Changing lesson observations in FE

You may have seen the Guardian article yesterday by Dr Matt O’Leary “We must take a bold step to change the use of lesson observations in FE”. The article outlines the challenges of the “snapshot” approach to graded lesson observations. The majority of FE teachers believe that single lesson observations are poor at assessing staff […]

Training Course: IOSH Strategic Health and Safety for Senior Leaders

Do you have strategic responsibility for health and safety in your school? Putting in place an effective health and safety management system is crucial to fulfil your responsibility to your pupils and staff. For this reason Educate are giving you the opportunity to attend an exclusive health and safety training course that will demonstrate your […]

Recruitment, Retention and Retirement – The 3 ‘R’s of the Teacher Workforce  

As a provider of initial teacher training and leadership recruitment services, we regularly pay close attention to the three ‘R’s driving the size of the teaching workforce: recruitment, retention and retirement. As the economy recovers and students count the cost of university tuition fees, recruitment into initial teacher training paints an alarming picture. Figures released […]

So what is your plan for handling a 10% budget cut if you have to?

Cuts of the scale now being spoken of in the press will inevitably lead to staffing reductions and, in many schools, the launch of redundancy procedures.  Schools will be required to set out clearly the financial challenges they face and consult with staff and the trade unions on their plans for addressing them.  In the […]

In search of…

When a key member of the school or Trust leadership team retires, resigns or moves up the organisation, those charged with recruiting a replacement know that this is one of their most critical tasks. Without leadership that can handle the strategic challenges presented by a dynamic education market together with the operational concerns involved in […]