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Nathalie Hulbert

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3 ways EdTech can improve remote reading in your school

Posted by Nathalie Hulbert on Feb 5, 2021 12:28:23 PM

Digital learning has thrown up some… let’s say, ‘interesting’ challenges. We’ve seen small children become the hosts of online classes on account of their teacher’s wifi cutting out, only to then mute the teacher and commandeer the class when the teacher manages to rejoin. We’ve seen kids make their Zoom background a picture of them “paying attention” while they disappear to get some snacks. And then there was the young lad who changed his name to “reconnecting...” so the teacher wouldn’t ask him any questions. Not ideal, but you have to admit, pretty innovative!

And while I can’t help you anticipate whatever these little evil geniuses come up with next, I can share some tips on how to make one aspect of remote learning, that is, remote reading, that little bit simpler...

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Topics: scholarpack, blog, remote learning

5 ways to support your staff with remote learning, right now

Posted by Nathalie Hulbert on Jan 15, 2021 11:58:47 AM

I like to look on the bright side of life, but even I’ll admit that 2021 feels like it’s being directed by Quentin Tarantino. We’ve seen an attempted coup across the pond, alarming COVID-19 statistics over here, and most notably for school leaders - an announcement to partially close all schools with less than 12 hours notice.

Of course, school leaders took the announcement in their stride - which is admirable, given that they probably still have whiplash from the many other sharp government U-turns over the past year. Nonetheless, they’ve still been expected to pick up where they left off and deliver quality remote provision, and at a moment's warning. If this rings true for you, take a look at this advice from our colleagues over at The Key, and their practical examples from the school leaders within their network. 

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Topics: scholarpack, blog, remote learning

A spotlight on SBMs part 3: recommendations for key stakeholders

Posted by Nathalie Hulbert on Dec 11, 2020 1:54:58 PM

For those of you who keep a keen eye on this blog, you will know that over the last few weeks I’ve been sharing insights from a report written by our colleagues at The Key about the challenges of school business management during COVID-19. In the first blog, we looked at the worrying impact of COVID-19 on wellbeing and workload, and in the second, we delved into how the workload of an SBM has changed, and the subsequent challenges that have come up. 

While The Key is not a campaigning group, the team  are committed to making the life of any school leader easier through their expertise and guidance. In that vein, the report includes some recommendations for remedying the identified challenges:

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Topics: scholarpack, blog, SBMs, SBM report

A spotlight on SBMs part 2: changes and challenges during COVID-19

Posted by Nathalie Hulbert on Nov 20, 2020 10:48:46 AM

I recently shared some findings from a report by The Key, about the impact of COVID-19 on SBMs. These findings illustrated an increase in the already high workload of an SBM, coupled with a decrease in their levels of wellbeing.

In part 2 of this blog series, I wanted to shed a little more light on how the workload of an SBM has changed since the pandemic hit, as well as the unforeseen challenges that have followed.

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Topics: scholarpack, blog, SBMs, SBM report