Discover our new schools network membership handbooks for 2020-21. The Whole Education network supports schools and trusts to collaborate, share ideas and improve their practice.
Our webinar on 'The class of 2020-21' looked at identifying and closing gaps and supporting effective teaching and learning after Covid. Watch the webinar and download the powerpoints.
During the Covid-19 crisis, schools have been so inspirational. They have returned to their most important mission to keep children and families safe and happy. In doing so, they have positively reshaped the perception of education for many.
In our first 'lockdown life' blog, leaders and friends of WE tell us about the positives and perils of working from home and what they hope we can do differently beyond the crisis.
We are delighted that Hannah Wilson has recently joined the Whole Education team as Associate Director. WE spoke to Hannah to find out about her vision, values, and commitment to a whole education.
Tiffany Beck, Chair of Maritime Academy Trust, shared ideas on effective governance and the role of trustees through Covid-19 at our regular, virtual trust leaders meeting.
Discover how Mounts Bay Academy in the LEAP Trust are approaching a flexible recovery curriculum that allows them to support all their learners through their return to school. You can also discover what trust leaders discussed in this week's meeting.
Watch all four sessions from our morning webinar with GL Assessment to discover how schools across the country are approaching assessment for effective transition, closing gaps and re-engaging students.
WE Associate Director David Crossley shares a provocation on assessment in the new world. What will meaningful blended assessment look like beyond Covid?
A socially distanced school, addressing gaps and transition: learning from this week’s virtual primary meeting
In this week's virtual primary leaders meeting Maxine Lowe, Executive Headteacher of Brooklands Farm, Milton Keynes shared their plans for a recovery curriculum.
A recovery curriculum, social circles and remote learning: what WE learned at this week’s trust leaders virtual meeting
Find out what WE learned at this week's trust leaders virtual meeting. The discussion focused on leading trusts through the upcoming weeks of increasing provision and beyond.
Leading mental health and wellbeing for staff during this time: ideas from our latest virtual secondary meeting
This week our secondary virtual meeting focused on leadership of mental health and wellbeing. Richard Spencer from CMAT shared how the secondary schools are putting the trust's values at the heart of their approach.
Moving from community relationships to partnerships: what WE learned at this week’s virtual primary meeting
This week we heard inputs from Seb Chapleau, Mei Lim and Heidi Shewell-Cooper on how schools can effectively build relationships with community partners.
Strengthening our trust culture through the current crisis: What WE learned from this week’s trust leaders virtual meeting
This week Dan Morrow, CEO of Woodland Academy Trust, shared ideas on sustaining a trust's culture in line with whole education values during and beyond this crisis. Discover what WE learned.
A return to more open schools: practical considerations and solutions from the latest virtual secondary meeting
This week our secondary virtual meeting focused on practical considerations around a possible return for Y10 and Y12. Three school and trust leaders shared ideas and challenges from their contexts.
This week WE hosted a webinar with Teach First looking at schools at the heart of their communities. Find out some of the key things we learned in Tweets from the day.
A remote whole education: What WE learned from Wensum Junior School at our latest virtual primary meeting
This week our primary virtual meeting focused on the issue of a remote whole education. Wensum Junior School shared the ways they are supporting their children and families during this extraordinary time.
How trust leaders are preparing for life after lockdown: what we learned at this week’s virtual meeting
Find out what WE learned at this week's trust leaders virtual meeting. The discussion focused on leading trusts during the upcoming easing of the lockdown and phased return to more open schools.
During the current, extraordinary time, the idea of schools at the heart of their communities has become more important than ever. Discover some of the ideas shared on community partnership at our 10th Annual Conference.
A high-quality, remote whole education at Ansford Academy: What WE learned from our latest virtual secondary meeting
This week our secondary virtual meeting focused on the issue of remote learning. Shonogh Pilgrim, Principal of Ansford Academy, shared the school's journey developing student agency - and how that was helping them offer an effective, online, whole education.
Maintaining staff morale and wellbeing at Woodlands Academy Trust: What we learned from Dan Morrow (CEO) in our latest virtual primary meeting
This week our primary virtual meeting focused on the issue of staff wellbeing. Dan Morrow, CEO of Woodland Academy Trust, shared the 'people-first' strategy they are using to looking after their team during this extraordinary time.
Schools as anchor institutions, redefining success and post-traumatic growth: What WE learned from this week’s Trust leaders virtual meeting
This week our virtual trust leaders meeting focused on challenging paradigms, and what education, schools and trusts would look like beyond the crisis. It featured an input from Neil Jameson, founder of Citizens UK. Discover ideas from the network.
Schools at the heart of their communities, teacher teams and a ‘school within a school’: Latest learnings from WE secondaries
Our virtual WE secondary meetings are a chance to explore how colleagues are starting to think strategically about the 'new world', as well as sharing solutions to practical challenges they're facing in this extraordinary time.
Top tips for virtual recruitment in primaries: Video tours, involving pupils and starting with your vision
This week our primary virtual meeting focused on the issue of virtual recruitment, with an input from Robyn Johnstone (EPG). Discover top tips from the network.
Strategic thinking, teacher-assessed grades and making our voices heard: What WE learned from this week’s Trust leaders virtual meeting
This week's WE Trust leader support meeting was a chance to explore how trusts are starting to think strategically about the 'new world', and how they can make a difference on the key issues they're facing in this extraordinary time.
News and reaction: Support for schools to provide tech for disadvantaged students during school closures
WE welcome the DfE's announcement that laptops and tablets will be provided to help close the digital divide, in response to our campaigning on the issue. WE look forward to continuing to work on this vital issue.
Today WE are very excited to launch our ‘summer curriculum’ - our programme of support for primary and secondary schools and trusts across the country during this extraordinary time. WE have been inspired and impressed by the amazing work schools...
Strong community relationships, home learning and ABC recovery plans: What WE learned from our latest virtual primary meeting
The latest WE Primary leader support meeting was a chance to explore how primaries are making things work following school closures, with an input from Barrowford Primary School on the approaches they're using. Find out what WE learned.
Whole Education’s Spirals of Enquiry network featured in Transformative Educational Leadership Journal
Today (08/04/2020) a paper was published in the Transformative Educational Leadership Journal investigating what we have learned about the power and relevance of Spirals of Enquiry model after five years facilitating it in the English education system.
Virtual trust culture, staff champions and intentional comms: What WE learned from this week’s virtual trust meeting
This week's WE Trust leader support meeting was a chance to explore how trusts are planning for the Easter term, and exploring some of the ways they can do things differently in this extraordinary time.