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School in the fast lane

Author: John Bidder

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Brand new for 2018, I'm talking about the reality for schools of being in the fast lane & having the mindset/tools to engage with parents through social media & specifically Facebook - it's my favourite topic!

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8 Episodes
A guest chat (12/18) with Headteacher Dave McPartlin from Flakefleet Primary in Lancashire whose school is going for the Christmas No 1 with their song 'Light Up'. Hear their now global social media story so far #daretodream **Pre-order is available at the time of this podcast recording from all major platforms, single goes live on streaming services (Spotify/Apple Music) 14th December
If you think you're heading, or have headed down already, towards a path of tokenistic social media use for communication at your school, you might find this episode useful featuring lessons learned & action to take.
Here's an archive episode that deals with one of the most commonly asked questions from Heads about what happens to a school website when social media is used by school & how the two can fit (School in the fast lane).
Here's an archive episode that deals with one of the most commonly asked questions from Heads. (School in the fast lane)
This fourth episode takes you through why worrying about parent behaviour shouldn't be a barrier for you using Facebook for your school. (School in the fast lane)
This third episode is about how can your school values be your guide on social media & how relevant is your school website to parents these days? (School in the fast lane)
This second episode focuses on the value of a 'smile' in schools using social media parental engagement. Say CHEESE! You're listening to (School in the fast lane)
This is the very first episode of the 'school in the fast lane' series! I'm unpicking the barriers of adoption for schools wanting to use Facebook to engage parents and the community. Senior School Leadership Team members and teachers I'd love to hear from you.
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