Dean Plant is a retired teacher and one of the founders of SWI Schoolwear, the UK’s leading school uniform and sportswear supplier. Founded in 2000, SWI aims to provide schools and students with clothing that is contemporary, hardwearing and fit for purpose — helping pupils feel comfortable and empowered by their school wear.
Forget Facebook, for which all your students probably already have accounts. In the social stratosphere there’s a new kid in town that has stolen the show from the likes of Facebook and Twitter, and that’s Instagram. Launched in 2010, this photo-sharing app lets users publish their own exclusively square snaps for their followers to ‘like’ and ‘share’, and it’s safe to say it’s been a big hit with the younger generation — with 53% of teens using Instagram on a daily basis.