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Technology

Parental engagement in schools: perception and reality

Groupcall research survey evaluates the effectiveness of parental engagement

Technology

Minimising the risk of school cyber attacks

Schools need to ensure they have measures in place to reduce the risk of cyber attacks or 'ped...

Facilities & buildings

How natural daylight can enhance academic performance

Chris Chaney, Managing Director of Sunsquare, discusses the use of rooflights at Sybil Andrews...

Technology

Tackling truancy with technology

Technology is in a fantastic position to track truancy trends, says Kieran Layer, Content Mark...

Teaching

Teacher testimonial: the transformative power of filmmaking

ATU filmmaking projects are making kids excited about writing, says primary teacher Joy Groom

Teaching

Secrets of making the grade: the challenge for MATs

Turning around failing schools is no small undertaking, but it's an area where multi-academy t...

Teaching

The future of schooling

Mark S. Steed, Director of JESS, Dubai, discusses disruptive innovation and the future of glob...

Facilities & buildings

How to be top of the class in procurement

David Johnston, Category Manager at ESPO, discusses how schools can tackle the procurement pro...

Teaching

Don't deny access to the outdoors

Dr John Hind, Principal at Dame Allan's Schools, reveals the educational opportunities of the ...

School life

We're all going on a summer holiday...

Helen Jeys, Headmistress at Alderley Edge School for Girls, explains why now is the time for r...

People, policy, politics

Helping learners transition confidently to secondary school

Many pupils fall behind when they start secondary education. One innovative project has aimed ...

Technology

The new wave of secure printing tech: protecting your data

BYOD poses risks for data protection. Here's how to keep data safe with multi-use printers

School life

School trips: Keeping kids safe

David McCabe discusses the key health and safety considerations for taking children on a schoo...

Law, finance, HR

The administration struggle

Jo Gibson shares her tips for reducing administration costs through subtle changes to day-to-...

Sports & leisure

Are you ready for sports day?

With schools across the country preparing for sports day, Marianne Pope looks at some of the q...

Teaching

Modern languages in a primary school setting: oui ou non?

Karine Early, Head of Modern Foreign Languages at Barrow Hills School, thinks languages should...

Sports & leisure

How to add outdoor adventure into the curriculum

Chris Lucas, Head of Outdoor Learning at Newquay Tretherras Academy, explains why the academy ...

Technology

IT harmonisation - what does it mean for a MAT?

Steve Smith, Education Director at Capita Managed IT Solutions, looks at how harmonisation app...

School life

Did 14 years of tests show us the man or the journey ahead?

Amanda Godfrey, Executive Head at Spiral Partnership Trust, discusses the lessons she's learnt...

Technology

Parental engagement: A task for teachers?

Parents need to be kept in the loop about their children's progress, but how can teachers find...

Technology

How technology will shape the future of education

Technology has previously been seen as a disruptive influence in the classroom, but this perce...

Technology

Why connectivity is key for education and the economy

Lee Wade, CEO at Exponential-e, explains why schools should future-proof their network infrast...

Facilities & buildings

Turning a room into a classroom

Dr Harriet Sturdy, who has owned and run three schools in Cambridge, shares her expert tips fo...

Technology

How to get pupils back on track with virtual learning

Yasmin Celik, from Chaucer School, explains how every pupil is given the chance to succeed ac...

People, policy, politics

Local governance: to have or not to have?

Paul Baglee, from Newham Partnership Working (NPW), discusses the role of local governing bodi...

Health & wellbeing

Are your school staff suffering from stress?

Nicola Boyd, Operations Manager at Creditfix, explains how to identify and help stressed staff...

International

How translation software can help schools

Schools up and down the country are dependent on the children themselves to communicate with t...

Technology

What are geofences and how do they protect children?

Despite the increasing popularity of mobile devices there is still concern about how we protec...

School life

Helen Jeys: 'Terror came but love remains'

Helen Jeys, Headmistress at AESG, discusses what schools can do, say and teach after tragic ev...

Teaching

Larger class sizes increase opportunities

Forget what you've heard, larger class sizes increase opportunities says Richard Grazier, VP ...

Technology

How to introduce Bring Your Own Device in schools

What are the benefits and risks of BYOD?  Paul Dredge outlines how to bring BYOD into use scho...

Technology

Taking the 'maybe' out of cloud computing

The benefits of cloud computing for schools outweigh the negatives, says Neil Watkins

Sustainability

Norfolk school's new Eco-Nursery 11th greenest in UK

Norwich Road Academy's new environmentally friendly nursery costs nothing to heat and light

School life

Creative buildings that inspire pupils

Scotts of Thrapston explains how they can meet the demand for contemporary and sustainable cla...

Law, finance, HR

Quality on a tight budget: the challenge for academy leaders

Budgets are shrinking but it's no excuse for lowering standards. Tilden Watson has advice for ...

Technology

GDPR: How academies should prepare for compliance

Sarah Briscall, Commercial Solicitor at Shulmans LLP, explains what academies need to know bef...

Law, finance, HR

Schools must face their financial reality

Why schools need to face the truth and manage their finances carefully

Teaching

How the cloud can place learners at the heart of MATs

Nick Wilson, MD, Public Sector, Health and Care at Advanced, explains how information systems ...

Technology

Why academies are choosing a new approach for global success

Ahead of the election, Sam Blyth, Director of Schools and Further Education at Canvas, discuss...

Facilities & buildings

How can academies benefit from Condition Improvement Fund?

Michael Farmer, Head of Technical at 361 Degrees, discusses how academies can use CIF to impro...