• With many schools suffering from overcrowded classrooms and a school place shortage, Craig Riley considers whether modular buildings can play a part in tackling these challenges.

  • Taking place at London’s ExCel from 25-28 January 2017, Bett 2017 will have a fresh focus on game changers within education – those people, products and organisations creating an impact.

  • CESA’s Keith Warren shares some of the latest space-saving equipment to help small school kitchens to still deliver a quality food service.

  • Members of the School Travel Forum (STF) share some ideas of what to do in the colder months, and what to bear in mind while planning.

  • Winter months pose a number of additional dangers to both pupils and school staff. RoSPA’s Nathan Davies offers advice on how to tackle them with a ‘risk aware’ attitude.

 Latest News

Ethnic background plays a significant role in grammar school entry, with white working class pupils the least likely to attend, according to new analysis from the Sutton Trust.

The Independent Schools Council (ISC) has proposed that independent schools across England could offer 10,000 free places to poorer pupils every year.

The University and College Union (UCU) is calling for an overhaul of university applications after a new study found that just 16 per cent of predicted A-level grades are correct.

Teachers’ salaries are being ‘outstripped by inflation and pay rises in the private sector’, which is contributing to recruitment issues is the sector, the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) has warned.

Isle of Wight Council is ‘failing to perform’ some or all of its education functions, according to a direction issued by the Department for Education (DfE).

The government has announced a £12.1 million funding package to support the teaching of science in English schools.

Devon is reportedly facing a funding shortfall of £4.5 million in the ‘high needs’ education budget, which supports children with special needs, according to a report from the BBC.

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has partnered with social learning provider FutureLearn to launch two free online training courses for teachers focused on computing and digital skills.

Children’s commissioner Anne Longfield is launching a major new project aimed at tackling the educational gap between the north and south of Englan

Poorer pupils are ‘far less likely’ to go to university compared to richer peers with similar grades, according to new research.

 Features

With many schools suffering from overcrowded classrooms and a school place shortage, Craig Riley considers whether modular buildings can play a part in tackling these challenges.

For many school leaders, it may seem that as soon as the technology budget is set, there is a new piece of technology that needs buying. So how do you prioritise your spending?

Taking place at London’s ExCel from 25-28 January 2017, Bett 2017 will have a fresh focus on game changers within education – those people, products and organisations creating an impact.

CESA’s Keith Warren shares some of the latest space-saving equipment to help small school kitchens to still deliver a quality food service.

Mark Hardy, chair of API, discusses what support and resources are out there to help schools improve their play and sports facilities.

Karen Wallin, CEO of Special Olympics GB, discusses the challenges facing young people with intellectual disabilities, and provides insight into Play Unified – a campaign using sport to change perceptions of those with intellectual disabilities in schools across the UK.

Members of the School Travel Forum (STF) share some ideas of what to do in the colder months, and what to bear in mind while planning.

Richard Green, chief executive of the D&T Association, explains what modern Design & Technology involves and ways to showcase the importance of the subject.

Mark Rosser quizzes a selection of BESA’s members on what schools should consider when procuring school stationery and how to source the best products.

Winter months pose a number of additional dangers to both pupils and school staff. RoSPA’s Nathan Davies offers advice on how to tackle them with a ‘risk aware’ attitude.

 Education Events

25/01/2017 to 28/01/2017

Creating a better future through education at Bett 2017