

Among the list of top schools for the East of England¬† are four Cambridge independent schools, with the Stephen Perse foundation holding position number one, followed by The Perse School, St Mary’s School and the Leys School which are also renowned independent schools in Cambridge.

The Sunday Times provides these rankings for now almost a quarter of a century. Parents can use these rankings when you want to compare schools with each other in terms of education quality.

What factors in the final ranking is percentage of pupils who are gaining A* to B grades at A-level in a year as well as the number of those students who are obtaining A* and A grades at GCSE

This year, the Sunday Times Parent Power ranking list includes 2000 schools United Kingdom, including public and independent schools. The published the annual list this past Sunday.

Among the noteworthy finds is that Cambridge’s Stephen Perse Foundation managed to climb 22 ranks up resulting that it is now at rank 18th among all the schools in UK.

The principle of the Stephen Perse Foundation, Tricia Kelleher said to the press that the school is very proud of the ranking:

“Our students work extremely hard to achieve such high grades and their commitment to learning and thinking independently is commendable. With 97.6% of our A-level students achieving A* to B grades and the Foundation sitting in the top 5% for International Baccalaureate results globally, our students have gone onto careers around the globe and with 86.1% of our GCSE students having achieved A* and A grades, they are set for a great future.”

She added: “To sit at the top of a list of schools around the region and at number 18 of 2,000 schools around the country is a great achievement and we look forward to seeing our students continuing their successes.”

For private and independent schools in the UK, this year’s ranking results are yet again proof for their excellent education quality as compared to state schools. At prep school in Herts you can learn more about the benefits of an independent school.

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The digital economy in the United Kingdom grew 72% faster than the rest of the economy, according to a recently released report by Tech Nation. The study which looked at the British economy during the previous five years found that the digital economy is creating jobs at an unprecedented rate.

In the United Kingdom, digital economy accounts for 1.56 million jobs. In the previous three years, the sector has seen a 10% growth. This is three times more than any other job market in the UK.

The study found that the average salary in this industry is among the highest, with an average £50,000. This is more than 36% higher than the national average.

Prime Minister Cameron said in a public statement that the U.K.’s “digital economy is expanding at an extraordinary pace, creating jobs and fuelling growth in regions and cities up and down the country, providing security and opportunities for working people”.

He pledged that the British government will use “all the levers” at their disposal in a continued support for technology firms in the sector.

Among those area with the highest increase in salaries in this industry are Leeds, Newcastle and Sunderland.

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Almost anyone will probably know what ergonomics are, seen that almost any furniture vendor today will have the one or the other ergonomic chair in their sortiment.

Also, at work, employers today have gotten rather responsible when it comes to better work ergonomics. The fact that the UK has strict regulations for this certainly plays a role there as well but it’s moreover also a simple fact that healthier employees mean less costs and expenses.

Chances are that your employer will at some point have educated you on the importance of workplace ergonomics and safety.

But now, let’s say you are the owner of a company, how would you check your office for compliance? This is obviously not something you can do by yourself.

And this is where workplace assessments come in. What a workplace assessment is: it is pretty much what the name suggests. It means that a certified company comes to your business to inspect all workplaces and workstations for proper ergonomics. At the end they will give you a report with suggestions where and how to improve.

What important to know about workplace assessment is that there are on-site assessments and online assessments today. With the on-site assessment, they will send specialists to your company while the online assessments can be done online. The latter type of workplace assessment is done if a company has many employees where the online workplace assessment would be the more suitable option. It works like that your employees would log on to the system and then by answering questions that system can find should there be any issues with ergonomics. Normally, companies who offer workplace assessments will offer both types.

So the next time you come across ergonomics mentioned somewhere, know that there are companies out there that can do a workplace assessment for you.

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Fire spotting cameras like the Spotfire are the latest when it comes to increasing fire safety with the help of high-tech technology.

Compared to older devices to detect flames and fires, those cameras have significant advantages which make them ideal for those places where fire safety had previously been a challenging task.

fire-spotting-cameraHow does a fire detection camera work?

Fire detection cameras use modern, digital image analysis that detects flame or smoke in real time.

Since they work by analyzing video rather than depending on smoke or heat sensors, this means that a fire spotting camera doesn’t have to be placed in direct vicinity of a potential fire and can also oversee and cover a much wider area.

Fire detection cameras are ideal for locations like large commercial premises or places such as stadiums and arenas. Those are locations where the complete coverage for the detection of fires is otherwise almost impossible to achieve.

For companies, fire detection cameras have another big advantage: They can easily and seamlessly be integrated into existing CCTV monitoring systems.

Since a fire camera can detect fires faster than any smoke detector it means that they can help to keep fire damage at a minimum. A fire detection camera can alert the fire brigade automatically, at the first instant and indication of flame or smoke in an area.

In my opinion, fire spotting cameras are a very good example how the latest in digital high-tech can often help to make us safer!

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A recent study has shown that the construction industry in the United Kingdom has seen significant growth this past February.

The survey showed that the Markit/CIPS purchasing managers’ index (PMI) increased, having reached 60.1 points. This is the highest level since October.

Alongside with the PMI, the British housing, commercial and civil engineering sector also shows signs of growth. This current week, another study that examined growth in the United Kingdom indicated a seven-month high in the nation’s manufacturing field.

In UK, construction amounts to about 6% of the entire economy.

Senior economist Tim Moore said to the press that these recent numbers highlight “renewed vitality within the UK construction sector”.

He added: “However, some construction companies noted that the uncertain general election outcome could prove a temporary bump in the road for new work.”

This past week, Taylor Wimpey, one of Britain’s largest homebuilders reported an increase in profits. With him, Bovis Homes, Persimmon and Barratt Developments also reported good numbers.

 

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