Terry Freedman

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February 24, 2017 by Terry Freedman

Reducing teacher workload

According to recent research, workload is the single biggest reason that teachers leave the profession. Apart from the human cost in terms of stress, there is also the huge financial and economic cost of replacing staff:

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Filed Under: Teacher retention

February 16, 2017 by Terry Freedman

Making your school website the go-to place for parents

How and why

How do you encourage parents to visit the school’s website, and why should you even want to?

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Filed Under: parental engagement,

February 09, 2017 by Terry Freedman

The Importance of Being There

Woody Allen famously observed that 80 percent of success is showing up. He was referring to the process of being selected for an acting part in a film, but it’s broadly true in life in general, and certainly school in particular.

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Filed Under: parental engagement,, child safety

February 01, 2017 by Terry Freedman

Keeping Kids Safe

 

One of the events that should be in every school’s calendar is Safer Internet Day, which this year falls on 7th February. Intended to promote awareness and discussion of how to keep youngsters safe online, it involves classroom activities and discussions, and can be quite exciting, especially for younger children.

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Filed Under: parental engagement,, child safety, Social media

January 19, 2017 by Terry Freedman

10 must-visit places at the Bett show

If you’re interested in improving parental engagement with your school, you’re in luck. Bett 2017 has several must-visit areas.

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January 11, 2017 by Terry Freedman

Technology as a tool for teacher retention

With technology playing a larger and larger part in the day-to-day working of a school, have you ever stopped to think of the cost of not using technology, or making poor use of what you have?

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January 05, 2017 by Terry Freedman

Making your messages readable

When it comes to sending out messages to parents, pupils — or even the public via your school website — one of the most important things you must do is make it readable. In other words, it must be clear and easily understood. Fortunately, there are several tools available to help you achieve simplicity.

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November 11, 2016 by Terry Freedman

7 reasons to have a school blogging team

Lots of schools have a blog these days. But a school blog is difficult to keep up-to-date and interesting, and even just keeping up with the writing can be hard work. And unfortunately, there's nothing that is much worse on a school website than to see the words "Last updated on...", followed by a date of three months ago.

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October 28, 2016 by Terry Freedman

Ours is a GOOD school

Sometimes I drive past schools that have a banner announcing that Ofsted says they are a GOOD school – perhaps your school has such a banner.

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