• Gill Harvey, general manager of the School Travel Forum, offers advice for making school trip planning as thorough and worry-free as possible.

  • Mark Rosser, membership manager at the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA), looks at technology resources in schools, with a particular focus on tablets.

  • What more can schools do to create healthy habits for a lifetime? Linda Cregan from the Children’s Food Trust gives her tips.

  • A well-designed lighting scheme can not only save on energy bills, it can have a positive impact on a child’s performance and well-being at school, writes Jo Jackson from the Lighting Industry Association.

  • Outdoor learning can improve a child’s attainment, health and well-being. Groundwork’s Stacey Aplin looks at what support is out there to help get schools teaching outside.

 Latest News

Exam regulator Ofqual has confirmed changes to the marking review and appeals system.

A consultation has been launched to examine the impact of immigration rules on teacher shortages.

The government has announced £6 million worth of funding to support character development in schools.

A study by thinktank CentreForum has found that a new policy to provide working families with 30 hours of free childcare for under five-year-olds could widen the attainment gap when children start school.

Michael Wilshaw, Ofsted’s chief inspector, has advised that schools in England need more ‘maverick teachers’ to shake up its ‘ordinary education’.

Official figures from the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales have shown that a third of secondary school teacher training places were not filled at the start of the academic year.

Lord Sugar has been appointed enterprise tsar as part of the government’s drive to get more young people to start their own business or apprenticeship.

The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) as called on Education Secretary Nicky Morgan to hold off on the publication of any 2016 primary schools test data.

The Charity Commission has launched an inquiry into an Independent Islamic school in Luton run by the Rabia Educational Trust.

A report conducted by Cambridge University has called on the government to rethink its approach to language learning.

 Features

CCTV in schools has the potential to split opinion - necessary safety measure or intrusion of privacy? James Kelly, chief executive of the British Security Industry Association, explores how new smarter security systems are making schools safer.

Educational trips can broaden students horizons. Jane Cooper, of the Countryside Education Trust in the New Forest, regularly witnesses how school trips can connect people with the countryside. Having hosted thousands of school visits over the last 40 years, she shares her experiences

Gill Harvey, general manager of the School Travel Forum, offers advice for making school trip planning as thorough and worry-free as possible.

As the changes facing schools become more vast and intricate, it is crucial that schools build relationships and effectively engage with external influencers, says Emma Williams, executive director of PTA UK.

On 17-19 March 2016, thousands of educators came together at the NEC, Birmingham, for the 26th Education Show, looking to gather new ideas and insights to improve teaching and learning.

Mark Rosser, membership manager at the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA), looks at technology resources in schools, with a particular focus on tablets.

Technology is no longer restricted to just the ICT classroom, with many schools using display and projection equipment to enhance learning activities in every subject. Dave Smith, chair of Naace, discusses the history of audio visual technology in schools and how it improves the learning experience.

What more can schools do to create healthy habits for a lifetime? Linda Cregan from the Children’s Food Trust gives her tips.

Tina Allison discusses what schools need to be aware of as they move towards academy transition, and what it means to have responsibility for finances without local authority support.

A well-designed lighting scheme can not only save on energy bills, it can have a positive impact on a child’s performance and well-being at school, writes Jo Jackson from the Lighting Industry Association.

 Education Events

17/06/2016 to 18/06/2016

Brand new for 2016, Childcare Expo is coming to Manchester’s EventCity on the 17 & 18 June.