Have you thought about how to manage your school’s energy price increase?

Education Buying - Have you thought about how to manage your school’s energy price increase?

Have you thought about how to manage your school’s energy price increase? Lots of suppliers are not taking on any new customers, so the options are limited for anyone coming out of a contract. With energy costs so volatile it can be difficult for your school to obtain savings. Though, we do benchmark prices regularly […]

How a schools-led buying organisation is changing the education sector forever

Education Buying - How a schools-led buying organisation is changing the education sector forever

How a schools-led buying organisation is changing the education sector forever. Unique, not-for-profit, Public Sector Buying Organisation launched Public procurement in UK education is complex. Ensuring the needs of pupils, teachers and support staff are catered for, while continually improving and maintaining the facilities is a difficult balancing act. For schools, finding time can be […]

How can stress affect children’s mental health?

Education Buying - How can stress affect children's mental health?

Stress can affect children in different ways. It’s important to be aware of the effects stress can have on mental health and how it can affect the developing brain. Fortunately, schools can do their part to combat the every day stresses that children feel.

How to write the perfect school tender specification

Education Buying Header Image - How to write the perfect school tender specification

Figuring out how to write the perfect school tender specification can be hard, but understanding the types of specification and the differences between a framework and DPS will make the tender process much easier.

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 […]

New procurement thresholds in place – What are they?

Education Buying - New procurement thresholds in place – What are they?

New procurement thresholds in place – What are they? The New Year brings new procurement updates! As of the 1st of January 2022, schools and MATs are subject to new procurement ‘thresholds’. You might need to update your internal policies to reflect this new legislation. The procurement (or tender) ‘thresholds’ dictate which sections of the […]