Paul Thorogood, CEO of the Football Foundation discusses the community and curriculum benefits that a new football pitch and facilities can offer schools up and down the country

Over 60 percent of school fires are started deliberately and each year in England and Wales more than 1,300 schools suffer fires large enough to be attended by the fire and rescue service, writes Graham Ellicott, CEO, the Fire Industry Association

Accurate costing is a key management tool for making informed decisions, says Kerry Ace, finance and policy manager at the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy

Statutory control on acoustic design standards in schools must be maintained to avoid school buildings being built that are unsuitable for speaking, listening and learning

Lorraine Petersen, CEO of nasen, the UK’s professional association embracing all special educational needs and disabilities, examines the recent SEN Green Paper and its implications

Residential outdoor learning can be a powerful experience that brings out the qualities, skills, knowledge and competencies that young people need to address the challenges of the future

University Technical Colleges link the world of work with the world of schools and colleges. They therefore offer a more practical style of learning in areas that mimic real workplaces

Do you need new furniture? Phil Reynolds, technical manager at FIRA Internatonal explains how considering the planet during this process can lead to environmental and cost savings

New collaborative ways of working could be the key to success when trying to reduce costs, offer true value and find creative and innovative ways to procure goods and services

A reliable, fast and discreet system that deliver messages instantly, to the right people, can make all the difference for protecting your premises and the people within, says Call-Systems Technology

We find out how health, safety and hygiene can be enhanced by introducing better standards of cleanliness and air quality, and how a cleaning services provider can help achieve this

Andrew Brown, public affairs adviser at the British Printing Industries Federation describes how printing companies are evolving to meet the challenges presented by the digital age

There are hundreds of different surfaces available and there are many factors to consider, so how do you know which one to choose? The Sports and Play Construction Association advises

Heat pumps contribute to a sustainable future in the education sector, according to Tony Bowen, president of the Heat Pump Association, and Terry Seward, HPA secretary

After interesting discussions and heated debates surrounding hot topics, and an exhibition jam-packed full of free seminars attracting key decision makers, BSEC 2011 closed a success

As the importance of facilities management in education has grown, so has the need for the skills to meet the new challenges, writes Karen Waterlow from Asset Skills, the Sector Skills Council for Facilities Management

The National Association of School Business Management explains the process of converting to academy status, including an potential hurdles to overcome along the way

From gadgets that convert fidgeting energy into electricity to kites attached to generators, the Climate Week Challenge saw many unique and though-provoking ideas to tackle climate change from pupils around the country

What do you do when you’re handed the key to your shiny, new building but then you realise it suffers from all sorts of operational shortcomings? Cue the Soft Landings approach

Increasingly schools are using biometric technology for a range of activities such as registering pupil attendance, managing library book loans and cashless catering

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