Category Archives: Thinking

Background posts for the social school award

Wouldn’t it be amazing if every school…?

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Lots of schools have embraced social media in recent years & it has become clear that the more successful ones have certain things in common.  Namely, they’ve begun to recognise how social media can be a positive force for change in and around school. As a vehicle for change, social media in schools can be very influential.  Many […]

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Improving the parent journey

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Today I was travelling back by train from a meeting in Manchester. Hot choc in hand I arrived at the platform and found that the train I was to catch had been cancelled.  No worries. Trainline App to hand (I wasn’t alone – another guy also had this) I worked out what I needed in […]

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Death Knell of the School Newsletter?

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The school newsletter has always been a big deal for at least two people in school, typically the Head plus the poor soul who inherited the MS Publisher Template from the last incumbent. Smiles are often raised when talking about the school newsletter and website. Given the information requirements for school websites this is hardly surprising.  (Clerk to Governors is a must read.) In […]

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BBC Breakfast – social media and schools

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I went on to BBC Breakfast’s famous red couch a while back having been invited on to the programme to comment and advise on the use of social media by schools and attitudes of parents to the subject more widely. Context The context for the piece was the question of whether or not a primary head […]

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Parents seem to over react to the strangest things

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If, in the name of science, you want to cause stress in the life of primary school parents there’s one sure fire way to do it.  Just change what the children have to wear in school on one day and then stand well back. The following is slightly tongue in cheek list but arguably any of […]

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