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
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
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.
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.
Questions for new Governors to ask
We all know that when someone is new to school governance it can be a daunting time attending the first few meetings and often the concern is if you can add value from the start. Here are some questions you could ask …
The white hot pace of innovation in education and technology is a great match.
It’s always so inspiring working with teachers and children, as together ideas spark and aren’t restricted by today’s technology – they’re always looking to a better tomorrow.
SEND Jargon Buster for Governors
A glossary of the key terms you are likely to encounter when discussing SEND. Hopefully they help get you started.
E-safety in schools
Al Kingsley talks keeping pupils safe online
Whose job is it to keep children safe online? Where do the responsibilities begin and end for the school?
S.O.A.P Summary for Governors and Trustees.
No it’s not an opportunity to “clean things up”, S.O.A.P is a school on a page summary that gives leaders a clear oversight on all key data and a handy reference point over time.
Understanding school finance
Sometimes the complexities of schools finance can be a real challenge for governors and trustees to understand. This is a simple visual summary of the key bits you need to know.