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]

All the gear, no idea

19th March 2019

Recent research reveals that just 15% of the 755 primary and secondary school teachers surveyed felt confident in using technology, and only 33% had received hands-on training in digital skills. It’s all well and good [read more]

Life-saving measures

12th March 2019

When you read the statistics behind sudden cardiac arrest it becomes clear why the government encourages schools to have an automated external defibrillator on their premises. To assist in uptake, the DfE offers an initiative that enables [read more]

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