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

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

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