School catering is something of a balancing act. Business Managers are facing the challenge of controlling labour and food costs, while reducing wastage and offering an affordable product for students.

With one of their largest client groups being within education, Raynor Foods were very aware of the importance of listening to the demands, and adapting their offering to help solve the problems business managers were facing.

Students at Leeds College of Building are gaining hands-on construction experience after visiting their new £13-million Hunslet campus site through the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) . 

Main contractor, Clugston Construction, started work on the foundations and ground works last October. Since then, a total of 186 student site visits and 14 group tours have been organised up until June.

Gateshead College has secured £30,000 of funding for the project, which also involves Keighley College, Cumbria University, ESPA, Creative & Cultural Skills, North East-based tech firms, Sunderland Software City, Spearhead Interactive and PROTO: The Emerging Technology Centre, a soon-to-be-launched research and development facility for emerging technology and digital innovation.

The Pearly White Club created the UK’s first bamboo toothbrush subscription service to address the 300 plastic toothbrushes we will each throw away on average over our lifetime. Here, founders Jenny and Dave Hutchings discuss the motivation behind getting their new product on the market….

How and when did the company begin trading?

Annie Boate, author of A Coaching Revolution, discusses why schools need extra help when it comes to improving the skills of existing staff, and details the impact of her work:


Checkprint, a provider of secure paper and electronic payment solutions, has received special recognition for the community work it delivers across schools and colleges. The organisation was named the winner in the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Education’ category at Leicestershire Cares’ annual celebration.

Nine education professionals from across Wales win at the Professional Teaching Awards Cymru 2018. 

Nine inspirational teachers and education professionals were revealed as winners of the second Professional Teaching Awards Cymru.

Boxlight Corporation (Nasdaq: BOXL) of Georgia, United States; a leading provider of interactive technology solutions for the global education market has comple

Jacqueline Gray, the co-founder of Holistic Healing 4 Children along with Terri Allen, talks to QA Education editor Victoria Galligan about the work her team carry out with pupils and their families, as well as schools, to provide a holistic approach to empowering pupils to control their emotions. 

Students from Cambridge Regional College (CRC) competed at the AoC Sport National Championships in Nottingham last weekend, coming home with 2 bronze medals as they helped the Eastern region to finish in third place.

Isaac Rowlands and Oliver Rust took part in the golf tournament at the stunning Morley Hayes Golf Club in Derbyshire. The event, which kicked off the Championships on Friday morning and continued on Saturday, featured 36 male and 26 female competitors.

QA Education magazine is packed with the latest news, views, products and services regarding education in the UK. The magazine is published bi-monthly and the website is updated daily. We also produce supplements and a yearbook.

Aimed at primary and secondary schools primarily, QA Education magazine also features articles on sixth forms and colleges too.


Mike Ellicock, Chief Executive of National Numeracy, talks to QA Education about the cost of poor maths skills in the workplace.


The school's employer needs to implement a Safety Management System (SMS) which effectively controls the risks associated with its work activities. Successful implementation of the SMS will not only make it less likely that someone will be hurt, but also reduce the likelihood of criminal or civil litigation. At the heart of any SMS is the Health and Safety Policy. This should provide direction on the health and safety aims of the organisation, who is responsible for undertaking tasks and how they are to be completed.