Leadership and Policy

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.


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:


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.


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.


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...


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.



Standards Tracker from Educate

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Manage staff performance, improve teaching standards and match CPD to identified needs – after working with schools on their appraisal and performance management for nearly 20 years, Ed-ucate has used its knowledge to design Standards Tracker.


Case study: SEN schools in practice

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Every SEN build is different, because every SEN school is different. That being said, the same base requirements that need considering for a SEN construction project apply to all.


Encouraging Energy at playtime

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Like the name implies, the NRG family invites the sort of play that encourages the use of energy. The NRG steel trail range from HAGS Schools offers numerous individual activity units, all with different challenges, suitable for children aged four and above.




The Unistage Show and Tell Classroom

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Unistage Show and Tell Classroom resource is a new and exciting modular stage designed especially for the early years/primary school classroom.


Optimum Leadership Solutions

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Alistair Shaw and Nicki Bell have worked together since 2007 supporting primary leadership development. Between them, they have been headteachers of eight schools since 1995.



Solardome

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As a headteacher you know that learning outside the classroom is recognised as important for the personal, social and emotional development of children. But how can you best deliver it? Solardome Industries’ range of outdoor classrooms could be your answer.


Connekt Canopy System

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The Connekt modular canopy system from Canopies UK has been installed in more than 5,000 educational establishments up and down the country.


Learning Activ Zone

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Ensuring children of 2016 are sufficiently encouraged to exercise during play, given their everyday access to tablets and games consoles, is one of the challenges facing both parents and schools.



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