Q&A

ISBL Q & A: Stephen Morales

How should school leaders view their SBP or finance team, and how can they work with them more effectively? It depends what is meant by “school leaders”. SBPs themselves are school leaders. If the question is further qualified by referring to pedagogical leaders and other executive staff in a trust, then the answer is SBPs […]

nasen Q&A: Alex Grady

What can school leaders do to work more effectively with SENCOs? SENCOs should be on the senior leadership team, so they can influence all decision making. School leaders should also ensure that the SENCO has sufficient time to carry out their strategic priorities effectively; this is likely to include support with administrative processes. Sufficient time […]

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 […]

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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