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.

Last September, Ofsted published the latest in a set of guidelines about what information a maintained school must include on its website. Education Business summaries the requirements.

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.

Solar panels can be beneficial to buildings, with current campaigns existing to support solar on schools. Sonia Dunlop of the Solar Trade Association examines how to fund school solar and things to watch out for when considering the energy source.

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.

Learning outside of the classroom can breathe life into subjects. So how can you effectively incorporate outdoor learning into the curriculum? Juno Hollyhock from Learning Through Landscapes shares some ideas.

The Football Foundation’s Alice Sherritt reflects on a busy few months as the nation’s largest sports charity continues to improve schools’ grassroots football facilities, with help from some of football’s famous faces.

Opening up school premises for public use can create better engagement between schools and their communities, provide greater commitment to the schools from local residents and create additional funding. Education Business explores the popular trend in detail.

The RIBA Awards celebrate success in architecture across the UK. With many schools shortlisted and announced as winners across the regional categories, Education Business looks at some of the architectural brilliance that is being recognised in our schools.

The education sector experiences the repercussions of bribery and fraud as much as any other organisation. Rachael Tiffen, of the Counter Fraud Centre at the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy explains how to be wise to the corruption.

Maintaining high levels of music education

Europe’s largest music education event was bigger than ever before this year. Music Teacher magazine editor and head of content Alex Stevens reports on a successful two days.

Why active schools need great outdoor facilities

Obesity is quickly becoming a dangerous problem for many children. Mark Hardy, chair of the Association of Play Industries, who campaigns for policy recognition of the value of play, discusses why schools are the ideal playground for the younger generation to become more active.

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