Now more than ever we see the role of School Governance taking increasing responsibility as the custodians of our schools and education system. With each
Author: Al Kingsley
My Secret #EdTech Diary
With 30+ years’ experience developing and using EdTech products, distilled down into an easy-to-read format, My Secret EdTech Diary aims to get you thinking about the past, present and future role of educational technology and how it influences and shapes our education system.
Remote learning: Creating safe digital ecosystems
Remote and online learning is likely to be with us for some time as the Covid-19 fight continues. As such, we must continue to prioritise esafety. Al Kingsley asks how we can promote and deliver safer digital ecosystems in schools and better develop pupils’ digital citizenship.
A new solution for Remote learning
We all know right now one of the biggest challenges educators are trying to overcome is to have tools that will help bridge the gap and provide a platform for delivering remote teaching and learning.
The SecEd Podcast: Technology & digital strategy in schools
Practical advice for getting digital strategy and education technology deployment right across your school and in the classroom. In this episode, we look at what
Key Lessons Learnt from Distance learning
Educators debate lesssons learnt over the last 3 months on the effective delivery of Distance Learning…the good, the bad and the ugly.
Deconstructing Digitial Strategies in Schools – Podcast
In this episode of Best of BETT we talk with Al Kingsley Managing Director of NetSupport to deconstruct and question the digital strategies of today
The British Educational Suppliers Association have reported that the biggest challenge for secondary schools when it comes to edtech is budget constraints. Here are a few ways you can make your edtech budget stretch further.
Online Safety questions for Governors to ask school leaders
We all know the importance of schools ensuring eSafety polices and their approach to online safety is robust. To help with the process consider asking
Plan your digital strategy
The driver behind spending on primary #edtech sometimes doesn’t come from teacher identified needs, but from a finance team saying, “we’ve got £10k to spend – what do you want?”
How can school leaders harness the strategic value of EdTech?
Al Kingsley examinines the foundations of a school’s EdTech strategy and how school leaders can embark on their own strategic journey.
Parental engagement and communication
Parental engagement can be easier said than done, but there are a number of simple techniques and approaches that can work when building trust and relationships with parents.
A heads-up on KCSiE updates for 2019
The DfE will publish an updated version of the Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance document on 2nd September 2019.
How Schools can use Technology to tackle bullying.
School bullying is becoming more prevalent worldwide. In many schools’ students have access to technology and the internet…
The future tech-driven workplace: is it all down to school educational technology?
Much has been written about the future workplace. What will it look like? What sort of jobs will there be ?
Permanent Exclusions – Governors Guide
Brief checklist and guide on student permanent exclusions and the subsequent panel hearing process for governors.
How can Multi-Academy Trusts make the best use of their IT?
It takes a good deal of planning and it certainly doesn’t happen overnight, but one of the primary benefits of operating as a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) are economies of scale
Recruiting new Governors or Trustees
We all know, just like recruiting teachers, it’s a real challenge to find new governors for a school. Pressures of work and life, in general, have made it increasingly difficult to recruit for the role,
SEND guide for link governors
A quick guide for SEND Link governors on useful questions to consider when meeting with your schools SENCo and monitoring activity.
Governor vs Trustee vs Member?
Understanding the differences between the three key roles within a MAT – Governor, Trustee and Member.