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Field Sales Executive – Based from our site in Huddersfield –  £30k package Due to expansion Seatable are looking for a dedicated sales professional who is confident and enthusiastic, with the ability to develop the company’s existing and new business. About the Role: Selling to Academies, Buying Groups, Architects, Designers and End Users you will

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Leasing for schools

What you need to know about leasing school furniture Equipment leasing is an affordable way for schools to expand and improve their facilities, particularly where budgets are limited.

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Importance of classroom design

Thoughtfully designed classrooms that include flexible configurations, visual stimulation, and natural light are shown to increase both student performance and teacher retention. Expert construction means furniture that lasts, better student performance, higher teacher retention, and fewer replacements costs. Good design is smart investment.

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Creating an inclusive school dining room

Lunchtime is an important part of the school day, with the potential to impact pupil behaviour and their sense of wellbeing immensely. Thus, providing a school dining environment that is pleasant and inclusive of all pupils can play a vital role in ensuring that the student population stays happy, calm and healthy.

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Noise in a school classroom makes pupil uncomfortable

A child’s insight into what noise looks and feels like in school

If you’ve been following our recent blog posts or have attended one of our acoustic workshops, you will be aware of the work we’ve been doing to help schools create effective and inclusive learning environments.  Whilst our expertise in acoustics and acoustic refurbishment underpin this work, we also believe it’s essential to understand what noise

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Sharing best practice: The challenge of noise in an inclusive school

As with many schools, the hall at Booker Avenue Infant School in Liverpool is a hive of activity.  It acts as a multi-purpose space for a wide range of activities, from assemblies and dining to physical activity and learning. Over time it had become clear that poor acoustics in the school hall were having a

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School acoustics workshop

Creating an inclusive environment in which children can learn effectively and feel comfortable throughout the day is a priority for all schools. Seatable recently held a free workshop for schools and local authorities in the North West where professionals involved with improving health and education outcomes were invited to learn more about the impact of

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school dining room furniture

Communal-style school dining furniture

The dining room is always evolving but now the pace has really picked up, with schools, colleges and Universities finding innovative new ways to transform their dining areas.  Where as ten years ago the idea of a forward-thinking school was one that had blue plastic seats on their fast food units instead of brown(!), now schools

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A sound solution for school dining rooms

The importance of acoustics in school building design is well documented, with a recent study by The University of Salford revealing that classroom acoustics, amongst other factors, can affect pupil’s progress by as much as 25% a year*.  The school dining room, however, is often overlooked, although acoustics here are equally important to pupils’ wellbeing

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Is your school dining room ready to cater for Universal School Dinners?

School dining is about to undergo a radical overhaul, with the introduction of free school meals for all infant pupils in the UK from September 2014.  With uptake of school meals likely to increase, your existing dining area may no longer be fit for purpose if it cannot comfortably accommodate additional diners. Space planning for

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