Tackling Summer-born disadvantage

Tackling Summer-born disadvantage

November 19, 2019

If we aspire to have an equitable school system, then we must address Summer-born disadvantage. Children born between June and August do less well at school on average compared to their Autumn-born classmates.

Protecting your school from fraud

Protecting your school from fraud

November 8, 2019

This blog, from the Lloyd Bank Education Team, explains the key scams you need to look out for and gives you 10 top tips to mitigate the threat of fraud in your school.

Why soft skills development matters for educators

Why soft skills development matters for educators

July 29, 2019

This blog explores the current learning and development landscape for educators and includes advice from findcourses.com on how to find the right professional development.

In conversation with... a parent governor

In conversation with... a parent governor

July 17, 2019

This term, we spoke with Helena Smith, a parent governor in a primary academy in an MAT. Helena has volunteered as a governor for six years.

Promoting Teacher Mental Health

Promoting Teacher Mental Health

July 16, 2019

Tips for protecting the mental wellbeing of your staff and achieving a healthy work-life balance from wellbeing expert and Health Assured CEO David Price.

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.