Volunteering as a governor: Q and A with Nicki Wadley, Hub4Leaders Governance Lead

Volunteering as a governor: Q and A with Nicki Wadley, Hub4Leaders Governance Lead

June 11, 2019

Hub4Leaders’ Governance Lead Nicki Wadley answers questions on all-things governance, including finding the right work-life balance and what she’s learned from her nine years of governance experience.

What schools need to know about breast ironing

What schools need to know about breast ironing

May 31, 2019

International safeguarding expert Anne Marie Christian explains everything schools need to know about breast ironing, including how to identify it and how to tackle it.

The importance of a diverse governing board

The importance of a diverse governing board

March 28, 2019

The ‘Governance handbook’ (2019) provides, for the first time, guidance for governing boards that explains why developing a diverse board should be a primary focus for the board.

Overcoming financial challenges when becoming a MAT

Overcoming financial challenges when becoming a MAT

March 11, 2019

This blog outlines the financial considerations you should make when becoming a MAT.

Tips for writing a Headteacher’s report that your governors will love to receive!

Tips for writing a Headteacher’s report that your governors will love to receive!

January 28, 2019

The Headteacher’s report is the single most important document when it comes to supporting your board in fulfilling the three core functions of governance.

MAT Growth: Finding the line between idealism and realism

MAT Growth: Finding the line between idealism and realism

November 6, 2018

When it comes to MAT growth where do we draw the lines between idealism and realism?

Is 3 the magic number for MAT budgets?

Is 3 the magic number for MAT budgets?

November 6, 2018

They say three is a magic number, but the ESFA’s requirement that academy trusts must provide three-year budget forecasts (instead of one-year, as previously required) may not have left MATs feeling too lucky.

Overcoming stress: permission to be vulnerable

Overcoming stress: permission to be vulnerable

October 26, 2018

Ex-headteacher James Heale explores the pressures of the role and discusses how headteachers, school leaders and governors can build a support network to help themselves and their colleagues overcome stress.

What’s happening in the Autumn term 2018?

What’s happening in the Autumn term 2018?

September 3, 2018

Although the DfE has been relatively quiet over the Summer, there have been a couple of rumbles in the sector that you might have missed over the holidays.

What’s happening in Education in Summer 2018?

What’s happening in Education in Summer 2018?

April 20, 2018

We’ve broken down everything that’s related to Summer term 2018 in the Education sector!

3 things you should consider before setting your ICT budget this year

3 things you should consider before setting your ICT budget this year

March 21, 2018

To give you a helping hand with planning your ICT spend as effectively as possible, we’ve come up with our top three considerations for ICT in schools this year:

4 ways you can immediately make lunchtime more productive

4 ways you can immediately make lunchtime more productive

January 29, 2018

Paul Aagaard, director of Recipe for Change, presents four fool-proof ways to improve lunchtimes for your pupils.