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


Modular and portable solutions are becoming increasingly popular within an education sector struggling for space, says Jackie Maginnis of the Modular & Portable Building Association

Through simple changes and real desire for change, Perry Beeches has achieved the seemingly impossible; radically transforming behaviour and academic achievement without any extra funding

Sue Gascoyne, educational trainer and founder of Play to Z Ltd, discusses the importance of providing rich sensory experiences to strengthen brain development and how these can be accessed

The choice of site and installation of a synthetic sports surface can be a minefield. Mike Abbott, from the Sports and Play Construction Association, offers a comprehensive guide

Paul Thorogood, chief executive of the Football Foundation, gives pre and post-funding advice by addressing some of the applicants’ most frequently asked questions

Over half the public buildings on the DEC energy rating database are schools. When only a tiny percentage of these were awarded an A rating, for many it was a clear case of ‘could do better’

According to the saying, you are what you eat, but what about where you eat? The School Food Trust offers help and advice to increase meal take-up and make your dining space inspiring

What do a short film and a classroom of children have to do with reducing violence on our streets? A lot, according to violence prevention and reduction charity Stand Against Violence

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.

With a warm welcome, fine food and drink, and venues to suit all budgets and tastes, Scotland is the perfect place for your conference, meeting, incentive and event management needs

Environments created with the needs of both students and teachers in mind yield better results, says professor Andree Woodcock from Coventry University’s school of Art and Design

Ray Barker, director of the British Educational Suppliers Association, analyses their recent research into the budget cuts and the effect on investment in new technologies

Steve Mills, retired fire officer, on behalf of the Chief Fire Officers Association’s Prevention and Protection Directorate, examines fire safety provision in schools and explains the challenges ahead

Ray Barker, director of the British Educational Suppliers Association, looks back at the highlights of the UK’s largest education resources exhibition, which took place last month

In these financially tough times, Valerie Thompson, chief executive of the e-Learning Foundation, investigates how schools can fund and manage investment in technology based resources