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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

Global Education Market Survey: What's in a question?

Posted by Nathaniel Harvatt on October 23, 2017
Earlier this year we launched our ‘Global Education Market Survey’ at a time when new leaders across the world were bringing in changes, from the controversial appointment of Betsy DeVos in America to the Gonski 2.0 funding changes, and Higher Education Reform Package in Australia to the Apprenticeship Levy, Higher Education and Research Act, and Technical and Further Education Act in the UK.

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

Education evolution not revolution

Posted by Nathaniel Harvatt on July 12, 2017

Tribal's Product Marketing Manager, Nathaniel Harvatt takes a look at the evolution of music vs education over the years - and the similarities and differences between the two.

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

A Hung Parliament, what does it mean for education?

Posted by Nathaniel Harvatt on June 9, 2017

It is a result that many hadn’t expected, certainly when the general election campaigns began in May, that we would be waking up to a hung parliament.

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

Election 2017 - education policies at a glance

Posted by Nathaniel Harvatt on May 25, 2017

With the general election not far away what are the three main political parties saying about education?  We have compiled all the key points and main pledges so you can see at a glance what each party are promising.

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

Administrators, what can you do with a minute?

Posted by Lauren Hancox on May 22, 2017

Managing time (or simply the notion of not having enough of it), seems to be a daily challenge for all learning providers. We asked providers from the further and higher education space as well as the work-based learning sector; to tell us their common day to day headaches; and we weren’t surprised to read that 25% of the post 16 sector find ‘lack of time’; the squeeze on people and the need to do more with less, a constant pressure.

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

Ten things not to do when your school is scheduled to be reviewed

Posted by Graham Norris on April 21, 2017

It’s hard to forget what we were doing when we received notification our school is going to be reviewed, isn’t it? That’s probably because, no matter how confident we are in what we are doing for our students every day, our natural instinct is to panic when we hear that the school reviewers are coming.

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Topics: Schools & Early Years

Improving your charter school: seven reasons for an external review

Posted by Tribal Group on March 15, 2017

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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Topics: Schools & Early Years

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

Posted by Ian Purnell on March 8, 2017

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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Topics: Schools & Early Years