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

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