Education Business 26.04

Education Business 26.04

Fifty inspiring people

This issue of Education Business has our first EB50 Most Influential list – our pick of the people that have made an impact on the education system in England.

It includes government officials, head teachers, heads of MATs, charities, union representatives, lobbyists and so on. They are committed individuals that have played their part in bettering the experiences and outcomes of children and young people in education, as well as for those working in the profession. Read the list on page 41.

The education sector is continuing to navigate the pandemic, with things still up in the air about how schools will function at the start of the next academic year. With Coronavirus very much still around, schools still have to ensure they can provide remote education to those self isolating - although there is talk that quarantining bubbles due to a positive case may end in the autumn. On page 55 Stephanie Glenister from The Key explains how schools across the country are nailing the blended learning approach.

With changes to fire safety design for schools being consulted on, pages 23 and 29 look at what has changed in the guidance, particularly around sprinklers and safe cladding - and asks whether the guidance goes far enough to adequately protect schools.

The Education Business Awards take place on 8 July live online. Hosted by Jeff Brazier, the awards continue to celebrate excellence within the sector. Find out who’s been shortlisted on page 37.

Angela Pisanu, editor

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