Leadership and Policy

SPONSORED RESOURCE: Scotts of Thrapston

Leading joinery manufacturer, Scotts of Thrapston, has launched a range of timber-framed education buildings to meet an increasing demand for additional classroom space.


Children learn through play and at AEL we specialise in producing and installing outdoor solutions to enable children to play and learn outside – whatever the weather!


Playforce has been working with schools and nurseries for the past 16 years to design and install engaging spaces for outdoor play and learning. From free flow facilities, shelters and surfacing to areas for imaginative play, science investigations or increasing physical activity, we are experts in ...

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We recognise that schools require a fast and cost effective solution when it comes to dealing with the additional demand for classroom places. Deciding to expanding existing schools or building new ones is an incredibly expensive policy which is why we see our buildings as the ideal solution.

RESOURCE: The irresistible classroom

A free resource offering ideas and inspiration for getting the learning environment right?in reception and key stage 1 classes has been published.


There are many canopy companies in the UK but few compare to us in terms of longevity and versatility, standards of engineering, visual appeal and customer service.

SPONSORED PRODUCT: Greenroof shelters

The value of access to the natural environment in early years learning is widely acknowledged. For schools with very little outside space, providing pupils with sufficient opportunity for outdoor learning can be very challenging.

SPONSORED PRODUCT: Outdoor learning with shade and shelter

Brookham School in Surrey wanted an outdoor classroom and teaching area where the children could also play and learn at break times. Shade was required to protect children from the sun’s UV and prevent them from getting wet in the rain. The school also had a need for lockable storage for playground ...

RESOURCE: Uniform guidance

New government guidance has been published for schools looking to “develop or change” their uniform policy. The new document places greater emphasis on securing value for money for parents around school uniforms.

RESOURCE: Equality guidance

Guidance to help schools protect their pupils from discrimination and to promote equality have been published. The Equality and Human Rights Commission has issued its Schools Technical Guidance, outlining the requirements that schools must meet under the Equality Act 2010.

SPONSORED PRODUCT: Imagination Playground

The pupils of Riverbridge Primary School in Staines, Surrey, have been with us since the “birth” of Imagination Playground in the UK. First, by trialling the product for us, then almost a year later when they attended the UK launch event, and shortly after, becoming the proud owners of their own ...


Hundreds of smart and colourful lockers have been installed in a large primary school by Link Lockers following health and safety concerns about pupils’ belongings.

RESOURCE: School Governors’ One-Stop Shop

SGOSS – the School Governors’ One Stop Shop – has relaunched its website to coincide with the new school year. The site is designed for prospective volunteers as well as schools that are looking for governors.

SPONSORED PRODUCT: Guide to academy conversion

Whether you agree with them or not, the likelihood is that academies are here to stay and, as more and more primary schools are looking into whether they could benefit from converting, there has become a need for an impartial guide.

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