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ESHA Online Magazine July 2016

Leadership at all levels is the theme of the July issue of the ESHA online magazine.  esha
NAPD Director Clive Byrne writes on helping the school leader to be responsible for the educational outcomes of the students.  
Entrepreneurial Competencies for School Leaders - The Finnish approach is another article of interest.

To read  / download the magazine click here




Vacancies in the young social Innovators Team

Young Social Innovators intend to appoint a Training & Development Manager and an YSI
Operations Administrator to join their team to provide programmes, resources and supports to young people and educators.  
For details click here


International superpowers in education?


International superpowers in education?  Shanghai, South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong and Finland of course.  Heard about the the next rising star? The Basque government, with a high degree of autonomy from the Spanish central government, has invested heavily in education.  If the Basque region were ranked as a country, only Denmark and Austria would have higher levels of per-pupil spending in Europe.  It has the hallmarks of many high achievers - with a strong sense of identity and ambition, emerging from conflict and with a need to compete with much bigger neighbours.

Full Article,,

Leader Preview Articles - Graham Powell and Mike Hughes

Learning and Teaching 

NAPD Learning & Teaching Workshops conducted by Graham Powell and Mike Hughes in the current academic year have engaged in the region of 250 teachers from almost 60 schools with ideas around creating more effective learning experiences in our classrooms.  Barry O’Callaghan has written a full report for the Leader, but here we want to give you a flavour of the positive feedback which the workshops received from the participants


Feedback has been hugely positive and it reflects both the need and demand for high quality CPD.  

Read more: Leader Preview Articles - Graham Powell and Mike Hughes

Tea for Teachers - Wednesday 5 October 2016

Global Schoolroom is helping to deliver high quality teacher training where it is most schoolroom  
You are invited to join Global Schoolroom on World Teachers' Day, Wednesday, 5th October, 2016, to celebrate teachers, have a cup of tea and make a donation towards this important work .

To register and receive your Organiser's Pack click here


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