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Lisa Griffin is content lead at Optimus Education, focusing on leadership and governance.
Who can be your data protection officer?
Under the new GDPR, many schools will be required to have a DPO. Lisa Griffin provides guidance on the responsibilities of the role and who can and can’t undertake it
Governor skills audit
Download the governor skills audit to assess and evidence the skills members have and determine strengths and weaknesses of the board
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): what you need to know
The GDPR will change the way schools manage their data and information. Lisa Griffin provides a to-do list schools can use to prepare for the new data protection laws and outlines the changes
Election outcome: what’s next for education?
As the Conservatives work with the DUP to form a government, Lisa Griffin looks at their key education focuses and what the implications for schools will be
Building capacity in a teaching school
Teaching schools train, develop and support staff in other schools while maintaining standards in their own. Read the advice and areas to consider when building capacity in your school and others
New governor induction: resources and responsibilities
Prepare for your role as a governor with our induction pack detailing what is expected of you and questions you should ask to hold the school to account
Ofsted survival pack: checklists and myth-busting
Are you prepared for a visit from Ofsted? Download and share our inspection checklists to ensure all staff are fully equipped
Chief schools adjudicator’s annual report: a summary
The chief schools adjudicator calls for all school admission authorities to comply with the school admissions code to promote fair access for all children
Executive headteacher skills audit
Download the skills audit to help evaluate the skills and knowledge needed to fulfil the responsibilities of an executive head
Setting up a multi-academy trust: a case study
Forging a formal partnership with other schools when setting up a MAT can help to share resources and save money but there are issues to consider. This school tells us about their experience