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.
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,
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 …
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.
Making sure your school website is Oftsed compliant
Keeping your school website compliant with the latest requirements can be hard work, but its something that has to be done, both to meet Ofsted guidelines, ensure parental access …..
An effective Skills audit for Governors
It’s one of the staple items that every governing body or trust board should undertake annually as its the only way to generate an effective plan of training for the year ahead around those topics your governors feel less secure with.
Improving parental engagement on online safety
Children don’t stop using the internet outside of school hours, and, without the appropriate knowledge of how to stay safe or a good example from others in their household, the risks remain.
Back to school: a governing body checklist
With all the focus on recent exam results and new staff arrivals, it’s easy to forget that it’s the start of a new school year for Governors too.
Making marginal gains with technology
One of the greatest opportunities technology provides us with is the chance to do things that wouldn’t otherwise be possible. We can travel to the moon or delve deep into the inner workings of the human heart within virtual reality.