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We Are In Beta Podcast

Oct 27, 2019

Leann Swaine was the Associate Headteacher of East Barnet School when she wanted to make a change. One day she was in the school corridor when an event inspired her to go on the journey to make the school phone free.

East Barnet is a mixed secondary with 1400 students. It’s a school big enough to make tasks like “going phone free” seem daunting.

This week on We Are In Beta, Leann, now the Headteacher tells us how she prepared her staff and students for the upcoming change.

Whether you agree with phones being banned in schools or not, this is a fascinating case study of change.

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In this week's newsletter Leann shares the slides she used to communicate the change, the leadership model she used to plan for it, her favourite piece of educational research, the book that changed the way she leads, the service she could not do without as a headteacher and some amazing news about EBS's amazing Robotics Department.

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