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

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!

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

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?

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

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?

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?

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

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

January 29, 2018

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

2018 – the year of the SLT

January 25, 2018

Chris Whiteley, Managing Director of The 21st Century Leadership Company, tells us why it is important to invest in leadership!

Let’s talk about safeguarding.

January 18, 2018

Our interview with award-winning children's author, Chistina Gabbitas, on how to talk to children about safeguarding issues.