Education Briefer....

Pupils 'must take core GCSEs'

Schools will face being penalised by the education watchdog unless pupils take a set of "core" academic GCSEs under Tory plans.

Schools across England introduce coding to the curriculum

Coding is to be taught in primary and secondary schools across England to children between the ages of five and 16 from today as part of a major overhaul of the national curriculum.

Premier League gives £10.5m to primary school sport

The Premier League is looking to strengthen the grassroots of sport with an investment of £10.5 million to help clubs link with their local primary schools.

School absence fines on the increase

The number of parental fines in England for children’s poor school attendance has risen sharply since the government ban on term-time holidays was introduced, BBC research suggests.

 EB Features....

An about turn for school stationery

The British Educational Suppliers Association’s (BESA) Caroline Wright outlines a hopeful future for schools as investment in this key area appears to be on the increase

Honouring innovation 
in education

The 2014 Education Business Awards honoured schools, academies and colleges from all over the country that have taken innovative steps towards achieving excellence for pupils

Preparing for success

Performance management software will play an increasingly important role in maintaining and improving standards in UK schools, and can help managers to use their training budgets more effectively. Deputy head Maura Favell describes the impact it has made on The Polesworth School

Making the most of ICT opportunities

Learning technology association Naace offers two examples of schools where investment in ICT education has helped deliver a curriculum that engages and inspires pupils

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 Supplier Focus....

The Building & Engineering Services Association

Why you can trust a B&ES member

Chaos Created

Chaos Created is a games, app, and web development company based near Bristol, with a focus on education – creating web sites for school and teaching apps and games development to children and teenagers.

Vannplastic Ltd

Vannplastic Ltd are the manufacturers of Wood Polymer Composite (WPC) products under the brand ecodek, and are the only UK manufacturer to extrude solid deck boards.

SDS Document Scanning and Digitising

“We have 3 rooms full of archive storage boxes. These could be used as classrooms” Large and poorly maintained archives can have a big impact on the running of any school.

What Next for Schoolwear?

The Headmistress from one of our leading girls’ independent schools  asked me simple question last year, “Why is school uniform so boring?  The boys are always in blazers and grey trousers, and, whilst there should be more variety with girls, all too often they find themselves dressed in a boys’ shape blazer with an ill-matching skirt.”

 Supplier Profiles....

EPI-USE

In this world of changing technology it can be hard for HR to keep up with the latest and greatest, so EPI-USE has a mission to make IT simple.

School Reel

Using Film Makes Promoting Your School Simple

GreenBuying.co.uk

How green is your school's procurement?

SENtral Consultants

2014 SEND Code of Practice – Are You Prepared?

Patoss

Membership of Patoss can help you in your day-to-day work by certifying your ability in assessment and teaching.

SureSet

SureSet permeable resin bound paving is the ideal solution for pedestrian and vehicular areas of any size that require a hard-wearing, low maintenance surface that also looks amazing.

Playtop 3D Rubber Animals

Overwhelmingly positive play’ with Playtop’s new 3D Program

Green Unit Ltd

A Special Space to Inspire Learning

Office Formation

Office Formation builds great British school environments…

Wildlife World

Taking education outdoors

The AirDri Group

Changing the way children dry their hands

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