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Fairer funding and feeding

Auto-enrolment proposed for free school meals and pupil premium, as government debates inequal...

Giving print costs its walking papers

Brett Abson from ABS UK offers his 10 top tips for saving on print expenditure

Governance and employment law: what you need to know

Helen Watson from Aaron & Partners gives an overview of legal responsibilities for new academi...

The changing face of education recruitment

Schools aren't doing enough to attract and retain staff, says Kirsty Timmins

DfE ordered to reveal costs of rebrokering academies

Transparency campaigners have won legal battle to reveal how much academy sponsors are paid by...

Term-time holidays: Clearing up the confusion

As term-time holidays continue to cause tension, James Adams says 'fines' for parents are misu...

DfE plans to build free schools on green belt

CPRE warns Education Funding Agency about acquiring land outside usual planning processes

The challenge for academy leaders? To think like a CEO

Rapid academisation of UK schools over the past five years has brought about massive changes t...

Making cost savings in IT

Stephen Crick discusses optical technology in the academy sector

Is your SBM up to standard?

New resources from NASBM outline core values for school business managers

Are your school letterheads compliant with legislation?

Phil Reynolds says as registered companies, academies need to be aware of requirements for let...

Getting to grips with IT procurement

While greater level of autonomy is a positive move for academies, budgets are continuously bei...

Two thirds of schools making 'significant' cuts

NAHT 'Breaking Point' survey of school finances, shows schools cutting down on equipment, main...

School trips: who's responsible?

Sarah Mansfield from BLM discusses where accountability lies for academies on away days

Weston College launches recruitment agency

A new recruitment agency to help companies interested in employing apprentices has been launch...

Benefits of apprenticeships not known to school leavers

Busy Bees survey reveals not enough information on apprenticeships is available to school leav...

What do #teachersmake - really?

Teacher recruitment advert #teachersmake proves controversial with exaggerated salary claims

Attainment gap 'still too wide'

Recent Public Accounts Committee report finds difference in performance between poorer and mor...

Teach kids about finance to keep down future debt

Sixty five percent of people believe more advice on debt needs to be offered in schools

Funding the future

Larry Day asks the experts what the future might bring for academy finances

Blog: the education system is coming up short

It's the best of times and the worst of times to consider a revised funding formula. But we mu...

Balancing the books

Academies are failing to economise quickly enough, says Clement Keys

Issues with the new Ofsted Common Inspection Framework

Louise Doyle, director, Mesma, discusses the case for self-assesment

Leadership challenges for the 21st century head

Howard Jackson offers advice on how to meet the challenges that converting to an academy bring...

Schools 'crying out' for budget help

National survey of school procurement professionals shows need for training and support

Academy conversion costs councils millions

BBC investigation reveals huge cost of academisation for local authorities as schools leave th...

Industry calls for pupil premium reform

ASCL asks government to introduce fairer funding for schools

A lesson on obesity - is it a disability?

Obesity may soon become an issue for employers - Blacks Solicitors explain how to deal with it...

EIB loans £102m to London schools in UK first

Lending institution provides Croydon with first ever loan exclusively for investment in local ...

DfE announces futher performance-related pay increases

SAS Daniels warns of back to school budgeting headaches for schools

Has your school implemented its procurement strategy yet?

Schools Buying Club urges schools not to automatically renew contracts

Academies: be vigilant to changes in immigration rules

Overseas students over 16 are no longer able to study at certain schools, says Moore Blatch

Is your website up to date?

Phil Reynolds reminds academies to publish required governance information on their websites

Updates to the Academy Accounts Direction 2015

Phil Reynolds summarises the key changes to AAD2015 that academies need to be aware of

Why are schools paying for procurement advice?

ESPO warns against schools wasting money on consultancy services when free help is available

Teaching the facts of tax

HMRC has launched a new resource for teachers to help their students learn the facts of tax

Too busy to use a supplier framework?

By Rowena Thomas, head of category, education, ESPO

At a premium

Tom Sparks outlines how Goffs School is closing the gap between pupil premium and non-pupil pr...

ICSA launches consultation on academy governance

The professional body for governance has launched a governance maturity matrix to support its ...

Keep calm and carry on

Philip West says it's important for schools to think about business continuity, and shows us h...