COVID 19 transition education

COVID-19 and Transition Between Key Stages

Yashna Smart COVID-19, Schools, Transition

Change can be a difficult process if it is not prepared for and handled well, for children and adults alike. Schools recognise this and endeavour to provide the necessary support to pupils during their transition between key stages. COVID-19 has significantly disrupted this process; pupils will have already faced a great deal of change in the last few weeks and …

CEO Focus: Brenda Mullen CEO of Learning Today Leading Tomorrow

PAG Staff CEO, COVID-19, Interview, Schools

Brenda Mullen was appointed as CEO of LT2 in September 2017. Prior to this Brenda was CEO of MacIntyre Academies Trust, having formerly been Director of Children’s Services for the charity. Brenda has a background in teaching and has also been a successful independent consultant to schools and Local Authorities. Click the link to see her answers to questions on COVID-19.

The Positive Plan: COVID-Proofing your Pupil Wellbeing Support

Mara Raposo COVID-19, Schools, wellbeing

The Positive Plan: COVID-Proofing your Pupil Wellbeing Support Right now, most education leaders are thinking about what kind of school their pupils will be going back to, whether that’s in June or September. On the return to school, the way pupils will be able to interact with their teachers based on distancing guidance – and indeed, how teachers will be …

The Sutton Trust’s research into the impact of COVID-19 on the most disadvantaged young people

Yashna Smart COVID-19, Inequalities, Schools

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are likely to impact on practically every area of government policy for the foreseeable future. The Sutton Trust, a foundation which improves social mobility in the UK through evidence-based programmes, research and policy advocacy, has looked into the impact of COVID-19 on the most disadvantaged young people through their time in education and into …

Michaela Stevenage opening

Premier Advisory Group selected to support the opening of Michaela Stevenage

PAG Staff Schools

Premier Advisory Group (PAG) is delighted to announce that, following a tender process, it has been appointed to project manage the opening of Michaela Community School in Stevenage. Michaela Stevenage was approved into pre-opening in Wave 13 of the free schools programme. PAG had previously supported the trust in making its application to open the school. Proposed to open in …

A view from the CFO…

PAG Staff COVID-19, Interview, Schools

Brenda Mullen was appointed as CEO of LT2 in September 2017. Prior to this Brenda was CEO of MacIntyre Academies Trust, having formerly been Director of Children’s Services for the charity. Brenda has a background in teaching and has also been a successful independent consultant to schools and Local Authorities. Click the link to see her answers to questions on COVID-19.

Oak National Academy

Oak National Academy: A User Experience

Yashna Smart Schools

The Oak National Academy online service has now been running for over two weeks, and by last Friday, over 2 million lessons had been accessed by pupils all over the country. Each week, the platform offers 180 sequenced lessons recorded by more than 40 teachers, for pupils from Reception up to Year 10. The launch of the Academy has been …

Wellbeing During School Closures

PAG Staff Schools

As many of the population attempt to find their way through the new normal of working from home, teachers and pupils across the country are adapting to a new way of learning. Recently, I attended a webinar hosted by Mark Steed, Principal at Kellett British International School in Hong Kong, in which he spoke about his experience leading a school …

Scape Group’s summary on school place planning

PAG Staff Schools

Scape Group has written a summary here on school place planning and the challenges the UK faces to make sure there are enough school places to meet growing demand.    Whilst the document was produced in 2019, the challenges the sector faces still remain. The school age population was set to increase 5.5 per cent in 2020 and 2021, when …

Free School Interviews: 10 Things We’ve Learnt

PAG Staff Schools

PAG offers mock free school interviews to groups who have submitted applications to open new schools, either via the central route or any local authority presumption competitions. We have recently undertaken several mock interviews with clients who have submitted applications through Wave 2, Wave 14 and local authority competitions and have summarised some invaluable insights that have arisen from these …