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CONTENTS Dear Reader,


Welcome to the latest issue of Education Today. With the summer holidays now looming, in the magazine this month we focus on the design and maintenance of the school estate, while also taking a look at the software which schools use to keep the lights on and the doors open. In our first piece on design and maintenance, we hear from Sunny Lotay, national commercial manager at PermaRoof UK, who offers advice on accessing the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF); in our second, Yunming Thomson, design director at Halliday Fraser Munro, argues for a much more joined-up and holistic approach to school design in this country; and in our third, Dean Pettitt, Sector Lead at Southerns Broadstock, examines the benefits of modular construction for the modern school. Meanwhile, in our software features, we hear first from Amanda Defreitas, Head of IT at SIPS Education, who examines the lessons IT and education professionals have learned from the last 12 months; and last but not least, Sarah Talbot, Emerging Technologies Lead at Swindon Borough Council, discusses how implementing an innovative digital transformational project has enabled it to meet surging demand for free school meals. Elsewhere, we have all the regular


contributors, news, views and collaborations you’ve come to expect, including a great “From the pen of…” piece in which teacher and author Shannen Doherty explains why no primary teacher need fear maths. One final thing – turn to pages 8 and 9


to see the full list of winners and highly commended entrants from this year’s Education Resources Awards. It’s a great list and our congratulations go to all the winners! Remember, we love to hear from you,


you can get in touch with us via Twitter @EdTodayMag, as well as by phone or email.


Enjoy the issue!


Jonathan Swift - Managing Editor


In this issue...


4-6 NEWS Highlights from the UK education sector 08-09 EDUCATION RESOURCES AWARDS 2021 All the winners showcased 13 VIEWS


With Shannen Doherty, author of “100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Maths”; and Nina Iles, Head of EdTech at BESA


14 BESA CORNER


With BESA members Canopy Education, and authors Martin Baker and Mike Glanville


16-17 VIEW FROM THE CLASSROOM We hear from Alex Bramley, Assistant Head and Year 6 Teacher at Spire Junior School


18 CONTRIBUTORS


With Laura Baldwin from Edge Hill University; and regular contributor Kirsty Bertenshaw 19 SPOTLIGHT ON SEND With regulars Joanne Gladders and Kate Sarginson


20-25 VIEWS & OPINION Featuring comment and insight from the UK education sector


26-28 FEATURE FOCUS: SCHOOL MAINTENANCE & DESIGN


With Sunny Lotay, national commercial manager at PermaRoof UK


30-31 FEATURE FOCUS: SCHOOL MAINTENANCE & DESIGN


Featuring Yunming Thomson, design director at Halliday Fraser Munro


32-33 FEATURE FOCUS: SCHOOL MAINTENANCE & DESIGN


We hear from Dean Pettitt, Sector Lead at Southerns Broadstock


34-35 FEATURE: SOFTWARE IN SCHOOLS With Amanda Defreitas, Head of IT at SIPS Education 36-38 FEATURE: SOFTWARE IN SCHOOLS


With Sarah Talbot, Emerging Technologies Lead at Swindon Borough Council


42-43 BUILDINGS, MAINTENANCE & REFURBISHMENT


Including insight from Richard Aylen, Technical Manager, Junckers 44-45 COMPUTING & IT RESOUCRES 46-49 IN OTHER NEWS


50-IBC RECRUITMENT Selected job opportunities from talentedteacherjobs.co.uk


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