Never before have citizens in the UK had more rights. The introduction of the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) in May this year brought about a number of changes that have had significant impact in schools. The best bit for me with it all has been the conversations around protecting children and their data...Read more
Posts by Mark Anderson, EdTech international speaker and blogger, best-selling author, teacher, and school leader.
One of the most difficult parts of an educator’s job is staying on top of all of the preparation required in each and every lesson taught. The pressures on educators to not only help learners achieve fantastic results but to make those lessons relevant, purposeful and to stay on top of curriculum developments and other...Read more
We often hear about how we as educators are preparing our learners for an uncertain future and for jobs that haven’t been created yet. Whilst we might be asked to ensure we have a broad and balanced curriculum, schools are being squeezed tighter and tighter, often in ways which results in a narrowing of the...Read more
Faith can be a really powerful thing. I have faith in lots of things such as the brakes in my car working. That faith doesn’t happen automatically though. Faith in these things is built up over time which leads to us having the confidence to use them without having to think too much about them....Read more
One of the most difficult things a school has to focus on is achieving value for money for its learners. In these times of shrinking budgets, the largest slice of your budget will always be the salaries of your staff. Additionally, whether you are an independent or state school regardless of whether you are a...Read more
Imagine if you went to the doctor with an ailment and they told you that they hadn’t had their knowledge about medicine and their skills updated since they left university. You’d be horrified, right? Continuing professional development is key to ensuring that all professionals are able to make the most of cutting-edge research, knowledge and...Read more