Category Archives: Schools

Outside Voices

I was very pleased to work on this valuable project – an anthology of lived experience and stories of connections with the outdoors. The Youth Hostel Association (YHA) has some amazing spaces in amazing places and ensuring access to them – for all – is their charitable purpose. They are working towards this goal and know it is… Read More »

Covid-19: Measuring the impact of school responses

I listened with interest to the Business as (un)usual: Supporting vulnerable learners through Covid roundtable (#CovidRoundTable). As the panel shared their experiences it occurred to me that at some point – maybe now, maybe later – that schools may want to evaluate what they have achieved during this time. So here is my contribution to the debate. Here are the beginnings of an outcomes framework that seeks to capture the extent of the current schools context.

Special School Leaders

NASS launches a new book ‘Special School Leaders – Case Studies from Leaders of Independent Schools and Non Maintained Special Schools’. Published by NASS and edited by Matt Overd and Anita Kerwin-Nye this resource shares the experiences of school leaders who took part in this year’s NASS Leadership Programme.

What can education learn from the Police?

This is not a new question. There is much debate around the prescriptive nature of the qualification frameworks, the impact of the EBACC on other areas of education, the expansion of exclusive education and calls for teachers – not politicians – to set the education agenda.

Managing conflict in schools

Classroom banter, unruly pupils and aggression from parents are not new to those working in education.
This blog is about Managing Conflict, one of our middle leadership competencies. Get a quick insight into our competency framework with our Leadership Diagnostic.