Jenny Wingate

DfE Trust Capacity Fund – guidelines published

In July, Damian Hinds, then education secretary announced the creation of the Trust Capacity Fund aimed at helping academy trusts grow.  This £17m fund is the new sponsor capacity funding round – the previous one being the MAT development and improvement fund which opened in late 2017 and made £53m available. At the end of …

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The Education Show and other conferences of interest

I spent last Friday at the Education Show in the cavernous Excel centre in London.  It’s always hard to predict if it’s going to be worth going to these types of events, because of the market place nature of them, but this free event actually delivered some valuable education discussion, ideas and speakers. Highlights for …

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The Art of Procrastination

As we all rush towards the end of term trying to balance the demands of pre-Christmas work and life, I thought this interview with Andrew Santella about his new book on the merits of procrastination might bring some light relief. It’s in the online business analysis journal Knowledge@Wharton which provides useful insights into wider world …

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The Hopeful Headteacher Blog – relationships matter

There are so many blogs, articles and tweets that it can be hard to retain them all and remember which ones we actually find useful. One article that does stick in my mind is this one from the Hopeful Headteacher about relationships and how vital putting the time into building a good relationship between a …

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