• Many of us purchase products and services but not everyone has had recent procurement training to be able to get the best value from the purchasing process

  • There is so much more to educational lighting that just cost and energy efficiency. Bob Bohannon shares what should be considered when specifying lighting in schools

  • A new free loan scheme from the National Centre for Computing Education has made it easier for teachers to explore the possibilities of using physical computing to bring computing to life

  • With the government’s school rebuilding programme in progress, Andrew Orriss examines how structural timber can assist in this effort, especially from an environmental point of view

  • Courtney Brightwell from the Department for Education’s Schools Commercial Team discusses the support schools can get when buying goods and services, so they can purchase with confidence

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Free period product scheme for schools extended

The government has extended its fully funded scheme providing tampons, pads, and menstrual cups and other environmentally-friendly products.

New measures announced to reduce pupil absence

New expert attendance advisers with decades of first-hand experience are to begin work to reduce pupil absence.

A report from the National Audit Office found that most maintained schools and academy trusts are in surplus, although some maintained secondary schools are under financial strain.

The 2021 Teacher Wellbeing Index, an annual report by charity Education Support in conjunction with YouGov, has found that teachers’ mental health is getting worse - not better - in several areas, compared to a year ago at the height of the Covid pandemic.

New Directions Education is appealing to teachers and education staff who may be retired or taking a break from the sector to go back to school and help address staffing shortages caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Education Committee has launched an inquiry examining how effectively post-16 qualifications, such as A levels, T levels, BTECs and apprenticeships, prepare young people for the world of work.

Universities will be required to improve outcomes for disadvantaged children by driving up education standards in schools and colleges in the local community, which could include providing activities like tutoring.

In the next phase of the £1bn Scottish Attainment Challenge, £200 million of funding has

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Many of us purchase products and services but not everyone has had recent procurement training to be able to get the best value from the purchasing process

There is so much more to educational lighting that just cost and energy efficiency. Bob Bohannon shares what should be considered when specifying lighting in schools

A new free loan scheme from the National Centre for Computing Education has made it easier for teachers to explore the possibilities of using physical computing to bring computing to life

With the government’s school rebuilding programme in progress, Andrew Orriss examines how structural timber can assist in this effort, especially from an environmental point of view

Courtney Brightwell from the Department for Education’s Schools Commercial Team discusses the support schools can get when buying goods and services, so they can purchase with confidence

With the knowledge that Covid-19 mainly transmits via airborne particles, the pandemic has brought the issue of indoor air quality sharper into focus. But the debate stretches much further than this

 Education Events

19/01/2022 to 21/01/2022

Bett is the global community for education technology. The event sparks ideas, creates connections and accelerates trade, driving impact and improving outcomes for teachers and learners. For the first time since the beginning of 2020, Bett returns to the ExCeL London on 19-21 January 2022 to reunite the global education community in person.