Tag Archive: Retention

Retention,retention,retention.

August 26, 2020 1:20 pm
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Coronavirus slowed staff movement, but what does this mean for 2020? Megan Morris gives us an in-depth look at her plans for the new school year

Can EVC save the staffroom?

December 1, 2019 11:10 am
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I have just been reading the excellent article from @nicola_slawson in the Guardian about the demise of the staff room as a communal space. Her premise is that this could be down to three main factors:

A salutary tale

September 9, 2019 11:34 am
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Four days before the start of the new school year, I sat naming my personal stock of green marking pens. I doubt they will make it into October, but every year I buy a reel of Sellotape and get to work.

Recruitment crisis looming in Birmingham

August 30, 2019 2:34 pm
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In Birmingham, there were 41 permanent posts that were being filled by supply teachers on a temporary basis - on top of a further 34 positions that were not filled at all

It smells like team spirit?

August 29, 2019 9:31 am
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What does it take to create a collective staff? This is an age-old concern of all management. How to create a collective and channelled purpose whilst not enforcing a stifling artificial culture. We have seen various incarnations over the years, organised team building, “you will have fun” nights out, instructions how to do it at Inset all which have not really transferred well from corporate culture to education.

Schools in deprived areas struggling to recruit says Sutton Trust.

July 11, 2019 3:50 pm
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One in five teachers said nothing would persuade them to apply for a job at a low-performing disadvantaged school, research says. State schools in deprived areas are more likely to struggle to fill teacher vacancies which has a knock-on effect on the quality of teaching that pupils receive, a report from Sutton Trust suggests

Tips on how to retain staff in MATS.

June 17, 2019 10:04 am
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Crunching the data from seven years of School Workforce Census let us identify the best ways that trusts can support career progression, says David Carter

It smells like team spirit?

May 16, 2019 4:08 pm
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What does it take to create a collective staff? This is an age-old concern of all management. How to create a collective and channelled purpose whilst not enforcing a stifling artificial culture. We have seen various incarnations over the years, organised team building, “you will have fun” nights out, instructions how to do it at Inset all which have not really transferred well from corporate culture to education.

How to make surveys in schools effective in a few easy steps

May 6, 2019 1:52 pm
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However, the concept of surveying in schools remains relatively undeveloped. There have always been surveys, mainly to do with impending Ofsted visits or in times of relative pressure. But in todays fast paced, social media driven environment it is imperative to know what your influencers think and be able to respond effectively and appropriately.

Teachers quit jobs at the highest rate on record

January 9, 2019 2:32 pm
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I recently found this article by Michelle Hackman and Eric Morath and although it is from “across the pond” the fact that it is in the Wall Street Journal and reflects trends that are frighteningly current in the UK just adds to the growing concern that the teaching profession and jobs associated with education are in an historically difficult time.