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

The School Food Trust’s Audits and Inspections toolkit helps schools demonstrate compliance with school food standards, and there are multiple benefits to having the evidence at hand, says Claire Wall, Senior Nutritionist at the School Food Trust

James Sherwood-Rogers, chair of the Know Your Flood Risk campaign, discusses the threat of flooding and how schools can use risk management to make sure they are prepared