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

 Staying fire‑safe with school sprinklers

While there is around a one in 20 chance of a fire breaking out in a school, the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire has fuelled the debate about whether sprinklers should be mandatory in English schools

How is your green space?

Neglected green spaces are less likely to be used, so with spring nearly here, now is the ideal time to plan the maintenance or redesign of those spaces

Prioritise outdoor play to give your pupils an advantage

The positive impact that outdoor play has on children in terms of concentration and academic achievement means those schools which don’t prioritise play could be at a disadvantage

The Year of Engineering

The government has announced that 2018 will be the ‘Year of Engineering’ as part of plans to tackle the engineering skills gap

How to enhance education with AI

BESA’s Cleo Fatoorehchi examines the AI market and ways the technology can be used in the classroom

Immersed in technology

Schools are acquiring more mobile technologies and using them to enhance learning experiences in all subjects, not solely computing

The right environment for a school building

Achieving optimal levels in school buildings for air quality, lighting, temperature and acoustics through green improvements, can help students achieve their full potential

The risk of declining trips

A recent poll has suggested that the majority of adults believe children today go on fewer school expeditions and trips than when they were at school – with the cost highlighted as the main reason

Understanding the new regulations

With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect in May, schools must begin putting their plan together sooner rather than later

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