• The Welsh Government has announced £2.3 billion for a second phase of its school building investment programme. Education Business looks at what the programme has achieved

    Better buildings for Welsh pupils
  • Within a context of budget squeezes, teacher shortages and an evolving employment landscape, how can schools best compete and attract the staff they need? REC’s Tom Hadley explores

    Ramping up school hiring procedures
  • Every individual within the education sector has a responsibility to understand how GDPR will affect them. Ursula Oliver shares views and advice from the industry

    How will GDPR affect the education sector?
  • Schools need a fundamental culture change, shifting their focus away from sport and towards physical activity, writes Miranda Markham

    Physical activity is not just about sport
  • The funding that primary schools receive for PE and sports provision from the Department for Education has doubled. Education Business looks at the criteria and how it can be spent

    Funding for primary PE and sport provision

 Latest News

Teachers’ pay continues to be cut, National Education Union says

Teachers’ pay continues to be cut because schools are increasingly failing to give them cost of living increases as well as denying them pay progression, according to the National Education Union’s annual national pay survey.

 Wales plans to put education at the “heart of ambition” by achieving one million Welsh speakers by 2050

A new plan that puts education at the heart of the Welsh Government’s ambition to achieve one million Welsh speakers by 2050 has been published by Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning Eluned Morgan.

£170 million competition launched for new Institutes of Technology

Employers, education and training providers can apply for a share of £170 million to establish prestigious new Institutes of Technology (IoTs), which will specialise in delivering the higher level technical skills that employers need.

Plans to extend teacher training by a year under consultation

The Department for Education (DfE) has published consultation on plans to reform teacher training and development.

Figures from the Department for Education (DfE) show that the number of maintained schools that are struggling to make ends meet is at its highest in six years.

Education secretary Kirsty Williams has welcomed the latest figures showing absenteeism from primary schools in Wales has fallen over the last decade.

Wales passes Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal Bill

The National Assembly for Wales has passed the Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal Bill which aims to transform this area to better support young people.

 Greening unveils plan to boost social mobility through education

An ambitious plan to provide opportunity on every young person’s doorstep and help make Britain a country “fit for the future” has been unveiled today (Thursday 14 December) by education secretary Justine Greening.

 Pupil Development Grant considered "invaluable" by schools in Wales, says new report

An independent evaluation of the Welsh Government’s Pupil Development Grant (PDG) has found that many schools consider the funding to be ‘invaluable’, with good progress being made on identifying and addressing the needs of disadvantaged learners.

 Pupil academic success can be boosted by sports-based mentoring in schools

NHS England-supported research from Loughborough University suggests that engagement with Greenhouse Sports’ school-based sport programmes improves pupils’ core life skills and combats physical and mental health issues

 Features

Better buildings for Welsh pupils

The Welsh Government has announced £2.3 billion for a second phase of its school building investment programme. Education Business looks at what the programme has achieved

Ramping up school hiring procedures

Within a context of budget squeezes, teacher shortages and an evolving employment landscape, how can schools best compete and attract the staff they need? REC’s Tom Hadley explores

How will GDPR affect the education sector?

Every individual within the education sector has a responsibility to understand how GDPR will affect them. Ursula Oliver shares views and advice from the industry

Physical activity is not just about sport

Schools need a fundamental culture change, shifting their focus away from sport and towards physical activity, writes Miranda Markham

Are school sprinklers necessary?

Following the tragic Grenfell Tower fire back in June, there has been questions raised over how fire-safe buildings are and whether sprinklers should be fitted in all schools

Funding for primary PE and sport provision

The funding that primary schools receive for PE and sports provision from the Department for Education has doubled. Education Business looks at the criteria and how it can be spent

The best resources to support teaching

The British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA) has recently updated its Code of Practice after finding out what assurances schools want when buying products and services

Asbestos - The unseen hazard

There is a legal requirement to manage asbestos to ensure people are safe from it. So in 2017, is this regulation being observed?

Where’s the confidence in coding?

Education Business looks at what support is out there from the technology industry to help teachers teach coding effectively

Winter and its risks

Fiona Riley, chair of the Education Group of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), examines winter health and safety issues

 Education Events

01/11/2017 to 02/11/2017

The Education Estates Show, which takes place 1-2 November in Manchester Central, focuses on the funding, design, build, management and maintenance of schools, academies, colleges and universities across the UK