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.

Interior design in a learning environment should enhance the performance of those within the building. Christine Boswell shares her advice for creating a stimulating school interior.

False fire alarms can play havoc with a school day, as well as place huge strain on the fire services. But there are ways to reduce the number of incidents, advises the Fire Industry Association.

Around 2.8 million people are employed in the creative economy and there are thousands of exciting posts that many young people do not know exist. Louise Jury and Eliza Easton from the Creative Industries Federation explain why there is a lack of careers advice for this industry.

December 13th will see the launch of the first Education Business Technology Summit – an informal event where schools can get smart ideas on how to fund their technology requirements.

Education Business analyses Reform’s Academy chains unlocked report, which recommends reform to the funding and oversight of chains to raise standards across the country.

How can we equip children and young people with the skills and resilience they need to have a safe and positive time online? Will Gardner, CEO of Childnet, shares some advice.

How do we make sure students are engaged with STEM subjects and make more informed choices about their future careers?

Well-managed playing fields will not only improve the quality of school pitches, but will also improve their usability as pupils enjoy playing on pitches without bumps and bare patches, says Colin Hoskins and Dan Prest from the Institute of Groundsmanship.

Griffin Primary School students watering trees

The Woodland Trust’s Liz Carney explores the behavioural and educational benefits of getting pupils out of the classroom, planting trees and engaging with their natural environment.

Each year tens of thousands of people from across the world travel to Bett to experiment with the latest technology, hear from inspirational experts, and meet peers from all over the world.

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