Obesity at work: why employers should provide support

12 January 2022

Well-designed weight management programmes can help employees living with obesity to manage their weight more effectively and continue to make a vital contribution at work, but it’s crucial they do not stigmatise and alienate the very people they are designed to support, says Dr Zofia Bajorek.

Staff retention in early years

12 January 2022

Staff retention in Early Years is at breaking point. If increasing staff salaries or offering other incentives isn’t possible, what else could settings consider to retain existing staff? Rachel Dearnley explores some possible options.

A New Year Revolution

11 January 2022

As schools limped towards Christmas, numbers of Omicron infections continued to rise and the outlook for the spring term was beginning to look decidedly uncertain. Former head teacher Michael Evans looks at some of the problems schools will now be facing in the first weeks of 2022.

Part 2: Greening the grid — what are the options?

11 January 2022

This feature continues to explore the pros and cons of decarbonising the UK’s electricity system by building capacity in the renewables sector. This is Part 2 of a two-part feature by John Barwise. Part 1 can be read here.

Restricting Outbreaks of Winter Illnesses in Schools

10 January 2022

Last year, typical levels of winter illnesses were not seen in schools due to Covid-19 restrictions. This winter more exposure to common viral infections means increased risk of outbreaks of the four major illnesses likely to affect school-age children: respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) Influenza or flu, Norovirus, and Covid-19.