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Facilities & buildings

Can the design of a school help to improve performance?

Andrew Sykes, Managing Director at Heckmondwike FB, discusses why it is what's inside that cou...

Facilities & buildings

Full steam ahead

The preparations for the annual BSA Conference are underway, so BSA Chair, Leo Winkley, looks ...

Catering & hospitality

Eat well, live well

Phil Mann at Reigate Grammar School, explains why good nutrition is vital for athletes, but it...

Law, finance, HR

Are your staff and students ready for lockdown?

Richard Manby, MD, Bodet Class Change Systems, explains why it is important that schools are p...

Catering & hospitality

Insight from the experts

With each new year, comes new challenges, so Brookwood's Sue Parfett looks at how politics is ...

Law, finance, HR

Best of British

Tim Wilbur, Gabbitas Education, discusses how to tackle the financial issues involved in susta...

People, policy, politics

Are Ofsted's recent safeguarding changes correct?

Barry Richardson, Creative Director at The Worrinots, analyses Ofsted's latest policies and pr...

School life

Rebranding Farlington

Louise Higson, Headmistress at Farlington School, introduces the school's new brand and how it...

Teaching

Here come the girls

In an all girls setting, no subject is subject to a gender stereotype, says Karl McCloskey, Pr...

Teaching

Top tips for managing devices in the classroom

The days of students secretly passing notes behind the teacher's back are in steady decline.

Sports & Leisure

Making a splash: The growing success of swimming

Tom Smith, Head of Swimming at St Albans School, discusses how the development of new faciliti...

Sports & Leisure

The role of sports nutrition for students

Rick Hay, Anti-Ageing Food and Fitness Nutritionist, explains how to achieve the best sports p...

Facilities & buildings

How to tackle low-level disruption in the classroom

Emma Dolman, Space Planning & Estimating Director at British Thornton, on changing the classro...

Facilities & buildings

How to meet Ofsted rules for security and access control

John Davies, Managing Director of TDSi, explains what security schools need to have in place t...

Technology

Technology in the classroom: friend or foe?

Helen Jeys reflects on whether technology has made a positive change to Alderley Edge School f...

Catering & hospitality

Insight from the experts

What did you have for lunch at school today? Brookwood's Sue Parfett explains how caterers can...

School life

Better together...

Katie Gedye, Head of Pre-Prep at Moor Park, explains why we should take every opportunity to d...

Technology

In the digital age, what place does the pen have?

The pen, they say, is mightier than the sword. But is it mightier than the keyboard?

People, policy, politics

Uncertainty ahead

Matthew Burgess reviews how 2016 has impacted independent schools and what can be expected in ...

School life

How was it for you?

Hilary Moriarty asks how can schools really stand out from the competition

Facilities & buildings

How to create a positive learning environment

Bruce Evershed, Business Development Manager at Envoplan, discusses how small changes can make...

Teaching

What does the future hold for independent schools?

Paul Norton, Kings Monkton School Principal, looks at how thematic teaching and new technologi...

People, policy, politics

Present perfect?

Steve Wright asks five key figures from the independent school sector for their thoughts on th...

Teaching

Spotting the tutored child

Ben Evans, Edge Grove Head, discusses how some schools are changing the assessment process ens...

Technology

Technology and the collaborative learning model

Dick de Vaal, founder of wePresent, looks at why it is important to make education a tailored...

People, policy, politics

The world of HMC

Mike Buchanan, HMC Chair & Headmaster of Ashford School, discusses what is currently happening...

International

International colleges and English language education

By Juliette Calow, Head of English, Bellerbys Oxford

Technology

Printing progression

The emergence of simple software packages and tutorials have greatly improved accessibility to...

Technology

Building your digital school

Geoff Millington discusses how schools can make their websites more engaging and search-engine...

Technology

How Gaming is changing the way pupils learn

By Ian Kay, Head of Technology at Edge Grove School

Technology

How to wake up your class

Thompson Paine at Quizlet looks at new tech in the classroom

Sports & Leisure

From Bath to Oundle

We talk to Danny Grewcock MBE, former Bath Rugby player, about his new role as Director of Spo...

School life

What do parents look for in a good school?

Julie Booth, Director of SIMS services at Capita Independent, explains how schools can ensure ...

Technology

Youngsters can bridge edtech skills gap

Today's tech-savvy youth could plug a widening skills gap, if industry lets it, new research f...

Law, finance, HR

Your Obligations for Transgender Pupils

VWV's Tracey Eldridge-Hinmers looks at the issues of protection within gender reassignment in ...

Law, finance, HR

Schools that work for everyone? The independent dimension

Stephen Ravenscroft at Stone King LLP looks at how schools can work for everyone

Teaching

'We want to be accessible'

Headmistress at Exeter's leading all girls' school talks about the moral obligation to provide...

Teaching

Advice for new teachers

New to teaching? Don't panic! We have some tips to get you started...

School life

Threat? What threat?

Hilary Moriarty reflects on the imminent revival of the grammar school system

Teaching

Is there a right way to teach reading and writing?

From the use of phonics to 'mark making', are some methods better than others?