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Facilities & buildings

Land of opportunity

Schools can now look to their own land assets as a means of raising much-needed capital, write...

Teaching

Classroom design aids student learning

A recent study shows that a student's learning experience can be affected by classroom design ...

Law, finance, HR

Buying power

Jerry Brand, MD of Caternet, looks at how schools can benefit from the latest developments in ...

School life

Protect and survive

Andrew Gallie reviews recent developments in data protection law and how they impact on indepe...

Teaching

Finding the right dynamic

Is dynamism really the most important quality to look for when appointing a headteacher? asks ...

Teaching

Hitting the wrong note

Talent shows and funding cuts have undermined meaningful music education in the state sector, ...

Teaching

Attention, please!

Boosting concentration levels in class has nothing to do with novelty fads, says headmaster Be...

Teaching

Happy staff, happy pupils

Tom Caston, housemaster at Ardingly College, believes that teachers need the same level of pas...

Technology

What's trending in edtech? Part 3

In the final instalment, Martin McKay discusses the flipped classroom and why the UK is plumme...

Teaching

Brain power

Are teenagers more prone to take risks because their brains are wired differently? asks deputy...

Teaching

The gender agenda

It's different for girls: Rebecca Tear, headmistress of Badminton School, Bristol, argues the ...

Technology

What'™s trending in edtech? Part 2

Martin McKay, CEO of Texthelp, looks at plummeting hardware costs and why UK schools will be s...

Technology

Duke of York backs edtech

Rebecca Paddick took a trip to Buckingham Palace for the TeenTech Awards ceremony, and also go...

Technology

What'™s trending in edtech?

Martin McKay discusses the top seven worldwide trends in edtech coming soon to a school, colle...

Technology

Peer pressure, pester power, performance

Do you know which devices to buy for your school? Simon Harbridge, CEO of Stone Group, shares ...

Catering & hospitality

Creating menus students want to eat

Mark Stower, Director of Food & Service at Harrison Catering Services, on how to make nutritio...

Events

FOTE 2014

The movers and shakers in education technology met on 3 October to discuss its future in Senat...

Catering & hospitality

Insight from the experts, Part 2

With new allergen regulations imminent, Brookwood's Sue Parfett explains their meaning for sch...

International

Total immersion

Could intensive English-language summer schools offer any lessons to independent schools looki...

School life

Prevention is better than cure

When devising their marketing strategies, schools need to think carefully about the legal rami...

School life

Only connect?

Making connections is all important, but so too is knowing exactly when to make them, says Hil...

School life

It's not just for mums!

Want to encourage more men to join your school's parent teacher association? Geeta Parekh has ...

International

International all the way

The benefits of a global education are huge says Professor Christina Slade, Vice-Chancellor at...

Facilities & buildings

Creative space for discerning students

Ben Berry, founder of The StudyBed Company, discusses innovative design solutions to maximise ...

Technology

Finnish lessons

Despite advances in technology, inspirational teachers remain the key to providing a first-cla...

School life

Moving on up

A child's transition from primary to secondary school needn't be a time of anxiety and trepida...

Technology

Hard truth to swallow

Jon Valentine, CEO of Impero Software, explains why tablet computers could be harming kids' em...

Technology

Could you be a Digital Leader?

Digital leaders at your school: empowering pupils and promoting potential. Poppy Gibson explai...

Sports & Leisure

Running start

Baroness Campbell of Loughborough argues for the crucial importance of quality early-years phy...

Technology

An IT phenomenon

Toby Skerritt, Head of Consultancy Services, Foundation IT, explains all about Virtual Desktop...

School life

Abroad approach

Integrating overseas students into UK school life can be a challenge. Ted Underwood has some s...

School life

Binge drinking: the challenges

CharlieB offers some advice around the controversial issue of binge drinking in independent s...

Law, finance, HR

I'™ll vouch for that

Gift cards and vouchers can be a great way to motivate and reward your hard-working staff, as ...

Law, finance, HR

Supply and demand

Lawyer Oliver Pool looks at the issues schools should bear in mind when negotiating and runnin...

School life

Go, Voyager

Hilary Moriarty welcomes changes to boarding school culture which mean that parent/child separ...

Catering & hospitality

Insight from the experts

Food for thought from Sue Parfett, 2014 Food Service Catey winner and Managing Partner of educ...

Technology

Stand out from the crowd

Engaging with your stakeholders and ensuring you are the first choice for parents and students...

School life

Fringe benefits

Peter Bird outlines the risks and rewards of performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the ...

School life

Home and away

Toby Belfield explains how his school continues to run smoothly while he is recruiting student...

Teaching

Bac to the future

Some UK universities are recognising the value of the International Baccalaureate Diploma with...