The October edition of Education Executive’s digital magazine is now live and ready to read!
The nights are drawing in, the leaves are starting to brown, and the temperature is dropping… Autumn is officially here! What better excuse is there than the changing of the seasons to spend your evenings wrapped up in a blanket, drinking a hot chocolate. Now, I know you’re SBLs who don’t know the definition of putting your feet up due to your get-up-and-go attitudes and never-ending to-do lists but, trust me, if there was ever a time to allow yourself to enjoy a cosy night in, and indulge in some me-time, it is now!
Speaking of wellbeing, we start this issue looking at how nurses in schools could aid pupil mental health and why it is time to shift mindsets regarding SEN pupils. As we all know, communication is key and we have two experts in the field tell us how to improve it in two different areas. Simon Hepburn discusses new ways of marketing your school, and Stephen Peach discusses how you can avoid miscommunication with your colleagues.
Sustainability will be one of the biggest issues schools will be looking to address in the coming years; we speak to Leeds East Academy who already have it at the forefront of their agenda, and Helen Burge gives us her tips on the changes you can make in your school now to help tackle climate change. Val Andrew reflects on what we’ve learnt from the last 18 months and looks forward to how lessons learnt can inform what schools do, going forward. We also have practical advice on how to recruit teachers from overseas and guides on the Condition Improvement Fund and the EdTech Demonstrator Programme.
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