By RIO Schools Service Lead Consultant Jonathan Clitheroe It’s a challenging time for schools right now. Funding cuts, policy shifts and an emphasis on value are driving change in the sector and the need for schools to function effectively as businesses is more apparent than ever.
There’s much to learn in British classrooms today, however, Garry Campbell from environmental charity Groundwork, explains how moving lessons outdoors can be a practical way to boost schoolchildren’s learning potential while reconnecting them with nature
Accessing schools is hardly a challenge, so protecting the perimeter and buildings themselves with physical security measures is essential in order to deter intruders. Such measures can be cost effective, according to James Kelly, CEO of the British Security Industry Association
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.