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.
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
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?”
The DfE will publish an updated version of the Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance document on 2nd September 2019.
Much has been written about the future workplace. What will it look like? What sort of jobs will there be ?
Brief checklist and guide on student permanent exclusions and the subsequent panel hearing process for governors.
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,
A quick guide for SEND Link governors on useful questions to consider when meeting with your schools SENCo and monitoring activity.
Understanding the differences between the three key roles within a MAT – Governor, Trustee and Member.
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 …
A glossary of the key terms you are likely to encounter when discussing SEND. Hopefully they help get you started.
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.
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 …..
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.
The Department of Education’s (DfE) 2018 update includes interesting additions for governors, heads and academy proprietors. The amendments can be grouped under the banners of technology, training and governance.
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.
GDPR arrived in May of this year so we have had a good few months to ensure our central record is being maintained, staff trained and reporting is effective. If you are late to the party here is a copy of my guide.
The Department for Education has revised the guidance Keeping children safe in education: statutory guidance for schools and colleges, after its consultation period.