In a busy education environment, demands on teaching, administration and management staff are intense and it’s easy to forget those people in the background who ensure that the classrooms, buildings and grounds are kept in a clean, safe and welcoming condition.
School catering is something of a balancing act. Business Managers are facing the challenge of controlling labour and food costs, while reducing wastage and offering an affordable product for students.
The smooth running of any school is a challenge, without the extra concerns that the school premises are a safe environment and the staff working there are aware of risks and - where necessary - how to remain compliant with legislation.
Education budgets in the UK are coming under intense strain. A recent report by the National Audit Office said that schools face cuts of 8% in real terms by 2019-20. Many schools are looking for new ways to relieve budgetary pressure by capitalising on additional revenue streams.
With approximately 95% of the population benefiting from learning through auditory and visual means, and 65% of that being visual, it’s never been more important for teaching to develop with the rise in technology.
We all know that the world is not perfect so, unfortunately, things can and do go wrong at work, often when you least expect it, and that’s when you need the support of a firm but fair union to back you up.
Schools Broadband is a specialist Internet Service Provider to the education market, delivering fast, reliable broadband connections, together with a globally unique web filtering and network protection service to over 2000 schools across the UK.
Created by Ivor Novello Award Winner, George Hammond-Hagan, Studytracks is an innovative, learner-led study app that merges music with revision material by delivering lyrics relating to a specific theme or subject.
The potential benefits of moving to the Cloud, including large savings on IT investments, means it could be the best decision that your school makes around technology, writes Neil Watkins, managing director of education sector procurement framework, Think IT