Financial pressures are growing on local authority maintained schools and the need to reduce costs is becoming greater. At the same time, the capacity of local authorities to monitor and support financial management in schools is itself under pressure.
With the increasing pressure on schools to improve standards, what are the options for learning to continue when schools are shut? BESA director Ray Barker, who works closely between schools, the government and suppliers to support the achievement of excellence, provides his perspective on continuity solutions
Clio Turton, communications manager at The Soil Association, celebrates the award winning Food for Life Partnership and describes the Soil Association’s work toward improving food culture in educational settings
The UK’s Sustainable Development Strategy states that ‘by 2020, the government would like all schools to be models of energy efficiency [and] renewable energy use.’ They should, it says, also take the lead in their communities by showcasing wind, solar,bio-fuel energy [and] low-energy equipment
It’s imperative that all roofs on UK educational establishments are well designed and maintained, among other things to help reduce the financial burden, mainly on local authorities’ stretched budgets. Ian Henning, Technical Manager at the National Federation of Roofing Contractors, explains
A successful joint venture between a Gloucestershire school and its town council has resulted in the construction of a new £1.2m sports hub and could prove to be a useful co-operative model for other small towns across the UK
School business director Kerry Brimfield gives her views on the new School Financial Values Standard (SFVS) and why she thinks it will help school business managers and governors in the financial management of their schools
A new framework in the West Midlands is helping to deliver high quality schools against a backdrop of severe public sector cuts. Andrew Peasgood, Worcestershire County Council’s framework manager for West Midlands Contractor Framework, explains how