Clever Classroom design considerably improves pupils’ learning

Posted: December 3rd, 2015 | Category: Education, Healthcare, Latest News, School

Recent ‘Clever Classrooms’ research1 revealed how differences in the physical characteristics of classroom design, such as layout, colour and light, can together increase the learning progress of primary school pupils by as much as 16 per cent in a single year. The findings from the research undertaken by the HEAD Project2 (Holistic Evidence and Design) […]

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Cookery lessons in school kitchens now part of the furniture

Posted: March 12th, 2015 | Category: Education, Healthcare, Latest News, School

As of this school year it has become compulsory for primary schools to start teaching pupils as young as eight basic cooking skills in the kitchen – giving them the abilities they need to prepare a balanced meal with simple ingredients in the hope of setting them up for a lifetime of healthy eating. Nutritional […]

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School furniture manufacturer launches new responsive website

Posted: March 18th, 2014 | Category: Education, Healthcare, School

David Bailey Furniture Systems has launched a new responsive website to improve customers’ online experience when searching for its products on mobile devices. In the last year, mobile traffic to the company’s website has increased by more than 50 per cent, highlighting the need to make their website more compatible with smartphones, tablets and other […]

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More room required: Government announces new school building funding

Posted: January 8th, 2014 | Category: Education, Healthcare, Latest News, School

The Minister of State for Schools, David Laws, announced this summer that the Department for Education (DofE) has targeted capital funding worth over £820m toward the creation of 74,000 ‘high-quality’ school places. They hope to achieve this aim by building 45 new schools and rolling out a programme of classroom and school building refurbishment at […]

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Transform your school office environment

Posted: October 16th, 2013 | Category: Education, Healthcare, Latest News, School

In the last couple of years the planning of school estates has experienced a major shift. The end of the Building Schools for the Future programme has taken the focus away from new school development projects and replaced it with a drive to refurbish existing school buildings and a desire to create inspiring learning environments. […]

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Councils preparing for primary school places shortage

Posted: May 15th, 2013 | Category: Education, Healthcare, Latest News, School

Councils across the country are preparing to take emergency action after the National Audit Office warned in March that 240,000 extra primary school places would be needed for the coming year. Temporary classrooms and converted buildings are the mooted solution so far, with sites such as churches, police stations, council offices and even rows of […]

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Big changes afoot for school exams

Posted: January 24th, 2013 | Category: Education, Healthcare, Latest News, School

School exams are a hot topic and are likely to remain that way for some time, since plans are afoot to replace and alter both GCSEs and A-levels. Scrapping GCSEs Education secretary, Michael Gove, plans to scrap GCSEs and replace them with new English Baccalaureate Certificates (EBCs) in core subjects such as English, mathematics, science, […]

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Good news for college refurbishments and new builds

Posted: December 11th, 2012 | Category: Education, Healthcare, Latest News, School

The Government’s Autumn Statement last week delivered plenty of pre-Christmas cheer for the building schools industry. David Cameron has asked all but four Whitehall departments to save an extra 1% next year and a further 2% the following year, so more money – an estimated £5billion – can be spent on capital projects including building […]

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Free schools hold the key to improving school standards and facilities

Posted: December 5th, 2012 | Category: Education, Healthcare, Latest News, School

In September 2011, the first 24 free schools were opened, followed by another 50 in September 2012. More than one hundred applications for new free schools have now been approved to open in September 2013 and beyond. According to Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove, free schools enable “a school system in which teachers […]

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Compulsory school cooking lessons: the solution to childhood obesity?

Posted: October 17th, 2012 | Category: Education, Healthcare, Latest News, School

Chef Jamie Oliver and England footballer Steven Gerard are just two of the celebrities that joined medical and nutrition experts in campaigning to David Cameron earlier this year urging him to make school cookery lessons compulsory for all children aged five to 14 to help fight childhood obesity. Education secretary Michael Gove has been heavily […]

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