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What is the BT ISDN switch off?

What is the BT ISDN switch off? Telecoms throughout the UK are changing forever in the coming years. BT recently announced that by 2025 the UK’s PSTN and ISDN networks will be switched off in its entirety, meaning all schools will need to start making plans regarding their current telecoms contracts. What is the PSTN? […]

Comprehensive back-to-school checklist: from stationery to essential school supplies 

Comprehensive back-to-school checklist: from stationery to essential school supplies The anticipation of a new school year is a fusion of excitement and preparation. At Education Buying, we recognise the significance of a seamless back-to-school transition and the hurdles that involves. To assist teachers and school business managers across the UK, we’ve compiled an in-depth checklist […]

Navigating the UK School Procurement Landscape: Tips and Best Practices

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Navigating the UK School Procurement Landscape: Tips and Best Practices In today’s rapidly evolving education sector, procurement plays a pivotal role in ensuring schools have access to the necessary resources and services to deliver quality education. However, navigating the school procurement landscape can be a daunting task, given the complex regulations, budget constraints, and diverse […]

Mastering the Basics of Contract Management

Mastering the Basics of Contract Management Contract management plays a pivotal role in ensuring smooth operations and successful outcomes for your school or multi-academy trust.  From procurement regulations to risk assessment, compliance, and performance monitoring, every step in the contract management process requires attention to detail and a proactive approach. In this blog post, we […]

How can analysing your spend save money for your school?

How can analysing your spend save money for your school? Now more than ever, spend visibility plays a pivotal role in laying the future groundwork of a school or MAT. School budgets are at an unprecedented level of uncertainty with continued aftereffects of the global pandemic and inflation levels running rampant, it’s absolutely critical to […]

Outsourcing vs in-house procurement for schools: what’s right for you?

Outsourcing vs in-house procurement for schools: what’s right for you? When it comes to procurement, schools face unique challenges and opportunities. Making the right procurement decisions can significantly impact a school’s budget, resources, and overall efficiency. One of the biggest decisions is whether to conduct procurement in-house or outsource it.  By understanding the pros and […]

The importance of nutrition in Schools

It’s vital to develop and maintain a student’s positive relationship with food. The importance of nutrition in schools is that it has wide reaching effects on how a student performs in the school day.

The best ways to grow your Multi-Academy Trust

Finding the best ways to grow your Multi-Academy Trust is vital in ensuring the long-term success of the schools under your banner. Make sure you are legally compliant with advice from leading experts.

9 ways to save your school from a data breach

Lacking cyber security for your school or MAT can end up costing you massive sums of money if you are left undefended. Here’s 9 ways to save your school from a data breach before they can happen.

The dos and don’ts of contract management

The dos and don’ts of contract management Public sector procurement is constantly changing and evolving, mismanagement of your contracts can result in your school losing thousands of pounds, so we’ve come up with some dos and don’ts to help you manage your contracts better. Do – Communicate effectively, you need to properly document any changes […]