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Government to launch programme to prevent “holiday hunger”

A new programmed of research and pilots to look at ways to tackle “holiday hunger” for pupils from disadvantaged families is set to be launched.

Schools need to do more to teach dangers of sharing sexual content online

A new report by think tank Demos suggests that schools need to be doing more to teach children about how dangerous sharing sexual content online can be,

 Healthy eating campaign for Scottish primary pupils relaunches

Sports stars have helped relaunch the Scottish Government’s Eat Better Feel Better campaign – telling primary school children about their favourite snacks and the benefits of healthy eating.

Welsh review group calls for views on teacher pay

A group reviewing teachers’ pay and conditions in Wales is calling for the public’s views as the Welsh Government prepares to put in a place a new Wales-specific system from September 2019.

Schools invited to take part in Pupil Online Safety Survey

Schools are invited to participate in LGfL DigiSafe and the NSPCC’s Pupil Online Safety Survey.

£700,000 fund to improve language skills in Wales

A new campaign encouraging parents, carers and guardians to take time to talk, listen and play to help their child’s language development and communication skills has been launched by the Welsh Government.

Plans to raise education standards in areas most in need

Education secretary Damian Hinds has announced a package of measures designed to raise education standard by supporting underperforming schools and offering more opportunities for young people.

Teaching unions call for review of teachers and school leaders’ pay

Teacher unions representing the majority of education staff in England and Wales have submitted a joint statement calling for a significant pay increase for teachers and school leaders.

The NAO report reveals that while efforts to boost STEM uptake has yielded some positive results, there remains a need for departments to have a co-ordinated plan of action

Carillion liquidation will “put a strain on schools”

Facilities management firm Carillion is set to go into liquidation, leaving a potential strain on schools which it provides services for.

 Features

Funding learning outside the classroom

Why schools must continue to invest in outdoor learning and offers some advice on overcoming funding barriers

Teaching pupils to be smart
about energy efficiency

Smart Energy GB has been working to encourage pupils across Great Britain to engage with energy efficiency in order to support long-term energy behaviour change

Bett 2018: Changing the face of education

Bett 2018 aims to give teachers the inspiration and practical skills to help them address the challenges of preparing students for an unpredictable future

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

 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