Deals for schools

23rd May 2019

CCS helps schools make great savings everyday – how much could you save? As the UK’s largest public procurement organisation, Crown Commercial Service (CCS) works closely with the Department for Education (DfE) to help schools [read more]

Shopping around for IT

22nd May 2019

When it comes to our personal bills – such as car insurance, mobile phone contract and utilities – we don’t think twice about shopping around for the best deal. So, why aren’t we doing it [read more]

How to approach local businesses for support 

16th May 2019

From cash donations to equipment contributions, local businesses can be a valuable income stream for your school. Justin Smith asks, ‘How can you maximise your chances of getting support from local businesses?’ Income generation remains [read more]

Under construction

25th April 2019

Due to the complicated nature of construction projects the DfE has updated its Buying for schools guidance to include information on procurement processes you could follow as well as the people you may need in place [read more]

Projectors and IWBs vs touchscreen TVs

16th April 2019

When making the decision between getting the traditional – but old-hat – interactive whiteboard (IWB) and projector, or an interactive touchscreen TV, each option has its pros and cons. Rick Cowell, director and founder of [read more]

10 ways to spend less on recruitment

8th April 2019

Independent procurement consultant Naomi Clews provides her top 10 tips on how to save money on recruitment  Many opportunities exist for schools to stretch their recruitment budgets further – here’s the lowdown on 10 of [read more]

Getting the most from your non-staffing budget

4th April 2019

While staff costs account for the single most expensive part of the school budget, non-staffing costs are also high, and believed to be in the region of £10 billion a year. Danielle Love-Moore, strategic account manager, schools, [read more]

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