An important aspect of school security is the protection of valuable on-site equipment but just as vital is secure data disposal. James Kelly, chief executive, British Security Industry Association, advises on the importance and critical need to secure a trusted information destruction company

A special needs policy update from nasen, plus a look at the seminar content of nasen LIVE! which takes place at the Reebok Stadium, Bolton on 22nd & 23rd of May

How are employers working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) engaging with schools to develop the next generation of skilled workers? Kirsten Bodley, Chief Executive of STEMNET, investigates

Payroll providers come in all shapes and sizes, with varying solutions, so where do you begin when selecting one? Samantha Mann, CIPP’s senior policy & research officer, shares some advice

Converting to academy status? Where to begin? Nick Weller, chair
of the Independent Academies Association and executive principal 
of the Dixons Academies shares five ways to help make it a success

Education Secretary Michael Gove highlighted three ways in which technology is profoundly changing education, in his speech at Bett 2013

Risk education is not about isolating pupils from all potential hazards, it is about equipping them to deal with situations safely, writes RoSPA’s head of education and leisure, David Rushton

Following the recent Education Select Committee report, Lorraine Peterson, CEO of Nasen, asks whether the policy changes will improve the provision for those children with SEND

There is an income collection revolution under way, as an increasing number of schools are taking significant steps towards becoming ‘fully cashless’. But what does it mean to be ‘fully cashless’? 
And what should be considered before investing in a cashless payment system?

A higher degree of close contact, sharing communal facilities and lower levels of good hygiene practice amongst children mean that schools can be the ideal setting for infections. A clean environment is therefore essential in the fight against infection

A ‘can do’ culture that is supportive of learning outside the classroom can add the most value to enabling students to achieve well and thrive, says a recent Ofsted best practice report. Elaine Skates, deputy chief executive of the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom, explains how this can be achieved

Can making pupils aware of the connection between the classroom and the workplace at primary age really shape their future career choices? Sonita Alleyne OBE, investigates

The recent leasing scam that affected several schools has delivered a costly word of warning to others. BESA director Caroline Wright summarises the advantages and potential pitfalls of leasing and how BESA is working with members to stop this mis-selling controversy from happening again.

Schools are uniquely placed to engage with children and young people about how to stay safe online. However with issues such as cyberbullying and ‘sexting’, teachers and pupils alike can find it difficult to talk about. Children’s charity the NSPCC gives advice on how to approach the issue.

Schools, academies and colleges across the country have been awarded for their hard work, dedication and achievements at the seventh annual Education Business Awards on 6 December 2012

The finalists for the Educational Journey of the Year Award cover numerous areas, from community project work and treks to sports tours and scientific research expeditions. One common thread connects them all; each journey has inspired, challenged and encouraged the young people involved

Researchers are working with children, parents and practitioners to understand more about how technology-enhanced learning environments can benefit children with autism, with successful results to date. Dr Karen Guldberg, director of the University of Birmingham’s Autism Centre for Education and Research, explains

The Football Foundation’s Rory Carroll explains why an £18m Premier League funded scheme to develop new or refurbished sports facilities for local people is good news for schools

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