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National Schools Awards to Recognise Sector’s Dedication During Uncertain Times

The Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL) in conjunction with the Schools & Academies Show, officially launched the National Schools Awards 2020 today; 20th May. This initiative will bring together more than 250 school leaders and education pioneers to celebrate and reward excellence from across the industry. Baroness Berridge, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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ISBL Q&A: Stephen Morales

We sat down with the CEO of ISBL, Stephen Morales for a Q&A to discuss the biggest topics in UK education. Take a look at what Stephen had to say in our latest blog. How should school leaders view their SBP or finance team, and how can they work with them more effectively? It depends […]

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nasen Q&A: Alex Grady

We sat down with Alex Grady, Education Development Officer at nasen for a Q&A to discuss the biggest topics in UK education and SEND provision. Take a look at what Alex had to say in our latest blog. What can school leaders do to work more effectively with SENCOs? SENCOs should be on the senior […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]


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 […]

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