The Future

 

Data first

Embedding data-led decisions in the strategic planning cycle: COBIS21 link article

While  schools understand that data should inform strategic planning, they often get their timing wrong or rely on unreliable anecdotal evidence.  Ashley Kirk and Doris Suchet of ISC Research have advice.

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Business planning in schools for the pandemic

How are we doing?

Making difficult decisions in difficult times

A survey for the February 2021 COBIS Bursars, Business Managers and HR Staff Conference, throws light on how schools are steering a course through the troubled waters of the pandemic. Paul Cabrelli and Andy Homden report.

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Teacher shortage?

How Covid-19 is changing the recruitment landscape for 2021

Diane Jacoutot, one of the most experienced recruiters on the international scene. analyses the contradictory impact of Covid-19 on recruitment, and predicts a teacher shortage in 2021 – 22.

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Online chat

An underused resource for building school admissions?

Online chat does not seem to be commonly used by international schools. admissions teams. ITM asked an industry expert, Kaitlyn Shipp to explain how a ‘live’ chat feature can be used by a school admissions team to grow student admissions.

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Raising aspirations

Claiming a place in the ‘new normal’

Whatever else changes in education after the lockdown, according to Ger Graus, Global Director of Education for KidZania, widening horizons and raising aspirations must become an integral part of the ‘new normal’. Social mobility should at the heart of all we do.

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Pressing on

How to create a great school website with WordPress

Developing your old website, let alone creating a new one can be a daunting and potentially expensive prospect. Mike Khorev suggests that understanding the basics puts a school in control of the process, while minimizing costs.

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