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Maximising education environments

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With more than 50 years experience, Fordingbridge are passionate about helping schools transform under-utilised spaces into valuable, weather protected, inspiring places contributing to outstanding rated Ofsted inspections.



Research Insights: Free evidence-based best practice

Headteacher Update's Research Insights articles, published in conjunction with the NFER, offer in-depth, evidence based advice, guidance and best practice covering a wide range of areas relevant to primary school leadership and education. The latest articles are available as a free pdf download.


Self-funding children’s enterprise

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Healthy Tuck Shops and Stationery Shops in primary schools give children an opportunity to practise enterprise skills and to make a small profit.


Fordingbridge’s passion

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?With more than 50 years’ experience, Fordingbridge are passionate about helping primary schools transform any under-utilised spaces into valuable, weather-protected, inspiring places for your students and teaching staff to enjoy.



A-rated eco-classrooms

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With energy costs likely to spiral, any headteacher considering a new building will need to think about their future heating bills if they are to keep their running costs under control and their staff and pupils comfortable.


Timber’s rising popularity

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We hear from Gareth Barber, MD of The Stable Company, specialist designers and manufacturers of timber buildings on the rising popularity of timber builds for schools:


British Science Week 2017

British Science Week is a national celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths, featuring a range of events and activities across the UK. It is run by the British Science Association (BSA) and will take place from March 10 to 19.




Reading and writing: Making it REAL

The Making it REAL project offers some food for thought as to how we can encourage a child’s first steps in reading and writing. Joyce Connor explains


Healthy enterprise

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Drive up “5-a-day” with a child-led healthy tuck shop. Healthy tuck shops are popping up nationwide, delivering far-reaching benefits.


Kites for Schools: A brilliant multicultural day

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What activity is part of almost every culture on Earth?Kites come in different shapes, sizes and colours, but they all fly in the same sky. This is a fantastic starting point for seeking similarities and not differences.


Scotts of Thrapston

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Scotts of Thrapston offers a dedicated range of timber-framed education buildings to cater for the increasing demand for additional classroom space in the nation’s schools.


Heading to Bett 2017?

For primary school leaders heading to Bett 2017, there will be the usual School Leaders Summit presentations, a dedicated primary CPD arena and an exhibition of more than 600 companies, charities and other educational organisations


Outdoor learning turns it around for Rowanfield

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Rowanfield Infant School in Cheltenham appointed HAGS to revive their dilapidated play area, offering limited play value. The existing play area was significantly underused as the original trim trail surfacing was extremely muddy during winter months.


Mount Everest inspiration

Two British explorers are aiming to connect with more than one million students aged six to 16 via live stream from the slopes of Mount Everest.


Red Nose Day 2017

Red Nose Day is back on Friday, March 24, and Comic Relief has launched its resources and education packs to help schools with their planning.


New environment has massive impact

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Salehurst Primary School’s reception classroom has been transformed almost overnight thanks to a little help from Community Playthings’ room layout team...


Mental health toolkit launched

A toolkit to help schools face the challenges of mental health and wellbeing has been published by the National Children’s Bureau (NCB).


Unistage

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Portable – Modular – Safe – Quiet. This is what makes Unistage the perfect stage for early years and primary schools.


Multi-Use Games Areas

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Looking to improve your sports facilities? Multi-Use Games Areas (MUGAs) give everyone the opportunity to exercise in a fun way, bringing children together and building up strength, stamina and coordination.


A-Rated Eco-Classrooms

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?With energy costs likely to spiral, any headteacher considering a new building will need to think about their future heating bills if they are to keep their running costs under control and their staff and pupils comfortable.


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