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Catering & hospitality View all

Brookwood on how catering can play a vital role in boarding

Sue Parfett, from The Brookwood Partnership, discusses how catering plays a vital role in 21st...

Keeping it in-house

Thomas's London Day Schools explain why they decided to move from contract catering to in-hous...

The place to eat

Catering Design Group reveal their redesign for The Beacon's catering facilities

The power of food

Holroyd Howe explains how to make sure pupils have a positive relationship with food in school...

A big meal deal at King's School Taunton

The school reveals their million-pound contract with Independents by Sodexo

Be good to yourself

Brookwood Partnership's Sue Parfett and Amanda Ursell talk sports nutrition in school catering...

LES have a school lunch uptake of 89%

Joy Johnstone, Operations Manager at Loughborough Endowed Schools, reveals the secret behind h...

Can you reduce your costs by changing the way you buy?

Simon Gurney, Procurement Manager at Pelican Procurement Services, shares some practical tips ...

Events View all

Building futures at Rydal Penrhos

A group of pupils at the school have entered The First Lego League, a nationwide engineering c...

Ground-breaking ceremony for Abbey Gate's new development

The Duke of Westminster was welcomed at the ceremony which marked the start of construction o...

BAFTA launches new creative careers showcase

BAFTA is to hold its first ever dedicated careers event for teachers and careers advisers on 9...

Wear slippers to school and help Shelter

Slippers for Shelter sees school children being asked to kick off their shoes to raise money i...

4 things we learnt at the HMC Autumn Conference 2017

From creating stronger partnerships to a social media rebellion, the HMC Conference covered a ...

UB November issue out now

The November edition of University Business magazine, the property issue, is now available to ...

Oundle School biology students gain from Irish visit

The sixth formers were in Dublin for the International Society of Animal Genetics conference a...

Women's football star's inspiring speech at Solihull School

England defender, Aoife Mannion, used her FA Cup final experience to encourage students to be ...

Facilities & buildings View all

In the zone at Edge Grove School

Ben Evans, Headmaster at Edge Grove School, discusses their preschool's new purpose-built faci...

Influencing student behaviour with interior design

Suhayl Laher, from Tiles Direct, explains how the science behind design can impact students

A new canopy brand for schools

Pocca confirmed as new canopy brand for schools market by established schools canopy manufactu...

Constructing the future

The future of Scotland's learning environments will be on the agenda when professionals gather...

How to make outdoor learning more fun and engaging

Simon Fearnehough from the Hideout House Company explains how to make your Forest Schools sess...

Eco-friendly St Benedict's up and running

The new junior school in Ealing boasts award-winning eco credentials

How to improve learning with air conditioning

The first in a series of blogs by Roberto Mallozzi, MD of Gree UK on how air conditioning can ...

Wycombe Abbey open two new boarding houses

The new boarding houses are eco-friendly and have been designed by David Morley Architects

Health & wellbeing View all

What every Head should be told before they're appointed

Viv Grant, Founder of Integrity Coaching, reveals her personal experience of being a headteach...

Why school leader wellbeing must be made a priority

Viv Grant, Founder of Integrity Coaching, asks why is duty of care not shown towards headteach...

Sense of belonging directly related to tendency to self-harm

Research has found that young people are seven times more likely to self-harm if their sense o...

YMCA launch new health and well-being school programme

The new programme hopes to support the health and well-being of young people

Stop the bus! betty for schools has a fresh approach to PSHE

betty for schools is revolutionising PSHE education and normalising periods for both girls and...

How teachers can manage email overload and stress levels

An increasing source of stress for teachers is juggling email pressures and lesson preparatio...

Small steps can make a big difference

Living Streets encourages schools to introduce small changes which will make a huge difference...

Pupil wellbeing: getting to the heart of the matter

How is pupils' emotional wellbeing supported in fee-paying schools - and are parents kept info...

International View all

Why we must recognise the importance of cultural learning

Mary Memarzia, Director of Student Services at Bellerbys College, acknowledges the cultural di...

Austrian music institutions in new partnership

St Gilgen International School and Mozarteum University Salzburg are combining to offer an Int...

Bellevue Education chooses AccountsIQ and iSAMS solution

International schools group opts for affordable middle market Cloud accounting platform to mee...

Wycombe Abbey to open second international school in China

The Hengqin Wycombe Abbey International School will open in September 2019

Exceptional results for Abbey College International students

The Manchester college sails through their International Foundation Programme Pathways with un...

The Right Fit

Shelley Nadler, Legal Director at Bird & Bird looks at structures available to independent sch...

Why are British pupils applying to American universities?

As 65% of schools have students who go to overseas universities, Hilary Moriarty discusses the...

Malvern College: More than just a name

How does a British independent school successfully transfer its brand overseas? Lucinda Reid f...

Law, finance, HR View all

How to get the most out of new recruits

Alice Reeve reveals the secret to getting the most out of new employees

84% of adults think primary pupils should learn about money

Money Advisor explains why primary schools should encourage a positive discussion about saving...

How to challenge Ofsted reports

What can a school do to prevent publication of an Ofsted report? Liz Timmins, an associate at ...

How to reap the full benefit of edtech for your school

Chris Labrey, Managing Director UK & IRL, Econocom, talks digital transformation and the proce...

School trips: how to stay safe

Tilden Watson, Head of Education at Zurich Municipal, reveals the top tips for successful scho...

Crucial creativity: Why pupils need creative subjects

In an increasingly automated world with an uncertain future job market, it's more important th...

Mental health in schools: a developing crisis

Louise Gilmer explores mental health in schools and the proposed government measures which may...

The University of London to modernise operations with Unit4

Unit4 Business World Finance, Research, Human Resources and Payroll will be hosted in a privat...

People, policy, politics View all

Good fortune: bursaries at JAGS

Sally-Anne Huang, Head of James Allen's Girls' School (JAGS), explains why she is determined t...

Prestigious award for Derby High School 6th former

Evie Miller gained a Young Darwin Scholarship thanks to a long-standing interest in studying t...

Dauntsey's appoints new Head of Lower School Boarding

Anne Sampson will be responsible for the day to day running of The Manor, Dauntsey's

BSA launch professional recognition scheme for staff

The BSA's Accredited Boarding Practitioner scheme is a world first

Akeley Wood School welcomes new Headteacher

The start of term also sees a new Deputy Head at the Milton Keynes establishment.

Is education the solution to social mobility?

John Claughton, IBSCA Development Manager, discusses how independent schools can help to make...

The best of both worlds with Cambridge IGCSE

Peter Monteath, of Cambridge Assessment International Education, on how to switch to 9-1 gradi...

Headmaster to stay with Cranleigh family

Cranleigh Prep School headmaster will be stepping down to join Cranleigh Abu Dhabi as their he...

School life View all

Fantastic Services partner with Boyan Maga School

4,000 high visibility vests donated to 17 London schools to improve road safety as part of com...

Alma matters

Former students are a resource schools can't afford to be without. Hannah Vickers finds out ho...

Special report: wearing it well

Hannah Vickers looks at the latest trends in school uniform and sports kit

Tomorrow's leaders are ready and waiting

Shaun Fenton, Headteacher of Reigate Grammar School, reveals why he is proud of today's childr...

5 lessons in developing a new uniform

In the last 10 years, over 100 schools have used Schoolblazer to redesign their uniform. Here ...

A trip of a lifetime

Three independent schools reveal the schools trips that their pupils found unforgettable

The importance of an off-site education

James Millichamp, of Wolverhampton Grammar School, explains how school trips can bring the cu...

New beginnings at Eaton Square Upper School

Lucinda Reid visits the school, part of the Minerva Education Group of Schools, to find out ho...

Sports & Leisure View all

Magnificent moondance at UWC Atlantic College

Tom Partridge, Head of Atlantic Outdoors at UWC Atlantic College, discusses how the college pl...

Heathfield Director of Sport honoured by FIL

Wendy Reynolds, Director of Sport at Heathfield School, has been praised for her leading role...

Women's cricket champs 'Storm' into Taunton School

Pupils were lucky enough to get first-hand coaching from women's cricket champions Rachel Prie...

Academia and sport: a balancing act?

Adrian Kearney, of IB World Schools, and Chris Solly, of World Academy of Sport, on the dilemm...

Staying in is the new going out

Two independent school Headteachers reveal how they are embracing indoor sports in central Lon...

How to avoid sports injuries

Mr Chinmay Gupte, Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at The Portland Hospital, discusse...

Eat, play, sleep: independent school sport

Simon Fry compares the sporting facilities and achievements at different types of independent ...

Why modernising school sports kits is vital

Will Potterton, Director at Leavers Hoodies Company, explains why a modern focus can ensure pu...

Sustainability View all

The environment: we're aware but are we proactive?

Mark Stevenson, Managing Director of Bright Spark Energy, explains how schools can better invo...

Go green

BRITA Vivreau explains how independent schools can meet recycling targets and have fun with su...

Schoolhaus® at Holme Grange School

Holme Grange School now has two new energy-efficient Schoolhaus® buildings delivering ultra-lo...

Sustainability needs to be integral to education

Schools need to make sustainability education a key part of their curriculum if we want to bui...

Truro Prep 1st in Cornwall to get gold with Woodland Trust

Students from all year groups were involved in green activities, including tree planting and r...

Get involved: Ultimate STEM Challenge is back!

BP invites schools to build a more sustainable future by entering the Ultimate STEM Challenge

D-Tech International is Awarded CHAS Accreditation

Leading library security systems provider, D-Tech International, is delighted to announce it h...

Haileybury Youth Trust nominated for sustainability award

The charity has been recognised for its eco-friendly work in Uganda

Teaching View all

Academic reporting goes mobile

With a pre-launch at the HMC Annual Conference, iSAMS iReport App is now available to download...

Why multi-cultural schools stop ignorance breeding hate

Warren Honey, Headmaster at Hydesville Tower School, explains why schools are key in developin...

The attraction of leadership

Tim Wilbur, Director of School Consultancy at Gabbitas Education, explains why we need to enco...

What every headteacher should know about overcoming stress

Viv Grant, founder of Integrity Coaching, explains how and when it is time to drop the leaders...

Paving a pathway to higher achievement

Christopher King, Headmaster at Leicester Grammar School, explains how staff can make informed...

Sowing the seeds for STEM success

Daljit Kaur, Head of STEM Innovation at Loughborough Grammar School, on how STEM projects can ...

Top of the world at Sevenoaks School

Tim Jones, Deputy Head at Sevenoaks School, explains the International Baccalaureate's positiv...

4 ways to achieve Chinese GCSE success

Alice Webb, Head of Mandarin at Benenden School, explains the value of teenagers learning Chin...

Technology View all

Shell's Bright Ideas Challenge returns for 2018

£45,000 of educational prizes are available for winning schools whose pupils create innovative...

Brentwood School sets sights on Queen of Bots

The only UK all-girl student robotics team has been invited to compete in Chinese tv show, Kin...

How to broadcast lessons

Dr Simon Orchard, Headmaster at Our Lady of Sion School, reveals how he is using YouTube to e...

Up, up and away with Raspberry Pi

Queen Margaret's girls embrace technology through a balloon club powered by the single-board c...

HMC survey reveals pupils are rebelling against social media

HMC and Digital Awareness UK survey highlights that 63% of young people wouldn't mind if soci...

iSAMS sponsor HMC Annual Conference

iSAMS helps more than 50% of HMC schools simplify the way they manage their academic, pastoral...

Solihull School Head warns of social media dangers

David EJJ Lloyd, Headmaster of Solihull School, is concerned about the rising number of pre-te...

Girl power: closing the gender gap in the classroom

The free online course is a collaboration between FutureLearn and the Girls Day School Trust, ...