The choice of site and installation of a synthetic sports surface can be a minefield. Mike Abbott, from the Sports and Play Construction Association, offers a comprehensive guide

Paul Thorogood, chief executive of the Football Foundation, gives pre and post-funding advice by addressing some of the applicants’ most frequently asked questions

Over half the public buildings on the DEC energy rating database are schools. When only a tiny percentage of these were awarded an A rating, for many it was a clear case of ‘could do better’

According to the saying, you are what you eat, but what about where you eat? The School Food Trust offers help and advice to increase meal take-up and make your dining space inspiring

What do a short film and a classroom of children have to do with reducing violence on our streets? A lot, according to violence prevention and reduction charity Stand Against Violence

Cliff Lineker, director of qualifications at BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, says the long-standing need for online safety skills to be taught in schools is finally starting to gather some momentum

David Harvey, acting head of two Lake District outdoor education centres, and chair of the AHOEC’s Northern Region, argues that outdoor experiences can deliver profound benefits and nurture skillsets that extend young personalities in ways not achievable in the classroom.

With a warm welcome, fine food and drink, and venues to suit all budgets and tastes, Scotland is the perfect place for your conference, meeting, incentive and event management needs

Environments created with the needs of both students and teachers in mind yield better results, says professor Andree Woodcock from Coventry University’s school of Art and Design

Ray Barker, director of the British Educational Suppliers Association, analyses their recent research into the budget cuts and the effect on investment in new technologies

Steve Mills, retired fire officer, on behalf of the Chief Fire Officers Association’s Prevention and Protection Directorate, examines fire safety provision in schools and explains the challenges ahead

Ray Barker, director of the British Educational Suppliers Association, looks back at the highlights of the UK’s largest education resources exhibition, which took place last month

In these financially tough times, Valerie Thompson, chief executive of the e-Learning Foundation, investigates how schools can fund and manage investment in technology based resources

The Olympics offer teachers the opportunity to enthuse students in a number of different subjects, including sustainability, urban design, healthy eating, regeneration and sports studies

Empowering students with the knowledge, skills and motivation to meet the greatest challenge of their lives is a necessity, says Tony McNally, managing director, Climate Change Solutions

Investing time and money in assessing security and developing an effective security strategy is not only imperative but can also save money in the longer term, argues Perpetuity Training

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

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