Ransomware – What do the Trustees do? The recent spate of Ransomware interference into major systems around the country has affected businesses, charities, schools all over the UK. I hope it has caused everyone to sit up and outline below the dilemmas currently being faced by Trustees of a Charity. What do you do? […]
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Splashed over the media in recent months has been the challenging problem of staff retention in schools. The pressures on teachers at all levels have never been greater, with a multitude of responsibilities, stresses and time pressures. Their ability to simply teach and help children make progress has been hampered by the demands of data, […]
It is possible that assessment has become overcomplicated. Here are some things to consider: First, to bear in mind that the main purpose of assessment is to support children’s learning – in other words, what have they done well and what do they need to do to improve. Second, assessment should provide useful, meaningful insight […]
When you ask a typical headteacher at the moment what the most pressing issue in education is, they’re very unlikely to talk about assessment or workload. Probably top of the list at the moment is finance – with reducing income and increasing out-goings it’s a difficult time. Linked to that is the issue of recruitment […]
Question: Your school has experienced a number of challenges lately from the digital world. These include episodes of online bullying, incidents of sexting, attempted hacking, and changes of behaviour in pupils. There has also been a local school in the area that has been subject to Ransomware. What should the Governors be doing and how […]