‘No one’s a winner in school shake-up’

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Steve Hillier laughs at the suggestion that he is a winner in the great battle over the new schools funding formula. He certainly does not feel like one.

Mr Hillier is head of the Gryphon School in the pretty Dorset market town of Sherborne, which w..

5 Biggest Barriers to Education Technology

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It’s hard to imagine going hours without using any sort of common technology in the course of our daily lives, but that’s exactly what happens in many classrooms across America. While education technology has grown as a field over the past few years,..

Advice on team meetings for new leaders

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Team meetings can be a daunting thing as a new leader either to a senior or middle leader role. If you’re new to the senior leadership team you may be worrying about; how you’ll fit in, how and when to speak up, if your Head will respond positively to interjections, how senior team meetings are run within your school. Any Head worth their salt will probably have mentioned to you in your new role about how meetings will take place as part of your induction into the team. Running a meeting effectively is something that comes with practice however there are some key things you can do to prepare yourself for this sometimes overlooked aspect of a leaders role.
Not everyone runs meetings the same way but here are some things that I do when I’m the person charged with running / organising meetings.
Before the meeting As you’ll remember from attending meetings yourself, there will be an agenda. It will be your responsibility to create this. Normally the items on the agenda will be forthcomin..

‘Fake research’ comes under scrutiny

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The scale of “fake research” in the UK appears to have been underestimated, a BBC investigation suggests.
Official data points to about 30 allegations of research misconduct between 2012 and 2015.
However, figures obtained by the BBC under Freedom of..