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6 ways to brighten up your Blue Monday

Posted by Sophie Fryer on January 15, 2018

If something feels a bit 'off' today, or if you have arrived into work a little deflated, then it's no coincidence. Today is Blue Monday, the supposed 'saddest day of the year'.

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education, Skills, Training and Employability, Schools & Early Years

Think you know apprenticeships? Five stereotypes you need to challenge

Posted by Hannah Muckersie on January 12, 2018

The Apprenticeship Levy and 'Trailblazer Initiative' launched in May 2017, aims to encourage employers to recruit more apprenticeships and invest in apprenticeship programmes. Recent figures show that apprenticeship numbers are falling, but why is this?

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Topics: Skills, Training and Employability

Education in 2018 – what you need to think about

Posted by Nathaniel Harvatt on January 9, 2018

The last few years have seen leaders across the world bring in major changes that affect education, from the Gonski 2.0 funding changes, and the Higher Education Reform Package in Australia to the Apprenticeship Levy, Higher Education and Research Act, and Technical and Further Education Act in the UK. Brexit continues to dominate the headlines in the UK with growing concern and uncertainty on how our ‘divorce’ from Europe will impact students seeking an education in the UK. Meanwhile new technologies that were only emerging a few years ago are now becoming a part of our everyday lives and a part of the classroom.

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education, Skills, Training and Employability, Schools & Early Years

AoC Winter Finance: 2018 – A quiet year for colleges?

Posted by Nick Pidgeon on December 12, 2017

Sleet and snow, formed the seasonal backdrop for this year’s AoC Winter Finance Conference. 40 delegates triumphed over difficult conditions to make it to London – and they were glad they did. As ever, the winter conference, timed for just after the Budget, was enormously informative.

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Topics: Further Education

Improving classroom behaviour: understanding sensory processing disorders

Posted by Jan Daines on December 11, 2017

 

It’s always gratifying to be in the right place at the right time – especially when, as a result, you learn something so significant that it colours the way that you perceive things from then on. Such was the time when I first became aware of sensory processing disorders. Through an extended conversation with an occupational therapist, I began to understand that it is possible that many of the challenging behaviours that we see in schools have a sensory processing root.

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Topics: Schools & Early Years

Digital strategy in FE: Embracing the change

Posted by Mat Kirby on December 8, 2017

The pace of change in technology is affecting every industry and education is no different. Students’ expectations have and continue to change.

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Topics: Further Education

Getting the most out of your performance review: coaching tips for headteachers

Posted by Nadine Powrie on December 6, 2017

When I’m working on performance management with groups of educationalists in the UK or around the world, I ask two questions. The first is, ‘Who had a performance review last year?’ This usually will result in most hands going up. I then follow up by asking, ‘Who had a really positive experience in that performance review?’ Only a few hands will go up. What can you do to make performance management a positive experience for you?

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Topics: Schools & Early Years

Technology matters.  How to convince your manager to invest in tech

Posted by Hannah Muckersie on November 22, 2017

Have you ever been frustrated by an Excel spreadsheet, when the formula breaks, and you don’t know where you went wrong? Or have you ever forgotten to follow up with a prospective student, and wish you hadn’t let them disengage with your university? Or spent hours manually typing the names and contact details of your learners, with a niggling feeling in your mind that there must be a better way. We have all been there, be it an HR Administrator of an employer, part of the Student Administration team in a university, or an Apprenticeship Manager of a college.

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education, Skills, Training and Employability

Why schools should use a financial management software package designed specifically for schools

Posted by Tribal Group on November 20, 2017

Schools are big business and successfully managing your school’s finances efficiently is imperative for success. Rigorous financial management demands efficiency and accountability but if you are using an off the shelf finance software package not specifically designed for schools, how can you be sure you are getting value for money?

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Topics: Schools & Early Years

Why we’ve re-designed tribalgroup.com

Posted by Sophie Fryer on November 14, 2017

Here at Tribal, once we decide we’ve got a good thing going – we take the plunge and go all in.

Which is why, when we launched our new Tribal brand in April, it spurred us on to re-design our current website. The response we received about Tribal’s new look and feel was incredibly positive and we felt like the brand was a true reflection of our future. However, our website was now definitely letting us down.

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