School Improvements

  • Prospect seeks talks with DfE on school improvement

    By Jonathan Swift on December 12, 2016
    The Prospect union has written to education secretary Justine Greening requesting a meeting with Department for Education officials to discuss the government’s funding plans and strategy for school improvement. In the letter, national secretary Philippa Childs welcomes the government’s announcement of £50m a year for local authorities to continue to monitor and commission school improvement for low-performing maintained schools, and […]
  • Parents call for teachers to rethink the traditional primary school report

    By Jonathan Swift on September 22, 2016
    Research from Capita SIMS has revealed that over half of parents (57%) feel primary school reports are either too generic or do not contain enough information about how their child is doing. More than a third of primary school teachers (35%) agree. This is despite the fact that schools are now recording more information about the children they teach than […]
  • Revolutionary school improvement programmes hit secondary schools

    By Jonathan Swift on November 4, 2014
    Thanks to a £1m grant from The JJ Charitable Trust, The National Literacy Trust has today announced the launch of brand new school improvement programmes which take a revolutionary whole-school approach, aiming to improve secondary school attainment by changing school culture and embedding literacy throughout the curriculum. The National Literacy Trust’s new set of programmes has been designed by the […]
  • Choosing school furniture

    By Education Today on February 17, 2009
    Education Today asks Clare Bourke, Hope Education’s Furniture Buying Manager, for her advice on choosing school furniture. Q) In your opinion what are the most important elements for schools to look for when choosing furniture? A) Quality and versatility are the two most important elements to consider when choosing educational furniture.  The higher quality ranges in educational furniture are accompanied […]
  • Calm environment for specialist primary & secondary school

    By Education Today on February 17, 2009
    David Bailey Furniture Systems has supplied fitted furniture for TreeHouse’s new Pears National Centre for Autism Education, which runs a specialist primary and secondary school for children and young people with autism. Specified by Nightingale Associates, furniture to the value of £44,200 from David Bailey’s Education range of fitted furniture was used for the special school installation. In the classrooms […]
  • Recommended buys from the new Gresswell catalogue

    By Education Today on February 17, 2009
    The 2009 catalogue from Gresswell is now available and brings to your desktop 440 colour pages, packed full of of innovative ideas and  products sourced for the library professional. Recommended buys are the new range of young adult bean bags.  In faux suede and leather,  these bean bags are definitely on trend to create relaxed, modern and stylish areas that […]
  • Furniture to make children sit up and take notice

    By Education Today on February 17, 2009
    Gopak’s table gets set for fun Playtime takes to the head of the Activity Table with Gopak’s all new product that features the qualities of its acclaimed Contour table – adding three stunning and stimulating visuals for kids. Based on the company’s Contour lightweight folding tables, the Activity Table is designed for youngsters and is supplied in one of three […]
  • Open for business

    By Education Today on January 9, 2009
    The Government wants schools to think more creatively about how they can raise funds by liaising more closely with the community around them. This could be by approaching local businesses for sponsorship or by inviting adult learners to use the premises after school hours. Or it could even be by immersing the head teacher in a bath or baked beans […]
  • Sound advice

    By Education Today on December 16, 2008
    We’ve all heard the old adage ‘children should be seen and not heard’, but the reality is that groups of lively children are rarely silent. However, there are steps that schools can take to ensure that noise is minimised, says Patrick Lundie of interior surfaces specialists Altro.Building Bulletin 93 (BB93) was introduced to provide a “regulatory framework for the acoustic […]
  • Yorkon environmental accreditation

    By Education Today on December 16, 2008
    Award-winning education construction specialist, Yorkon, has announced that as part of the Portakabin Group, it has achieved ISO 14001 accreditation – the internationally recognised standard for reducing impact on the environment.Certification was achieved by the Portakabin Group, which includes Yorkon, following a rigorous independent assessment of the company’s environmental policy, compliance with legislation, control systems and procedures, and targets for […]