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Five ways technology can help streamline school administration

Posted by Tribal Group on April 12, 2018

When it comes to schools and information technology, attention tends to focus on how best to make use of IT as a teaching aid. Strategies include equipping students with notebooks, installing smartboards in classrooms, and incorporating internet-based resources in the learning process.

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Topics: Schools & Early Years

Data accuracy looms as major challenge facing educations, survey finds

Posted by Tribal Group on April 12, 2018


Data consistency and its accuracy in support of legislation compliance and driving positive student outcomes are the biggest daily challenges for those working in and delivering education across Australia and New Zealand.  That’s according to the “Global Education Market Study” conducted by Tribal Group, a pioneering world leader of education software and services.

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education, Schools & Early Years

Finding the right person to lead the change - managing software implementation.

Posted by Prue Beams on March 20, 2018

It is widely recognised that no matter how effectively a software implementation is managed, its initial uptake and long-term success lies firmly in the hands of the project’s change team. There are many things to consider when assembling this team, such as what type of person should lead this effort and what support do they need? Should they come from within the organisation or from a third-party provider?

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education, Schools & Early Years

Getting started with Teaching for Mastery

Posted by Viv Lloyd on February 20, 2018

A lot of attention is being given to the changes that are happening in the way teaching and learning in mathematics is being approached. What initially may have been a few tweaks and updates to the National Curriculum has been superseded by pedagogical shifts that are rippling through schools. More and more schools are adopting Teaching for Mastery (TfM) principles and are endeavouring to develop this approach in their schools.

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Topics: Schools & Early Years

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

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

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

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

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

Five practical tips for using school self-evaluation to drive improvement

Posted by Roger Gilbert on November 7, 2017

Self-evaluation contributes to school improvement by providing an accurate assessment of how well your school is performing and crucially what needs to be done next. Done well, it helps identify improvement priorities and leads to evidence-based school improvement planning, which results in clear benefits for pupils.

Here’s five things you can do to ensure your self-evaluation is effective in driving school improvement.

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Topics: Schools & Early Years