Thoughts on Re-joining and recovering education as we move into a post-pandemic world | Think Piece One (29.4.20)

Thoughts on Re-joining and recovering education as we move into a post-pandemic world | Think Piece One (29.4.20)

Lead author: Dan Nicholls This think piece reflects the thoughts and discussions of the Queen Street Group. It seeks to contribute to the present national discussion and support the education sector to plan for and successfully transition into a post-pandemic world. The timing of re-joining to a new normal is uncertain, but it is possible and important to plan how this transition and child-centred recovery can be led by the sector to support communities back to normal ...
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Establishing a strong culture of safety and risk awareness against a background of phased return to school | Think Piece Two (8.5.20)

Establishing a strong culture of safety and risk awareness against a background of phased return to school | Think Piece Two (8.5.20)

Lead author: Bryony Green Culture and risk As schools consider their plans for re-opening, this piece considers the importance of a strong culture of safety and risk awareness in this situation. In the absence yet of a detailed plan and timeframe for re-opening, it seeks to support school leaders to identify and grow such a culture. In the thinking below, there is an exploration of how a strong culture of health and safety should be ...
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Preparing for the next generation of teaching: Defining the employee experience in the academy of the future

Preparing for the next generation of teaching: Defining the employee experience in the academy of the future

Written by HR Leaders within the Queen Street Group The world of work has changed dramatically in the past 20 years, yet work in schools remains largely unchanged in its basic rhythms and structures. So, is teaching being left behind – and what will this mean as academies seek to recruit new generations of the most talented graduates? Salaries and sufficient resources to meet work challenges will always be a large part of a satisfying ...
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Three Year Financial Planning Assumptions for Academies 2022-2023

Three Year Financial Planning Assumptions for Academies 2022-2023

Written by Chief Financial Officers within the Expert Finance Group of the Queen Street Group. This paper is for use by multi academy trusts and single academy trusts to support financial planning for 2022-23 onwards. It provides a summary of the key assumptions to consider as part of your three-year financial plan that have been considered by the Chief Financial Officers of the Queen Street Group. General Annual Grants (GAG) The minimum per pupil funding ...
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The Power of Voice: Oracy as a Tool for Equity through Education

The Power of Voice: Oracy as a Tool for Equity through Education

Lead Author: Sally Apps, Executive Principal Cabot Learning Federation Twenty years ago this month I had an interview for a place on an English PGCE. As part of the interview I was asked to look at a poem and come prepared to talk about how I would teach it. I don’t remember much about the experience, in all honesty, but I can vividly remember the part where I was asked to bring to life Tom Leonard’s ...
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Three Year Financial Planning Assumptions for Academies 2022-2023

Reception Postponement

In view of the period of national mourning, we have decided that it is appropriate to postpone the Reception planned for Tuesday. John Edwards has agreed to speak on an alternative date, and we will be in touch as soon as new arrangements have been made. Please find electronic copies of the report and our pledge card for your private use. QSG Report QSG pledge card ...
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