OFSTED – New Inspection Framework

Have you heard the whispers about the new Inspection Framework? Due for release in September 2019, we are all interested to see what the new draft framework will look like when it is released in the New Year. The main headlines appear to be: Amanda Spielman proposes 4...

School Funding Crisis

We have all heard stories in the press about the school funding crisis, so many schools are really struggling. Equally, I bet we all know schools that have quite the opposite of a funding crisis. I’ve been into schools recently that appear to have so much money that...
I can’t wait for The BETT Show!

I can’t wait for The BETT Show!

  Last minute preparations for the BETT Show – for many it’s a nightmare but I just love it! Late November every year is always spent dashing between, printers, graphic designers, sales partners making sure that everything is ready for the BETT Show in...
The Pearson Teaching Awards – Wow!

The Pearson Teaching Awards – Wow!

I was lucky enough to attend the Pearson Teaching Awards Ceremony on Sunday night with my wife (she’s one of the judges). I couldn’t believe what an inspirational evening it was! The combination of the energy created by a room full of hundreds of the most...

Fundraising platforms; the answer to budget cuts!

As the general election nears, political parties’ manifestos for education have been released (find out more about these here: BBC Manifesto Guide 2017). It’s still clear that school funding is staying low, since nearly a third of UK schools’ budgets were cut by the...