CONTENTS In this issue...

4-12 NEWS Highlights from the UK education sector 13 VIEWS

With author David Hughes, and Patrick Hayes, Director of BESA 14 BESA CORNER

Dear Reader,

Welcome to the latest issue of Education Today. This month, in the long run up to the summer holidays, we focus on school maintenance and design, and also take a look at software designed to help you keep your schools running smoothly. In our first feature on maintenance and

design, we hear from Stuart Eatock, Managing Director at ECE Architecture, who explains the thinking behind his practice’s approach to good school design. In our second, Steve Aldridge, Managing Director at ACMS UK, industry experts in risk management and auditing, discusses the value of a digitalised risk management strategy in managing your school estate and mitigating associated risks. Meanwhile, in our software feature,

Emma Rolfe, Head of Software at Stone Group, looks at the importance of software licensing, and offers some pointers on how schools can best manage the process while keeping a tight rein on costs. Elsewhere in the magazine we hear from

author David Hughes, who explains how you can “Future Proof Your School”; Graham Cooper and Kirsty Bertenshaw are on hand as always with insight and advice; and in our ever-popular View from the classroom series we speak to Karl Duke, Headteacher at Blyton cum Laughton CE Primary School in Lincolnshire, who explains how the school’s “curriculum inspired by books” ensures that children have a wide range of experiences and every opportunity to become readers for pleasure. Remember, we love to hear from you,

you can get in touch with us via Twitter @EdTodayMag, Facebook and our homepage, as well as by phone or email. Good luck to all involved in exams this

month, and enjoy the issue! Jonathan Swift - Managing Editor

With BESA members Driver Youth Trust and NFER Tests 16-17 VIEW FROM THE CLASSROOM

With Karl Duke, Headteacher at Blyton cum Laughton CE Primary School 18 COLUMNISTS

Insight and advice from Graham Cooper and Kirsty Bertenshaw 19 SPOTLIGHT ON SEND With Dr Asha Patel and Kate Sarginson 20-25 VIEWS & OPINION

Featuring comment and opinion from the UK education sector


With Stuart Eatock, Managing Director at ECE Architecture


With Steve Aldridge, Managing Director at ACMS UK


With Emma Rolfe, Head of Software at Stone Group


Including news from Heckmondwike 38-39 COMPUTING & I.T. RESOURCES

Including products and services from Pupil Asset and KazType 40-41 RESOURCES Including news from The Institute of Physics 42-45 ROUND UP Including news from Gratnells 46-47 RECRUITMENT

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