Taking support to the next level - Blackburn College

As we strive to deliver an ever-improving level of service to our customers, we sent one of our Senior Support Consultants to Blackburn College for a week to understand better how ebs enables the delivery of a successful student experience.

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Top ten tips on overcoming your fear of school inspections

There’s no denying school inspections can be a stressful experience for teachers. When an inspector arrives in your classroom it’s easy to doubt the well-planned learning experiences you’ve shaped, or worry about your students’ reaction to the visitor. Maybe you think the inspector has a…

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Time to decide - what is the levy strategy for your business?

2017 will be a turning point for employers, employees and apprenticeships as a whole. By now I expect every employer understands what the apprenticeship levy is and, financially, how this will affect their business. Despite this, with only 6 months until the levy comes into effect, many…

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New data on EAL learners: helping schools respond to the census changes

There are over one and a half million children in UK schools whose first language is not English, speaking in excess of 360 languages. Effectively monitoring and supporting these students is a challenge and the quality of data available on them is mixed, not necessarily providing an accurate…

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Taking support to the next level - East Riding College

As an Application Support team for users of Tribal’s ebs, we deal with our customers on a daily basis. Our primary focus is to resolve incidents, and to do so in a professional, friendly manner whilst adhering to our Service Level Agreements. This we do well, but the challenge for us is ‘how do…

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#ourdigitaljourney – what we’ve learnt along the way

Little over a year ago, Tribal’s digital presence was limited. Social media was sporadic, our website wasn’t mobile optimised and the blog had no strategy attached to it.

Fast forward a year and we have completely changed the way we look at digital marketing. It is now at the forefront of our…

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Top 5 Tips for lifting the lid on students’ success

With the number of students dropping out of UK Universities approaching 10%, the retention and satisfaction of students is a key focus for further and higher education. Want to get greater insight into your students and improve student success? Follow our top five tips and see how…

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Apprenticeship reform 2017: What do we know so far?

Four months ago I sat in the Palace of Westminster listening to an FE Week debate which featured a number of leading figures within the learning and skills sector air their views on the proposed reforms to apprenticeship funding, delivery and assessment.

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A vote to leave – what's the outlook for the education sector?

Britain’s decision to leave the European Union was a shock to many, and will certainly have significant and far-reaching implications for the future of our country. In a previous post we looked at the differing views for those who wanted to leave and those who wanted to remain, and what a Brexit…

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Without data student information is nothing

The recent From Bricks to Clicks: the Potential of Data and Analytics in Higher Education report highlighted the enormous opportunities available to higher education organisations if they can make sense of the data behind all of the student information they collect.

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