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If it ain’t broke…

I’ve been pondering T-levels, the new “technical” equivalent to A-level that colleges will begin delivering in September 2019, and I’ve concluded that I have no idea why we need them.

EfFEctive Education

I recently spent an uplifting morning visiting two MPs to talk about one of my favourite topics – further education.

My first six months as AMiE president

It’s hard to believe I’m halfway through my year as AMiE president.  It’s all rushing by far too quickly!

Leading from the front

In an earlier blog I described how I was recently part of a panel discussing ethical leadership and management, particularly in a time of austerity.

What our delegates had to say

Hear from some of the delegates who attended the 2017 inaugural AMiE Leadership Conference.

Recruiting and retaining staff - best practice

Statistician Jude Hillary, who is based at the National Foundation for Educational Research, presented findings from a study into recruitment and retention of teachers.

Personal and organisation resilience

Stress may be a characteristic of many school and college staffrooms today but they can tackle it through learning resilience and the support of leaders, Christine Clark told delegates at her breakout session on personal and organisation resilience.

Working in partnership with your governing board

National Governors Association (NGA) head of advice Claire Keetch gave delegates at the inaugural AMiE annual conference a detailed insight into the advice and support available to governors in her breakout session on working in partnership with your governing board.

Moving the jersey forward

Keynote speaker at the 2017 AMiE annual conference, Steve Chalke, founder of the Oasis Community Learning multi-academy trust, illustrated the importance of authentic leadership and working as part of a team with the story of his chance meeting with the late New Zealand rugby legend Jonah Lomu.

The importance of hope

When Lincoln executive headteacher Marie-Claire Bretherton was asked by the CEO of her multi-academy trust’s sponsor to become head of Benjamin Adlard Primary in Gainsborough she admits she hesitated.