Tes Leadership Library

Here you can find the upcoming webchats and school management seminar videos, created exclusively for school leaders by Tes. Watch the videos at any time, or join in the live discussions with our experts.

SOCIAL MOBILITY FOR SCHOOLS

Speaker: Christine Ryan

Date: 25 October 2017

Synopsis:

Why have efforts to promote social mobility in the UK been so unsuccessful? Can schools provide the answer?

Christine Ryan, chair of TalentED, had a live webchat in the Tes leadership forum. Follow the discussion and post your questions.

STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR SCHOOLS

Speaker: Ian Mackintosh

Date: 10 October 2017

Synopsis:

Businesses use a wide variety of strategic planning tools. Can any of them be used to help schools?

Ian Mackintosh, director of Inteta Ltd, had a live webchat in the Tes leadership forum. Follow the discussion and post your questions.

IDENTIFYING PUPIL LEADERS

Speaker: Jo Cruse

Date: 27 September 2017

Synopsis:

How can you identify the potential for leadership within your pupil body? Does every pupil even have the ability to be a leader?

Jo Cruse, managing director of The Unreasonables, had a live webchat in the Tes leadership forum. Follow the discussion and post your questions.

WHAT DOES GDPR MEAN FOR SCHOOLS?

Speaker: Harry Ewins

Date: 15 September 2017

Synopsis:

In May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation comes into force. But what should schools be doing to prepare?

Harry Ewins, managing director of External Perspective Ltd, had a live webchat in the Tes leadership forum. Follow the discussion and post your questions.

JOINING A MAT WITH A CULTURAL FIT

Speaker: Ian Mackintosh

Date: 20 July 2017

Synopsis:

Should your school join a MAT? What are the advantages and risks? How can you assess whether the MAT has the right cultural fit with your school?

Ian Mackintosh, director of Inteta Ltd, had a live webchat in the Tes leadership forum. Follow the discussion and post your questions.

HOW TO KEEP GREAT SCHOOLS GREAT

Speaker: Mike Buchanan

Date: 6 July 2017

Synopsis:

For any school to improve, there are key areas and issues to address. But, once excellence has been achieved, what strategy should you set to stay at the top of your game?

Mike Buchanan, head of Ashford School and chair of HMC, had a live webchat in the Tes leadership forum. Follow the discussion and post your questions.

SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT

Speaker: Simon Shneerson

Date: 19 June 2017

Synopsis:

For any school to improve, there are key areas and issues to address. But what strategy should you set to do this?

Simon Shneerson, a school improvement expert, had a live webchat in the Tes leadership forum. Follow the discussion and post your questions.

SCHOOLS’ CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS

Speaker: Anna Pedroza

Date: 15 May 2017

Synopsis:

When a disaster strikes, how should a school respond? What are the protocols to follow?

Anna Pedroza, founder of Pedroza Communications, had a live webchat in the Tes leadership forum. Follow the discussion and post your questions.

MARKET RESEARCH

Speaker: Carolyn Reed

Date: 28 April 2017

Synopsis:

More pupils equals more funding. But how can you find them? Using market research techniques, your school could boost its roll and reduce the impact of the funding crisis.

Carolyn Reed, director at Reed Brand Communication, had a live webchat in the Tes leadership forum. Follow the discussion and post your questions.

THE FUTURE OF GOVERNANCE

Speaker: Richard Levinge

Date: 29 March 2017

Synopsis:

As school structures and types evolve, so governance arrangements are changing.

Richard Levinge, director of Ease Training, had a live webchat in the Tes leadership forum. Follow the discussion and post your questions.

DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION

Speaker: Sally Robertson

Date: 28 March 2017

Synopsis:

Disability discrimination is a very complicated matter. Often schools can fall foul of the law even when they believe they are acting responsibly.

Sally Robertson, a barrister at Cloisters Chambers, had a live webchat in the Tes leadership forum. Follow the discussion and post your questions.

EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

Speaker: Howard Jackson

Date: 28 March 2017

Synopsis:

An examination of how to boost morale in schools.

Howard Jackson, the founder of HCSS Education, part of Access Group, had a live webchat in the Tes leadership forum. Follow the discussion and post your questions.

OPENING NEW SCHOOLS

Speaker: Graham Able

Date: 17 March 2017

Synopsis:

An examination of the key considerations when setting up a new school.

Graham Able, deputy chairman of the Alpha Plus Group, had a live webchat in the Tes leadership forum. Follow the discussion and post your questions.

SOCIAL AND GLOBAL MOBILITY

Speaker: Dr Helen Wright

Date: 21 February 2017

Synopsis:

An examination of how schools can open up the aspirations of their pupils to be global citizens.

Dr Helen Wright, an international education expert, had a live webchat in the Tes leadership forum. Follow the discussion and post your questions.

THE PLANS FOR THE CHARTERED COLLEGE OF TEACHING

Speaker: Dame Alison Peacock

Date: 16 February 2017

Synopsis:

What are the aims and future plans of the new Chartered College of Teaching?

Dame Alison Peacock, the college's chief executive, had a live webchat in the Tes leadership forum. Follow the discussion and post your questions.

HANDLING COMPLAINTS

Speaker: Yvonne Spencer

Date: 31 January 2017

Synopsis:

An examination of how to handle complaints about the school.

Yvonne Spencer, partner at Veale Wasbrough Vizards, had a live webchat in the Tes leadership forum. Follow the discussion and post your questions.

FUTUREPROOFING THROUGH BUDGETING

Speaker: Howard Jackson

Date: 18 January 2017

Synopsis:

An examination of how schools can take a systematic approach to budgeting.

Howard Jackson, the founder of HCSS Education, part of Access Group, had a live webchat in the Tes leadership forum. Follow the discussion and post your questions.

THE FUTURE FOR GIRLS' SCHOOLS

Speaker: Dr Helen Wright

Date: 21 December 2016

Synopsis:

An examination of whether girls’ schools are still relevant.

Dr Helen Wright, the former president of the Girls' Schools Association, had a live webchat in the Tes leadership forum. Follow the discussion and post your questions.

THE FUTURE OF FREE SCHOOLS

Speaker: Toby Young

Date: 8 December 2016

Synopsis:

An examination of whether free schools provide the answer to the shortage of future school places.

Toby Young, journalist and director of the New Schools Network, had a live webchat in the Tes leadership forum. Follow the discussion and post your questions.

LEADING CREATIVE SCHOOLS

Speaker: Mike Buchanan

Date: 16 November 2016

Synopsis:

An examination of how to lead a creative school.

Mike Buchanan, head of Ashford School and chair of HMC, will have a live webchat with Andrew Maiden in the TES leadership forum. Follow the discussion and post your questions.

THE HEAD AS CEO

Speaker: Angus Cater

Date: 1 November 2016

Synopsis:

An examination of the key skills needed for modern headship.

Angus Cater, a financial trainer and author, had a live webchatwith Andrew Maiden in the TES leadership forum. Follow the discussion and post your questions.

RECRUITMENT TRENDS

Speaker: Lord Jim Knight

Date: 27 October 2016

Synopsis:

An examination of how the teacher recruitment landscape is changing.

Lord Jim Knight, ex-schools minister and chief education adviser for TES Global, had a live webchat with Andrew Maiden in the TES leadership forum. Follow the discussion and post your questions.

CHILD BEREAVEMENT

Speaker: Deborah Leek-Bailey OBE

Date: 16 October 2016

Synopsis:

An examination of how school leaders can support bereaved children.

Deborah Leek-Bailey OBE, founder of DLB Leadership Associates, adviser to the Secretary of State on school partnerships, and trustee of Child Bereavement UK, had a live webchat with Andrew Maiden in the TES leadership forum. Follow the discussion and post your questions.

MENTAL HEALTH IN PUPILS

Speaker: Natasha Devon

Date: 3 October 2016

Synopsis:

An examination of how school leaders can support mental health in their schools.

Natasha Devon, the campaigner on mental health and body image issues, had a live webchat with Andrew Maiden in the TES leadership forum. Follow the discussion and post your questions.

UNLEASHING GREAT TEACHING

Speaker: Professor Bill Lucas

Date: 13 September 2016

Synopsis:

An examination of how school leaders can promote great teaching.

Professor Bill Lucas, Director of the Centre for Real-World Learning and Professor of Learning at the University of Winchester, and Andrew Maiden had a live webchat in the TES leadership forum. Follow the discussion and post your questions.

CYBER SECURITY AND SCHOOLS

Speaker: Andrew Crowdell

Date: 26 July 2016

Synopsis:

An examination of the threats to schools’ IT networks and reputation.

Andrew Crowdell and Andy Hall of BHIB had a live webchat with Andrew Maiden in the TES leadership forum. Follow the discussion and post your questions.

TRANSITION TO SECONDARY SCHOOL

Speaker: David Taylor

Date: 5 July 2016

Synopsis:

An examination of how to manage the transition of pupils from primaries to secondaries.

David Taylor, headteacher of Stanley Park High, had a live webchat in the TES leadership forum. Follow the discussion and post your questions.

HOW INDEPENDENT AND STATE SCHOOLS CAN WORK TOGETHER

Speaker: Julie Robinson

Date: 21 June 2016

Synopsis:

An examination of how the two sectors can benefit from collaboration.

Julie Robinson, general secretary of the Independent Schools Council, had a live webchat in the TES leadership forum. Follow the discussion and post your questions.

HOW PARENTS CHOOSE SCHOOLS

Speaker: Rowan Davies

Date: 8 June 2016

Synopsis:

An examination of how schools can understand parents’ preferences.

Rowan Davies of mumsnet had a live webchat in the TES leadership forum. Follow the discussion and post your questions.

THE TRANSITION FROM DEPUTY TO HEADSHIP

Speaker: Dr Jill Berry

Date: 24 May 2016

Synopsis:

An examination of how deputies can make the step up to headship.

Dr Jill Berry, an educational consultant, had a live webchat, in the TES leadership forum. Follow the discussion and post your questions.

SPECIAL NEEDS AS A LEADERSHIP ISSUE

Speaker: Nick Rees

Date: 19 May 2016

Synopsis:

An examination of how schools incorporate SEND issues into leadership.

Nick Rees, a special needs consultant, had a live webchat in the TES leadership forum. Follow the discussion and post your questions.

SCHOOL BUSINESS CONTINUITY

Speaker: Richard Moxon

Date: 9 May 2016

Synopsis:

An examination of business continuity after a disaster.

Richard Moxon of Marsh had a live webchat in the TES leadership forum. Follow the discussion and post your questions.

THE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN SCHOOLS

Speaker: Matthew Gardiner

Date: 3 May 2016

Synopsis:

An examination of the use of social media in schools.

Matthew Gardner of Catch London, a technology specialist, had a live webchat, in the TES leadership forum. Follow the discussion and post your questions.

LIBERATING LEADERS

Speaker: Keith Budge

Date: 26 April 2016

Synopsis:

An examination of what makes for great leaders.

Keith Budge, headteacher of Bedales, had a live webchat, in the TES leadership forum. Follow the discussion and post your questions.

IDENTIFYING FUTURE LEADERS

Speaker: Deborah Leek-Bailey OBE

Date: 24 March 2016

Synopsis:

How schools can nurture future school leaders

Deborah Leek-Bailey OBE, founder of DLB Leadership Associates, had a live webchat in the TES leadership forum. Follow the discussion and post your questions.

JOINING A MAT

Speaker: Yvonne Spencer

Date: 18 March 2016

Synopsis:

An examination of what it means to join a multi-academy trust.

Yvonne Spencer, partner, Veale Wasbrough Vizards, had a live webchat in the TES leadership forum. Follow the discussion and post your questions.

WORKPLACE BULLYING

Speaker: Sally Robertson

Date: 1 March 2016

Synopsis:

An examination of bullying within the school workforce and the legal recourse.

Sally Robertson, a barrister at Cloisters Chambers, had a live webchat, in the TES leadership forum. Follow the discussion and post your questions.

SETTING UP AN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

Speaker: Colin Bell

Date: 23 February 2016

Synopsis:

We will discuss how you can identify the potential for an overseas school and examine the pros and cons.

Colin Bell, CEO of the Council of British International Schools, and Andrew Maiden had a live webchat in the TES leadership forum. Follow the discussion and post your questions.

MARKETING ON A SHOESTRING

Speaker: Carolyn Reed

Date: 26 January 2016

Synopsis:

How schools can market themselves more cost-effectively

Carolyn Reed, founder of Reed Brand Communication, and Andrew Maiden had a live webchat in the TES leadership forum. Follow the discussion and post your questions.

THE SCHOOLS PROPERTY MARKET

Speaker: Richard Moir

Date: 20 January 2016

Synopsis:

An examination into the opportunities for growth, including tips on sources of funding.

Richard Moir, partner at Gerald Eve, and Andrew Maiden had a live webchat in the TES leadership forum. Follow the discussion and post your questions.

THE HEAD’S RELATIONSHIP WITH THE GOVERNING BODY

Speaker: Richard Levinge

Date: 11 January 2016

Synopsis:

How the head can manage the relationship with their governing body.

Richard Levinge, founder of Ease Training, and Andrew Maiden had a live webchat in the TES leadership forum. Follow the discussion and post your questions.

DEVELOPMENT: RAISING INCOME

Speaker: Tim Edge

Date: 14 December 2015

Synopsis:

 Development covers alumni relations, fundraising and cultivation of major donors. How can your school reap this boost to your income?

Tim Edge, director of development, Headington School, and Andrew Maiden had a live webchat, in the TES leadership forum. Follow the discussion and post your questions.

PUPIL SELF-HARM

Speaker: Yvonne Spencer

Date: 4 December 2015

Synopsis:

An overview of schools’ legal responsibilities regarding self-harm among pupils, highlighting best practice in handling this sensitive issue.

Yvonne Spencer, partner, Veale Wasbrough Vizards, and Andrew Maiden had a live webchat in the TES leadership forum. Follow the discussion and post your questions.