A central issue for academies

15th February 2018

The recent, 2018, Academies Benchmark Report reveals that academies are fighting to stay afloat as a reserves crisis looms. In light of the publication of these findings, Pam Tuckett, head of academies at Bishop Fleming [read more]

Premium access: looking at pupil premium

13th February 2018

Collaborative partnerships involving pupil premium resources have been noticeable by their absence across the education sector. In an edited extract of An updated guide to the pupil premium, Mark Rowland provides a rare glimpse into [read more]

Planning ahead? Time to think modular

12th February 2018

If you’re planning an expansion of your school premises with a modular classroom installation across the 2018 summer holidays, don’t leave it much longer before getting planning permission underway as time is definitely ticking, according [read more]

The essential guide to classroom tech

8th February 2018

Ah, technology…the cause and the solution to so many of our day-to-day problems! When it works it works very, very well, but when it doesn’t there are only so many times that you can try [read more]

Key elements of governor engagement

5th February 2018

Governors are fundamental to setting the aims and objectives of schools. Theirs is a strategic role and success depends on their knowledge and awareness of the school they govern. This is where the SBM steps [read more]

Let’s talk: apprenticeships and the levy

29th January 2018

For many, a question mark hangs over the impact of apprenticeship reforms and the introduction of an apprenticeship levy to schools, academies and MATs. Joe Crossley, CEO of Qube Learning, an Ofsted grade 2 apprenticeship [read more]

New year, new energy plan?

22nd January 2018

At the start of a new year we all have our resolutions to improve ourselves. But how about resolving to improve our schools’ energy expenditure? Mark Stevenson, the MD of Bright Spark Energy, shares some [read more]

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