The importance of nutrition in Schools

Education Buying - 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

Education Buying - 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

Education Buying - 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.

Are you ready for the UK’s big network switch?

Education Buying - Are you ready for the UK's big network switch?

Are you ready for the UK’s big network switch? Telecoms throughout the UK are changing forever in the coming years. BT recently announced that by 2025 the UK’s PSTN network will be switched off in its entirety, meaning all schools will need to start making plans regarding their current telecoms contracts. The PSTN (Public Switched […]

The dos and don’ts of contract management

Education Buying - 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 […]

Our 4 top tips to help with energy prices

Education Buying - Our 4 top tips to help with energy prices

Our 4 top tips to help you with your energy prices The energy market is facing dramatic price surges, with gas having increased by 300% and electricity by 100% in August 2021, compared to the same time last year (see Table 1). The challenges faced by the energy companies will inevitably have a knock-on effect […]

Supply chain headaches and how to cure them

Education Buying - Supply chain headaches and how to cure them

Supply chain headaches and how to cure them The last few weeks we’ve seen several headlines like “gas supplies under threat” and “meat could run out in under two weeks”, “petrol supplies threatened by lack of HGV drivers” etc… These are rightly concerning headlines and it’s all to do with the fragile supply chain operating across the UK and beyond.  […]

The importance of Social Value in your school’s tendering

Education Buying - The importance of Social Value in your school’s tendering

The importance of Social Value in your school’s tendering   What is Social Value? Social value is the overall value that schools, MATs, colleges and universities can gain from money that is spent on procurement. This can be from providing improvements through economic, environmental or social areas. Social value, also referred to as ‘sustainable procurement’, […]

What do HR professionals do in schools?

What do HR professionals do in schools?

What do HR professionals do in Schools? Human resources within a school initially acts as it would within any organisation. The department exists to improve the skills and knowledge of the people within.    While this is important, the HR department would also be responsible for helping teachers, heads and other business-related staff – extending […]

Schools and MATs beware, a new procurement law is on its way, and it will affect you

Education Buying - Schools and MATs beware, a new procurement law is on its way, and it will affect you

Schools and MATs beware, a new procurement law is on its way, and it will affect you Recently the Government released a new ‘National Procurement Policy Statement’. Here’s what our procurement expert, Ben McGirr commented in a recent webinar about the importance of good contract management:  “This is particularly timely at the moment. In June, the government published something called the […]