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May
11

The role of executive headteacher is a relatively new one and as such we are still discovering the secrets to successful MAT leadership. Kevin Simpson tells Liam Donnison how he and his team forged a successful MAT.

Read the full article on the Headteacher Update website.

May
10

Today’s school leaders are faced with the challenge of school improvement in times of tight budgets. Liam Donnison talks to Warrington head Jon Wright about his approach to this issue.

Read the full article on the SecEd website.

Apr
13

We were very pleased with the number of applications we received for the spring courses across the four National Professional Qualifications in school leadership. This was partly due to the scholarships for participants in Opportunity Areas and the Department for Education has confirmed that they expect to fund all eligible scholarships for autumn 2018 starters out of the £10m fund that was allocated at the end of 2017.

Apr
05

In preparation for the changes to data protection law under the Europe-wide General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on 25 May 2018, Best Practice Network has updated its privacy notice.

View our privacy notice.

Apr
05

Hi, I am Ange Syson and I joined Best Practice Network in 2013. I mainly work as a group tutor and personal tutor on the Early Years Initial Teacher Training Programme in Leeds and York, but I occasionally work in other areas such as HLTA training. I have worked in education and training for twenty years. First as a special needs teacher and then I moved into Early Years when I started a family of my own. I thought that childminding would be an easy way to keep my hand in while being able to spend time with my own children.

Mar
29

The Outstanding Leaders Partnership (OLP) and Best Practice Network are recruiting for a team of Online Assessors for the NPQML, NPQSL and NPQH qualifications.

Mar
27

Schools across the south west, west midlands and eastern England are being urged to nominate an unsung colleague for the 2018 Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) of the Year awards.

Mar
12

Educating Greater Manchester’s Drew Povey explains to Liam Donnison how chemistry, character and trust play a part in the recruitment and retention of teachers.

Read the full article on the SecEd website.

Mar
08

A trip to Shanghai inspired Kirsty Haw and her team from St Mary and St Thomas CE Primary in St Helens to transform maths teaching as part of an approach to a ‘knowledge-rich’ curriculum.

Liam Donnison talks to Kirsty about the project for an article in Headteacher Update. Read the full article on their website.

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