As the number of play spaces in the community declines, school playgrounds often represent the only opportunity some children have for outdoor play, writes Mark Hardy

Education Business chats to RIBA’s Caroline Buckingham about the importance of good design when developing new school buildings and what should be done to tackle the pupil place shortage

With 900 schools across the UK located on or near illegally polluted roads, what can schools do to address the issue? ClientEarth’s Andrea Lee investigates

Digital skills for learning, life and work

The Digital Schools Awards programme for secondary schools in Scotland aims to create the next generation of informed, responsible and resilient digital citizens

The impact of the Carillion collapse

At the beginning of the year, it was announced that facilities management firm Carillion – which provides services for the education sector – was going into liquidation

The hidden danger of fire extinguishers

Ignored fire extinguishers have a hidden danger and can fail to operate if not properly maintained

Relying less on external HR advice with ISBL

The new innovative, educationally‑focused CIPD qualification developed with ISBL could be perfect for you

Why schools need to understand the new GDPR

What does the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) mean to those in education?

Return on investment from educational visits

Schools are under pressure to balance the books, so it has never been more important to justify the educational benefits of trips and demonstrate value for money

Adventure learning aids academic learning

Outdoor education isn’t just something schools should do, it’s something they should prioritise, believes Phil Avery, director of education at the Bohunt Education Trust

Managing the free school pre-opening process

New Schools Network (NSN) has launched a delivery programme to help free schools in pre-opening, including a new range of services, from site advice to project management support

The link between STEM education and future jobs

Julie Feest, CEO of the Engineering Development Trust (EDT) explores the current state of STEM engagement in schools

With the right mix of support and opportunity, every young person has the potential to achieve great things, writes entrepreneur and Dragon’s Den star Peter Jones CBE

Finding out more about the alternative path

Apprenticeships represent a great career choice for young people and offer an alternative to staying on in sixth form or college. But are students, schools and parents getting the right information?

Practical assessments in computer science will no longer go towards pupils' GCSE grades from this summer or next, following concerns of malpractice. So what lead to this decision?

The planting of trees and bushes near schools to cut air pollution — so-called ‘barrier bushes’ — has been the subject of a growing debate in recent years. But what impact does it have?

Making the UK the safest place to be online

Hannah Broadbent, deputy CEO of Childnet shares why it’s important than ever for all schools to make online safety a priority

Restoring music in schools

Restore the Music UK is a newly launched charity which seeks to reinstate access to music for every child in primary and secondary schools across London