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.

Linking literacy and the great outdoors

Linking the outdoors to literacy is at the heart of the brand new Alex Rider Spy Academy. YHA gives Education Business an insight into the programmes success so far.

Allowing the stage to bring Shakespeare to life

Theatre trips offer far more than a day out of school. Georghia Ellinas, head of learning at Globe Education, explains why the study of the Bard should be both accessible and exciting, and how it can benefit what is taught in the classroom.

The importance of driver safety

A lot of consideration is given to pupil comfort and health and safety on school trips – but how much consideration is given to the driver employed to get them from A to B? Pat Harris, director of BUSK, looks at the current problems drivers face.

Understanding autism in all of its different forms

The National Autistic Society’s Mark Lever explains why it’s so important that schools, including both teaching staff and students, understand autism.

Helping schools meet the needs of SEN pupils

At a time when continuing professional development is at a premium, nasen Live 2016 brings experts, SENCOs, teachers and senior leadership teams together to refresh and update their knowledge and learn from evidence-based practice.

The importance and value of art, craft and design

Why is art, craft and design education so vital to our culture, our society, our economy and ourselves? The reasons are myriad, meaningful, complex and fiscal says Lesley Butterworth.

Opening up a world of scientific possibilities

Science often and unfortunately has a negative label that it is too difficult to do, a bit nerdy, and boring in the classroom. The British Science Association talks about changing the perception.

Bridging the digital divide: the changes to computing in schools

A new programme of computing study will be introduced this year as part of the national curriculum. Dave Whyley and Brett Laniosh, experts at Naace, analyse the current situation in schools and discuss the benefits, progress and challenges that the changes may pose.

Plugging in to the potential of mobile technology

Despite some conflicting opinions, technology seems destined to play an increasingly prominent role in the classroom. Education Business examines the role of mobile technology and how schools can fully harness its potential.

Providing asbestos training for tradesmen

Craig Evans, general manager of the UK Asbestos Training Association explains how the Association’s latest training initiative is promoting the need for essential asbestos training for all tradesmen, and in particular those who could encounter the substance in school buildings.

Acoustics of schools:  a design guide

Education Business discusses the importance of acoustic considerations in the design of classrooms, as well as noise control and sound insulation. Highlighting the key factors in the planning of such rooms, we detail why schools benefit from proper, well designed acoustic classrooms and how attention to acoustic detail has the potential to enhance learning.

Learning in the best buildings available

The learning environment can have a big impact on how pupils respond in lessons. Education Business takes a look at the recent successes of the Priority School Building Programme.

Working for a healthier school education

Healthy Schools London is an Awards Programme that will reach out to every London child, working with schools to improve children and young people’s well‑being.

The physical exchange of money and face to face planning will soon become a thing of distant memory. Education Business looks at current trends in cashless payments and investigates how parents can be the main beneficiaries of cashless schools.

Hannah Feiner, of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, analyses some of the reasons behind the teacher shortage crisis and some of the solutions being put in place.

Designing schools fit for the future

The Society of British and International Design, looks at the importance of different design stages and how finance managers should prioritise school design as a prime factor in their budgeting.

The National Literacy Trust looks at the link between low literacy and poverty, how to narrow the attainment gap and equip young people with literacy fit for employment and life.

Building digital literacy outside the classroom

With computing now in its second year as part of the English National Curriculum, Maria Quevedo, director of the UK arm of the not-for-profit Code Club, details the benefits that running extra-curricular computing clubs can offer schools, staff and pupils alike.