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School’s Out: The Reception Teacher Perspective

Following the Government's announcement to close schools across the UK amid the COVID-19 crisis, we spoke to a Reception Class…

School’s Out: The Learning Support Assistant Perspective

Following the Government's announcement to close schools across the UK amid the COVID-19 crisis, we spoke to Sam, a Learning…

School’s Out: Home Learning Resources For Teachers and Parents

Confused, overwhelmed and unsure how to navigate uncertain times and support your pupils' or child's development at home? Inside Government’s…

6 Top Tips for Coping with Kids at Home During the Coronavirus Crisis

Here at IG Schools we are committed to supporting and helping you, our brilliant schools community, in any way we…

How is the Inside Government Team Tackling Social Isolation?

With social distancing the key to stopping the spread of Coronavirus, the world is facing an unprecedented period of isolation.…

Police Funding Settlement 2020-21: What Does This Mean For PCCs?

Amidst growing pressure to allocate more resources for police across the UK, at a time when many police forces are…

Preventing Domestic Abuse: Taking Collective Action Now

Approximately 2 million adults experience domestic abuse every year, with around a 65% to 35% split between women and men…

Privacy and Safety Online: Stepping Forward

Is being online getting more risky? Or are the risks more widely publicised? Are internet users getting better at taking…

Understanding the Landscape for Women in the Criminal Justice System

According to a report by the Prison Reform Trust in 2017, 53% of females in prison are reported to have…

Practical Steps to Reducing Health Inequalities in Custody

Increasing health inequality has been a long-standing issue across the UK, and one of the key places where this is…

Outlining the Role of the Housing Sector in Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls

In a current era of rising violence against women and girls (VAWG) but a decrease in instances being referred to…

Teaching and Learning: Remote Science Education

Confused, anxious and overwhelmed with how to navigate uncertain times as an educator? Inside Government’s Schools Hub has compiled a…

School’s Out: Subject Specific Online Learning

Confused, anxious and overwhelmed with how to navigate uncertain times as an educator? Inside Government’s Schools Hub has compiled a…

What is Being Done to Address Violent Crime?

According to the Office of National Statistics, there were 47,513 offences involving a knife or sharp instrument in the year…

Teaching and Learning: Remote Maths Education

Confused, anxious and overwhelmed with how to navigate uncertain times as an educator? Inside Government’s Schools Hub has compiled a…

The Changing Landscape of Probation Services

At present, there are over 250,000 people under the supervision of probation services, either supported in custody or monitored through…

A Guide to Taking Your First Steps Online

Efforts to contain and limit the new Coronavirus (now commonly known as CoVID-19) are disrupting every aspect of our lives.…

Addressing Hate Crime to Create Community and Social Cohesion

According to the latest government data, hate crime in the UK has risen by 17% since 2017/2018, meaning that recorded…

CIPD’s 10 Top Tips for Effective Online Meetings

Many companies have asked their employees to work remotely to slow down the spread of coronavirus. The following tips on…

School’s Out: The A Level Student Perspective

Following the Government's announcement to close schools across the UK amid the COVID-19 crisis, we spoke to A Level Student,…

Integrated Offender Management: A Reflection on the Key Principles

Within the Offender Management Statistics Quarterly Review (July-September 2019) published on 30th January 2020, the Ministry of Justice revealed that…

School’s Out: Supporting Pupil, Parent and Teacher Wellbeing

Confused, overwhelmed and unsure how to navigate uncertain times and ensure your pupils' and your own wellbeing? Inside Government’s Schools…

Up to £25k Funding For Tech Innovators Supporting Self-Isolation

Innovators have until 31 March 2020 to submit their applications for a new TechForce19 competition launched by NHSX to help…

Introducing the NHS’ COVID-19 Text Service to Support the Vulnerable

During the past week, we’ve seen the Government unveil a raft of measures to try and protect those at the…

How Mindwave & Thalamos use Tech to Help Mental Health Practitioners

Thalamos, a bespoke software solution, is digitising the Mental Health Act (MHA). Their reactive web application allows clinicians to complete…

Working from home: 6 Top Tips to Increase Productivity

Wondering how you can maximize your time whilst working from home? Inside Government have compiled these 6 top tips to…

The STEM Pipeline: Supporting Women in STEM Careers

The major challenges facing Women in STEM is dependent on age. For entry level talent, prior qualifications are a challenge,…

Funding for the Voluntary Sector During COVID-19

COVID-19 has sent a tumultuous shock across the world and the effects can be felt across every sector. The voluntary…

Top Tips for Working From Home and Maintaining Team Morale

It's been a week since the CHEFE Team (Charity/Voluntary, Higher Education and Further Education) started working from home. Some of…

The Student take on COVID-19

As universities are forced to close campuses to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we spoke to Lewis, a Second…

COVID-19 from the NHS Frontline

The NHS is facing increasing pressure to gather resources and keep staff well as it continues the battle to treat…

COVID-19: How are the over-70s affected?

The outbreak of COVID-19 has led to increasingly tough measures to protect the UK's most vulnerable, and attempt to prevent…

School’s Out: The HLTA Perspective

Following the Government's announcement to close schools across the UK amid the COVID-19 crisis, we spoke to Lisa, a Higher…

School’s Out: The Pupil Perspective

Following the Government's announcement to close schools across the UK amid the COVID-19 crisis, we spoke to an AS Level…

Guide for PSHE Leads in the Event of School Closures

In June 2019, the government released the ‘Relationships education, relationships and sex education (RSE) and health education’ statutory guidance and…

COVID-19 and the Voluntary Sector: Responding to Tough Times

The recent Coronavirus pandemic is exceptional. This is not business as usual. Movement of people suspended, and fundraising from events…

WISE Guest Blog Post: Celebrating One Million Women in STEM in the UK

For the first time ever, there are over one million women working in core-STEM roles in the UK. Government data…

The History of the Rogue Landlord Database: What’s Next?

The rogue landlord database has been live for nearly two years but has yet to become the trailblazing success it…

64 Safeguarding Interview Questions You’ll Likely Be Asked

Safeguarding and child protection are guaranteed to feature in any interview for a job role that involves children and young…

New Research on EAL learners shows the importance of looking behind headline attainment data

Diana Sutton, Director of The Bell Foundation, explores the latest research behind EAL teaching and learning, and what this means…

In Conversation with Liz Jones, Policy Director, National Care Forum

In the lead up to the National Nursing Conference we asked Liz Jones a few questions about nursing in social…

An Interview with Roy Wilsher, Chairman of The National Fire Chiefs Council

Ahead of The Future of UK Fire and Rescue Services Conference 2020, The Fire and Rescue Hub spoke to Roy Wilsher,…

In Conversation with David Riley: ‘Smarter Organisations Use Customer Journey Mapping’

David Riley is a Customer Insight Consultant. In this blog, he shares some tips and tricks for customer journey mapping. What…

An Interview with Andrew Lynch, Director of Communications, The Fire Sector Federation

Ahead of The Future of UK Fire and Rescue Services Conference 2020, The Fire and Rescue Hub spoke to Andrew…

Inside Government Forum on NHS Food and Nutrition Standards

This article originally featured on, reflecting on the Raising Standards of Food and Nutrition Across the NHS Forum.  …

STEMPATHY: Strengthening Character Through the Technological Revolution

Ahead of the Delivering Effective Character Education in Schools Forum in London on Tuesday 11 February 2020, Fabian de Fabiani,…

Blog Post: Routes into Nursing

Written by: Nigel Davies, MSc, BSc (Hons), RN, CertEd, FHEA Principal Lecturer and former Head of Nursing, University of East…

A Q&A with Dr Diogo Casanova, Associate Professor in Online Learning and Quality, University of West London

By 2050, 90% of jobs will require some digital proficiency, yet 23% of adults lack basic digital skills. This combined…

Case Study: “What does website accessibility mean to you?”- Nigel

Over the last few years there has been a steadily growing community supporting “accessible” and “inclusive” practices. These practices are…

Case Study: “What does website accessibility mean to you?”- Mary

Over the last few years there has been a steadily growing community supporting “accessible” and “inclusive” practices. These practices are…

Case Study: “What does website accessibility mean to you?”- Paul

Over the last few years there has been a steadily growing community supporting “accessible” and “inclusive” practices. These practices are…

Safeguarding: Looking Back to Look Forward

Friday February 9th 2018. The front page of the Times cries out: Top Oxfam staff paid Haiti survivors for sex. For days…

In Conversation with Katharine Glass, Managing Director at White Label Creative

Katharine Glass is the Managing Director of White Label Creative, an award-winning creative agency which specialises in regeneration, marketing and…

Manifesto Summary: The Education Sector


Manifesto Summary: The Power of Local Authorities


Manifesto Summary: The Housing Sector


Manifesto Summary: The Future of the NHS


Everything You Need to Know About Digital Skills

We were delighted to welcome Emma Weston, CEO of Digital Unite, to our recent event about Improving Digital Skills to…

Testing, Testing, 123… Why its so Vital to Know Arrangements are Really Working

Francesca West, Chief Executive of Protect, highlights the importance of whistleblowing, and how to ensure the protection of all those…

In Conversation with Professor Anna Lise Gordon the Director of the Institute of Education at St Mary’s University

Professor Anna Lise Gordon will be chairing the Teacher Training and Recruitment Conference. In the lead up to the event,…

Turbocharging Essential Digital Skills in the UK

Following Vikki Liogier's interactive keynote address on Training Teachers to Deliver Basic Digital Skills Qualifications at the Improving Digital Skills…

Making Sure Domestic Abuse and Violence is Everyone’s Problem

Provided that approximately 173 individuals were killed in domestic violence-related deaths in 2018 resulting in domestic abuse killings reaching five-year…

Delivering Data Solutions to the Housing Sector

[embed][/embed]   Douglas Silverstone is the Head of Data, Analytics and Information Security at Metropolitan Thames Valley.  Responsible for the…

Effectively Ensuring Internal Processes for Data Integration are Consistent and Controlled

Explore the partnership between Thames Valley and Metropolitan which ensures internal processes for data integration are consistent and controlled. The…

Be the Disruption You Want to See

Some people suggest this disruption will be along the lines of Airbnb. Others suggest it’ll be more like Uber. Regardless…

Why Should Housing Providers Get Involved in Developing and Implementing UK Housing Data Standards?

There currently exists a continuous flow of work on developing newer and newer versions of Housing Standards for housing providers…

NASBTT: Eight Initial Teacher Training (ITT) priorities for 2020

ITT core curriculum content We welcome publication of the ITT Core Content Framework which will give ITT providers and their…

Can You Be Data Driven and People Powered?

Those of us that work in the data sector are well aware of how important data is and how much…

Shining a Light on the Aid Sector’s Dark Side

This article was written by Peter Taylor, Head of DFID’s Safeguarding Unit whose work focuses on tackling sexual exploitation and abuse and sexual…

In Conversation with Nicole Palmer Research Ethics & Governance Officer at University of Kent

Nicole Palmer, Research Ethics & Governance Officer at University of Kent shares her thoughts on how to ensure research integrity…

BAME Students at Oxbridge: What Role Will Brexit Play?

Oxford and Cambridge elicit thoughts of wealth, privilege and grandeur; the domains of the white and privately-educated, the final phase…

Vlog: Understanding the Whole School Approach – Jonathan Taylor

In June 2019 the Department of Education published the 'Teaching Online Safety in Schools' guidance document, recommending the 'whole-school approach'…

Reflections on the Second Reading of the Domestic Abuse Bill – Guddy Burnet

Guddy Burnet is Group Lead on Domestic Abuse at Peabody and Co-Founder of the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (DAHA). In the blog below, she…

How Can Universities Better Protect Their Students Online?

Ahead of our 3rd Annual Tackling Sexual Violence and Harassment in Higher Education Forum on Thursday 21st November, Professor Emma…

Filtered and Monitored: Why Over-Blocking in Schools is Not the Answer

Young people spend on average 15 hours a week online. 90% of 11-16-year-olds have social media accounts and most have…

In Conversation with Dr Steven Boorman CBE, Chair of the Council for Work and Health and the Director of Employee Health at Empactis

We asked Dr Steven Boorman CBE a few questions about his work at Empactis and the Council for Work and…

Can Your Home Keep You Healthy?

Ahead of our Digital Housing 2019 Forum on Thursday 17th October, Jonathan Drake, Service Director, Salix Living shares his thoughts…

Delivering Digital Skills at Scale and Sustainably: The Powerful Potential of Digital+People

Ahead of the Improving Digital Skills to Increase Inclusion Forum in London on Tuesday 19 November, Emma Weston OBE, CEO of Digital Unite,…

Effectively Preparing for the Digital Revolution

Ahead of the Improving Digital Skills to Increase Inclusion Forum in London on Tuesday 19 November, Louise Aitken, the Skills…

Physical Activity in the Workplace – In Conversation with Anna Davison

Anna Davison, Head of Workplace Wellbeing at ukactive shares her thoughts on the importance of physical activity in the workplace…

The Sida Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding Programme – DRC 

Supplementing Helen Stawski's presentation at the Demonstrating the Impact of International Development Projects Forum on Thursday 19th September, her colleague…

Behind Closed Doors: How the Housing Sector Can Help Tackle Domestic Abuse

It is estimated that domestic abuse affects around 2 million (or almost 6%) of adults in England and Wales. It…

Discussing the Benefits of School Partnerships

School-led partnerships hold significant potential for supporting teachers and senior leaders to enhance pupil development through a broadened curriculum and…

Dr Pia Ostergaard: Pioneering geneticist who works part time hours

Read Dr Pia's story and how the Daphne Jackson Trust supported her in her return to research after a career…

Widespread Use Of AR (Augmented Reality) And VR (Virtual Reality) Has ‘Come Of Age’ In The Last Two Years, But How Can These Be Used To Develop 21st Century Skills In Our Learners?

Ahead of the 4th Annual Further Education Technology Forum on 24th September in London, Steve Smith and Frank McHale share some…

Widening Participation for BAME Students is not enough

What has been done so far for Widening the Participation of BAME Students? Whilst there have been substantial efforts made…

Will Autonomous Vehicles make our roads safer?

As we approach the Road Safety Forum 2019, to which I have been invited for a panel discussion, I expect…

Primary Relationships Education: One Last Chance to Get It Right

With exactly one year left to go until Relationships Education becomes a mandatory part of the curriculum, the onus is…

Is the Issue of Air Pollution Being Dealt With Locally, and If So… How?

  With the release of the government’s ‘Clean Air Strategy 2019’ in January 2019, aiming to cut air pollution in…

Encouraging Integration for Everyone, in Every Community

Through the 2019 Integrated Communities Strategy, the UK Government is aiming to build localities in which people of all and…

3 Key Challenges Facing Women in Research

According to new rankings produced by the Leiden Ranking Team, women are listed as authors on only 30% of British…

#TimesUp For Sexual Violence at University

  We’ve all got our own personal experiences of university. For some, it will bring back memories of campus nights…

Ideas for 2020 – Enhancing Outreach and Supporting Volunteer Diversity

It is now widely recognised that the voluntary sector faces major challenges in developing a diverse volunteering base which reflect…

Speed Limits – Should Autonomous Vehicles Obey Them?

Ahead of the 3rd Annual Road Safety Forum taking place on Wednesday 11th September 2019 in London, Richard Morris, Innovation…

Celebrating Diversity and Inclusivity in Schools

Professor Sue Sanders, Co-Chair, School’s Out and Founder, The Classroom and LGBT History Month discusses the importance of inclusive LGBTQ+ Education in schools to promote…

Are the Days of a Traditional VLE Numbered?

Ahead of the 4th Annual Further Education Technology Forum on 24th September in London, James Kieft some key insights on the…

Driving Prison Improvement: The Importance of Growth

Ahead of our Prison Management 2019 Forum on Thursday 12th September, Dr Sarah Lewis, Project Manager, HMP Guys Marsh shares her thoughts…

Brown Cords and School Partnerships

Ahead of the Raising Standards Through Establishing and Maintaining School Partnerships Forum on Wednesday 9th October 2019, Dr Chris Wilson,…

FELTAG Five Years On…A Community of Practice and a Movement, Not Just a Report

It is hard to believe it is almost five years ago that the Government published its response to the recommendations…

Digital Futures: How Understanding Students’ Expectations of Technology Can Transform Further Education

Twenty-four hours is a long time in politics – but, despite turbulence in Westminster, the positive noises around education have…

In Conversation with Pete Quinn – A Q&A with Independent Student Well-being Consultant

Pete Quinn, Independent Student Well-being Consultant, shares his thoughts on the increase in mental health reporting among students and the…

The State of UK Prisons and the Urgent Need for Reform

“I will quit if I haven’t succeeded in 12 months in reducing the level of drugs and violence in (those)…

Impact: The Golden Thread of International Development

Now more than ever, a focus on the impact that development and humanitarian aid is having across the world is…

Why Schools Should Teach LGBTQ+ Education

Ahead of our Promoting Inclusive RSE and LGBTQ+ Education Forum on Wednesday 18th September, Dr Eleanor Draeger shares her thoughts…

How Can We Measure Impact in Research Capacity Strengthening Funding?

Ahead of the Demonstrating the Impact of International Development Projects Forum on Thursday 19th September, Dr Justin Pulford, Senior Lecturer…

In Conversation with Dr Agnelo Fernandes MBE FRCGP, GP and Senior Partner at Parchmore Medical Centre

Dr Agnelo shares his thoughts on managing workload and the key challenges facing urgent and emergency care services. He shares…

Enhancing Your Careers Programme with the Help of an Enterprise Advisor

Background The positive changing landscape of careers with the introduction of the Gatsby Benchmarks has meant that careers can no…

Demonstrating Impact: Making the Case to Employers

  Employer engagement is a key element of the careers agenda for young people and employers and industry are closely…

Key Principles for Developing a University Wide Approach to Graduate Employability

Lisa Taylor, Associate Dean of Employability at University of East Anglia shares her thoughts on a university wide approach to…

In Conversation with Stuart Norton – A Q&A with Senior Adviser (Learning and Teaching) at Advance HE

What tips do you have for higher education Institutions on how they can develop and improve their graduate employability strategy?…

Supporting Communities To Tackle and Be Resilient Against Serious and Organised Crime

Ahead of her talk at the Effectively Tackling and Preventing Serious and Organised Crime Forum on Thursday 16th July 2019, Amy…

Tackling the Teacher Recruitment Crisis: What’s Being Done?

It’s widely acknowledged that the state of teacher recruitment in the UK is in a critical state. According to the…

The Teaching Excellence Framework: Is it working and what does the future hold?

Introduced in 2017, the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) aimed to create a detailed and standardised measure for…

What Do Managers of Risk and Managers of Volunteers Have in Common?

  Daniel Ingram, Association of Volunteer Managers Director, is delighted to be chairing Inside Government’s upcoming forum Raising Standards of…

Creating an Innovative Multi-Agency Approach to Tackling Domestic Abuse

Ahead of her talk at the Tackling Domestic Abuse and Violence Forum on Wednesday 19th June 2019, Detective Superintendent Deborah…

Helena Wilkinson on Enhancing Financial Resilience Across the Voluntary Sector

Ahead of our Improving Financial Resilience Across the Voluntary Sector Forum on Wednesday 10 July in Central Manchester, Helena Wilkinson,…

How Significant Is the Serious and Organised Crime Threat?

The National Crime Agency (NCA) launched its latest National Strategic Assessment (NSA) in May 2019, highlighting that a conservative figure…

A Q&A with Jenny Brown, Headteacher at St Albans High School for Girls

At St Albans High School for Girls what do you do to try and encourage more girls to take an…

In Conversation with Dr Katie Perry: A Q&A with the CEO of The Daphne Jackson Trust

What are you currently working on at the Daphne Jackson Trust? Are there any projects for 2019 that you can…

Q&A with Peter Holbrook, Social Enterprise UK

Ahead of our Effectively Implementing the Civil Society Strategy Forum on Wednesday 19th June, Peter Holbrook, Chief Executive, Social Enterprise…

Complete Collaboration: The Only Way to Solve Homelessness

At Beam, we believe homelessness will be solved when everyone works together. That means government, central and local. It means…

Improving Responses to Domestic Abuse Across Housing Associations

  Housing associations across the UK have been housing those most in need since the nineteenth century and with the…

Q&A with Nigel Bishop

Ahead of the Creating and Implementing an Effective Pupil Premium Strategy training course taking place in London on Thursday 11th…

How We Think About CPD in Schools

Ahead of the Improving Standards of Teaching Through Continuing Professional Development Forum in Manchester on Tuesday 14th May, Dr Emily…

Exploring the Benefit of Education-Industry Collaborations for Improving Careers and Enterprise Education

  Ofsted reported in the 2016 Getting Ready for Work publication that of 40 schools visited, 90% were not placing…

Raising Standards of Safeguarding Across the Voluntary Sector: Continuing Conversations

  In November 2018, Inside Government brought together almost 600 policymakers, practitioners, researchers and lawyers to addressing the challenge of…

The Civil Society Strategy: What Does It Mean for the Future of the VCSE Sector?

The long anticipated Civil Society Strategy was published by the government in August 2018. Summery activities were put aside for…

Taking a Collaborative Approach to Developing an Innovative CPD Strategy

Ahead of the Improving Standards of Teaching Through Continuing Professional Development Forum taking place in Manchester on Tuesday 14 May…

Reflecting on Our Shared Ambition to Improve Outcomes in Youth Justice

Ahead of the Improving Outcomes Across the Youth Justice Sector Forum taking place in London on Tuesday 9 July 2019,…

How to Run a Successful Science Club: Experiments, Investigations and Fun

Chemistree (made from borax and copper wire, coloured with traces of transition metals) winner of RSC Chemistree Competition 2018 Sharing…

Q&A with Elizabeth Donnelly, CEO of The Women’s Engineering Society: 100 years of WES, INWED 2019 and the Top 50 Women in Engineering 2019

A summary of a Q&A with Elizabeth Donnelley in celebration of the centenary of WES and in the run up…

The Importance of LGBT- Inclusive Sex Education

Ahead of our Delivering Outstanding PSHE Teaching Forum on Tuesday 7 May, Dr Eleanor Draeger shares her thoughts on the…

Exploring the Power of Collaborative Working in Child Protection

  There has recently been a drive across local government, the criminal justice sector and the health and social care…

Pressures on Urgent and Emergency Care: Has Anything Changed?

Last month NHS England announced plans for an overhaul of A&E targets. With four-hour performance goals becoming harder and harder…

How Can The Voluntary Sector Provide Sustainable Support for Domestic Abuse Survivors?

Ahead of her keynote speech at the Tackling Domestic Abuse and Violence Forum on Wednesday 19th June 2019, Nicki Norman,…

What to Expect from The Women in STEM Conference 2019

On May 22nd we see the return of the Women in STEM Conference in Central London at the Grange Tower…

The Art of Social Media: A Q&A With Dave Musson

Ahead of the Social Media Marketing in Higher Education training course taking place in London on Tuesday 9th July 2019,…

Exploring Knowledge in the English Curriculum

Written by Dr Bethan Marshall, Senior Lecturer in English Education, Kings College London I find the notion of knowledge in…

Exploring the North/ South Divide in UK Education

Ahead of the forum on Raising Standards of Education Across the North of England  taking place in Manchester on Tuesday 30th…

How Can We Make Apprenticeships Work For Every School?

Ahead of the Establishing and Delivering Teaching Apprenticeships Forum taking place in London on Thursday 9 May 2019, Emma Hollis…

Is Enough Being Done to Tackle Domestic Abuse?

  In the 12 months leading up to March 2018, 2 million adults experienced domestic abuse in England and Wales…

How Can Teachers Manage Pupil Behaviour?

Pupil behaviour is an issue that has been prominent in education news recently. Here’s why:   The number of pupils…

Increasing inclusivity in our universities: Why is it important and how are we doing?

Ahead of the Enhancing the International Student Experience in UK Higher Education forum taking place in London on Wednesday 3rd…

What Makes High Quality ‘Off the Job Training’?

Ahead of the Annual Apprenticeships Conference on 24th April, we share insights on supporting successful 'off the job training' For…

What to Expect from The Apprenticeships Conference 2019

With the Annual Apprenticeships Conference rapidly approaching, we thought we would share a few thoughts on what to expect on…

Re/presenting Islam on Campus AHRC 2015-18 – The Largest Study of Islam and UK Higher Education

This research, funded by the AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council), was based on a national survey of more than…

Effectively Tackling the Root Cause of Homelessness

Why is Homelessness Still Such a Prevalent Issue?  There's no doubt that homelessness is becoming a more pervasive issue year…

A&E at Crisis Point: Experience a Simulation of a Day in A&E

We all know it’s important to raise awareness of the current issues in emergency care. But, there’s something of a…

How Can Growth Mindset Improve Pupil Wellbeing?

Ahead of our Supporting Independent School Pupils’ Mental Wellbeing Forum on Thursday 4 April 2019, Andy Woodward, Deputy Head of…

Is Space The Future?


EAL – An LA Perspective: Impacting Outcomes Whilst Balancing the Books

Ahead of the Delivering Outstanding Teaching for EAL Pupils Forum, taking place on Wednesday 10th July 2019 in Central Birmingham, City…

Breaking Down REF 2021


11 Behaviour Management Tips

Phil Naylor, CPD Expert Adviser, Teacher Development Trust shares his top tips for managing and maintaining good behaviour in schools.   How…

A Model Way to Explain Science to Your Pupils

Most science teachers employ models to explain topics in class, but they don’t always use them in the most effective…

Make CPD the Main Target for Teacher Pay

Our short-termist school culture can be fixed by changing appraisals so that evidence-based practice and improvement in teaching, not pupils’…

Chuka Ummuna: Understanding the Value of Social Integration – The APPG Perspective

Chuka Umunna MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Integration, gave a keynote speech on Thursday, 24…

Safeguarding Children: The Need for Effective PSHE Teaching


Why Internationalising Higher Education Provides a Better Student Experience

    For young people growing up in the UK, higher education (HE) is often touted as the path to…

COIN: A Network to Bring Communities Together

This post was written ahead of the 2019 Forum, join us on Thursday 2 April 2020 at the Improving Social…

Time to Shine? KE Professionals and the KEF

Ahead of The Next Steps for the Knowledge Exchange Framework and Research Impact Forum taking place on Wednesday 13 February, Tamsin Mann,…

Chuka Umunna to Launch Intergenerational Connections Report

This post was written ahead of the 2019 Forum, join us on Thursday 2 April 2020 at the Improving Social…

Professor Ted Cantle, Chair of the Cohesion and Integration Network on the Integrated Communities Strategy

This post was written ahead of the 2019 Forum, join us on Thursday 2 April 2020 at the Improving Social…

Learning Gain and Confidence Gain: Measuring Student Learning

Ahead of the Measuring Learning Gain in Higher Education forum taking place on Tuesday 4 December, Dr Fabio Aricò, Senior Lecturer in…

Will UK University-Industry Collaborations Deliver the Innovation Goods Post-Brexit?


Improving the Financial Resilience of the Voluntary Sector

Ahead of the Improving Financial Management Within the Voluntary Sector 2018 forum taking place on Wednesday 28 November 2018, Helena Wilkinson, Partner, Price…

What Does Best Practice Look Like For Using Learning Technology In Colleges?

By Jisc’s senior co-design manager, Rob Bristow Five years on from the Further Education learning Technology Action Group’s (FELTAG) first…

Evidence-Informed Teacher Professional Development

Ahead of the Improving Standards of Teaching Through Continuing Professional Development forum taking place in London on Wednesday 3rd October, Dr…

The Value of Degree Apprenticeships to the Economy

Warwickshire College Group (WCG) is an award-winning training provider based in the West Midlands. It is one of the largest…

Let’s Ensure Higher and Degree Apprenticeships are a Success

Higher and Degree Apprenticeships are emerging as a success story. Employers using the Trailblazer process have and are developing Higher…

Digital & Transformation – The Need to Change

      Ahead of the Digital Housing 2018 forum on October 10th in London, Torus' Barry Shields, Head of…

The Future of Neighbourhood Policing


Local Policing: Listening to the Voice of Victims


Driving Devolution by Harnessing Regional Research Capacity

Ahead of our Examining the Progress of Devolution and the Northern Powerhouse forum, taking place in Manchester on 25th September 2018, N8 Research…

Robots in the Public Sector

Ahead of the Enhancing Public Sector Marketing and Communications forum, taking place in London on Tuesday 18 September 2018, Alastair McCapra, CEO…

Putting Digital Transformation into Action

Ahead of the Digital Housing 2018 forum, taking place in London on Wednesday 10 October 2018, Yarlington Housing Group's Executive Director of Service…

Delivering Good Quality Housing across the Northern Powerhouse

Tracy Harrison from the Northern Housing Consortium shares insights on the importance of delivering good housing across the Northern Powerhouse. A big…

A Q&A with Jane Harvey, President-Elect, Association for Languages Learning

1. What are the major challenges MFL teaching currently faces? At secondary level, keeping numbers taking GCSE and A level…

A Q&A with Vicky Gough at The British Council

In the build up to this year’s highly anticipated Modern Foreign Language Conference, we caught up with our Conference Chair,…

What Will the New OfS Data Strategy Mean for Higher Education?

With the Office for Students’ data strategy set to be published in Autumn 2018, we outline what the OfS regulatory…

The Renaissance of Technical and Vocational Education


Supporting Vulnerable Children and Families to Reduce Self Harm

Spurgeons Children’s Charity has been supporting vulnerable children and their families for over 150 years. With rates of self-harm in…

Community Solutions to Child And Adolescent Mental Health Issues


Evidence-informed teaching: Articulating the ‘why’ of classroom practice

Cat Scutt, Director of Education and Research at the Chartered College of Teaching, shares insights on what evidence informed teaching actually…

Closing the gap for SEND – New Thinking is Needed Now

Sonia Blandford shares insights on narrowing the gap for SEND pupils At Achievement for All we have developed, in partnership…

Children’s Mental Health Services – Where Next?


Inclusive High Quality Teaching

Natalie Packer, author of The Perfect SENCO and The Teacher's Guide to SEN shares insights on developing inclusive high quality…

Enhancing social mobility through better school place planning

Ahead of the Local Authority School Place Planning forum on June 14th, Jon Andrews, Director for School System and Performance and…

Technical and Vocational Reform: A College Perspective


Towards Effective, Manageable and Rewarding Governance

Ahead of the Raising Standards and Attainment Across Independent Schools forum taking place in Central London on Tuesday 3rd July, Stuart Westley,…

Evidence Informed Teaching – The Long Haul

Jonathan Haslam, Director of the Institute for Effective Education shares insights on the current landscape of effectively engaging with evidence informed teaching in schools.…

NHS STPs – That’s not a Battering Ram: It’s Opportunity Knocking

Neil Tester, Deputy Director, Healthwatch England @NTtweeting @HealthwatchE I’ve never met anyone who thinks we shouldn’t try to improve our…

Getting More Women into Tech Could Improve Women’s Representation Across STEM

Helen Wollaston, Chief Executive of the WISE Campaign shares insights on improving women's representation in tech careers It is ironic…

University Branding – Watch Out for the Skin Deep

Ahead of The HE Marketing Conference on 17th April, Joel Arber from the University of Central Lancashire shares insights on…

Examining the Current Food Security Landscape


Repositioning Employability for Student Success – An institution wide approach

Ahead of The Graduate Employability Conference, Doug Cole, Advance HE, shares insights on an institution wide approach to employability Skills,…

Are Students Getting the Support They Need and Deserve?

With an increasingly competitive job market to enter into, pressures to conform to the latest trends constantly weighing in from…

#WomenLikeMe – Dr Kirsty Clode, Chair, Women into Manufacturing and Engineering

Dr Kirsty Clode of Women into Manufacturing and Engineering shares key insights into promoting diversity within industry I didn’t follow…

What is Outstanding English Teaching?

Ahead of the Delivering Outstanding English Teaching in Schools forum taking place in London on Tuesday 17th April 2018, Adrian Barlow,…

Severn Trent – Our Response to the Apprenticeship Levy

Ahead of The Apprenticeships Conference on 19th April in London, Marie Smart, Apprentice Manager, Severn Trent Water shares some key insights on Severn Trent's approach to…

Creating a Curriculum that Promotes Student Wellbeing

Ahead of the Promoting and Improving Student Mental Health and Wellbeing in Higher Education forum on May 16th, Dr Pauline Hanesworth, Academic Lead…

Exploring the Benefits of STEM Education


Evidence Informed Teaching


The Employability and Skills Agenda within the New Regulatory Framework

With the new regulatory framework now launched, read how graduate employability will be assessed by the Office for Students The…

Digital Innovation Opportunities in the NHS


Mark Dawe, Chief Executive of AELP on the Future of Apprenticeships

Ahead of The Apprenticeships Conference on 19th April in London, Mark Dawe, Chief Executive of the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) shares some key…

Tackling NHS Winter Pressures in the Urgent and Emergency Care System

Explore how the NHS is working towards solutions in addressing unprecedented demand in urgent and emergency care The 2017/18 NHS…

5 Steps for your Next Higher Education Marketing Campaign

1. Know your market! With evolving trends in student recruitment across the higher education sector, it is now essential that…

8 Insights to Help Narrow the Attainment Gap

1. In my experience the schools that succeed in narrowing the attainment gap are those that recognise the deeply compound nature…

An Interview with Mike Brown MVO, Commissioner for Transport for London

Ahead of our Effectively Delivering UK Infrastructure Projects on 2nd October 2018 in Central London, we spoke to Mike Brown MVO, Commissioner for…

An Interview with David Cox, Chief Executive of the Association of Residential Letting Agents

We’re excited to welcome David Cox at our upcoming Effectively Regulating Private Housing and Tackling Rogue Landlords forum! Ahead of his appearance…

Cross-Sector Partnerships in Housing Development


Identifying and Tackling Sepsis in Healthcare: 2017 Statistics


Working in Partnership to Tackle Drug Misuse: 2017 Statistics


The Cost of Fraud


Why Schools Must Invest More in Careers Education

Careers education in schools is finally in the policy spotlight. At a time when 530,000 young people aged 16-24 are…

An Interview with HMI Prisons Peter Clarke and HMI Probation Dame Glenys Stacey

We’re absolutely delighted to welcome not only HMI Prisons Peter Clarke but also HMI Probation Dame Glenys Stacey to our Offender Management 2018 forum!…

The End of History? The Office for Students (OfS) and the Last Regulator

Ahead of the Effectively Regulating UK Higher Education Forum taking place on Thursday 8 March 2018 in London, Professor Roger…

What are the Costs of Loneliness in the UK?


An Interview With ATI’s Malcolm Scott

Ahead of The Future of Aerospace forum taking place in London on Wednesday 21 March, we asked Malcolm Scott, Corporate Development…

An Interview with Aileen Murphie, MHCLG and Local Government Value for Money, National Audit Office

We’re excited to welcome Aileen Murphie at our upcoming Income Generation: Establishing Innovative and Alternative Revenue Streams forum! Ahead of her appearance at…

Tackling Rogue Landlords


What Does Outstanding English Teaching Look Like?

With uncertainties around the new marking system for English GCSEs lingering against a backdrop of a teacher recruitment crisis, and…

Recruiting and Retaining Computer Science Teachers


GDPR – An Interview With Russell Holland, Barrister, Michelmores

We’re excited to welcome Russell Holland at our upcoming Ensuring Compliance with the GDPR in Schools forum! Ahead of his appearance at our event on…

Inclusive RSE – Making Things Better For All Children

Relationships and sex education (RSE) is important to all children and young people everywhere, yet all too often children report…

Looking Towards the Future of Transport for the North

Ahead of the Improving Transport Infrastructure Across the Northern Powerhouse forum taking place in Manchester on Tuesday 27 February 2018, Transport…

Four Ways to Access Funds for Developing International Research Partnerships


Could Further Devolution Improve Housing Supply Across the North of England?

‘The same number of new homes are being built in London as every city region in the Northern Powerhouse combined’…

Delivering Outstanding Computing in Schools


Addressing Today’s Children’s Services Challenges


Implementing Effective PE and Sports in Primary Schools


Collaboration Within the Emergency Services – Facts & Figures


The UK Economy and Higher Education


An Interview with Katie Ghose, CEO of Women’s Aid

We are very excited to be welcoming Katie Ghose, Women's Aid CEO as a keynote speaker at Preventing and Tackling Violence Against…

Violence against Women and Girls: Key Findings


The State of Education in the Midlands


An Interview with Jeremy Porteus, Founder and Director, Housing Learning Improvement Network (LIN)

Continuing our interview series in the run up to our Improving Health and Social Care Through Housing we're delighted to hear…

Prospects for Northern Transport Infrastructure


Health, Care and Housing: Working Together to Transform Lives

There are many ways in which decent, warm, suitable housing can reduce the costs of health and care for older…

How Important Are Learning Technologies In Universities?


An Interview with Jon Richards, UNISON’s Head of Education

Ahead of the Making Best Use of Teaching Assistants Forum, taking place on January 18th, we caught up with UNISON’s…

Quality Must Be a Priority Over Quantity

Nurseries across the UK have been telling us about their struggle to recruit – and then retain – a qualified…

Enterprising Councils – Income Generation


Major Issues Facing the Housing Sector in the North of England


Train Your TAs and Improve Your Outcomes

  The effective deployment of teaching assistants (TAs) in and around the classroom is often the vital factor in a…

Raising Standards and Attainment in Education Across Northern England


Solutions for University Barriers to Digital Learning

New Media Consortium (NMC), an organisation that provides education technology and innovation research to universities, identified six key challenges in…

A Better Early Years Offer for All?

Extended hours for free childcare, innovative pilot schemes to remove barriers to childcare, and a new National Funding Formula. Never…

An Interview with Heather Henry, Chair of New NHS Alliance

We’re excited to welcome Heather Henry at our upcoming Improving Health and Social Care Through Housing forum! Ahead of her appearance at…