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G7 leaders pledge support to new gender equality initiative in education

The G7 leaders have pledged support to new gender equality initiatives in education as announced on August 28th 2019 by Global Partnership for Education. This is great news in the light of many…

Seasonal greetings from SmithMartin…

  The very best from our Partnership for the New Year, hoping to work together to support more projects, settings and community enterprises in the months to come.

The Mandela family at South Africa House, London August 15th 2018

On August 15th, the SmithMartin Partnership team were invited to a book launch and family event at South Africa House, Trafalgar Square London. There were sandwiches and cakes, balloons and celebrations as the…

Ofsted Early Years – Self Evaluation Forms no longer needed

Ofsted Self Evaluation Forms are no longer needed. The Ofsted SEF or self-evaluation form, as produced by Ofsted are longer a requirement for Early Years Providers. This is great news, although many providers…

Families and priorities after June 8th 2017

The UK is moving fast towards the next general election, debates, broadcasts, chat shows and face to face meetings. But what are they going to do to help families? So much talk and…

Continuing to reflect on happiness and social capital

The Office for National Statistics have this month (May 2017) just published another edition of the research generated by The Social Capital Project. The ONS research key indicators of social capital to measure…

International Day of Happiness

Pursuit of happiness is on the global development agenda, but not enough is being done to address learner well-being. UNESCO’s ‘Happy Schools’ framework (pdf) addresses the disparity. The Global Partnership for Education has…

An Equal Start in Life – Finland’s Baby Box

One of the most beautiful things we have seen is the Baby Box for all newborns in Finland. ‘I started life in a box, we all did!’ said a colleague, who was proud…

New ways to search in 2017

We do a lot of desk research on the web, to find protocols we can recommend to clients, as well as looking for new material and content for the web sites we produce,…

A Social Business Christmas

Embed from Getty Images Image: Christmas learning from Barcelona Preparing for Christmas we realised that although we have a number of active and complex projects moving ahead into 2017, including more international book…

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