Governors for Schools have announced the launch of Flexi Governors. Flexi Governors is a new initiative designed to support those schools where it has been historically difficult to fill school governing board vacancies.  A Flexi Governor will fulfil all existing governor duties and responsibilities but will attend the majority of board meetings via a dial in visual device, such as Skype or Facetime. 

Daniel Ball, director of Wax Digital spending management solutions, discusses efficient and cost-saving approaches to school food buying…


Purchasing for school catering is never an easy task. Under pressure to feed hungry mouths a range of nutritionally-balanced meals on a daily basis, while at the same time accommodating government standards and compliance with food safety guidelines, there’s a lot to consider when planning menus for a new term and placing orders with the supply chain.

During Mental Health Awareness Week the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) is urging policy makers to introduce mental health training for teachers.

When your schools’ computer systems operate on both Macs and PCs, IT management can be an issue.

London-based Haberdashers’ Aske's Federation needed a solution to optimise the IT management of all desktop computers in order to enable asset management, software distribution, remote maintenance, license monitoring and reporting in the same way for both Windows and Mac computers from one centralised point of control.

Thanks to Parallels Mac Management, Haberdashers’ IT teams can now monitor the entire Mac Hardware and Software inventory. 

A new report has highlighted the growing concern amongst school and Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) heads regarding the potential impact of the industry’s skills crisis and the need for a new approach to teacher recruitment.

We have a package of three Crown House Publishing titles to give away to one lucky reader, which promise to help school leaders navigate their way through the profession more successfully. The titles are:

There Is Another Way

The Second Big Book Of Independent Thinking (priced £16.99)

Ian Gilbert’s There is Another Way: The second big book of independent thinking shares inspirational ideas from a number of contributors intended to inspire educators to do what they know is right – regardless of the pressures from above. 

Mammoth Memory, the GCSE revision aid website, has been launched recently to help boost brain power among teens. Here, illustrator Kate Ulloa-James explains why students are able to remember more effectively when they can picture their subject…

What is Mammoth Memory and how does it help GCSE students? Can you give an example?

UCL’s Nathan Lea tells our editor Victoria Galligan about how the incoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will have an impact on schools and what can be done to prepare for the new regime, which comes into force on May 25th...

How will GDPR affect the way primary and secondary schools use data overall?

Leaders in education have come together to pen an open letter to the Secretary of State Damian Hinds, calling on the Government to tackle the teacher recruitment crisis head-on.

As the sugar tax comes into force, today results from the 2018 Child Measurement Programme (CMP) Annual Report show that childhood obesity has increased over the past two years.

Latest data shows more than one in four children assessed were overweight or obese in 2016/17. With the gap in levels of childhood obesity now 6.2 per cent between those living in the most disadvantaged areas (14.9 per cent) and the least disadvantaged (8.7 per cent).