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Technology

Coding for children more important than learning a language

Parents happy to use the 'digital nanny' but still worry about the online risks

Technology

The rise of peer-to-peer mentoring in online safeguarding

Kat Howard, Online Safety Lead at RM Education, explores the growing popularity of peer-to-pee...

Technology

Securing network needs

Shaun Phillips, Calibre Secured Networks, offers advice about secure education networks and ke...

Teaching

The importance of hands on learning in education

Alex Dalton, Managing Director of woodworking machinery specialists Daltons Wadkin, takes a lo...

Technology

This definitely wouldn't fit in my pocket

With the average age of a child getting their first phone falling from 12 to six in 10 years,...

Teaching

Viva la resolution!

Teaching is a new years resolution for many in the January jobs market, Google Trends data sho...

Facilities & buildings

How to beat the problem of bullying in school washrooms

Sam Saunderson, Project Consultant at Interfix Washrooms, explains how to create washrooms tha...

People, policy, politics

Is joining a MAT the right decision for your school?

Michelle Gray, from berg, looks at the pros and cons of joining a multi-academy trust

People, policy, politics

A continuum of education for a global community of learners

Dr. Peter Fidczuk, UK Recognition and Development Manager at International Baccalaureate, on t...

Sports & leisure

Nurturing parental engagement in sports

Lisa Fathers, Bright Futures Educational Trust Co-Principal, outlines the importance of parent...

People, policy, politics

It's not about the money

In a world run by money, Hilary Moriarty discusses how to keep talented teachers in the classr...

Law, finance, HR

No slipping!

VWV's Tabitha Cave discusses what should be considered when planning an educational visit or t...

Health & wellbeing

Should we teach primary school children about mental health?

Helen Jeys explains why it's important to help students cope with stressful situations from an...

Catering & hospitality

Food on the go

Sarah West, a nutritionist for Zebedees, explains why it is important for pupils to understand...

Facilities & buildings

Can the design of a school help to improve performance?

Andrew Sykes, Managing Director at Heckmondwike FB, discusses why it is what's inside that cou...

International

Magical Mandarin

Su Yen Hu, founder of Snowflake Books, discusses why more schools should teach Mandarin to eng...

Catering & hospitality

Eat well, live well

Phil Mann at Reigate Grammar School, explains why good nutrition is vital for athletes, but it...

Law, finance, HR

Are your staff and students ready for lockdown?

Richard Manby, MD, Bodet Class Change Systems, explains why it is important that schools are p...

Facilities & buildings

The private sector's key role in ensuring PSBP's success

Craig Smailes, Project Director for Education at Kajima Partnerships, discusses the Priority S...

School life

It's Chris-maintenance time!

The freezing temperatures in January and February can put a lot of pressure on a school's heat...

Law, finance, HR

Best of British

Tim Wilbur, Gabbitas Education, discusses how to tackle the financial issues involved in susta...

People, policy, politics

Are Ofsted's recent safeguarding changes correct?

Barry Richardson, Creative Director at The Worrinots, analyses Ofsted's latest policies and pr...

Technology

New efficient and cost saving technology for the education sector

Will Jordan, Education Sector Manager at PS Financials, discusses how MATs can use technology ...

People, policy, politics

Financial reporting and regulation

Buzzacott's fourth feature looks into how financial reporting and regulation affects academies...

Events

The power of youth social action

Carl Ward, Executive Headteacher at Haywood Academy, explains why they are embedding social ac...

Technology

Helping schools bridge the gap in 2017

At a loss when it comes to replacing your IT equipment? Michael Tu has a few tips to help you ...

School life

Top tips for managing devices in the classroom

The days of students secretly passing notes behind the teacher's back are in steady decline.

Sports & leisure

The role of sports nutrition for students

Rick Hay, Anti-Ageing Food and Fitness Nutritionist, explains how to achieve the best sports p...

Facilities & buildings

How to tackle low-level disruption in the classroom

Emma Dolman, Space Planning & Estimating Director at British Thornton, on changing the classro...

People, policy, politics

Progress 8: A measure of equity

Andrew Murphy, Head of Dyke House Sports & Technology College, challenges the elephant in the ...

School life

This time it's personal

Sam Blyth, Director of Further Education and Schools at Canvas, discusses how tailored learnin...

Facilities & buildings

How to meet Ofsted rules for security and access control

John Davies, Managing Director of TDSi, explains what security schools need to have in place t...

People, policy, politics

What does the future hold for academisation?

Yvonne Spencer, Partner at Veale Wasbrough Vizards, looks at the repercussions of the axed Edu...

Technology

How academisation is changing school network procurement

Falk Bleyl, chief technology officer for Updata, uncovers one of the biggest procurement chang...

People, policy, politics

Business as usual for MATs?

Allan Hunt, Director at AHR Building Consultancy, reflects on The Chancellor's Autumn Statemen...

Facilities & buildings

How to create a positive learning environment

Bruce Evershed, Business Development Manager at Envoplan, discusses how small changes can make...

Technology

Technology and the collaborative learning model

Dick de Vaal, founder of wePresent, looks at why it is important to make education a tailored...

International

International colleges and English language education

By Juliette Calow, Head of English, Bellerbys Oxford

Technology

Printing progression

The emergence of simple software packages and tutorials have greatly improved accessibility to...

Technology

Building your digital school

Geoff Millington discusses how schools can make their websites more engaging and search-engine...