Improving your charter school: seven reasons for an external review

Growing accountability and the need to maintain registration are becoming increasingly challenging for charter schools. A comprehensive external review can provide invaluable information to help you manage this.

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Is your college admissions process counter-productive?

For many further education providers online admissions might consist of an online prospectus and a form page for enquiries and applications. Behind the scenes college admissions staff can often be found printing out the completed forms, thereby turning the digital experience into a slow…

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Becoming an academy - when is the right time for your school to convert?

By the end of 2016, approximately 1 in 5 state funded primary schools in England were academies. This proportion is likely to increase rapidly over the next few years, gathering pace as more and more schools convert either through choice or through enforcement.

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Women in Technology Part Two: Has there ever been a more visible time for women in technology?

Pouring over the weeks' industry magazines, I'm almost hit in the face. Fewer than 25% of information technology jobs in developed countries are held by women. As a female working at Tribal Group, an education software and services company, I almost spill my tea. I knew the gender divide in tech…

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Women in Technology Part One: "I bet she wished she never asked"

Not so long ago on a chilly but crisp winter's walk with a friend, she asked me "if you could live in any era, which would you go to and why?"

I thought long and hard. As a child of the 1980s, and now, an adult with a passion for post modernism and a yearning for the roaring 20s, there were…

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Can Further Education colleges follow Government's 'Digital by Default' strategy?

Last week the government announced its delayed digital transformation strategy, setting out plans to deliver ‘digital by default’ services more efficiently across the public sector by 2020. By its own admission, “Government has been slow to use the transformative potential of digital technology…

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News Analysis Focus for 2017 – Online Higher Education in 30 Countries

The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education's (OBHE) remit is a big one - the multitude of transnational higher education models, the plethora of commercial players active in the sector, and the complexities of online learning. This “borderless” higher education is dynamic, exciting and…

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Taking Support to the Next Level - Cardiff and Vale College

As the UK support lead at Tribal Group, delivering ever increasing standards of support to our customers is my passion. I am always seeking new and better ways to make sure that we provide Tribal customers with an experience that gives them confidence, and enables them to extract as much value…

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What does it mean to foster ‘Global Graduates’?

Numerous universities across the world are promoting internationalisation and trying to foster ‘global graduates’. However, it can be confusing to know what this really means and how it can be achieved.

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Numberblocks - developing young children's understanding of numbers with CBeebies

The NCETM’s Director for Primary Mathematics, Debbie Morgan, has played a key role in the creation of a new BBC series of short programmes aimed at helping pre-school age children develop early understanding of numbers. Here she tells the story of her involvement.

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