Education Briefer....

Prime Minister outlines 'new way of teaching'

David Cameron has declared it "absolutely vital" to the country's success that maths, science and computing are taught in the "modern way".

Academy conversions cost councils £22m, says LGA

Councils had to spend more than £22m covering the costs of schools converting to academy status in the last two years, even though they are moving free from local authority control and are funded from Whitehall.

Ofsted’s Annual Report reveals secondary school standards slip

Launching Ofsted’s annual reports on December 10, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw has warned that the gap in performance between primary and secondary schools in England is widening.

High pupil attainment adds £1.3 billion to economy, says DfE study

A new Department for Education study shows that higher rates of achievement at GCSE level are delivering benefits to the economy.

 EB Features....

A second chance for old school buildings

The government’s Priority School Building Programme has seen 14 schools completed, with 59 currently under construction. Education Business looks at some newly-opened school buildings

Developing an ICT strategy

Technology is constantly evolving and it can be a challenge for schools to stay abreast with the latest innovations and changes to the curriculum. Mark Chambers, CEO of NAACE, shares his advice on what schools should do when developing an ICT strategy within their organisation

A spotlight on school sports tours

What is the value of residential sports tours and are they a factor in high achieving schools? The School Travel Forum’s Ian Pearson investigates

A motivated and motivating workforce

A modern approach to HR, such as that adopted at the David Young Community Academy in Leeds, can help raise attainment and deliver financial savings by paving the way for outstanding teaching and learning. The Independent Academies Association reports

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 Supplier Focus....

The dp-lamination Hygiene-ius solution for surface finishes

During 2014, working as a partner company with BioCote®, Decorative Panels Lamination launched a range of commercially available sheet materials that offers exceptional abrasion and antibacterial properties.

Zehnder - best in class indoor climate solutions for schools

With the school rebuilding and repairs programme in England being allocated £2bn to fund the next phase between 2015 and 2021, plus Scotland’s Schools for the Future programme benefitting from a further £230 million funding announced in October 2014, local authorities are working hard to deliver high quality, well designed and sustainable schools for the years to come.

Know who your teachers are

Many schools are looking to fill the teacher shortage with substitute and temporary teachers. But to do this, they have to navigate a sea of changeable statutory and regulatory conditions, writes David Geary, Education Policy Adviser at the Recruitment & Employment Confederation

Marble Art Originals Ltd

Marbling 4 Fun kit enables most individuals to print onto any natural or textured surface, with exceptionally sharp details and quick drying results, in the safety of your own environment.

Carval Computing Ltd

Founded in 1986, Carval is a leading provider of outsourced Payroll Bureau Services and integrated HR, Payroll and Time Management software.

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Suregreen Ltd

Permeable Grass, Ground & Gravel Reinforcement Solutions

Pied Piper Walks

Bringing a school trip to London? Why not follow the Pied Piper?

Mexa Thermal Systems

Mexa Thermal Systems is the UK’s leading Mobile Cook Station manufacturer. We have over 30 years of experience developing and manufacturing equipment for schools, colleges and universities. All the Cook Station range comply with the European British Standard EN 60335-2-6, there is no safer Cook Stations on the market [ ... ]

Group Travel Executive

School trips to North Wales provide children with much more than an enriching educational experience. They leave lasting memories. Memories that encourage, motivate and inspire.

GCL Lightboxes

The GCL range of robust lightboxes manufactured from aluminium attractive two tone powdered coated finish are a valuable aid to all artwork preparation.

Auditory-actions

Auditory-actions is a teaching/consultancy designed to offer practical support, strategies and individual programmes to schools to meet their duties in line with the SEND reform.

Worldview Learning

Worldview Learning’s Innovation to help Schools

Opus Pharmacy Services

Experts in Schools Medicines Training

JTS

JTS is a fair trade organisation set up to facilitate the import and distribution of fairly traded products to the UK.

Education Support

When you have a Professional Support role that needs to be completed, you need to know that you’ve got the best people in place with the right skills and educational experience to deliver.

CloudPC365

CloudPC365 is a low cost mini PC running the latest Intel® Celeron® Processor J1900

Kozi Kidz

Outdoor play is essential at Kozi Kidz

UKSA Isle of Wight

Youth charity UKSA uses the power of the sea to make a change.

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