Insurance is often forgotten about until the loss occurs, catching many schools out. Instead the adequacy and appropriateness of the cover should be checked at least once per year, urges Jon Taylor

Ray Barker, director of BESA, summarises the wealth of interactive technologies that will be showcased at BETT 2012

Young people are increasingly savvy when it comes to technology and have an innate ability to be online for hours. But do we know what children are looking at or who they are talking to?

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


If play and education are to interact to ensure optimal outcomes for school children, it is vital that the growing diversity of new play equipment is fully accommodated in schools across the UK

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

With their knowledge and experience, modular suppliers are well positioned to provide modern, comfortable and functional facilities to an education sector that continues to feel the pinch.

The new playground of English Martyrs Primary has succeeded in providing the pupils of this inner city London school with an inspirational and engaging play area.

Richard Allen, an Executive at Naace, The ICT Association, looks at how technology and ICT in education supports, empowers and enables the development of many aspects of education in the context of the modern world and it describes some of the benefits for stakeholders.

The School Food Trust's 'Lets Get Cooking' initiative is growing, and provides training, resources and support to help schools set up healthy eating programmes. Caroline Fanshaw explains.

Design and architecture are capable of addressing a much broader notion of sustainability than just energy and carbon reduction, writes the Design Council's Alan Thompson and Bel Reed

Brendan Jones, co-founder and former Chairman of the School Travel Forum UK shares his views on the new government guidelines on health and safety for educational trips

Narinder Uppal from the Chartered Management Institute explains how training can help deliver effective education to young people.

One possible solution to the developing childhood obesity crisis is to use the educational power of play to give children a lighter, brighter future, writes the Association of Play Industries

Bill Hyde from the Community Transport Association explains how careful planning can help you keep on top of your road responsibilities

Virginia Haworth-Galt, chief executive of the Federation of Music Services, explores the future of music education in our schools

Learning Platforms have received a mixed reception by schools over recent years. BESA director Ray Barker reviews their arrival into the education sector.

Alan Aldridge, Executive Director of the Energy Services and Technology Association (ESTA), looks at how schools can keep their bills and emissions down during the autumn term.


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