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Laptops offered to school pupils to help them study at home during the COVID-19 pandemic

Disadvantaged teenagers preparing for their GCSEs will be able to borrow laptops to enable them to study at home during the coronavirus pandemic. Laptops or tablets will be provided to those 15 year-olds who do not have access to a computer in England. The number of devices available or set budget to procure them has […]

Global Education Coalition

Education Never Stops – UNESCO’s Global Education Coalition

A global crisis requires global solutions. With this intent UNESCO has created the Global Education Coalition, to rally the efforts of global intergovernmental organisations, companies and charities and tackle the main issues that this pandemic has generated. With 188 countries affected by school closures as of the end of March 2020, 89.5% of the world’s […]

Schools & Academies Show 2019

Schools & Academies Show 2019 Highlights

The Schools & Academies Show 2019 brings together over 4,000 senior education leaders to tackle the biggest educational challenges effecting the sector.
The Schools & Academies Show event returned to the NEC in Birmingham for its 8th year on 13th & 14th November. After seven years as a one day show, the event returned this year offering a two-day …

The National Schools Awards 2019 Highlights

The inaugural National Schools Awards 2019 took place at the NEC in Birmingham on 13th November and brought together over 200 education pioneers and leaders from across the UK to celebrate the great work being undertaken across the sector. The National Schools Awards is there to recognise and reward both practitioners and organisations within the […]

school leaders in MATs

What are the implications of the changing role of school leaders in MATs?

What are the implications of the changing role of school leaders in MATs? Author: Sam Henson, Director of Information and Policy  Moving MATs forward NGA’s recent report Moving MATs forward: the power of governance, poses four big debates to take the sector forward. Tom Fellows, Research Manager explores the second of these, in our Moving MATs Forward […]

Succession Planning

Walking the talk of succession planning

Walking the talk of succession planning Author: Judith Hicks, Head of Inspiring Governance, National Governance Association Having previously enjoyed a career in HR, succession planning was always something that I advised others about; I could give them advice, tell them how to create a succession plan and how to identify development opportunities for their staff, but […]

Welcome to a MAT

Third edition of ‘Welcome to a MAT’ out now!

Third edition of Welcome to a multi academy trust out now! Author: Tom Fellows, Research Manager, National Governance Association Welcome to a Multi Academy Trust (MAT) for those sitting on the MAT board of trustees, is the third edition of this popular National Governance Association guide. The new guide can be purchased by NGA members […]

Moving MATs Forward

Moving MATs forward: the power of governance

Moving MATs forward: the power of governance Author: Sam Henson, Director of Policy and Information, National Governance Association At the National Governance Association we work with large numbers of multi academy trusts (MATs) in all sorts of ways, and today we are publishing a report which pulls together the learning from all of that experience. […]

ScholarPack

Why review your MIS?

All schools know that a management information systems (MIS) is fundamental to the running of their school. But a good system should be saving schools time by reducing administrative burdens, not adding to them. We find that schools are often unaware that they have the autonomy to choose the MIS provider that is right for […]

Inspiring confidence in spoken English for EAL students

Inspiring confidence in spoken English for EAL students Speaking in English can be the last thing that EAL students acquire. This doesn’t mean to say that it reflects their ability to understand the language; it’s more than likely to do with having the confidence to speak aloud, especially in whole-class situations, as the worry around […]

Schools Financial Benchmarking Tool

What is the Schools Financial Benchmarking Tool? The Schools Financial Benchmarking Tool helps schools and trusts to compare their finances with similar schools and trusts and make comparisons between income, balances and workforce structures. Why benchmark? Benchmarking helps schools to: make better-informed decisions and triggers further discussion facilitate peer learning and exchange of ideas between […]

school curriculum

What Does a Broad and Balanced School Curriculum Look Like?

What does a broad and balanced school curriculum look like? With Ofsted inspections paying more attention to schools providing a broad and balanced school curriculum, Sam Sutton-Reid, Head of Curriculum Managers at Pearson explores what this means in practice including key questions to answer when designing a more holistic curriculum. It’s becoming a bit of […]

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