Governance and management

School data – Getting back to basics

4 July 2013

The collection and use of data is vital in schools today, but it is not the whole story. Former head Gerald Haigh visits three schools to find out how they use data and its place in school improvement strategies.

BYOD and data security in schools

20 June 2013

With the increasing popularity of Bring Your Own Device programmes, Darren Pepper considers how schools might manage data security and e-safety.

The secrets to strong governance

23 May 2013

In the face of the many challenges embroiling education, David Hanson looks at why and how strong governance, and good working relationships with headteachers, can help schools to be successful.

What are your school’s values?

18 April 2013

You may associate ‘branding’ with the business world, but Amanda Peck looks at why and how schools should consider their own brand and values as an organisation.

Using data for school improvement

14 March 2013

The latest SecEd Guide To looks at using data effectively to drive school improvement. It considers the three core strands of data, the intelligent use of this information by all school staff, and using data to survive Ofsted inspections. The free PDF dow

Risky data – are your data protection procedures up to scratch?

17 January 2013

A survey of 1,000 schools has found that around half have inadequate policies on data protection and information security. Legal expert Ros Foster looks at the challenges facing schools and the need for many to update their policies and practices on manag

Advice for using RAISEonline 2012

10 January 2013

RAISEonline 2012 contains some significant changes. Colin Logan looks at what additional information can be gleaned from these online reports to help you when Ofsted comes calling.

Using your MIS effectively

18 October 2012

Alex George explains how his school has used its management information system to tackle behaviour and raise attainment.

Building up your brand

5 July 2012

We may not like it, but having a strong brand is increasingly important for today's schools. Deborah Benady offers some advice.

Twelve governing top tips

21 June 2012

Karina Carter, a chair of governors and a National Leader of Governance, offers her 12 tips for governing excellence.

A very special relationship

14 June 2012

An effective working relationship between the headteacher and the chair of governors is vital to a school's success. Nick Bannister speaks to two such partnerships to get an insight and some best practice advice.

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