People Power: Unlocking Talent Capacity in Trusts

On the 27th of June, 2023, we hosted the People Power webinar, ideal for HR Directors and anyone championing staff and culture in Academy Trusts.

Watch the session recordings now!

Our national research reveals that developing a people strategy and putting staff first is both a priority and a challenge for Trusts right now.

By revisiting the session recordings, you'll learn:

  • which staff members are most likely to resign 
  • how to create and communicate a staff EDI strategy
  • ways to cultivate a culture-centred approach
  • what works to gather and action stakeholder feedback

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Session 1: Staff Retention by role

  • Unpick patterns in staff turnover in schools
  • Identify which staff members are most likely to resign 
  • Understand the causes of turnover
  • Ideas to improve and measure staff retention

Session 2: EDI among school staff

Understand how 26,000 members of staff think about their organisation’s commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, based on three years of Edurio data

  • Consider how the experience differs for staff with different backgrounds, and in different roles
  • Discuss practical next steps for realising and communicating your EDI commitment


Session 3: Culture-driven performance management

  • Reveal the benefits of a culture-centred approach
  • Identify key cultural behaviours in your trust
  • Cultivate a high-performance culture


Session 4: Edurio Update: Staff feedback for the future

  • Lessons from five years of surveying staff 
  • An insight into what HR in education may look like next year
  • Good practice for gathering and actioning staff feedback 
  • What’s next? How we’re evolving with the sector



HR webinar June 23 speakers (6)

Hannah Wilson is a leadership development consultant, coach and trainer. She is a former Executive Headteacher of two start-up schools. She has held roles in teaching schools, as a MAT trustee and in governance. Hannah is passionate about DEIB and strives to be an inclusive ally, advocating for representation across the sector. She is the Co-Founder of #WomenEd, #DiverseEd and the Director of Diverse Educators.

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Evelyn Forde MBE is Headteacher of Copthall School in Mill Hill North London, a highly successful and diverse girls’ school which has been on an upward trajectory since 2016. In November 2020, Evelyn won the coveted TES Headteacher of the Year award and received an MBE in the 2021 New Year’s Honours list for services to education.

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Mandy is the Founder of ‘Talent Architects' with a simple mission; helping schools become great places to work. Talent Architects provides consultancy and advisory support to school groups, coaching and mentoring, training and events/conferences. Mandy’s successful book ‘Talent Architects; how to make your school a great place to work’ was published in 2018.

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Roisin is the Head of Schools Training and National Programmes at the Anna Freud Centre, the leading national charity working to improve the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people. She leads a team of education and clinical experts who deliver professional learning and national programmes around whole-school approaches to mental health and wellbeing.

Zahara Chowdhury for website

Zahara is EDI Business Partner at Buckinghamshire New University. She is also the founder of the blog and podcast, School Should Be, which explores a diverse range of topics and issues that 'should' be at the centre of education. Previously she has been Head of Diversity and Inclusion across a couple of secondary schools, Head of English, Associate Senior Leader, wellbeing and an Education Consultant. 

Hilary Spencer for website

Hilary is currently the Chief Executive Officer at Ambition Institute – a charity with a mission to help teachers and school leaders serve children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Prior to this, Hilary was a civil servant at the Department for Education. She appeared on the Apolitical global list of 100 Most Influential People Working on Gender Policy, two years in a row.

HR webinar June 23 speakers

Ernest is the CEO of Edurio, England’s leading stakeholder feedback platform for schools and school trusts. He is a frequent public speaker both in the UK and internationally on the effective use of stakeholder feedback in schools and has published extensive research on stakeholder feedback, staff wellbeing and school improvement.

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Janis is a co-founder at Edurio and has cultivated processes to build a transparent and inclusive company culture with strong relationships and a clear focus on customer needs. Before Edurio, Janis was a researcher at University College London, focusing on models of human behaviour, and has also worked as a teacher in an all-through school.

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Iona leads on turning Edurio’s national datasets into useful and impactful insights for trust and school leaders. Since joining Edurio in 2021, Iona has worked on national reports focused on topics such as equality, diversity and inclusion and staff retention.

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Ben is a Content and Insights Specialist and transforms survey data into meaningful reports for schools and trusts. He has worked in the Education Sector for six years, working in schools, private tuition, and for Bristol City Council.

Imanta HR webinar June 23 speakers (1)

Imanta works with the Insights and Content team to build meaningful resources for customers around effective stakeholder feedback. She has developed and implemented guidebooks, seminars and other resources tailored to the needs of customers looking to get the most out of their survey data.

HR webinar June 23 speakers (5)

Jurgis manages Edurio's digital marketing channels and provides insights on topics related to equality, diversity and inclusion. As a queer activist at heart with a passion for marketing, he leads Safe Space - a Latvia-based non-profit organisation - facilitating local and international projects with a focus on LGBTQ+ issues, implicit biases, intersectionality and trans-inclusive feminism.



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