Quick tour of the Liberal Democrat education policies

The third and final animated video in my election series details the raft of policies proposed by the Liberal Democrats. Be warned – it’s the longest so far, so it starts with the headlines if you’re short on time. School funding, mental health, the Lib Dem position on grammar schools are all in here should …

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Animated summary of the Labour education manifesto

In the second of my series of animated manifestos, I have summarised Labour’s main policies related to schools, teacher pay arrangements and in-school counselling. Take a few minutes out of your day to find out what a Labour government would mean for schools. Click here for yesterday’s animation of the Conservatives’ education policies

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Handy video summary of the Tory education manifesto

Want to know what the major policy promises are for education in the 2017 General Election? In the first of three animations, I have set out the main policy pledges from the Tories that will impact on schools. Over the next couple of days, the plan is to do the same for the Labour and Lib …

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Modern Foreign Languages Hub Meeting

The BGGS Modern Foreign Languages Hub and a chance to be involved in the new National Centre for CLIL in Birmingham Somewhat off my usual topic of school business management, I am promoting my school’s approach to language teaching along with an opportunity for schools to get more involved. Bordesley Green Girls School runs a …

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School business leaders to hold roundtable discussion

A group of school business professionals have convened a roundtable discussion in Birmingham on the 30th May. The event will take place just days before the General Election. I’m one of the SBMs who came up with the idea and I am convinced the time is right to hear from school business leaders as the country decides which …

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Malpractice and the Authority Gradient

An accidental discovery this weekend led me to a number of articles about the impact of  the ‘authority gradient’ in high stress, high stakes situations in both medicine and the airline industry. The authority gradient is defined as the perceived difference in status between different members of an organisation. It is a barrier to effective communication …

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