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Our last panel of the year, sponsored by MyConcern, was an extremely important one – especially in the current climate. We spoke to Mike Glanville, director of safeguarding services at One Team Logic; Jan Pickles OBE, safeguarding consultant; Adam Lubbock, director of Kings River Education; and Luke Ramsden, designated safeguarding lead (DSL) and d…
 
Barnaby Lenon began his career in 1978 teaching geography at Eton College and is currently the chairman of the Independent Schools Council. On the topic of the current state of the independent schools sector, we asked him whether demand for independent schools had changed since the pandemic, the financial toll of freezing fees and the biggest chall…
 
We were delighted to catch up with Sally-Anne Huang, high master at St Paul’s School, who reflected on the last academic year, her role as chair of HMC, and how schools can foster an environment for good mental health. Huang, new to her role at St Paul’s this September, said it had been a good time to move schools, as crisis management meant she ha…
 
In this discussion, sponsored by CH&CO, we were joined by Amanda Ursell, CH&CO’s consultant nutritionist; Irfan Latif, principal of DLD College London; and Edward Valletta, bursar and clerk to the governors at Kimbolton School. We asked the panel how CH&CO’s four pillars of focus – mental health, sustainability, nutrition and community – align with…
 
We spoke to Nick Dennis about the impact of the pandemic on the curriculum and his role as director of studies, how history education is changing, and practical steps to improve the recruitment and development of staff to increase ethnic and gender diversity. Nick Dennis is currently director of studies at St. Francis’ College, Letchworth and also …
 
Our panel of passionate headteachers stepped up to tackle the biggest questions in education. This included Nina Gunson, head of Sheffield High School for Girls; Millan Sachania, headmaster of Streatham & Clapham High School; Mark Beach, headmaster of Sherborne House School; and Jo Anderson, principal of Bury Grammar Schools. We asked them whether …
 
To wrap up a very successful, insightful and well-loved series, Sophie Bailey, founder of The Edtech Podcast, shared her views on the year so far in edtech and how she’s been approaching her work during lockdown. The discussions looked at the role of technology in the future of education and covered topics from how to bridge the digital divide, to …
 
It’s mind blowing that, in 2020, so many people are still fighting for equality. The current climate of anger and divisiveness only emphasises that fact. Unfortunately, the tech industry is no exception. The gender gap, in particular, has long been a topic of contention. And while seven out of the top 10 most gender-equal countries are in Europe, a…
 
Kimberly Bryant is the founder and CEO of Black Girls CODE – a non-profit organisation dedicated to “changing the face of technology” by introducing girls of colour (ages 7-17) to the field of technology and computer science with a concentration on entrepreneurial concepts. Prior to starting Black Girls CODE, Kimberly enjoyed a successful 20+ year …
 
With extensive experience in schools and colleges as a teacher, lecturer, senior manager, principal and governor, Bob Harrison has worked with head teachers and senior leaders in developing leadership skills for the National College of School Leadership. He was also the advisor to DfES on the FE Principals Qualification, the digital/e-learning advi…
 
Co-founder of Teacher Tapp and Education Journalist for The Guardian Laura McInerney is an education journalist, former teacher, and co-founder of Teacher Tapp – the app that uncovers teachers’ secret lives. She regularly appears on TV and radio as an authority on schools, including BBC News, Today on Radio 4, Sky News, and Newsnight. Laura taught …
 
In this episode our expert panel explores... With financial analysts forecasting a £463m shortfall for the next academic year, as 14,000 fewer prospective students from just eight southeast Asian countries opt to cancel or postpone their study plans, these invaluable institutions must do all they can to protect the bottom line, all while maintainin…
 
Vivi Friedgut is the founder and CEO of Blackbullion – the award-winning edtech company on a mission to make the world’s money smart. Prior to founding Blackbullion, Vivi was a financial management expert, spending almost a decade managing the wealth of high net worth families and individuals. She’s on a mission to empower young people by helping t…
 
On June 15, Tory MPs, Tony Blair and leading UK charities issued a warning to the education secretary, stating that as many as 700,000 children – the very same bunch who have been eligible for free school meals throughout the lockdown – also don’t have access to the internet at home. The open letter cited fears that the young people who are falling…
 
Priya Lakhani OBE is the founder and CEO of CENTURY – the award-winning AI education technology company. In 2008, Priya left her career as a barrister to launch a FMCG business with products in nationwide supermarket chains and independent retailers. The company’s charitable arm provided millions of meals and 35,000 vaccinations to the underprivile…
 
Education has been slower to commit to the digital transition than many other sectors, fearful of straying too far from tradition and restricted by a lack of adequate training in tech. But failure to adapt could have caused irreparable disruption to students’ education and upped the risk of a lost learning generation slipping through the cracks. Sc…
 
How schools can adapt to the new safeguarding challenge2020 has presented educators and institutions with significant new challenges in safeguarding.In this episode we discuss…Protecting our most vulnerable childrenEffective safeguarding practice and the lessons learnedStrategies to manage Mental Health, Domestic Abuse and Online SafetyWorking effe…
 
In today's episode we learn how some of the country’s leading Universities are approaching IT security for this new remote learning and working environment.About the challenges leading universities faced in the shift to remote learning and workingThe key cybersecurity concerns that are emerging as a result of the move to remoteWhat’s needed to keep…
 
In this episode, alongside student security experts Switchshop we explore the challenges faced by the Education sector in ensuring that you can effectively secure your IT Network, deliver effective and secure remote access and remain compliant with government legislation like Prevent. We’ll also be looking at the importance of keeping pace with ess…
 
Hear from industry experts on how better administration can deliver a first-class student experience.How streamlined financial management can make a difference in the classroomHow a more efficient lunch service can have a positive impact on student wellbeingHow a focus on teacher CPD can impact student outcomesHow to reduce administrative burden th…
 
In this episode we look at, digital transformation. It's happening at a different pace for every institution. Cultural change can help have a positive impact.This episode covers:How to get buy in from your key "catalyst" peopleManaging technical aspects from security to storage and performanceInside tips and valuable insight from University of Dund…
 
In this episode we're live from the University of Huddersfield. We discover how VLE technology is transforming student engagement for academics at the University of Huddersfield.Give students and staff 24/7 access to learning resourcesSupport 'flipped classroom' teachingBoost student satisfaction with award featuresHelp teachers track understanding…
 
In this episode, we're joined by interactive screen specialists ViewSonic for a product demonstration, along with esports experts Fnatic to discuss why esports should be included in education.WE DISCOVERED THE SECRETS TO...Including and stimulating students who feel excluded by traditional sportsImproving your institution with cutting edge learning…
 
In this episode, we discuss how Next Generation Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) can provide a space for collaboration to bridge the gap between the learning institution, the workplace and the student, ensuring that all parties feel connected and supported throughout the process.Ideal if you want to...- Improve your classroom learning experienc…
 
In this episode we discover how Manchester Metropolitan University are delivering a large-scale digital transformation programme that is enhancing every area of their student journey. This live discussion looks at the programme and the crucial role quality assurance has played in delivering successful outcomes for the University.…
 
Listen to this episode to discover:How to successfully, and safely, manage the technologies for all users: staff, students, partners, alumniSecurity landscape of cloud computing, mobile solutions and other technologiesAuthenticating identity and authorising access as the new front in the escalating war with cyber adversaries…
 
How can HE institutions best provide students with learning support and to what degree can digital solutions offer any answers?In this episode, our panel of experts from leading education and technology company, Cengage, and higher education specialists discuss and share the findings from the latest student research.Student Voices, a 40-page report…
 
Join Capita UNIT-e as they discuss how FE providers can harness the data at their fingertips. The further education sector must contend with a range of financial management reporting and learner data collection methods. From ILR returns to the adult education budget, all FE institutions depend significantly on data. So why do so few seem to value s…
 
With the emergence of a data-driven regulatory framework, HE providers need to consider how they are going to respond. To explore these challenges, we’re delighted to welcome HE data experts, Andy Youell and Susan Wignall, to our podcas.Meet the panel:Andy Youell is a writer, speaker and strategic data advisor. Formerly the Director of Data Policy …
 
Listen to the latest from Education Technology and University Business. This time in conjunction with the University of Huddersfield, the University of Suffolk, and D2L. Find out what effect VLEs have had on their institutions and the scope for impact on the HE sector as a whole. You'll discover...• The role of VLE’s in delivering strategic success…
 
It’s well understood that establishing a strong home-school partnership which empowers parents to be involved in their child’s education is a key part to improving learning outcomes. But this relationship is not always to easy to achieve.Firefly gives teachers more time to teach, enables students to learn in ways that work best for them, and involv…
 
Enabling Microsoft Teams with telephony is becoming an obvious choice for universities who are considering or have already invested in Office365. Demand for modern collaboration tools across the education sector is growing rapidly, as organisations want to provide their staff and students with the best communication experience anywhere, anytime. Ou…
 
In this exclusive interview, Independent Education Today editor Jo Golding speaks to Sue Hincks, headmistress of Bolton School’s girls’ division and president of the Girls’ Schools Association. Sue shares her thoughts on the current educational landscape and leadership, discusses her own educational journey and offers her advice to other teachers a…
 
Higher Education sees an increase in students turning to sex work, Save The Student recorded the number of students has doubled since 2017, YHA reckon they can help get our kids outdoors more by designing a school trips programme for children to spend a night under the stars and the first AI University is announced to open in Abu Dhabi with it's en…
 
Bill Rammell, the out-going VC of University of Bedfordshire, a former member of parliament for Harlow and one-time minister of state for higher education, gives his views on the sector on higher education and student top-up fees.By EdQuarter
 
In the latest episode of The Education Station: Charley Rogers, editor of Education Technology is joined by Vivi Friedgut the founder and CEO of edtech start up Blackbullion, which delivers financial education to students. You may have heard of Blackbullion in the news recently, as they won the UK semi-finals of the prestigious GESAwards, which mea…
 
In the latest episode of The Education Station: independent schools respond to Labour’s plans to dissolve the sector, what responsibilities do lecturers have during university strikes and the ten-year-old who won a competition to redesign her clarinet for space. All this and more in episode two of The Education Station, hosted by leading education …
 
Leading education titles Independent Education Today, Education Technology and University Business discuss the biggest education stories from the last fortnight. We ask: what’s the fallout from A-level results day? Do we need social media studies? Should universities ‘go green’ at any cost? And is it time for a revolution in university admissions? …
 
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