This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
Contents Dear Reader,

Everyone here at Education Today was shocked and saddened to hear of the tragic events at Corpus Christi Catholic College in Leeds recently. That such an event could happen in a UK school seems almost beyond belief, and our thoughts go out to Ann Maguire’s family and friends, and to the school community of which she was such an important and well-respected member. The tributes paid to her from staff, current and former pupils show the high regard in which she was held and the difference she clearly made to so many young people’s lives. I sincerely hope that that fact stands as some small comfort to all who are currently coming to terms with her death. The legacy of excellence in teaching which she leaves behind will, I am sure, live on.

Moving on to this issue of Education Today, our main feature this month looks at the increasing use of outdoor learning (in its many guises) to broaden children’s horizons and to allow them to develop essential life skills such as self-confidence, self-reliance, teamwork and leadership. We hear from three schools whose pupils have benefited enormously from such activities, and there are useful tips for any practitioner thinking about taking their children ‘into the wild’.

Our second feature examines how technology can help in the achievement of educational excellence, courtesy of ex-assistant principal and now managing director of New Ways to Learn, Sanjesh Sharma. It’s a thoughtful piece with sound practical advice for teachers looking to spread their technological wings in the classroom. Our regular View from the Classroom feature this month comes from Campsbourne School in Hornsey, north London. We hear from June Isik, currently working with the school to prepare it for the new Computing Curriculum through the deployment of Espresso Coding.

As usual, the issue is full of education news from the UK, and also useful information from suppliers to the sector. The commercial team here is currently busy putting together our Buyers’ Guide, so if you deal with a supplier who you think would benefit from inclusion, please let us know via our Facebook page, Twitter @EdTodayMag, or by phone and email. Enjoy the issue!

Jonathan Swift – Managing Editor

Shakespeare in Love is produced by Disney and Sonia Friedman Productions, and based on the Academy Award®-winning screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard. The production will have its world premiere at the Noël Coward Theatre on Wednesday 23 July 2014, with previews from 2 July.

In this issue... 4-15 NEWS

News, views and comment from the UK education sector


Getting out of the classroom and into the great outdoors


Harnessing technology to get the very best out of your lessons


With June Isik, Campsbourne School 26-27 COMPUTING

Including news from Tesco’s Farm to Fork initiative

May 2014


Including news from Elliott, and the best flooring and stage solutions


News from Caterlink and the School Food Plan 33


Including news from Precor 35


Including Brake’s new safety campaign in Scotland


CLIC Sargent launches new resource for teachers

38 ROUND UP Including news from St. Alban’s School

Sales Executive: Paul Dunn Publishing Director: Paul Ryder Managing Editor: Jonathan Swift Production Controller: Claire Noe Art Editor: Paul Forster Secretary: Jen York Published by:

Datateam Business Media Limited, London Road, Maidstone, Kent ME16 8LY Tel: 01622 699108 • Fax: 01622 757646 Email: Circulation: Subscription Prices 2014 Number of editions per year: 11 UK: £45 Overseas: £115

The Publishers cannot accept responsibility for any discrepancies either in copy or between products and/or services listed. Nor can they be responsible for illustrations and/or copy for products which lead to infringement of copyright 3

Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40