Education Business 2704

Influencing the education landscape

This issue of Education Business includes our second EB50 Most Influential list, which is our pick of the fifty individuals making an impact on education.

With changes on the horizon outlined in the Schools White Paper, our EB50 Most Influential list looks at the individuals that have, or are having, an influence on the education landscape. This may be through classroom practice, curriculum delivery, assessment, governance, funding, safeguarding, policy reform, teacher training, business management, and so on.

Continuing the topic of inspiring individuals and teams in education, the winners of the Education Business Awards 2022 are revealed on page 52. Winners were recognised under 18 categories, spanning environmental excellence, ICT facilities and SEN provision, as well as outstanding progress.

Elsewhere, Lisa Fathers from the Bright Futures Educational Trust writes on the best methods to boost recruitment and retention in schools, while Emma Hollis from the National Association of School-Based Teacher Trainers, explores the Initial Teacher Training landscape. On page 47, Sarah Lyons from the National Cyber Security Centre shares advice on how schools can protect themselves from cyber threats, and Dr Fiona Aubrey-Smith gives tips on using evidence effectively when making decisions about education technology, on page 37.

Angela Pisanu, editor