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As you’ve no-doubt seen from the relentless marketing by third-parties – GDPR is coming into force in schools in May 2018! The below is our take on the questions you should ask your suppliers, including your MIS to ensure you’re GDPR ready
Measuring staffing typically accounts for 70%-80% of a school’s budget, but after gathering feedback from the dozens of different MATs we work with, we found that the measures MATs and schools are currently using vary wildly
Just as sales and marketing automation have transformed the private sector, so too we think that school automation will transform the education sector over the next 5 years by saving staff time on repetitive administrative tasks, allowing them to focus on teaching!
From our discussions with 100s of MATs, we’ve learnt some great lessons about how the 4 types of MAT scale their systems and people. We've summarised everything we've learnt in this handy post!
At the start, MATs are small and can cope with manual processes and procedures, spreading staff across multiple institutions, and allowing schools a certain degree of discretion over how they manage themselves. However, as the number of schools approaches 5, the central team (who often also work within a school) become overstretched.
We challenge the notion that MAT alignment and school autonomy are oppositional. In fact, alignment can enable autonomy if you have accountability and transparency in place!
Reducing time spent on data & assessment is THE KEY to reducing additional teacher workload