Kathy Roddy offers advice to schools on dealing with the ethical issues raised by some forms of fundraising

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Gill O’Donnell finds ways to go shopping for extra school funds

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Gill O’Donnell explores more external funding opportunities that school bursars can source in order to spice up their science curriculum

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What can schools in the UK learn about fundraising from their American counterparts? US-based education writer Michael Aguilar looks at how a school in Georgia has used fundraising as a key tool to enhance educational opportunities for the next generation of students

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What can be done to bring enthusiasm into the teaching and learning of science? Gill O’Donnell describes the role school bursars can play using external funding

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Is accessing a grant to fund educational improvements to your school something that interests you? Gill O’Donnell explains the scope of the Foyle Foundation and how it could benefit your institution

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This week, four men tried to row across the Atlantic from New York to their home in the Isles of Scilly. This assembly tells the story of their attempt and explains the rowers’ philosophy that it’s better to have tried and not succeeded, than never to have tried at all

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Business managers and bursars are ideally placed to help their schools develop more robust approaches to fundraising, argue Paul Ainsworth and Josephine Smith

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The parental fundraising team is a fanstastic resource. Paul Ainsworth and Josephine Smith look at how to maximise the work it does

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Headteacher Anne Clarke reveals how her personal experience of taking a risk as a headteacher led to success and highlights why risk taking is often vital to school improvement read more

Dough balls and garlic bread…why does an assistant head find herself negotiating event sponsorship on a Saturday and why are schools having to attract sponsorship to gain specialist status in the first place? read more

Brin Best explains why your school’s fundraising work will not be truly effective unless it is underpinned by a clear vision and strategy

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Small schools have limited resources and some funding streams can be very restrictive. Paul Ainsworth describes how one group of schools is seeking to overcome these problems read more

Proving public benefit will be essential if you want to retain tax exemptions, write William Colacicchi and Mark Blois

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Fundraising should be seen as a powerful means of school improvement, rather than an isolated activity carried out by the Parent Teacher Association, argues Brin Best, education writer and director of Innovation for Education Ltd read more

Nathan Archer, from the children’s house consultancy, guides you through the regulations relating to managing any money that you have raised from outside sources, and reminds you of the legalities surrounding local fundraising. read more

Many communities are keen to know what is happening in local schools and the profile of your school can be raised and presented in a positive light by successful use of the media. This counters a great deal of the damage done to the public view of education by more generalised central reporting, where sensationalism is the main criterion for publishing/reporting. By Linda Trapnell read more

Fundraising for school activities is nothing new. Only now with the pressures of workforce reform and initiatives such as extended schools and specialist status, many schools are reviewing the way they have to raise funds. read more

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