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Not realising the potential of educational technology is no longer an option

brenBren Taylor, Senior Education Consultant

Sadly, I’ve written that before, many years ago… Over the past few years, I have spent much of my time working with school leadership teams as a critical friend, helping them to develop strategies that stretch meagre funds to ensure that any spend on technology or related support is maximised to provide positive impact on the school improvement plan.

 

 

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Would AI have solved Brexit? Or the recruitment crisis in schools?

brenBren Taylor, Senior Education Consultant

The very notion that Artificial Intelligence (AI) could have solved Brexit (at the time of writing, whatever Brexit actually is or isn’t, hasn’t been articulated), is perhaps as inflammatory and tiresome to the conscience of the nation as, well, Brexit itself. Perhaps even the very suggestion that AI might also contribute to the recruitment crisis in schools is equally inflammatory.

 

 

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The new inspection framework - time for a calculated risk?

brenBren Taylor, Senior Education Consultant

Professor Tim Brighouse encouraged many of us in our teaching careers to become protagonists of action research in every day practice, at a time perhaps when some might argue the constraints on providing a creative approach to the curriculum were even greater than they are today.

 

 

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When panic sets in, write a list

brenBren Taylor, Senior Education Consultant

Oh dear. I’ve done it again. I thought I had it all in hand but once again, have fallen short as the pace of time quickens exponentially between the remnants of those Christmas celebrations to today as we charge towards the end of the first quarter of the year.

 

 

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Do it for the children, not Ofsted

brenBren Taylor, Senior Education Consultant

It’s a new year and with it comes a brand spanking new piece of shiny digital paper to kick things off. I may well have written that routine thought in my previous annual embarkation of a January blog, and the repetition of such draws irony not lost on this writer!

 

 

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