Steve Holden is the Corporate Communications Manager at ACER. Between 2000 and 2011 he was  Chief-of-Staff, Magazines, at ACER Press. He has received awards for journalism, including awards from the Melbourne Press Club, the Australian Council of Deans of Education and the Australian Council for Educational Leadership.

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Playgrounds, play, sport and injury - what does the law say?
Playgrounds, play, sport and injury - what does the law say?

Every sport or physical activity carries with it a foreseeable risk of injury, so what should schools do to address that risk. Steve Holden reports.

Professional learning that informs classroom practice – that's a good idea
Professional learning that informs classroom practice – that's a good idea

Research shows that professional learning has a powerful effect on the skills and knowledge of teachers. The tricky question is how to measure the impact of that professional learning on classroom practice and, as a result, on student learning.

Play it safe
Play it safe

No school playground can ever be 100 per cent safe, but there’s plenty your school can do to make your playground as safe as possible. Steve Holden reports.