Talking Talent

Welcome to Talking Talent, a podcast for Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) and school leaders. In each episode, we will cover the subjects that are shaping the education debate as they relate to people, talent management, and people strategy.

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Flexible Working in Schools

Tuesday Mar 26, 2024

Tuesday Mar 26, 2024

Antonia Spinks, CEO of the Pioneer Educational Trust, joins Penny Swain to discuss flexible work in schools. In the wide-ranging and fascinating discussion, Antonia explains how embracing flexibility is at the heart of creating an inclusive working culture which promotes retention and feeds success. She debunks some of the myths around flexible work in schools and points towards where flexible working and education could be heading in the near future. 
Supporting Education Group helps schools embrace flexible work and all aspects of talent management. To discuss the issues raised in this episode or any talent challenges your school or MAT faces, please contact Penny here.

Thursday Feb 22, 2024

In this episode, Penny Swain is joined by Danielle Fisher (United Learning Trust) to discuss how the trust created the Future Teacher Programme, taking control of its long-term teacher recruitment pipeline by bringing in graduates to get first-hand classroom experience before committing to the trust's SCITT programme. 
In the second half, Penny speaks to James Marsh (Teaching Personnel) about the practicalities of making the Future Teacher Programme work and how other trusts are now using the Apprenticeship Route into Teaching and the Apprenticeship Levy to achieve results. 

Monday Jan 08, 2024

Penny Swain (SEG) and Caroline Cusselle (Strictly Education) explore the importance of a functional People Strategy for school and MAT leaders. 
Find out what makes a good people strategy, why your school or MAT needs one, and how to start the process of creating one. It is easier than you think! Talking Talent is a podcast for school leaders from Supporting Education Group. 


Let's Talk Talent

Welcome to Talking Talent, the essential podcast for Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) and school leaders who understand talent management’s critical role in shaping the future of education. Join us as we delve deep into the world of recruiting, retaining, and developing high-quality educators to ensure your school is able to meet its aims. Each episode explores a different facet of talent management, offering practical insights, proven strategies, and innovative ideas. Our discussions are led by subject-matter experts from Supporting Education Group, alongside the real-world experiences of visionary school and MAT leaders who have successfully implemented talent management strategies. Whether you’re seeking innovative hiring techniques, effective retention strategies, or insights into cultivating a positive school culture, Talking Talent has you covered. Subscribe to Talking Talent today and join the conversation shaping the future of talent management in education.

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