What can schools learn from charities?

What can schools learn from charities?

Today, our director, Anita Kerwin-Nye published a piece in Schools Week asking 'Are we boiling frogs?'  In the piece we asked why it was that school leaders had so easily accepted the creeping language of for-profit businesses. Trustees of MATs are interchangeably referred to as directors, and year on year the pay of some top MAT CEOs spirals, and former heads and NLEs move into private practice as consultants.  

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Where have all the Disruptors and Innovators Gone?

Where have all the Disruptors and Innovators Gone?

As a part of our new Social Mission Leadership series, notdeadfish looked at the CEOs of the 50 biggest charities in UK to ask how they present themselves on their websites, what they portray their role as, and what experiences they deem most important. Were they custodians and managers? Innovators? System disruptors? We considered the challenges facing the third sector and what kind of leaders might be needed to face them.

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Cultural Capital

Cultural Capital

Franzi Florack discusses “Cultural Capital: teacher led research on the impact of arts and cultural education”, a joint publication between NotDeadFish and A New Direction, now available for purchase on our website.

Cultural Capital tells the story of eleven arts research projects, run by teachers from all over London to begin or expand projects that help their students engage with cultural education.

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Powerful Voice 

Powerful Voice 

Stammering is so often the butt of jokes. But it can be a debilitating impairment for the 1% of the population who stammer. A stammer can impact on all aspects of life and, in a society that values speech, hurdles and barriers are placed at every turn. Often described as an ‘iceberg’ the real impacts of stammering lay beneath the surface – avoiding speaking out, missing social occasions, not making phone calls, refusing to answer questions in class. As BSA say “the hidden aspects of the stammer include avoidances, fear and anticipation of stammering, and other difficult - often strong - feelings about stammering such as frustration, anger, sadness, embarrassment, and shame”.

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