Journal

The Name’s Protection... Data Protection

Whilst watching Daniel Craig’s final outing as James Bond, my mind wandered as I reflected on the distinct parallels between our chosen professions.  The game’s Protection, Data Protection. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve had to infiltrate a hollowed-out volcano lair whilst simultaneously dealing with Subject Access Requests with time fuses set …

Putting the Success into Succession Planning

Sarah Beaumont BA (Hons) FRSA, Head of Governor Services at The Education Space, focuses on the importance of succession planning. The scene is set: the election of chair is the next item on the agenda, the governance professional takes the floor to invite nominations, everyone looks down at their shoes, nobody stands. Invariably, the out-going …

1:1 Device Ratio: A Fad or the Future?

The pandemic has significantly changed life and schools have had to adapt in the way they deliver teaching and learning. Discussions around having 1:1 devices have been around since long before the pandemic, as far back as the 1990s in some schools. With the number of manufacturers offering exceptional value on devices and the pandemic …

Improvement Through Governance

On a balmy evening in early September, I was scheduled to present my Governance Review report to a Governing Board who had invited me. I was unsure that the prospect of sitting in a Zoom meeting would triumph against enjoying the sunset during a surprising London mini-heatwave, but I was pleasantly surprised by the large …