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EES for Schools is an education organisation dedicated to the supply of products and services designed for school effectiveness.

We have a wealth of experience and years of helpful advice to share. Through a series of blog posts, our education experts reveal tips, advice and, often, relatable rants on topics that matter to you.


The Thirty Names Memory Game

- Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Stephen Leatherdale is a Target Tracker helpline and support officer for EES for Schools. Stephen has worked in the education industry for 25 years and has experience in teaching and leadership in primary schools, where he was also responsible for staff wellbeing. With his wealth of experience, Stephen shares his tips for learning your pupils’ names during the first few weeks of term.  
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Me, Myself and the Summer Holidays

- Friday, July 29, 2016

Stephen Leatherdale is a Target Tracker helpline and support officer for EES for Schools. Stephen has worked in the education industry for 25 years and has experience in teaching and leadership in primary schools, where he was also responsible for staff wellbeing. With his wealth of experience, Stephen talks to us about the importance of FINALLY taking it easy!  
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Target Tracker FAQs: Interim Framework, Measuring Progress & National Data

- Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Target Tracker is our market-leading pupil-tracking software. We strive to make Target Tracker as user-friendly and intuitive as possible but we know that, from time to time, you have questions.  
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Baseline Assessment: Conquer the Confusion

- Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Kelly Gleed is a business development manager for EES for Schools. Kelly has worked across education and childcare for nine years as a nursery nurse, class teacher and a foundation stage leader. With a wealth of knowledge behind her, Kelly has numerous insights into the wonderful (but often confusing!) world of teaching. Here, Kelly talks about baseline assessment and her recommendations to conquer the confusion…  
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Colin Goes National: Chapter One - Induction

- Monday, June 06, 2016

Colin Hooker, Senior HR Consultant, recently became a National Leader of Governance (NLG). Colin keeps us updated on his journey as a NLG and gives us insight into the process...    
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Staffing Recruitment and Retention

- Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Recruitment is my day–to-day job. I work with schools to help them recruit staff to their schools. One of the things that always strikes me is the peculiarity of the three resignation dates through the school year (for headteachers, by 31 January, 30 April, 30 September and for all other teaching posts, by 28 February, 31 May and 31 October) which, as we all know, leads to a peak of frantic activity to replace staff; this tends to be for teaching staff but also occurs when recruiting to the leadership team.  
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Colin Goes National

- Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Strong leadership and governance are essential for improving schools. Stephen Nunn, HR Manager, tells us how one of his team has responded to that challenge:  
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School Effectiveness+: Engaging with parents, the community and other agencies

- Tuesday, November 10, 2015

What makes a high-performing school?
This week, we’ll be considering engaging with parents, the community and other agencies.  
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School Effectiveness+: Safeguarding

- Tuesday, November 03, 2015

What makes a high-performing school?
This week, we’ll be considering safeguarding.  
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Academies Today: The Next Five Years of UK Education

- Monday, October 26, 2015

In a recent article published in Academies Today, Liam Donnison discusses the impact of the new government and policies which could affect education. 
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