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 read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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