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Cleansiness: The key to productivity?

February 1st, 2016

Cleaning is one of the most important aspects of running a college or university building. Failing to ensure the cleanliness of a building can have a detrimental impact on the health and wellbeing of all of those who use it. Within any public building, particularly where children are concerned,... Read more

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Basic flood preparation for schools

January 27th, 2016

Flooding has become a major worry for many homes, schools and businesses in parts of the UK. While the impact of flooding on homes has been covered widely in the media, comparatively little attention has been given to local schools and colleges that have been affected. What we have... Read more

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Tackling the spread of germs in school

December 1st, 2015

Germs can spread rapidly in a school environment. If steps are not taken to quickly neutralise their effect, then you could potentially have an epidemic on your hands. It is not uncommon for illnesses such as the measles, mumps, flu, stomach bugs and rubella to spread like wildfire among... Read more

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High levels of bacteria found on children’s toys and hands

November 3rd, 2015

The amount of bacteria on children's hands is at dangerously high levels, according to new findings. Research published by Initial Washroom Hygiene revealed that an average of 2,017 units of bacteria were found on the swabs taken from the children they monitored. This could potentially be putting many children... Read more

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Awards, recycling, fair treatment and education: A roundup of the news

October 30th, 2015

Mitie awarded its eighth 'gold' at RoSPA awards: Strategic outsourcing and energy services company, Mitie has won its eighth consecutive Gold Medal Award with the Royal Society for the Protection of Accidents (RoSPA). RoSPA awards these medals based on regularly attained and highly ranking health and safety results. The... Read more

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Benefits of window cleaning for schools

August 20th, 2015

Window cleaning can make a real difference to the look of a building, and instill confidence in an establishment. No matter how much effort is put into the cleaning of a school, it is likely to look grubby and unmaintained if the windows are dirty and in need of... Read more

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Ofsted inspections: Top things to consider

July 8th, 2015

Ofsted inspections can be a challenging and stressful time for many teachers.  Of course, there are some who subscribe to the belief that there is no need for schools to prepare at all, and that every working day should be an example of exemplary performance. However, this misses one... Read more

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Birmingham schools could be transformed by private sector

April 14th, 2015

Businesses could help to radically transform the schools in Birmingham, according to new research. Tim Boyes, chairman of Birmingham Education Partnership (BEP), believes that the private sector could result in schools being less polarised and divided. Birmingham City Council selected Mr Boyes to drive change at schools in the... Read more

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Schools to see a reduction in back-office spending

March 19th, 2015

Schools will see a reduction in back-office spending, according to the recently released Budget document. Instead, the government claimed that more money will be spent on teachers, while there will also be measures to improve benchmarking information so that schools can compare spending. In addition, parents will also be... Read more

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Classroom design ‘has a major impact on learning’

March 13th, 2015

The design and appearance of classrooms and schools in the UK can have a major impact on the performance of primary school pupils, according to a new report. Researchers from the University of Salford conducted detailed surveys of 153 classrooms from 27 different schools. Overall, the study collected performance... Read more

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