• With many schools suffering from overcrowded classrooms and a school place shortage, Craig Riley considers whether modular buildings can play a part in tackling these challenges.

  • Taking place at London’s ExCel from 25-28 January 2017, Bett 2017 will have a fresh focus on game changers within education – those people, products and organisations creating an impact.

  • CESA’s Keith Warren shares some of the latest space-saving equipment to help small school kitchens to still deliver a quality food service.

  • Members of the School Travel Forum (STF) share some ideas of what to do in the colder months, and what to bear in mind while planning.

  • Winter months pose a number of additional dangers to both pupils and school staff. RoSPA’s Nathan Davies offers advice on how to tackle them with a ‘risk aware’ attitude.

 Latest News

Increasing the number of faith schools could lead to ‘increased social segregation, with a risk of lower social mobility’, according to a new report.

The National Teaching Service, which aimed to recruit good teachers to work in struggling schools, has been scrapped, the Department for Education (DfE) has confirmed.

It has been confirmed that art history a-level will not be discontinued, after a successful campaign to save the subject.

Sir Michael Wilshaw’s report praises under-11 education, but warns that more needs to be done to address the growing north/south divide at secondary level.

The country’s largest multi-academy trust, Academies Enterprise Trust (AET), has had Julian Drinkall appointed as its new chief executive.

The chairs of five Parliamentary Select Committees have written to the Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening to call for Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PHSE) and Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) to be made a statutory subject in schools.

Overall growth in primary school academisation in 2016 has exceeded secondary growth for the first time, according to research from the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER).

As of August 2015, 24 per cent of sponsored academies received an inadequate inspection or were below the floor standard in the first two years after opening.

The Women and Equalities Committee has criticised the government for not doing enough to tackle the issue of sexual harassment and sexual violence in schools.

The Careers & Enterprise Company is to invest £3.5million in mentoring programmes to support young people at risk of disengaging from education

 Features

With many schools suffering from overcrowded classrooms and a school place shortage, Craig Riley considers whether modular buildings can play a part in tackling these challenges.

For many school leaders, it may seem that as soon as the technology budget is set, there is a new piece of technology that needs buying. So how do you prioritise your spending?

Taking place at London’s ExCel from 25-28 January 2017, Bett 2017 will have a fresh focus on game changers within education – those people, products and organisations creating an impact.

CESA’s Keith Warren shares some of the latest space-saving equipment to help small school kitchens to still deliver a quality food service.

Mark Hardy, chair of API, discusses what support and resources are out there to help schools improve their play and sports facilities.

Karen Wallin, CEO of Special Olympics GB, discusses the challenges facing young people with intellectual disabilities, and provides insight into Play Unified – a campaign using sport to change perceptions of those with intellectual disabilities in schools across the UK.

Members of the School Travel Forum (STF) share some ideas of what to do in the colder months, and what to bear in mind while planning.

Richard Green, chief executive of the D&T Association, explains what modern Design & Technology involves and ways to showcase the importance of the subject.

Mark Rosser quizzes a selection of BESA’s members on what schools should consider when procuring school stationery and how to source the best products.

Winter months pose a number of additional dangers to both pupils and school staff. RoSPA’s Nathan Davies offers advice on how to tackle them with a ‘risk aware’ attitude.