Dr Amanda Gummer, chair of the Association of Play Industries, discusses the crucial role that schools have in getting children outdoors, active and playing every day.

Matt Robinson, chief operations officer at Learning Through Landscapes, explores the vital role of play in education and how to create a safe outdoor space.

How can schools ensure their trips are inclusive and accessible for everyone? Justine Lee from School Travel Forum shares some advice.

Knowing the basics of first aid could mean the difference between life and death. How can we make sure students are being given these skills?

With mental health and behavioural problems driven by social media use, Robyn Quick explores whether a ban will truly solve these issues.

Personal development must be given much greater prioritisation than it currently receives, and there is a strong case that progress in this area should be measured. Hayley Sherwood, governor for PSHE and mental health at The Leys Primary and Nursery School, explains why.

Fire safety of students and staff in specialised schools pose additional considerations, as some students may require extra assistance during an emergency evacuation. 

Schools looking to take advantage of the new funding scheme for electric vehicle charge points should consider a number of things before embarking on an EV infrastructure project.

Schools must curtail their carbon emissions, and initiatives such as the UKGBC’s Whole Life Net Zero Carbon Roadmap for the Built Environment and the UK Net Zero Carbon Buildings Standard provide essential guidance. 

Let’s Go Zero are helping schools cut down on their carbon emissions this June with their first Climate Action Countdown.

Females are consistently outnumbered by males when it comes to computing subjects and careers. But why is this a problem, and what initiatives there are to encourage gender diversity?

Using a layered security approach will help education settings delay, deter and prevent incidents. But as part of this strategy, it is key to balance security without imposing fear

Almost 80 per cent of education staff experienced mental health problems because of work last year. Robyn Quick digs into what can be done about it. 

The Fire Industry Association's Jamie Gale outlines the responsibilities of premises management in maintaining, overseeing and ensuring compliance of fire detection and alarm systems

A recent report from BESA confirmed a real problem with the school estate, and uniquely, delved into every aspect of school buildings, such as the quality of PE equipment and music facilities

When it comes to making important public sector purchasing decisions, what does best practice look like? Peter Melville, chief operating officer at SWECET Multi-Academy Trust, shares his thoughts

State-funded education settings can now apply for a higher amount of funding to install electric vehicle chargepoints in their grounds – up to £2,500 per socket. We examine how the new grant works

Diversity in the workplace is intrinsic to creating a more equal and happy environment. But what can be done by school leaders to make this the norm?


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