Sep
13

Winners announced for Pupil Referral Unit NPQ opportunity

Outstanding Leaders Partnership announce the five winning Pupil Referral Units (PRUs) to receive an NPQML or NPQSL place for a PRU colleague.

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Sep
12

Partnership and collaboration: No more sink or swim

Partnership and collaboration can really help to tackle the problem of teacher retention, according to Dean Boyce. He discusses why all schools should look to work together

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Sep
09

What Schools Leaders Can Do To Build Better Inter-School Collaborations

Tackling the challenges faced by schools collectively sounds appealing, but be clear as to how doing so will help you and your fellow leaders, says Yvonne Gandy

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Jul
18

A guide to leadership alchemy

Hayley Dunn makes a case for SBLs to be part of the leadership top table

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Jul
11

Leadership: It is about ‘we’ not ‘me’

Leadership is a team effort, involving all of your staff, and your team has a tough job. It is your role as a leader to forget the heroics and be there for them, says Yvonne Gandy

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Jul
11

International NPQ Case Study: following up with Bev Ross, NPQH candidate and Deputy Principal, China

For Bev Ross, a deputy principal at an international school in Guangdong Province, China, doing the NPQH programme with BPN boosted her career development and helped her school tackle a major challenge.

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Jul
10

Smarter procurement: A case for cross-school understanding of the procurement process

Although procurement most often falls squarely on the SBM’s shoulders, it actually involves a number of members of staff. EdExec and GLS Educational Supplies consider the benefits of CPD for those responsible for school procurement and the wider school community.

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Jul
04

What makes an inspirational school leader?

What are the highs and lows of life at the top? Part of a broader article in Independent Education Today, Karen Burns, executive principal of Victorious Academies Trust, describes what qualities a head needs in 2019.

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Jun
21

Nominate your HLTA of the Year 2019

Nominate your HLTA of the Year 2019

We're proud to welcome nominations for the 2019 Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) of the Year awards

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Jun
17

School-to-school collaboration: Four questions to ask

Schools cannot tackle the big issues by acting alone and need to embrace collaboration. The big question is how to start. Yvonne Gandy advises...

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Jun
05

A collaborative future

Ahead of his address to the National Professional Development Forum in Birmingham this month Teacher Development Trust Chief Executive David Weston chats to Yvonne Gandy about collaboration for school improvement and the tensions - and opportunities - it can create.

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May
16

The secrets to successful collaboration across schools and MATs

The Teaching School Hubs pilots will see schools tackling the challenges they face by working together. Drawing on the existing collaborative work of the Outstanding Leadership Partnership, Nick Bannister looks at the secrets to effective collaboration

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May
14

Fit for the future

Val Andrew, of Best Practice Network, explores the CPD options open to SBLs and has some advice for keeping CPD relevant in an ever-changing world

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May
13

Recommendations for NASENCO

Abigail Gray on navigating the reviews and reports to read and digest for SENCOs.

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Apr
25

Steer your career through times of change

School business professionals need to embrace professional development if they are to meet the challenge of a dramatically transformed school landscape, explains Val Andrew.

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Apr
25

Reality Check

Getting real about your budget forecasting is a way of protecting your school budgets in an uncertain world. Val Andrew has some advice for school business managers.

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Apr
12

Fully-funded NPQs confirmed by DfE

The Department for Education has confirmed that it will fund all eligible scholarships for starters of National Professional Qualifications

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Apr
12

School collaboration: The quiet revolution

The Teaching School Hubs pilots will see schools tackling the challenges they face by working together, but there are already good examples of how this collaborative approach can work in action. Nick Bannister meets the collaborators kickstarting a quiet education revolution.

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Apr
01

Best Practice Network and ISBL join forces on apprenticeship assessments

Best Practice Network (BPN) has joined forces with the Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL) to provide end-point assessment services for the School Business Professional Level 4 Apprenticeship from September 2019.

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Mar
06

Methodical planning to avoid budget misery

It’s getting harder for school business leaders to balance the books, but they can anticipate budget challenges with some careful and methodical planning, says Hayley Dunn

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