Why are we re-inventing the wheel?

by Charmian Roberts MBE on April 15, 2014

In a recent Guardian Education article I read that there are plans to revise statutory guidance, from the start of the new school year, to say that schools should provide ‘sustained contracts’ with employers, mentors, coaches and motivational speakers to inspire students with a sense of ... Read more


Back to school or back to the future...

by Liz Bailey on April 10, 2014

I recently came across an interesting report which studied Norwegian schools that are reaping benefits through using technology to replace tradition classroom lessons. Students are completing their assignments through blogs, accessing Facebook pages to share ideas, posting their findings on ... Read more

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Is managing staff like being a parent?

by Paul Brammer on April 4, 2014

People often say that managing staff is like being a parent. Well I've managed people for almost 20 years and been a parent for eight years now, so I feel more than qualified to pass a few comments on this - and I can definitely see the linkages between my own leadership style in a corporate ... Read more

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Interviewing insight

by Peter Bone on March 7, 2014

An interview is a two-way street. It is always tricky, especially at the end of a job interview, when the interviewer has asked all pre-determined questions and now turns to you and says "Is there anything you'd like to ask me?" You should always plan some specific questions to ask. Having ... Read more

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