Schools Week, 11 February 2017

Louis Coiffait, Head of Education at Reform, wrote an article in Schools Week following the publication of Work in progress. Towards a leaner, smarter workforce.

He argued that getting people with the right skills and behaviours into the right roles in the schools workforce, the second largest in the public sector, is central to the success of students and the satisfaction of staff. Embracing new technologies can offer an opportunities to increase the productivity of all staff. The future role of the gig economy platforms, particularly for employing supply teachers or exam invigilators, could be huge.

“Some of these changes can be challenging, but this isn’t about robot-teachers – it’s about making sure all public-sector workers, especially in education, are empowered to use the latest tools and thinking.”

 Read the full article here.