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Interview with Stephen Morales

An in-depth discussion on School Business Management Q: How important are School Business Professionals to the good functioning of a school or academy? A: The question has been asked at different points over the last 20-30 years. I think that 15 years ago the massive strategic impact the School Business Leader wasn’t particularly well understood. […]

The Mentally Healthy Schools Workbook – transform the wellbeing of your school

We’re delighted to have partnered up with our friends at Jessica Kingsley Publishers to run a fantastic competition for our upcoming Schools & Academies Show Birmingham. Each week, we’ll feature a blog on a topical education book on our website (provided by Jessica Kingsley Publishers) After the our show we’ll be entering one lucky person […]

Retention & Recruitment: How to support your staff

With Emma Hollis, Executive Director of NASBTT In recent years retention has become a more relevant issue than recruitment. How can further training help teachers preserve their motivation and sense of fulfillment? “The keywords to use here are ‘entitlement’ and ‘support’. In too many cases, professional development post-ITT is either patchy in terms of quality […]

Deliver better student outcomes with Turnitin Feedback Studio

Feedback Studio is designed to save teachers hours of work by making the feedback process faster, easier, and more consistent. With tools that support timely feedback and prevent plagiarism, Feedback Studio’s interactive platform delivers provable educational outcomes. It is the only comprehensive solution that simultaneously provides effective feedback, streamlined grading, and promotes academic integrity. 1. […]

How school financial software can save you time and reduce human error

With the education purse strings showing no signs of loosening, budgeting and financial forecasting for schools, academies and multi-academy trusts (MATs) is becoming increasingly complex. Here, Jane Gibson explains how cloud-based school financial software can help simplify the process by eliminating a number of redundant or duplicated tasks which are draining staff resources and hindering productivity.

William de Ferrers School – Case Study

Overview William de Ferrers School in Essex were not getting the service they needed from their previous SIMS support provider. When they spoke with their helpdesk, they felt that they didn’t really understand their issues, or have enough knowledge of schools to be able to suggest good solutions to the daily problems they were experiencing. […]

Why do people believe our school system is broken?

Since our launch in October 2018, the Confederation of School Trusts has been actively shaping the education policy agenda and speaking on behalf of Trusts.  Bringing together school trusts in England from every region and of every size, CST has a strong, strategic presence with access to government and policy makers to drive real change […]

Conquering anxiety in emerging adulthood: The Anxiety Survival Guide

We’re delighted to have partnered up with our friends at Jessica Kingsley Publishers to run a fantastic competition for our upcoming Schools & Academies Show Birmingham. Each week, we’ll feature a blog on a topical education book on our website (provided by Jessica Kingsley Publishers) After the our show we’ll be entering one lucky person […]

How has education technology changed the way people work in schools?

How has education technology changed the way you work in schools? Edtech has brought a whole new dimension and so many new possibilities into my teaching. The students I teach all have special needs and most of them are very difficult to teach the traditional way because they lack motivation and often have bad experiences […]

What effects will Brexit have on the UK education system?

What effects will Brexit have on the UK education system, in particular, primary and secondary schools? We could expect a shortage of EU teachers – particularly for modern languages – as they feel increasingly unwelcome.  It will also be more difficult to recruit ancillary, support staff.  The opportunities for exchanges with European schools and pupils […]

Implementing EdTech solutions when funding is limited

What is your advice on the implementation of EdTech solutions when funding is limited? Identify solutions that scale well. Implement solutions that have a positive impact on the largest number of students and teachers. Identify solutions that are sustainable beyond the first academic year of use. Apply for external funding to support your EdTech solutions.  […]

Transforming Academy Finance

We sat down with Peter Wilson, CFO of Academy Transformation Trust, a large MAT based across the Midlands, the East and South-East of England to take a deep dive into the complex world of MAT finance.   ATT has had some big structural changes recently; how did you identify what improvements needed to be made? […]

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