Using an external marketing agency
Unsure what works in a school marketing strategy? Stretched too thin to sustain one? Want an external agency to do your marketing, but unsure what benefits this will bring? We asked Communication and Marketing expert Sara Gadzik what she thinks are the key benefits of using an external marketing agency.Watch now!
How the “worst school in the UK” made a comeback
Do you ever worry that, despite all your efforts, that ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ Ofsted rating is just too far out of reach? That it’s near-impossible to improve your school? Find out how Drew turned the "worst school in the UK" into a success story here.Get his advice!
Achieving a proactive, whole-school safeguarding approach
Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility, so how can you ensure that everyone in your school, from the caretaker, to the office staff, to parents, young people and teachers, do their part in a whole-school safeguarding approach?Watch video to find out!
When cultural differences become safeguarding issues
We asked safeguarding expert Anne Marie Christian how schools can protect pupils from cultural differences that become a safeguarding concern, and deal with the issue sensitively.Listen to her advice!
Should teachers take on additional duties?
Teachers often have to go above and beyond their role working in a school – they are often swamped with admin, planning work and other additional duties, but are they best placed to deal with such matters? We asked Drew Povey, headteacher at Harrop Fold School from the TV series Educating Manchester.Find out his answer!
How to spot grooming and child sexual exploitation
One child per primary school class has been sent a naked or semi-naked image online from an adult, according to a recent survey from the NSPCC. Find out how you can help to reduce this shocking statistic with our video from safeguarding and child protection expert Ann-Marie Christian.Find out here!
Using social media to enhance the school community
Marketing and communications specialist Sara Gadzik gives her top tips on what and when to post on social media to enhance the school community.Watch the video!
How to engage school employees to perform at their best
Hub4Leaders CEO, Howard Jackson, reveals his advice for engaging employees and why he thinks this is critical.Watch now
Common challenges working in a disadvantaged area
Many of you will know that running a school in a disadvantaged area comes with its challenges, but it’s important not to let these bring you down. Drew Povey from ‘Educating Manchester’ shares his positive spin on the biggest challenges of running a school in a disadvantaged area.Watch now
How can schools make themselves stand out from their competitors using marketing?
Marketing is one way in which your school can compete with others, and we interviewed marketing and communications specialist Sara Gadzik, who offered some tips on how schools can make themselves stand out from their competitors using marketing!Watch the video here
Importance of due diligence
We interviewed Jeff Marshall, Managing Director at J&G Marshall, who talked us through the importance of due diligence. J&G Marshall was created to help schools to not just understand the academy conversion process, but to navigate successfully and effectively through it.Watch the video here
Safeguarding children in the digital era
We interviewed safeguarding expert, Ann Marie Christian, who told us about the dangers of the internet, and what schools can do to protect pupils! Ann Marie offers tips for schools and parents on what they can do to proactively protect their pupils against the harms of social media and technology. Watch the full video here.Watch the video here!
Long-term financial planning and the impact on education
We interviewed our CEO Howard Jackson, who shared his 40 years’ experience in school finance and budgeting and gave us advice on how to ensure schools maximise the impact on education when doing long-term financial planning.Watch now!
Top tips for schools on dealing with negative posts on social media
We interviewed Sara Gadzik, Communication and Marketing Consultant and Founder of Smith Gadzik, who gave us top tips of how schools should deal with negative posts on social media.Watch now!
As a chair of governors, how do you make difficult decisions?
We interviewed Jeff Marshall, Managing Director at J&G Marshall, who has been a chair of governors for 25 years at a primary school in Manchester. Jeff talks us through how, as a chair, he makes the difficult decisions that have to be made in the best interest of the pupils.Watch the video!
Ann-Marie Christian, safeguarding and child protection expert
Safeguarding expert Ann-Marie Christian talks us through how schools can protect against cultural differences that may pose a safeguarding issueWatch the video
Live GDPR webinar
On 25 April we hosted a live webinar on GDPR with our Education expert Stephen Mitchell. The webinar consists of a GDPR presentation focussed around school, alongside a demonstration of the resources we have on TheSchoolBus site and also includes some Q&As at the end.Watch the webinar
Collaborating for better outcomes for pupils with SEND
The number of EHC plans issued each year is increasing. So, we asked Richard Redgate, CEO of Manor Hall MAT: “How can special schools and mainstream schools collaborate to improve outcomes for pupils with SEND?”Watch video